Everything about IELTS for Germany

Updated: Oct 1

Q. Is IELTS compulsory for Germany?

A: For all practical purposes, yes.

Q. What score do we need?

A. For public colleges, we recommend 6.5 bands or above. Half the colleges need IELTS with 6 bands, another half need with 6.5 or more bands. To be safe, 6.5 bands is recommended

Q. Can we get admit to public colleges without IELTS?

Becoming more and more difficult. Most public unis need IELTS now. Also since public uni admissions are becoming competitive, unis are using IELTS as a tool to disqualify certain applications. To be secure, we recommend a student to apply with an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 bands.

Q. What about private colleges?

Most give admissions without IELTS, but here too, they're starting to ask for it. The reason is that the Visa offices have started sometime rejecting certain applications without IELTS scores. To avoid such situations, even private Unis are nowadays requesting students to have IELTS, not for admission, but for securing a visa.

Q. What about PTE, TOEFL, DuoLingo or other tests?

TOEFL works. The others are not recognised uniformly. So it's recommended to stick to either IELTS or TOEFL.

Q. When should I take IELTS?

Before you send your applications. If you're planning for Summer 2023 intake, then ASAP!

Q. Why do we need IELTS?

Because there are a lot of applications coming in from all around the world, a minimum IELTS of 5-6 bands (depending on the university) is set by the university to raise the bar to entry, so that only serious students apply.

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