Required language skills: Bachelor main subject

Biological Sciences – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

German and English

British and American Studies (BAST) – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You have to document skills in another modern foreign language.

German language skills
International applicants additionally need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language of instruction is German and English.

Chemistry – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature is written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language mainly used in class is German.

German Literature – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You have to document skills in two foreign languages. If you have taken at least three years of language classes in school (grade "sufficient" or better in the last year) you can submit your school certificates. Alternatively you can catch up on missing language skills at our Language Institute (SLI) during the first semesters.

German language skills
International applicants additionally need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language used in class is German. Some courses may be held in English.

Mathematical Finance – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language mainly used in class is German. Courses may also be held in English.

French Literature – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You have to document skills
in a modern foreign language. You do not have to document any French language skills in your application. However, basic French language skills are highly recommended to start the study programme. If you do have no, or only little, French language skills, you can complete a preliminary language course ("Propädeutikum") at our Language Institute (SLI) of up to two semesters.

German language skills
International applicants additionally need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

German and French

History – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
Qualification in Latin (Latinum), English language skills, at least passive skills in another foreign language. If you have acquired your Latinum at school, you can submit your school certificate (e.g. Abitur-Zeugnis). Otherwise you can complete your Latinum at the beginning of your studies.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language mainly used in class is German.

Computer Science – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the German bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need

documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or DSH1 in

TOEFL (560 paper based)/TestDaF 4 or TestDaF 3 in TOEFL (560 paper

based) or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of

Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved

German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof

of your German language skills along with your application.


Language(s) of instruction

This study programme is taught in German and Englisch.

Italian Literature – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You have to document skills in a modern foreign language. You do not need to document any Italian language skills in your application. However, a good knowledge of Italian is highly recommended so you can understand research literature written in Italian. If you do have no, or only little, Italian language skills, you can complete a preliminary language course ("Propädeutikum") at our Language Institute (SLI) of up to two semesters.

German language skills
International applicants additionally need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

German and Italian

Classics and the Ancient Near East – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
Qualification in Latin (Latinum) or ancient Greek (Graecum). You can catch up on missing language skills in your first year of study. No later than by the date you register for your bachelor's examination you have to document your knowledge of a foreign language other than the language included in your major subject. If you have taken at least three years of language classes in school (grade "sufficient" or better in the last year) you can submit your school certificate. Alternatively you can acquire a corresponding certificate at our Language Institute (SLI).

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 and TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language used in class is German. Courses held by visiting lecturers may be held in his/her native language (English, French, Italian).

Life Science – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills

You do not have to proof any foreign language skills. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language mainly used in class is German. Some individual courses are offered in English.

Literature-Art-Media – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You have to document skills in two foreign languages. You can catch up on missing language skills during your studies. They are not required for admission.

German language skills
International applicants additionally need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

Courses and examinations are in German. Some courses may also be held in English.

Mathematics – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-1 or TestDaF 3. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

German and English

Motor Neurorehabilitation – Bachelor of Science

You do not have to proof any foreign language skills.

Language(s) of instruction

The language usually used in class is German.

Nanoscience – Bachelor of Science

German language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

Teaching language is German.

Philosophy – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language mainly used in class is German.

Physics – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-1 or TestDaF 3. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language mainly used in class is German.

Politics and Public Administration – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills. However, good English skills are mandatory since the majority of the course literature is in English as well as the instruction language of some of the lectures and seminars.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The languages of instruction and examinations are German and English.

Psychology – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

German and English

Law – First Examination in Law

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

German and English

Slavic Literatures – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You have to document your knowledge of a foreign language other than the language included in your major subject by the date you register for your bachelor's examination at the latest. If you have taken at least three years of language classes in school (grade "sufficient" or better in the last year) you can submit your school certificate. Alternatively you can acquire a corresponding certificate at our Language Institute (SLI).

German language skills
International applicants additionally need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The languages of instruction and examinations are German, Russian and English.

Sociology – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. Preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams are not offered at the University of Konstanz. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language usually used in class and during examinations is German. Some courses are taught in English. Course work can also be completed in English.

Spanish and Ibero-American Studies – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You have to document skills
in a modern foreign language. You do not need to document any Spanish language skills in your application. However, basic Spanish language skills are highly recommended to start the study programme. If you do have no, or only little, Spanish language skills, you can complete a preliminary language course ("Propädeutikum") at our Language Institute (SLI) of up to two semesters.

Foreign language skills
International applicants additionally need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

German and Spanish. If you do have no, or only little, Spanish language skills, you can complete a preliminary language course ("Propädeutikum") at our Language Institute (SLI) of up to two semesters.

Sport Science – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the bachelor's programme.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language mainly used in class is German.

Linguistics – Bachelor of Arts

Foreign language skills
You need a very good knowledge of the specific main language. No previous practical language skills are required if you wish to study Italian, Russian, or Spanish. You can gain these skills in language courses during your studies. You can also apply for a preliminary course ("Propädeutikum") of up to two semesters before starting the bachelor's programme.

German language skills

International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language mainly used in class is German.

Economics – Bachelor of Science

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

German and English