Admission Requirements

Higher education entrance qualification

If you want to apply for admission to CTM, you must normally have obtained a higher education entrance qualification like Fachhochschulreife, High School Diploma, A-Levels, Baccalaureat, Gao Kao or similar. Information about the possibility of special admission conditions can be obtained from the website of the Admissions Office. European and US American school-leaving certificates are generally recognised. If you have a school-leaving certificate from another country you need to present your documentation to uni-asssist for verification and formal recognition.

English and German language skills

All our students must be fluent in German and English because CTM takes place in both languages. Please take this criterion very seriously. Studying is demanding. Studying in a foreign language is even more demanding. But if you struggle with that foreign language, studying becomes painful. This is not what we want.

Therefore, every student must present within the first semester of CTM an official language certificate if German or English are not native languages. The language certificate must show that the language skills correspond to the level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Examples of C1 English tests are the CAE, the IELTS (competent user level, band 6.5/7.0) and the TOEFL (550 points paper-based or 213 points computer-based or 110-120 points Internet-based). C1 tests are also offered by many universities and language schools. Check the internet for tests taking place in your region. The 'Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen' offers C1 tests in Bremen. Click here for further information.

Students failing to produce the required language certificate before the end of their first semester have to leave the CTM programme. No exceptions.