You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
Minimum required score (Grade B):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
An application for a regular membership at BAGSS includes the application for a place in the graduate school, funding, and supervision. Therefore it is not necessary for applicants to have found a supervisor before applying.
Application is possible online via our application form, where we ask our applicants to upload their application as a PDF file containing the following documents:
Two letters of recommendation should be send directly to BAGSS.
More information for applicants is available on our homepage, section application, where you can also find our online application form.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
In the summer term and the winter term, BAGSS will award up to 7 fellowships or scholarships for doctoral candidates. These will be awarded for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months.
The fellowships are remunerated based on Grade E 13 TV-L (50%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale (a gross salary of appr. 1.680 EUR / month) and include a teaching obligation of two hours per week for only one semester during the three years.
Holders of a doctoral scholarship receive a monthly stipend of 1.365 EUR, plus family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance witht eh DFG guidelines where applicable.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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