Lise Allirand
Raum SH 2/214
Tel +49 (0)234 32 25080



3.11.2022 from 4 to 5 pm
1.12.2022 from 4 to 5 pm
12.01.2023 from 4 to 5 pm
Consultation hours will be held in office SH 2/214.

Registration is not required.

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.


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UNIcert® in the winter semester 2022/23


All students who will have completed a concurring language course at the ZFA at the end of the winter semester 2022/23 will be able to register for a UNIcert®-exam to gain their certification.

The registration must be made via this page (Anmeldeseite) within the registration period from 19.12.2022 to 22.01.2023..

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

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

  • English
    • Level II
    • Level III
  • French
    • Level I
    • Level II
  • Italian
    • Level I
    • Level II
  • Japanese Level Basis
  • Dutch Level I
  • Portugese Level I
  • Russian Level Basis
  • Swedish
    • Level I
    • Level II
  • Spanish
    • Level I
    • Level II
  • Turkish
    • Level Basis

  • 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.

    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.