Contact

Lise Allirand
SH 2/214
Tel +49 (0)234 32 25080
lise.allirand@rub.de

Jasmin Uhlmann
Student assistant
SH 2/211
zfa-unicert@rub.de


Consultation


Please schedule an appointment via e-mail with Lise Allirand.


What is UNIcert®?

  • university-specific programme of education and certification for languages - all levels offered by the ZFA are listed in the right column
  • action-oriented language instruction that can be applied in academic and work contexts (reading and listening comprehension, written and oral production)
  • in many cases a less expensive alternative to international standardized language tests.



Links

FAQ UNIcert®   (170.2 kB)


UNIcert® in winter semester 2023/24

Requirements


All students complete a respective language course at the ZFA at the end of the winter semester 2023/24 will be able to register for a UNIcert®-exam to acquire the certificate.

Registration is via this page (registration page).

For the UNIcert®-examination and the issuing of the certificate, the ZFA charges
a fee of 29€.

Please note that the processing of the certificates can take until the start of lectures in the following semester. Certificates with a higher priority will only be processed in exceptional cases that are communicated in good time.

The English III UNIcert® examinations in the winter semester 2023/34 will take place on the following dates:
  • Oral exam: 11/12 March, individual dates.
  • Reading Comprehension/Listening Comprehension/Written Production: 13 March, 9:00-13:00

    The following UNIcert®-certifications are presumably being offered this semester:


  • English
    • Level II: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course in July and an additional oral exam.
    • Level III: Certification based on an additional UNIcert® test
      Further information about the special requirements for English III can be found in the information sheet.
  • French
    • Level I: Certification based on the final exam.
    • Level II: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course.
  • Italian
    • Level I: Certification based on the final exam of the course and an additional oral exam.
  • Dutch
    • Level I: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course.
  • Polish
    • Level Basis: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course.
  • Russian
    • Level Basis: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course.
  • Swedish
    • Level I: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course.
    • Level II: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course.
  • Spanish
    • Level I: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course.
    • Level II: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course.
  • Turkish
    • Level Basis: Certification based on the regular final exam of the course.

  • UNIcert® at RUB

    UNIcert® is a language testing and certification program that is offered across universities in Germany (Homepage). The UNIcert® certificates are recognized throughout Germany and the neighboring countries.

    Currently, there are around 50 recognized institutions in Germany which offer UNIcert®. Since September 2018 UNIcert® is part of the Network of University Language Testers in Europe (NULTE) which is formed by further language-test offering institutions from Poland (UNIcert®LUCE and Acert), Spain (CertAcles), France (CLES), the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (UNILANG). They commit themselves to improve academic education and certification of language skills.

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    Reciprocal recognition and control between the testing systems provide the preconditions for professional language testing and offer a European network of language training experts for students.
    The certificates can be used when changing a degree course and place of residence or when applying for studies and internships abroad.


    The UNIcert® certificate thus offers a reliable reference when changing subjects and places of study, staying abroad or applying for internships and jobs.

    UNIcert® in comparison to other standardized language tests

    UNIcert® in comparison to other standardized language tests
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    Content of the UNIcert® program

    The purpose of the UNIcert® program is to help students develop the ability to easily manage situations in an academic context in foreign languages and also to provide knowledge about general intercultural problems as well as the specific cultural habits of each country. The program also aims to prepare students for language requirements when starting their own professional or academic career.