Certificate of Proficiency in English

These tests are NOT for entrance into the English Department. You might be looking for the Sprachtest
Due to the coronavirus restrictions currently in effect at the CAU, the proficiency test will be administered online until further notice.

The test will consist of a 20-minute interview on general and academic topics using the online conferencing platform BigBlueButton. This runs in a standard internet browser window, without the need to download or install any software.

Depending on the outcome of the interview, you may be asked to provide a sample of writing or to take an online test focussing on grammar and vocabulary.

At the start of the interview, you must show your Photo ID (Ausweis, Reisepass, etc.) and your CAU Student ID Card.

Following the online exam, the CAU Certificate of Proficiency in English will be prepared, stating your Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level (A1 to C2). This will be stamped, signed and scanned and sent to you as an email attachment.

  • Please mention to the examiner in the interview if you would like the original sent to you by mail.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to re-take the exam within 6 months of a previous attempt.