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Exam Subjects

The exam itself covers four to five subjects, depending on the course students have chosen. Exams can be repeated once, that mean, that students who fail the first time can sit the exam again, earliest after 6 months after the first has been sat. Repeats will be sat with the same examination board.  The following subjects will be sat as a written exam, depending on the course type students have chosen:

 

1. Priority Course T
(technical and mathematics and science based degree courses)

for applicants of degree courses such as: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mining and Metallurgy, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Mineralogy, Computer Science, Surveying, Mathematical Economics, Food Technology, Landscape Conservation and similar courses.

  • Physics and Chemistry (according to choice of examinee)
  • Mathematics
  • German

 

2. Priority Course M
(medical and biology-related degree courses)

for applicants of degree courses such as:
Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, agricultural science and management, forestry and similar courses.

  • German
  • Mathematics or Physics (according to choice of examinee)
  • Chemistry or Biology (according to choice of examinee)

 

3. Priority Course W
(economics- and social science-related degree courses)

for applicants of degree courses such as:
economics, business administration, political science, legal studies and similar courses.

  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Economics and Business Administration

 

4. Priority Course G
(German, Arts and human sciences degree courses)

for applicants of degree courses such as:
German, Arts, History, Philosophy and similar courses.

Priority Course G is open for applicants with an admission for Priority Course S (Linguistics). In line with the university entrance exam there will be an additional exam for course type S in a foreign language (at the moment only english is possible).

 

  • German
  • History
  • alternatively German Literature or Social Studies

The university entry exam for prioriy course G will be in June 2017 for the first time.

 Length of Exam

The written exam in German is four hours. Written exams in the other relevant subjects are three hours.

The oral exam comprises the subjects in which a written exam is taken and also includes subjects in which a written exam in the T-course, M-course and G-course has not been chosen, GGP (subject GGP which is History, Geography and Politics) and English in the W-course.
The exam takes 20 minutes. There is a preparation time of 20 minutes.

The German part of the university entrance exam

The German part of the university entrance exam in M- and T-Course is equivalent to:

  • das Deutsche Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz 2. Stufe (German Language Diploma of the standing conference of the ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Laender of the Federal Republic of Germany, Level 2)
  • das Zeugnis der Deutschen Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber (DSH) (Certificate of the German Language Exam of University Admittance for students from abroad (DSH))
  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache für ausländische Studienbewerber (TestDaF) mit einem Ergebnis, das in allen vier Teilprüfungen mindestens die TestDaF- Niveaustufe 4 ausweist, (Test of German as a Foreign Language for university applicants from abroad (Test DaF))
  • Proof of German language skills laid down in bilateral agreements, or other acknowledgements initiated by the Standing Conference of the ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) and the standing conference of the universities of the Federal Republic of Germany (HRK) which permits admittance to a degree course at a German university.
  • das Große und das Kleine Deutsche Sprachdiplom sowie das Zeugnis der Zentralen Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) des Goethe-Instituts, (the intermediate and the advanced German Language Diploma as well as the certificate of the central sixth form examination (ZOP) of Goethe Institute).
  • die "Deutsche Sprachprüfung II" des Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Instituts München. (German Language Exam II of the Language and Interpreters´ Institute in Munich)

Participants (only M- and T-Course) who have passed these exams can be exempted from the German part of the university entrance exam.

There's no exemption possible for participants of the exams od Course-Type W or G/S.

Mock exams

 

Course TCourse MCourse W
German
MathMathMath
PhysicsPhysics-
ChemistryChemistry-
-Biology-
--Economics

 

The university entry exam for prioriy course G will be in June 2017 for the first time.There are no mock exams available so far.