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Placement & Registration

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 EAP**Info and registration via PULS
60-69 pointsUNIcert II/2 EAP**
Prepares for UNIcert II exam (Level B2)
Info and registration via PULS
70-79 pointsUNIcert III/1 (Sowi/Wiwi*)Info and registration via PULS
80-100 pointsUNIcert III/2 (Sowi*)
Prepares for UNIcert III exam (Level C1)
Info and registration via PULS
90-100 pointsUNIcert IV/1 (Sowi/Wiwi*)Currently unavailable. Tentatively scheduled to be held again in the winter semester of 2024/25.
Only after IV/1UNIcert IV/2 (Sowi/Wiwi*)Currently unavailable.

* Sowi: English for the Social Sciences
* Wiwi: English for Economics and Business Administration
** 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. They can take, for example, English for the Social Sciences, English for the Natural Sciences, or English for Economics and Business Studies. Of course, participation in a module designed for a specific academic discipline presupposes a deeper interest in the content of the selected field.


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