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Information about the online admissions test

To take the online admissions test you need a stable Internet connection and a computer (laptop or desktop PC) with keyboard, Internet browser, camera (webcam) and microphone.

Once you have chosen a date for the online admissions test, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that also contains a Zoom link. The working day before your appointment, you will receive another e-mail with your individual test access by 3 pm.

Please note:

Enter the virtual Zoom room at the beginning of your test appointment via the Zoom link. You will then receive all further information in the virtual Zoom room. Identity checks and test supervision are also carried out via Zoom. A camera and microphone are required for this.

Don’t open your individual test access until the supervisor specifically asks you to do so. While you are taking the admissions test, test supervision is carried out via Zoom.

If you have problems to open one of these links by clicking on it, please copy the link into your browser and open the page that way.

Test supervision via Zoom

How can you install Zoom or check if you’ve already installed it?

Zoom offers the possibility to try Zoom out at the following link: https://zoom.us/test. There you can check if you have already installed Zoom. If not, you will be asked to install Zoom. Follow this prompt and install Zoom on your computer.

How do I get into the virtual exam room on Zoom?

Please join the Zoom meeting (see the link above) a few minutes before your appointment. You will be taken to a waiting room and will then be admitted to the meeting on time. Use your first and last name at Zoom and leave your webcam and microphone turned off at the beginning. In the meeting room you will receive further information on how to take the test.

How are identity checks and test supervision carried out?

The test supervision and the control of your proof of identity is done via Zoom. You will need a computer with camera (webcam) and microphone. Place the device in front of you. Camera and microphone must be activated and pointed at you to enable supervision during the entire test. At the beginning you have your ID card with photo ready for the identity check (passport, identity card or driving license).

After the identity check, the supervisor will explain to you how to pass the admission test. Afterwards the supervisor will explicitly ask you to open the admission test.

You do not have a computer with a camera?

The Zoom video chat platform also works on tablets and smartphones via the “ZOOM Cloud Meetings” app. If you do not have a camera on your computer, install this app on your mobile device. Have your smartphone or tablet with camera ready and go to Zoom on that device. Place the device in front of you. The camera must be activated and pointed at you so that you can keep an eye on this device throughout the test.

Even if the test supervision is done via your smartphone, you will nevertheless need a computer (laptop or desktop PC) with a keyboard and a stable Internet connection to complete the online admission test.

Requirements for the admissions test

To take the admissions test you need a computer (laptop or stand PC) with a keyboard and a stable Internet connection.

The online admissions test is opened by clicking on the corresponding link. You may only open the admissions test if the supervisor expressly asks you to do so. Premature opening will invalidate the test. In this case, you will not be provided with another test date.

We recommend using the current version of one of the following browsers for the online admission test:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

On this page you can test which browser version you are currently using: https://www.whatsmybrowser.org/

And here you will find the links to the current browser versions on the respective company’s website: https://browsehappy.com/

The use of older browser versions can lead to problems with the online admissions test!

Notes on test duration

Admissions test Bachelor's programs

The test dates to be selected cover a total of 150 minutes. This period includes the technical preparation, the ID check and the completion of the time-limited test.

Tests that have not been completed in full will also be considered.

Sample questions Bachelor’s admissions test

Admission test Master's programs

The test dates to be selected cover a total of 180 minutes. This period includes the technical preparation, the ID check and the completion of the time-limited test.

You have 35 minutes for each test you have to take. After this time frame has expired, the test is cancelled. Tests that have not been completed in full will also be considered.

Sample questions Master’s admissions test

FAQs about the computer-based admissions test