ENGLISH SKILLS AND TOEIC

English Proficiency

Proof of English skills has to be provided upon application to Leuphana University Lüneburg. A list of all recognized certifications can be found at Admission Requirements for Bachelor and Consecutive Master Courses of Study  as well as Doctoral Candidates .

One of the certificates accepted by the university to verify the language skills of students applying to a German language majors is the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) Listening and Reading Test. 

Please note the special admission requirements for English language majors.

TEST FORMAT FOR TOEIC

There is now an Online version for the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test. The new handbook is available here 

TOEIC paper-based
- This is the original version
- There are no differences in content with the other tests

TOEIC Online
- Same content and setup a the paper-based version
- If there is still time after the text the participant can check his/her answers in the ‘Reading’ section
- The final score will be shown briefly directly after finishing the exam. The score-report will be sent about 8 working days after the test. Only the score-report is valid

TOEIC Home-Version Online (remote proctoring session)
- If you do not meet the technical requirements, you cannot take this test
- Same content and setup a the paper-based version
 - If there is still time after the text the participant can check his/her answers in the ‘Reading’ section
- The final score will be shown briefly directly after finishing the exam. The score-report will be sent about 8 working days after the test. Only the score-report is vaild
- Test proctor and test participant must leave their video cameras on at all times during the test

CHEATING

Any attempt to cheat or falsify test results will be investigated. Students have already been expelled for cheating.

TOEIC Reimbursement for Consecutive Masters

  Did you take the TOEIC at the Leuphana for a place in the consecutive Master Program? Then you can get reimbursed. Please complete the form.

English Skills as an Admission Requirement

  • English Skills as an Admission Requirement for the Leuphana Bachelor
  • English Proficiency as an admission requirement for the Leuphana Consecutive Masters Programs
  • English Skills as an Admission Requirement for the Admission to Doctoral Program

English Skills as an Admission Requirement for the Leuphana Bachelor

If you wish to provide proof of your English proficiency for German language majors with the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test, you must achieve at least 650 points on the test.

If you cannot provide proof of these skills at the beginning of your studies, it must be submitted by no later than the end of the second semester.

We strongly advise that you begin preparing for the test early. Prep courses are offered regularly for Leuphana students. Register in myStudy.

Please note the special admission requirements for majors taught only in English.

English Proficiency as an admission requirement for the Leuphana Consecutive Masters Programs

English Language Proficiency

Another important prerequisite is proficiency in English.

Proof of this must be provided in one of the following ways:

  • an internet-based TOEFL test with at least 85 points (TOEFL ITP is not recognised)
  • a TOEIC-Test at least 785 points (listening and reading)
  • an IELTS 5.5-Test
  • a Cambridge C1 Advanced with Grade A to C
  • modules of previous studies of at least 30 Credit Points according to ECTS that have been taught and sucessfully examined entirely in English
  • a successfully completed study programme conducted in English
  • a certificate from an English-speaking school qualifying for entry to higher education in the respective country
     

The English skills required for the Masters degree in International Economic Law differ from the other Masters programmes:

  • International English Language Testing System, Academic (IELTS Academic) 6.5 test with no section below 6.5
  • Internet-based TOEFL test with at least 92 points and no section below 22 points, in the spoken English section not below 23 points
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced with Grade B or better
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency with Grade C or better
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic Test (PTE Academic) with at least 68 points and at least 60 points in the written English section

Please note: No certification (except school certificates) should be older than four years. Proof of English proficiency should be submitted with the application documents. Due to the Corona Crises you must submit it by 31 March of the following year - i.e. at the end of your first semester.
No comparisons made with other certification should be made.

 

The English skills required for the Masters degree in Global Sustainability Science differ from the other Masters programmes:

  • International English Language Testing System, Academic (IELTS Academic) 6.5 test with no section below 6.5
  • Internet-based TOEFL test with at least 92 points and no section below 22 points, in the spoken English section not below 23 points

Please note: No certification (except school certificates) should be older than four years. Proof of English proficiency should be submitted with the application documents. Due to the Corona Crises you must submit it by 31 March of the following year - i.e. at the end of your first semester.
No comparisons made with other certification should be made.
 

The English skills required for the Masters degree in Work and Organizational Psychology differ from the other Masters programmes: please switch over to Maastricht University.

English Skills as an Admission Requirement for the Admission to Doctoral Program

If you wish to provide proof of your English proficiency with the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test, you must achieve at least 785 pointson the test. Applicants to doctoral study programs in the departments of Business and Economics as well as Sustainability have to provide proof of English proficiency.

The fee will not be refunded to doctoral students.

For more information, please look at the Doctorate Regulations  for each faculty listed at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Overview of TOEIC Listening and Reading Test

The TOEIC was developed in 1979 by the ETS (Educational Testing Service). In contrast to the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), which tests academic English, the TOEIC focuses particularly on applying the English language in a work-related context.

The standardized test is made up of 200 multiple choice questions, 100 of which test listening comprehension and 100 of which test reading comprehension. The questions are based on authentic situations occurring in a normal workday, such as meetings, business trips, and negotiations.

In recent years the internationally recognized TOEIC has continued to gain significance amongst European universities – not only as a certification exam (e.g. when applying for a job upon completion of studies), but also as an entrance exam (to provide proof of English language skills).

The Language Center has been recognized as a TOEIC testing center since 2004.

  • Listening Test (approx. 45 minutes)
  • Reading Format (75 minutes)
  • Further information about test format

Listening Test (approx. 45 minutes)

• There are 100 questions in this section
• Six image descriptions and 25 questions and answers
      • Testing to determine whether the spoken information can be associated with the information contained in images
• 39 Conversations with shorter statements and more exchange amongst participants
      • Testing to determine whether something implied by a person during a conversation or a speech is understood
ion for the TOEIC
• 30 monologs

Reading Format (75 minutes)

• There are 100 questions in this section
• 30 incomplete sentences
• In the16 text completion section, the test taker will be asked to select a new, separate sentence that best suits the general context of the text and to determine where the sentence should be inserted into the text.
• 29 single passages and 25 multiple passages
      • There are also text messages, instant messages and chats with multiple participants.
• Text problems with up to three associated texts
• Questions about the meaning of the written word within a context

 

Further information about test format

We also recommend that you take the updated sample test to become familiar with the new question formats (»Download now ).

Preparation

To prepare for the TOEIC, we recommend that you take the placement test at the Self-Access Center to determine your language level.

A score of 650 points, which is within the B1 range, is needed to meet the English language requirements for the Bachelor programs. A score of 785 points – needed to register for Consecutive Master Courses of Studies or doctoral studies – is within the B2 range. Please keep in mind that achieving a new level takes a lot of work and time (about 200 hours).

Come to the TOEIC office hours with the results of your placement test and we will help set up a preparation time plan!

Test Dates 2020

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic there are currently no testing dates available

 

Sign up for the next test date using the Online Form any time after XX. Please note that all tests administered follow the new test format!

You will receive an e-mail confirming registration. Please print out and sign the confirmation, then drop it into our TOEIC mailbox in building 5 (ground floor) or send it to us by mail:

Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Sprachenzentrum/TOEIC
Sonja Tommrich
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg

Please include a stamped, self-addressed A4 envelope with your registration confirmation so that your test results can be mailed to you. We receive the results about ten days after the test and will then send them to you immediately.

The registration fee is 110 € for the Score Report. Please transfer the payment to the following bank account, citing the reference:

Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­sität Lüne­burg
IBAN: DE64 2505 0000 0106 0322 61
BIC/​SWIFT: NO­LA­DE2H

There has to be a blank between each block of information.
* If you do not have a Leuphana student ID, write “TOEIC” after your last name.
 
Example with student number:  
1145000  83900025  Last name   your student number*  TO­EIC
331145000  83900025  Mus­ter­mann  1234567  TO­EIC

Example without student number:  
31145000  83900025  Mus­ter­mann  TO­EIC

Your registration is not binding until you have transferred the registration fee. Only electronic transfers received by the last day of the registration period are valid for registration.

Answers to common questions can be found in our FAQ

 

 

Office hours

C 5.104

Wednesday

Make an appointment by an e-mail: toeic@leuphana.de

 

TOEIC Prep Course for Leuphana Students

1-week crash course
Usually the first or second week of March
9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Level B1/B2

or

During the semester: TOEIC Preparation Course

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