Language Requirements

This is how much we value language learning at the Stuttgart Media University.

As we are serious about educating global leaders for tomorrow, we need graduates who can engage in many different societies and will be able to build cooperations between them. Foreign language is an important part of this endeavour. The pursuit of foreign language education is not considered a luxury to be sought by a few. Rather, foreign language instruction is a core element of our degree Print Media Technologies.

General Language Requirements
  • Until the third year classes are conducted in English.
  • Students for whom English is not the native/first language, it will be required to demonstrate an advanced level of written and spoken English.
  • German native-speakers are required to study academic English or may study a third language such as French, Italian or Spanish.
    Language classes are compulsory throughout the study.
English Language Requirements

All applicants must have a qualification in English language before they can be admitted to the Bachelor programme Print Media Technologies (PMT), whether their first language is English or not.

All teaching at PMT at Hochschule der Medien (HdM) is carried out in English (with the exception of some German teaching during the third year) and tutors must be convinced that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to cope with your course from the start. Therefore, all non-native English-speaking applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • TOEFL (550 paper-based PBT, 72 internet-based iBT, or higher), validity of certification 2 years from the day of issue
  • IELTS (6,0 or higher), validity of certification 2 years from the day of issue
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (grade B or higher)
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate (grade A)
  • OOPT (GER: B 2 or higher), validity of certification 2 years from the day of issue
  • Allgemeine Hochschulreife (grade in English 2,0 resp. 12 credits or higher)
  • GCSE in English (grade B or higher)
  • International GCSE in English as a second language (grade B or higher)

Exemptions from this requirement will be considered for applicants who have:

  • studied the International Baccalaureate programme, if it is taught in English
  • studied the Singapore Integrated Programme (SIPCAL)
  • studied in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America and have acquired a university entrance certificate.
  • acquired an equivalent level of English in High School
German Language Requirements

We require no previous German language skills. Non-German speaking students are required to study German as part of the degree. Students will acquire the necessary language skills in German by attending regular German language classes as part of their programme.