Language Requirements

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Country City University Language Certificate Additional Language of Instruction (no Certificate needed)
Graz Karl-Franzens-Universität-Graz B2 German  B2 English
Klagenfurt a.W. Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt B2 German  B2 English
Vienna Universität Wien B1 German (B.A. PS) B1 English (B.A. PS)
B2 German (M.A. PS) B2 English (M.A. PS)
B2 German (B.A./M.A. SOC) B2 English (M.A. SOC)
B2 English
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien B2 German B2 English
Belgium Brussels Université libre de Bruxelles B1 French B2 English
Liège Université de Liège B1 French OR B1 English
Louvain-la-Neuve Université catholique de Louvain B1 French B2 English
Croatia Split Sveučilište u Splitu B2 Croatian OR B2 English (12)
Zadar Sveučilište u Zadru B2 Croatian OR B2 English
Cyprus Nicosia University of Cyprus B2 English OR Greek (recommended) (7) B1 English (6)
University of Nicosia B1 English
Czech Republic Prague Univerzita Karlova B2 English B2 Czech
EstoniaTartu University of TartuB2 English
Finland Jyväskylä Jyväskylä Yliopisto
(University of Jyväskylä)
B2 English
Rovaniemi Lapin Yliopisto
(University of Lapland)
B1 English
Turku Åbo Akadem B2 English Finnish
Turun Yliopisto
(University of Turku)
B2 English B2 Finnish (1)
France Aix en Provence Université de Provence Aix-Marseille B1 French
Amiens Université de Picardie Jules Verne B1 French (without certificate)
Bordeaux Université de Bordeaux B1 French
Grénoble Sciences Po Grénoble (Saint-Martin-d'Hères) B2 French OR B2 English (8) C1 English
Lyon Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lyon B2 French B2 English
Université Lumière Lyon 2
B1 French (without certificate)

Nantes Université de Nantes B1 French
Paris École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) B1 to B2 French
Nouveau Collège d'Etudes Politiques (NCEP) B2 French (without certificate)
Université Paris 8 - Département de Science Politique B2 French
Université Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV B2 French
Toulouse Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès B1 French
Versailles Université de Versailles - Saint Quentin en Yvelines B1 French
Great Britain Birmingham University of Birmingham B2 English
Exeter University of Exeter B2 English
Norwich University of East Anglia C1 English (13)
Southampton University of Southampton B2 English
Greece Rethimno University of Crete B2 English (B.A. - Greek recommended)
Thessaloniki Aristotle University of Thessaloniki B1 Greek (recommended) (2) OR C1 English (2)
Hungary Budapest (Campus Vienna) CEU C1 English
Ireland Limerick University of Limerick B2 English
Maynooth University of Maynooth B1 English
Italy Bologna/Ravenna Università di Bologna A2 Italian B1 English
Bolzano Libera Università di Bolzano B1 English (3) B1 Italian (3) & B1 German (3)
Catania Università degli Studi di Catania A2 Italian B1 English
Florence Università degli Studi di Firenze B1 Italian B2 English 
Lecce Università del Salento B1 Italian (9)
Milan & Monza Università de Milano-Bicocca B1 Italian
Naples Università di Napoli B1 Italian English
Pisa Università di Pisa B1 Italian B1 English
Rome Università di Roma La Sapienza B1 Italian B1 English (if offered)
Siena Università di Siena B1 Italian (M.A. & B.A.) B1 English
Università di Siena A2 Italian (PHD)
Trento Università di Trento A2 Italian (without certificate) B2 English (without certificate)
Turin Università di Turino no requirements (4)
Urbino Università degli Studi di Urbino Calo Bo B1 Italian
Venice Università Ca'Focari Venezia B2 Italian OR B2 English
Viterbo Università degli Studi della Tuscia A2 Italian
Latvia Riga Latvijas Universitate B1 English Latvian (without certificate)
Lithuania Vilnius Vilniaus Univsitetas B1 English
Poland Wroclaw Uniwersytet Wrocławski B2 English
Bydgoszcz Wyzasza Szkola Gospodarki w Bydgoszcz B2 Polish B2 English
Katowice Universytet Śląski w Katowicach B1 Polish B2 English
Kraków Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie B2 Polish B2 English
Lodz Uniwersytet Łódzki B1 English
Olsztyn Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie B2 German  B2 English
Toruń Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu B2 Polish B2 English
Warsaw Uniwersytet Warszawski B2 Polish OR B2 English
Portugal Lisbon ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa B2 Portugese (1) B2 English
Universidade Nova de Lisboa A2 Portugese B2 English
Romania Cluj-Napoca Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai B1/B2 Romanian B1/B2 English
Sweden Falun Högskolan Dalarna B2 English B2 Swedish
Linköping Linköpings Universitet Swedish ("a good command") (5) Englisch ("a good command")
Uppsala Uppsala Universitet B2 English B2 Swedish
Spain Granada Universidad de Granada B1 Spanish
Madrid Universidad Complutense de Madrid B1 Spanish (B.A.); B2 Spanish (M.A.) AND B1 English (11)
**Note: The university does only accept DELE and SIELE certificates for Spanish language proficiency
C1 English highly recommended (M.A.)
Pamplona Universidad Pública de Navarra B1 Spanish (recommended)
Sevilla Universidad Pablo de Olavide A2 Spanish (PS)
B1 Spanish (SOC)
Valencia Universitat de Valencia A2 Spanish (without certificate) Catalan (Valencian)
Switzerland Basel Universität Basel B1 German 
Bern Universität Bern B1 German  B2 English
Lausanne Université de Lausanne B2 French OR B2 English (1)
Turkey Ankara Ankara Üniversitesi A2 Turkish B1 English
Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (METU) B1 English
Istanbul Altınbaş Üniversitesi B2 English
Istanbul Üniversitesi (Political Science) B1 Turkish OR B1 English B1 English
Istanbul Üniversitesi (Sociology) B1 Turkish AND B1 English
Marmara Üniversitesi B1 English

(1) It is possible to attend English-taught courses only. Knowledge of the local language is only required if you also wish to take courses taught in that language. If you do not wish to do so, you will only need to produce proof of English language skills.

(2) Since most courses are taught in Greek, it is appreciated if students write and speak in Greek. However, the faculty also accepts students who meet the required level in English. In addition, Erasmus+ students can earn ECTS credit points by writing assignments or essays in English.

(3) Please note that the Free University of Bolzano/Bozen is trilingual. Basic proficiency in the language in which a course is taught is necessary.

(4) The partner university does not require any specific proof of language proficiency. However, please bear in mind that your choice of courses will be limited by your lack of knowledge of the local language.

(5) “A good command" is only required if you wish to take courses taught in Swedish.

(6) For more detailed information, please consult the course catalogue.

(7) The language of instruction is Turkish, but tutorials are offered in English and sometimes in German for all courses.

(8) Language certificate via Altissia - French test & Altissia - English test.

(9) No specific language certificate is required, but students must have the necessary level to be able to attend lessons and write exams.

(10) The baccalaureate is no longer considered as proof of language. Official certificates must be submitted for French and English (Delf, TOEFL).

(11) Students must present a B1 English level certificate if they wish to take courses in English (C1 English level certificate is highly recommended for master programmes).

(12) Disclaimer: Course offerings in English are limited.

(13) Please contact regarding the current language requirement.

International Relations Management and Erasmus+-Coordination

Dr. Anke Reinhold

Tel.: +49 (0)69 798-36571
PEG Room 2G. 134

Open consultation hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am – 1 pm and online by appointment via email to

During the semester break, office hours are held on Tuesdays from 11 am – 1 pm.

Goethe University
Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Westend, PEG building
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main