Placement test



Information on the placement tests

The prerequisite for taking all English courses at the University of Potsdam, without exception, is the placement test.  

In English for Academic Purposes (EAP), the following binding course assignments are made on the basis of the placement test results:

Placement test results

Course description

Information and registration

50-59 points

UNIcert II/1 EAP*

Info and registration via PULS

60-69 points

UNIcert II/2 EAP*
Prepares for UNIcert II
exam (Level B2)

Info and registration via PULS

70-79 points

UNIcert III/1 EAP*

Info and registration via PULS

80-89 points

UNIcert III/2 EAP*
Prepares for UNIcert III
exam (Level C1)

Info and registration via PULS

90-100 points

UNIcert III/2 Sowi
UNIcert III/2 Natwi
UNIcert III/2 Wiwi
Prepare for UNIcert III exam (Level C1)

UNIcert IV/1 Sowi/Wiwi**

Info and registration via PULS

Only after completion of 
IV/1

UNIcert IV/2 Sowi/Wiwi **
Prepares for UNIcert IV
exam (Level C2)

Will be offered again in the summer semester 2022

* EAP: English for Academic Purposes / Englisch für akademische Zwecke 
** Sowi/Wiwi: English for Economics and Business Studies and for Social Sciences / Englisch der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften

Course enrollment

Winter semester: as of 09:00 a.m. on the first working day in October
Summer semester: as of 09:00 a.m. on the first working day in April

Information on the placement tests