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Exemption for the BA North American Studies (Mono bachelor)

You can be exempted from the test if you fulfil one of the following conditions:

Degree / Certificate Validity

Exemption procedure

(Please do not submit your certifcates with your admissions applications)

IELTS (Academic) overall result 7.0 or higher max. 3 years       

Email a scanned copy of your certificate(s) verifying any of the listed exemption criteria as an attachment, with your application number and date of birth to: befreiungenglisch@sprachenzentrum.fu-berlin.de

Applicants for winter semester 2021/22 need to do this between 01.06. and 31.07.2021
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) or TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: overall score 100 or higher and at least 25 in writing
Cambridge Qualifications: B2 First (formerly FCE), C1 Advanced (formerly CAE), C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE): overall score 180 or higher and at least 180 in writing
International Baccalaureate (IB) Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL): 5 in English
1 year at a university in an English-speaking country, including successful participation on several linguistically demanding courses
A minimum of 12 points (Leistungskurs/erhöhtes Anforderungsniveau) in the written part of the Abitur exam for English.  unlimited For more information on this please see the information in German on exemption from the language test.

Please note that we can only exempt applicants on the grounds listed above.