Information on the entrance test

There is only one examination round per year.

For the entrance test, the candidates will go through 2 parts:

  • A 90 minutes Technical Subjects Test. Candidates can bring an English dictionary to the test. Other material is not allowed. The Technical Subjects Test is a multiple-choice based test. It assesses the candidate's IT background and basic analytical thinking skills. It covers a very broad range of questions. Candidates do not need to specifically prepare for this test.

    A sample of the Technical Subjects Test can be downloaded here.

  • An English Test, called the "Onscreen" test, done on a computer. The Onscreen Test takes 30 minutes to complete. You can follow this link to get familiarized with the test and try out some sample questions: https://refugees.onset.de/ondaf/teilnehmer/cTestBeispielEnglisch.do. In case you have problems to open the sample test, try to deactivate your pop-up blocker, to allow pop-up windows to open. A PDF with two samples you can download here.

  • Candidates who have IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 79 don't have to take the English Onscreen Test.

2 weeks before the entrance test takes place, an invitation letter to the entrance test will be sent to each candidate by email. Candidates, please check your mail box.

Important Deadlines

  • Online Application for 2017 intake OPEN NOW
  • Entrance test: May 2017
  • Program starts: October 2017