What English language certificates do you accept?

International applicants for English-language degree programmes, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of their language ability. The HAW Hamburg generally accepts the following certificates:

It is possible that we accept other certificates. Please check the information page for your chosen degree programme to see which certificates are accepted and what score or level you need to have.

NOTE: Please also be advised that even if your degree programme is in English you may have to have some basic German before you can apply. Please check your degree programme.


Our institution code is 8226. If you submit this when you do your test, your TOEFL score will be sent to us directly.

If you have questions:

HAW Hamburg
Admissions Office

Service Telephone: 
+49.40.428 75-9898

Open office hours:
Ground Floor
Mo. & Tu 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thurs 2 - 5 p.m.

Campus Berliner Tor
Students Centre
Stiftstra├če 69 / Building G
20099 Hamburg