Required language skills: Teaching degree

Biology – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

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.

Biology – Master of Education (Secondary education)

Required 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.

Required 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. Alternatively you can submit recognised school certificates. 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 are German and English. Consequently, you can complete coursework and performance assessments in German or English.

Chemistry – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

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.

Chemistry – Master of Education (Secondary education)

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

Required 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. Alternatively you can submit recognised school certificates. 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. Coursework and performance assessments are to be completed in German.

German – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Foreign language skills
You have to document skills in English and another foreign language. For this you have to document either 4 years of school classes in secondary education or 3 years of school classes with the final grade "ausreichend/sufficient" in the last 3 years before completing your general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur). You can submit the certificate of your higher education entrance qualification to do so. Alternatively you can submit a certificate level B2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages (CEFR). You can catch up on missing skills in the other foreign language during your first semester, either at our Language Institute (SLI) or a suitable, accepted external provider. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.


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 of instruction and examinations is German. Some courses may also be held in English.

German – Master of Education (Secondary education)

You need to produce evidence of your skills in English and one other foreign language: Documentation of either 4 years of classes in secondary education or 3 years of classes in the last 3 years before completing your general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), completed with the final grade “ausreichend/sufficient” or better. Alternatively, you may submit a level B2 certificate of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students who did not produce evidence of the required language skills during their bachelor’s programme at the University of Konstanz may be able to do so during their first semesters as master’s students. You can take the required language classes at the university’s own Language Institute (SLI) or, after discussing your choice with the university, a suitable external institution. The required documentation must be produced by the time you register for your master’s thesis. You cannot catch up on missing English skills after the start of your studies. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

Required 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. Alternatively you can submit recognised school certificates. 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 and examinations is German. Some courses may also be held in English.

English – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Foreign language skills
You have to document skills in English and another modern foreign language or in Latin (Latinum). For this you have to document either 4 years of classes in secondary education or 3 years of classes in the last 3 years before completing your general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur). Required final grade: "ausreichend/sufficient" or better. You can submit the certificate of your higher education entrance qualification to do so. Alternatively you can submit a certificate level B2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages (CEFR). You can catch up on missing skills in the other modern foreign language during your first semester, either at our Language Institute (SLI) or a suitable, accepted external provider. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

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 languages of instruction and examinations are German and English.

English – Master of Education (Secondary education)

The languages of instruction and examinations are English and German. If you intend to submit your master’s thesis in the subject English, you have to write your thesis in English.

Language(s) of instruction

You need to produce evidence of your skills in English and one other foreign language: Documentation of either 4 years of classes in secondary education or 3 years of classes in the last 3 years before completing your general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), completed with the final grade “ausreichend/sufficient” or better. Alternatively, you may submit a level B2 certificate of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students who did not produce evidence of the required language skills during their bachelor’s programme at the University of Konstanz may be able to do so during their first semesters as master’s students. You can take the required language classes at the university’s own Language Institute (SLI) or, after discussing your choice with the university, a suitable external institution. The required documentation must be produced by the time you register for your master’s thesis. You cannot catch up on missing English skills after the start of your studies. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

Required 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. Alternatively you can submit recognised school certificates. 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.

French – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Foreign language skills
French language skills, basic knowledge of Latin and basic knowledge of another Romance language (e.g. Italian, Spanish). French skills: documentation of either 4 years of classes in secondary education or 3 years of classes in the last 3 years before completing your general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur). Required final grade: "ausreichend/sufficient" or better. Alternatively you can submit a certificate level B2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages (CEFR). Basic knowledge: documentation of 2 years of classes in secondary education, final grade "ausreichend/sufficient" or better. Alternatively you can document basic knowledge of the second Romance language through a certificate of level A2. You can catch up on missing language skills during the first semesters, either at our Language Institute (SLI) or the Department of Literature, or a suitable, accepted external provider. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

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 languages of instruction and examinations are German and French.

French – Master of Education (Secondary education)

You will need to document your skills in French as well as basic skills in another Romance language (e.g. Italian, Spanish) and in Latin. You meet the requirements in French if you took either 4 years of classes in secondary education or 3 years of classes in the last 3 years before completing your general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur). The required final grade is “ausreichend/sufficient” or better. Alternatively, you may submit a level B2 certificate of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). To prove your basic skills in a second Romance language and in Latin, please submit documentation (certificate of your higher education entrance qualification) of 2 years of classes in secondary education, final grade "ausreichend/sufficient" or better, or CEFR level A2. Students who did not produce evidence of the required language skills during their bachelor’s programme at the University of Konstanz may be able to do so during their first semesters as master’s students. You can take the required language classes at the university’s own Language Institute (SLI), at the Department of Literature, or, after discussing your choice with the university, a suitable external institution. The required documentation must be produced by the time you register for your master’s thesis. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

Required 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. Alternatively you can submit recognised school certificates. 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 French and German. If you intend to submit your master’s thesis in the subject french, you can write your thesis in French.

History – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Foreign language skills
Skills in English, another foreign language and qualification in Latin (Latinum). You can document these by e. g. your higher education entrance qualification certificate (‘Abiturzeugnis’ or equivalent). Alternatively you can catch up on missing language skills at our Language Institute (SLI) during the first semester.
 
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 of instruction and examinations is German.

History – Master of Education (Secondary education)

Skills in English (level B2), another foreign language (level A2) and the required qualification in Latin (Latinum). You can document these by e.g. your higher education entrance qualification certificate (Abiturzeugnis or equivalent). Alternatively you can catch up on missing language skills at our Language Institute (SLI) during the first semester.

Required 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. Alternatively you can submit recognised school certificates. 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 and examinations is German. Courses may be held in English or another language, too.

Computer Science – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

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 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

The language mainly used in class is German.

Computer Science – Master of Education (Secondary education)

Required 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.

Required 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. Alternatively you can submit recognised school certificates. 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 are German and English (in more advanced courses). Coursework and performance assessments usually are to be completed in German.

Italian – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Foreign language skills
You have to document basic knowledge of Latin and basic knowledge of another Romance language (e.g. French, Spanish). To do so, please submit documentation (certificate of your higher education entrance qualification) of 2 years of classes in secondary education, final grade "ausreichend/sufficient" or better. Alternatively you can submit a certificate level A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages (CEFR). You can catch up on missing language skills during the first semesters, either at our Language Institute (SLI) or the Department of Literature, or a suitable, accepted external provider. If you do have no, or only little, Italian language skills, you can complete a preliminary language course ("Propädeutikum") of up to two semesters. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

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 languages of instruction and examinations are German and Italian.

Italian – Master of Education (Secondary education)

You will need to document basic skills in another Romance language (e.g. French, Spanish) as well as in Latin. To prove your basic skills, please submit documentation (certificate of your higher education entrance qualification) of 2 years of classes in secondary education, final grade "ausreichend/sufficient" or better, or CEFR level A2. Students who did not produce evidence of the required language skills during their bachelor’s programme at the University of Konstanz may be able to do so during their first semesters as master’s students. You can take the required language classes at the university’s own Language Institute (SLI), at the Department of Linguistics, or, after discussing your choice with the university, a suitable external institution. The required documentation must be produced by the time you register for your master’s thesis. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

Required 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. Alternatively you can submit recognised school certificates. 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 examination are German and Italian. If you are intend to submit your master’s thesis in the subject Italian, you can write your thesis in Italian.

Latin – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Foreign language skills
Knowledge of Latin (Latinum) and ancient Greek (Graecum). You can document this either through your higher education entrance qualification certificate or other certificates. Should you not have the required language skills at the beginning of your studies, you can attend preparatory courses at our Department of Literature.

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 of instruction and examinations is German. Some courses may also be held in English.

Latin – Master of Education (Secondary education)

You need to provide documentation of having earned both the Latinum and the Graecum, either by submitting your higher education entrance certificate if you received the required training at school, or another certificate. Students who did not produce evidence of the required language skills during their bachelor’s programme at the University of Konstanz may be able to do so during their first semesters by attending the preparatory courses offered by the Department of Literature and by taking the state examinations. The required documentation must be produced by the time you register for your master’s thesis.

Required German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their german language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4. Alternatively, you may submit other recognised language tests or recognised school certificates. 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 and examination is German. Some courses may also be held in English.

Mathematics – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

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.

Mathematics – Master of Education (Secondary education)

Required 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 usually used in class is German. According to prior agreement, other languages may be used, too.

Philosophy/ Ethics – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Foreign language skills
Knowledge of Latin (Latinum) and ancient Greek (Graecum). If you do not have the required language skills when starting your studies, you can request in the departmental office to have the deadline and the standard period of study extended by two semesters. You have to submit proof of your language skills no later than at the end of the fourth semester. If you have acquired your Latinum and/or Graecum at school, you can submit your school certificate (e.g. Abitur-Zeugnis).

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 of instruction and examinations is German.

Philosophy/Ethics – Master of Education (Secondary education)

You must produce evidence of having earned your Latinum or Graecum. If you have acquired your Latinum and/or Graecum at school, you can submit your school certificate (e.g. Abitur-Zeugnis). Alternatively, you can catch up on missing language skills during your first semester. You can do so either at our Language Institute (SLI), or at a suitable external institution if agreed upon with the university beforehand. You must produce the required evidence by the time you register for your master’s thesis at the latest. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

Required German language skills
International applicants need to document 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 are German and English.

Physics – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

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.

Physics – Master of Education (Secondary education)

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

Required 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 languages of instruction are German and English.

Political Science – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

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

Usually, the language of instruction is German. However, some courses are held in English.

Political Science – Master of Education (Secondary education)

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

Required 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 languages of instruction are German and English, with numerous courses being taught in English.

Russian – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Foreign language skills
You do not have to document Russian language skills when applying for this study programme. However, basic Russian language skills are highly recommended to start the study programme. If you do have no, or only little, Russian 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 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 and Russian.

Russian – Master of Education (Secondary education)

Required Foreign Language Skills
You do not need to document any specific language skills.

Required 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 languages of instruction and examination are German and Russian. If you are planning to submit your master’s thesis in the subject Russian, you can write your thesis in Russian provided your primary supervisor gives his/her consent.

Spanish – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Foreign language skills
You have to document basic knowledge of Latin and basic knowledge of another Romance language (e.g. French, Italian), To do so, please submit documentation of 2 years of classes in secondary education, final grade "ausreichend/sufficient" or better. You can submit the certificate of your higher education entrance qualification. Alternatively you can submit a certificate level A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages (CEFR) to document your basic knowledge in the second Romance language. You can catch up on missing language skills during the first semesters, either at our Language Institute (SLI) or the Department of Literature, or a suitable, accepted external provider. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

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 languages of instruction and examinations are German and Spanish.

Spanish – Master of Education (Secondary education)

You will need to document basic skills in another Romance language (e.g. French, Italian) as well as basic skills in Latin. To prove your basic skills, please submit documentation (certificate of your higher education entrance qualification) of 2 years of classes in secondary education, final grade "ausreichend/sufficient" or better, or CEFR level A2. Students who did not produce evidence of the required language skills during their bachelor’s programme at the University of Konstanz may be able to do so during their first semesters as master’s students. You can take the required language classes at the university’s own Language Institute (SLI), at the Department of Literature, or, after discussing your choice with the university, a suitable external institution. The required documentation must be produced by the time you register for your master’s thesis. We do not carry out our own language tests to determine your aptitude.

Required 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 languages of instruction and examination are German and Spanish. If you are planning to submit your master’s thesis in the subject Spanish, you can write your thesis in Spanish.

Sport – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

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

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 mainly used in class is German.

Sports – Master of Education (Secondary education)

Required Foreign Language Skills
You do not need to document any specific language skills.

Required 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 languages of instruction are German and English.

Economics – Bachelor of Education (Secondary education)

Required foreign language skills

No additional proof of foreign language proficiency is required when applying to our teacher education programme in economics.

German language skills

International applicants will need to submit documentation of their German language skills at the level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4 or higher. Alternatively, you may submit other recognized language tests or recognized school certificates. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit officially recognized documentation of your German language proficiency along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The languages of instruction in the bachelor’s programme are German and English.