Computer-based English test at the Hochschule RheinMain Language Center

If you are...

  • applying for the Creative Media Conception (or the English version of Screen Arts as of May, 2024) Master's program at Design - Computer Science - Media (DCSM)


  • a current HSRM student applying to spend a semester abroad

...and need to do the computer-based test to prove your proficiency in English (because you don't have any other accepted certification of your level), you must register for the Oxford Placement Test (OPT). This computer-based test, which must be done on campus at Kurt-Schumacher-Ring, takes approx. 1 hour to complete. Please bring a photo ID with you (e.g. driver's license, passport, etc.) to the test. Master's applicants will be charged a fee of €10 per test taken.You will receive your result (out of 120 possible points) immediately after the test. If you have obtained the required point score for the master's course or semester abroad program you wish to apply for, you will also receive written confirmation of your result which you can submit with your application. It will be issued only once, so if a copy is needed for your files, please take care of this before you submit your application; the Language Center cannot supply duplicates later!

>> Testing for HSRM students planning a semester abroad <<

The Language Center is offering English level testing (Oxford Placement Test) on March 12, April 16, May 14 and June 18, 2024 for current HSRM students planning a semester abroad; location: Campus Kurt-Schumacher-Ring, Bldg. C, Rm. C108. You may take the test once per semester; please sign up for only 1 test date Registration is now possible for enrolled students on Stud.IP - search for "OPT für Auslandssemester-Bewerber:innen" in winter semester 2023-2024.For test dates as of April, please sign up under "OPT für Auslandssemester-Bewerber:innen" in summersemester 2024".
>> Testing for Creative Media Conception Master's applicants  <<

Applicants for the Creative Media Conception Master's program must document their B1 English level.  The English level documentation must be turned in with the application. Applicants for the English version of the Screen Arts Master's program ( as of winter semester 24/25) need to demonstrate B2 level by the time they enroll. To make a test appontment, send an e-mail to oopt-sz(at)

Form and content of the computer-based test

The test is divided into two parts: Use of English and Listening.

Use of English: This part tests your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary, for example, how well you know tenses, or which word would be correct in a sentence. It also tests how well you understand what someone means when they are talking to you. There are about 30 questions in this section.

Listening: This part tests (literal & implicit) meaning in language. There are about 15 questions in this section.

You will be given 70 minutes to answer about 45 questions, but you may not need so long. The test is adaptive - in other words, the computer program decides which questions to ask you, depending on how well you are doing. If you answer several questions correctly, you will then be given more difficult ones; conversely, you will get easier questions if you don’t answer the previous questions correctly. By constantly matching questions from its databank to your ability to answer them correctly, the test can, therefore, accurately assess your level of English.

For examples of the kinds of questions you will need to answer, please click on the following link (screenshots from the OUP website).