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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 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||Info and registration via PULS|
|70-79 points||UNIcert III/1 (Sowi*)||Info and registration via PULS|
|80-100 points||UNIcert III/2 (Sowi*)||Info and registration via PULS|
|90-100 points||UNIcert IV/1 (Sowi/Wiwi*)||Info and registration via PULS|
|Only after IV/1||UNIcert 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