FAQ and Contact


Q1. Do I need to provide evidence of English proficiency, and what proof is accepted?

With respect to the language requirements, our general policy is that we require a formal test of English proficiency from every applicant not coming from a country where English is the main language. Accepted tests as proof of your language skills are as follows:
  • TOEFL–IBT: 95 or above / CBT: 240 or above / PBT: 587 or above / ITP: 627 or above;
  • IELTS: C1 / 7.0 or above; minimum of 6.0 in each section
  • UNIcert® III
  • TOEIC: 945 or above
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher
  • telc English C1

This rule applies to other countries as well like Ghana, Bangladesh, India, Cameroon, Pakistan etc. where some of the courses are taught in English.

Q2. Who can be excluded from proof of English proficiency requirement?

English proficiency requirement could be waived under the following circumstances:
  • An applicant is native of a country where English is the main language (for instance, native of the US or UK)
  • An applicant has completed a full degree in the country where English is the native language

Q3. Do I need to provide my University entrance qualification when applying for the MA Development Economics and International Study programme?

The following link contains information about the documents that should be submitted by international applicants: see here

With respect to the formal requirements of certifications and translations, it is best to get in touch with FAU Admissions Office.

Q4. I have a specific question about the certification requirements for my application documents. Who could help me with that?

The following link contains information about the documents that have to be handed in for application: see here.

The following link contains information about certification of documents: see here

If any further support is needed regarding certifications, please contact the FAU Admissions Office.

Q5. I am having trouble with the University’s Online Application Portal Campo. Who could help me?

Please get directly in touch with the Campo support staff by sending an email to campo@fau.de


In case you have further questions, please contact us by Email (master-deis@fau.de).