How to study MBA in Germany without IELTS?

MBA in Germany without IELTS

With an excellent academic structure, a wide range of courses, and a welcoming culture, studying in German universities is a dream for many students. It is also possible for students to study courses like MBA in Germany without IELTS. Do you know that there are some German institutions where you can study without any language proficiency test? Before moving forward, it is important to understand the requirements of the IELTS test.

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IELTS or International English Language Testing System is an English proficiency test required to take admission in courses of most international universities. Other alternatives to English language tests are TOEFL, PTE, etc. German universities require an IELTS test in case you are from a country where English is not your first language. Studying abroad at can be a little tough on the financial aspects and fees for the IELTS test is quite an extra burden. Hence, to ease your financial stress related to high tuition and IELTS fees, many German universities provide scholarships for deserving students.

What are the ways to study in Germany without IELTS?

German universities require students to submit a Medium of Instruction (MOI) certificate during admission. The MOI certificate is issued by the university where they previously studied. This certification is proof of your English proficiency, and that you can speak, read, and write in English.

German language test

Another way of studying MBA in Germany without IELTS or any English language proficiency test is by opting for a German language program. Students have to provide a proof of upper intermediate to advanced German language skills (level B2/C1) to study in Germany. You can select any of the German learning programs that provide the language test scores of DSH, Goethe, TestDAF, etc.

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Here is a list of German universities that do not require an IELTS score if you have an English MOI certificate:

1) Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

2) Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

3) University of Bonn

4) University of Freiburg

5) University of Giessen

6) University of Hildesheim

7) Ruhr University Bochum

8) Technische Hochschule Deggendorf

9) IU University of Germany

10) University of Bayreuth

11) Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences

12) Esslingen University of Applied Sciences 

13) University of Kaiserslautern

14) Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

15) Braunschweig University of Technology (TU Braunschweig)

16) Chemnitz University of Technology

17) Free University of Berlin

18) Hochschule Stralsund

19) Mittweida University

20) TH Köln

21) The University of Applied Sciences, Ingolstadt

Do you know that Germany is recognized as the fourth best place to study globally?

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Here are a few perks of studying in German institutions

1) German universities have a highly evolved education system that helps students get top-quality education and grow intellectually in a safe academic setting.

2) Germany is an industrialized country that offers countless courses, diplomas, and certification programs in different fields like computer science, architecture, dentistry, law, business, etc. Additionally, there are more than 150 institutions that offer programs exclusively in the English language.

3) The German government allows foreign students to work part-time for up to 20 hours a week along with full-time studies. Many international students work part-time to manage their expenses while studying in Germany.

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  1. i want to take admission fr geology in Masters level please guide which university ? what specialisation available? i am indian completed my bachelors.

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