Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Language Centre

What is UNIcert®?

UNIcert® is a 4-level, standardised teaching and examination system for foreign language teaching in higher education. It takes into account the requirements of university language learners and their objectives (PDF); it deploys work methods appropriate to learners with an academic background; and it promotes better compatibility of course content and levels as well as more uniform certification of foreign language proficiency in higher education, both nationally and internationally. The UNIcert® levels are in line with the levels laid down in the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" of the European Council. The UNIcert® certificate lists the attained language competences in detail, and is therefore also useful to demonstrate foreign language skills outside a university setting.

The Humboldt-Universität Language Centre has been an accredited member of the UNIcert®association since 1996 and offers UNIcert® courses and exams in ten languages.