Foreign language skills
Foreign language skills are required for programmes that are taught partly or entirely in another language. Knowledge of foreign languages is also essential for programmes that contain reading material in other languages.
Degree programmes in history, for example, usually require Latin skills and knowledge of two modern European languages.
The point at which you need to provide evidence of the requisite language skills varies from institution to institution. You may need to show proof of your language skills as an admission prerequisite when you enrol, or you may not need to provide it until your programme is already underway.
Confirmation of your skills can be provided in different ways depending on the higher education institution and subject. Some may require several years of foreign language lessons at school or ask you to take language examinations set by the institution; others may require evidence that you have attained a particular language level, such as proof of your TOEFL score.
International students must be able to demonstrate satisfactory German language skills.
Having no language skills at all will make studying very difficult, as a basic knowledge of foreign languages is necessary for almost all academic programmes.