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1) Which English courses can I take and when?Hide

Most English courses are offered in both the winter and summer semester. ​Please note that the courses can only take place if the minimum number of participants is reached.
Course descriptions

2a) I study Law and have to take language courses. Which English courses should I take?Hide

Here you will find details of the Legal English programme for JAPO §24 as well as information on the language component of the Freischussregelung JAPO §37.

2b) What do I need to know if I am enrolled on a B.Sc. Business/Economics programme and wish to take English courses?Hide

Language courses are compulsory for some Business/Economics degree programmes. Check your exam regulations (Prüfungsordnungen) here.


  • Betriebswirtschaftslehre cf. below
  • Gesundheitsökonomie - Modulbereich C (Schlüsselqualifikationen)
  • Sportökonomie - Modulbereich E (Schlüsselqualifikationen)
  • Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen - Modulbereich A  (Überfachliche Grundlagen und Verzahnungsbereich)

These modules include: Business English 1 (2 SWS) + Business English 2 (2 SWS)

Business English 1 + 2 courses are offered every semester.

No placement test is required for admission to Business English 1. Successful completion of Business English I is required for admission to Business English 2.


  • Betriebswirtschaftslehre

Modulbereich C (Schlüsselqualifikationen) includes: 

Business English 1 (2 SWS) + Business English 2 (2 SWS)

Business English 1 + 2 courses are offered every semester.

No Placement Test is required for admission to Business English 1. Successful completion of Business English I is required for admission to Business English 2.

Modulbereich J: Please read the following information.

2c) What courses should I take if I am enrolled on the International Legal Studies programme?Hide

As you can see from the PO, the courses English for Lawyers 3, 4, 5 & 6 form the language module (Module A) of the International Legal Studies qualification. You can register for these courses directly after completing English for Lawyers 2, i.e. completion of a fourth C1/UNIcert III level course is possible BUT not required. Please also note that English for Lawyers 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses can be taken together in the same semester and in any order. You will find further details here.

3) Can I participate in courses as a member of staff or guest student?Hide

Generally, yes. You can find more information here.​

Placement Test 'Einstufung' (please read carefully)

4) Do I need to take a placement test?Hide


No placement test: If you have already taken a language course or placement test at the Language Centre you do not need a placement test.

You do not need a placement test for admission to these courses:

  • SE020-SE050 Englischkurse für Anglistik- und Lehramtsstudierende (open to students on Anglophone Studies and Teacher Training programmes)
  • SE060-SE080 Schlüsselqualifikation Business English (open to students enrolled on B.Sc. Business & Economics programmes) 
  • SE058 Vorstufenkurs Jura Legal English (JAPO §24) for Law students who do pass/cannot be exempted from the Placement Test
  • SE230-231 English for the Workplace Foundation & Advanced (open to students from all faculties and UBT staff)
  • SE232 Everybody's Business (Business English for students from all faculties and UBT staff)
  • SE261-267 English for Academic Purposes I (EAP I) (open to students from all faculties and to UBT staff)
  • SE255-6 International Communication in English Foundation & Advanced (for international studenst and UBT staff)
  • SE281 Colloquium for Doctoral Students (oral interaction for doctoral students from all faculties)


Placement test: Pre-enrollment assessment is required for admission to the following C1 level courses:

  • SE112 Aufbaukurs Allgemein General Academic English Foundation
  • SE120 Aufbaukurs Jura Legal English Foundation (no placement test is required if you have already completed the SE058 Vorstufenkurs Jura course)
  • SE130 Aufbaukurs Wirtschaft Business English Foundation
  • SE272 English for Academic Purposes II (no Placement Test required if you have already completed an EAP I course)   
5) When does the placement test take place and how can I register for it?Hide

Placement tests always take place in the first week of the semester. Check your CMlife registration (cf. below) details for the exact date and venue.

6) Where and when do I register for the placement test?Hide
  • Where: Compulsory registration for placement tests takes place via CMlife. Enter SEE00 in the search field. 
  • When: You can register for a placement test from 12.04. to 16/17.04.23
7) I wish to be exempted from the placement test. Where can I have my language certificate(s) recognised?Hide
  • Language certificates will only be recognized if they are not older than two years.
  • Please submit your language proof via this form  before 4 p.m. on Monday, 17 April.
  • After you have uploaded your proof, it will be checked by our language officers. If your prior knowledge is confirmed by the language officer, the Language Center secretariat will remove you from the corresponding courses on CampusOnline so that you can register for the next higher course. This can take up to two working days.

The following certificates are accepted: 

  • Abitur certificate: Grade average for English in continuous assessment 'Halbjahresleistungen' OR English grade in the final Abitur exam (Abiturprüfung) > 10 points
  • UNIcert II certificate
  • Cambridge Proficiency: Pass
  • Cambridge Advanced: Grade C
  • Cambridge First: Grade B
  • IELTS: Band 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • TOEFL IPT: 543
  • Other: Many other official language certificates are also accepted. Just submit them when you are applying for an exemption.

Course registration (compulsory)

8) Do I have to register for language courses? And if so, where?Hide
  • Yes, registration is compulsory for all Language Centre courses.  
  • Where: Registration takes place via CMlife. Enter the language or the course code in the search field. Signing up  to the companion e-learning site does count as valid registration for the course.
  • When: You can register for courses in the 1st week of the semester. If you are not registered you will not be permitted to remain in the course. Registration for English courses opens as follows:

Business English 1 & 2 courses on 19 April at 8 a.m.; Anglistik/Lehramt courses on 19 April at 10 a.m.; Jura /Legal English courses on 20 April at 8 a.m.; all other English courses on 20 April at 9 a.m. Registration for all courses closes at midnight on 30 April.  

9) I don't have a matriculation number yet, can I still register for a language course or placement test?Hide

If you do not yet have a matriculation number, this means that your enrolment at the UBT is probably not yet complete. Please contact the Student Administration Office (Studierendenkanzlei) about this. You will only be able to register for language courses after you have received your matriculation number.

10) Will I definitely get a place on the course?Hide

No. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If the course is fully booked and you only receive a place on the waiting list (WL), you will move up the line if/when a student with a firm place (FP) deregisters. Students who are only on the waiting list may NOT attend the course.

11) I can't find the course I would like to attend on CMlife, what's wrong?Hide

If you cannot find a course on CMlife, it usually means that this course is not required for your degree programme.

If you can see a course on CMlife but cannot register, it may mean that do not have the required language level (taken the placement test) or attended the previous course in the programme.

12) Do I have to deregister if I cannot attend a course I have registered for?Hide

Yes. Deregistration is only possible during the registration period (i.e. until the end of the second week of the semester). Students can only move up from the waiting list during this period. Once registration closes, it is not possible to deregister from a course. If you drop out of a course, "X-5,0" will be entered as your course result in CMlife.

13) Can I attend a language course without taking the final exam?Hide

Technically, you can take a course without taking the final exam. However, by doing so, you may be depriving another student of a place in the course and thus of the opportunity to earn credits for the successful and timely completion of their degree. If you do not take the exam, you will not be able to take the follow-up course. In addition, you will receive no credit and ''X-5,0'' will be entered as your result in CMlife.

Course attendance and course completion (examination)

14) Is there compulsory attendance?Hide

Yes, attendance is compulsory for all language courses. You will find further information about permitted absences here.

15) Can I also attend the language course online?Hide

Unfortunately, online participation is not possible.

16) What happens if I drop out of the course?Hide

If you do not complete a course, ''X-5,0" will be entered as your course result in CMlife. You will not receive credit points or a certificate for courses you do not complete.

17) Do I have to register for the final exam at the end of the course?Hide

No. When you register for the course you are automatically registered for the final exam.

18) How many ECTS (credit points) do I get for a language course?Hide

With the exception of Anglistik & Lehramt and English for Lawyers 6 Advanced Mooting (3/4 ECTS), you will receive 2 ECTS on completion of an English course. This may vary slightly from the number of credit points (LP) awarded for the course in your degree programme. The  examinations office (Prüfungsamt) will be able to help you with any questions about this. The Language Centre cannot provide this information.

19) Do I get an official course certificate at the end of a language course?Hide

Yes, on request at the Secretary's Office (Sekretariat) GW I, 0.04; Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00

20) What certificates can I be awarded in addition to confirmation that I have completed the course?Hide

In addition to the final exam at the end of the course, you can take the UNIcert® examination after completing a particular combination of courses. You can find more information here.

This language is taught by:

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Our English Team (Coordination Mary Redmond)

Information on all lecturers and their office hours can be found here.

Do you still have questions? Then please send an e-mail stating your matriculation number and your degree programme to: mary.redmond@uni-bayreuth.de

Webmaster: Robert Wolf

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