The International English Language Testing System is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, the British Council and IDP Education Pvt Ltd and was established in 1989. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world.

Intermediate Examination

Zwischenprüfung. Completion of the Grundstudium in certain liberal arts academic majors (normally after having been awarded a certain number of Scheine and passing a certain number of tests / exams).

International Office

Akademisches Auslandsamt. Office dealing with all matters concerning international students. Among other tasks, they also organise preparatory courses for the TestDaF. It is also responsible for the admission of international students to German universities.

Internship/ Job Placement

Praktikum. A short time spent in a company to get work experience.


Studentenausweis. The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is a student identity card. The card is recognized internationally.