Germany IELTS Band Requirement 2024

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Apr 9, 2024 12:53 IST

Confused about IELTS scores for German universities? This comprehensive guide breaks down IELTS score requirements for Bachelors & Masters programs at top German universities. Discover the minimum score you need to target for your desired course and program type. Get accepted into your dream German university with the right IELTS score.

Germany IELTS Band Requirement

Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany

We all know how important English proficiency scores are for admission to universities abroad. Germany is no exception. Public Universities in Germany are renowned for offering top-notch education at no tuition cost. Candidates applying to public universities across Germany are required to only pay an administration fee ranging between 300 – 500 euros at the start of every semester as part of their tuition. However, private universities across Germany have a different story. The cost of studying at private universities across Germany can be anywhere between 26,000 euros - 40,000 euros depending on your level of study.

When we talk about the cost of living in Germany, it is the same for both public as well as private universities. International students wanting to study in Germany must open a  'Germany Blocked Account.' Every year, according to the prevailing economic conditions as well as the relevant fee structure, every university would request that a monthly sum be provided for the student to facilitate his living expenses in the country as well as for completing his education, this money is deposited in a Blocked Account. Keeping the inflation in mind, as of January 1, 2023, the mandatory amount required in the Blocked Account for studying in Germany is €11,208 for an entire year or €934 for a month.

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However, what is common in all this? Whether a candidate wants to pursue his education at a public university or a private university he would be required to apply to the university first. The IELTS scores are an important factor in every German University application process. 

Similarly, German universities that require candidates to provide English language scores have to take any one of the widely available English tests. Candidates who have opted for the IELTS exam would be required to submit their IELTS scores as part of their admission process to Germany both at the master’s as well as bachelor’s levels. In this article, we are going to be talking about the IELTS score requirements for Indian students looking to study in Germany to provide them with a sense of understanding of the IELTS score requirements as part of the German university admission process for international students.

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IELTS Scores for German Universities  (courses)

Here we have provided the IELTS score requirements for courses across top universities in Germany.

Technical University of Munich

BBA

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

B.E. / B.Tech

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

B.Sc.

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

MS

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

MIM

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

MBA/PGDM

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

M.Arch

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

M.A.

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

n/a

Free University of Berlin

B.E. / B.Tech

IELTS: 5.0 & Above

BBA

IELTS: 5.0 & Above

B.Sc.

IELTS: 5.0 & Above

MS

IELTS: 4.5-5.0

M.A.

IELTS: 4.5-5.0

MBBS / MIM

IELTS: 5.0 & Above

Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

BBA

IELTS: Accepted

B.Sc.

IELTS: Accepted

B.E. / B.Tech

IELTS: Accepted

M.A.

IELTS: 7.0 & Above

MS

IELTS: 6.5-7.0

MIM / M.Arch

IELTS: Accepted

RWTH Aachen University

B.E. / B.Tech

IELTS: Accepted

B.Sc.

IELTS: Accepted

BBA / M.Arch

IELTS: Accepted

MS

IELTS: 5.5-6.5

MBA/PGDM

IELTS: 5.5 & Above

MIM / M.A.

IELTS: 5.5 & Above

Humboldt University of Berlin

BBA

IELTS: Accepted

B.E. / B.Tech

IELTS: Accepted

B.Sc.

IELTS: Accepted

MS

IELTS: 5.5-7.0

M.A.

IELTS: 6.5-7.5

MIM

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

University of Mannheim

BBA

IELTS: Accepted

MBA/PGDM

IELTS: 7.0 & Above

MS

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

University of Hamburg

BBA / B.E. / B.Tech

IELTS: Accepted

B.Sc.

IELTS: 4.0 & Above

M.A.

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

MS

IELTS: 4.5-6.5

MIM

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

MBA/PGDM

IELTS: Accepted

IU International University of Applied Sciences

BHM

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

BBA

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

MBA/PGDM

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

MEM

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

MS

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

MIM

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

Berlin School of Business & Innovation

BBA

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

BHM

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

B.E. / B.Tech

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

MBA/PGDM

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

MIM

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

MS / M.A.

IELTS: 6.0 & Above

Heidelberg University - Germany

BBA

IELTS: Accepted

B.Sc.

IELTS: Accepted

MIM

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

MS

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

M.A.

IELTS: 5.0-8.5

n/a

Is 7 bands in IELTS good for Germany?

In Germany, most universities require an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or 6.5 out of 9.0 as an English language qualification for a master’s course. It is important to note that some universities have been known to require a 6.0 band in all four individual modules of the IELTS exam. Some universities also have an IELTS requirement of 7.0 band (overall). Coming to your question, an overall band score of 7.0 to 7.5 should satisfy the IELTS requirement of most universities in Germany.

Candidates looking for assistance with university admissions can get in touch with our Shiksha Study Abroad Counsellors on our website. Students with queries can get in touch with us in the comments section below. 

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