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 the social sciences, the following course assignments are made on the basis of the placement test results:

Placement test resultsCourse descriptionInformation and registration
50-59 pointsUNIcert II/1 EAPInfo and registration via PULS
60-69 pointsUNIcert II/2 EAPInfo and registration via PULS
70-79 pointsUNIcert III/1 (Sowi*)Info and registration via PULS
80-100 pointsUNIcert III/2 (Sowi*)Info and registration via PULS
90-100 pointsUNIcert IV/1 (Sowi/Wiwi*)Will be offered again the
winter semester of 2021/22
Only after IV/1UNIcert IV/2 (Sowi/Wiwi*)Info and registration via PULS

* Sowi: English for the Social Sciences
** EAP: English for Academic Purposes

For students in the social sciences who complete English courses as key competences, their choice of specialization is technically insignificant, for example, English for the Social Sciences, English for Academic Purposes, English of Law, or English for Economics and Business Studies. Of course, participation in a course for other academic disciplines presupposes a deeper interest in the content of the selected field.

Course Enrollment Dates:

Winter semester: 1 October
Summer semester: 1 April

Placement test dates