COMPUTER-BASED ENGLISH TEST (OOPT)
Computer-based English test at the Hochschule RheinMain Language Center
If you are...
- applying for any Master's course at the Wiesbaden Business School or for the Creative Media Conception Master's program
- a current HSRM student applying to spend a semester abroad
...and need to do the computer-based test to prove your proficiency in English at B1, B2 or C1 level (because you don't have any other accepted certification of your level), you must register for the Oxford Placement Test (OOPT). This computer-based test, which must be done on campus at Kurt-Schumacher-Ring, takes approx. 1 hour to complete; Master's applicants will be charged a fee of €10 per test taken.
>> Testing for HSRM students planning a semester abroad <<
The Language Center is offering English level testing (Oxford Placement Test) at 2pm on June 14 and July 12 for current HSRM students planning a semester abroad. Registration is now possible for enrolled students on Stud.IP (click on the date below):
June 14, 2pm
July 12, 2 pm
>> Testing for Master's applicants <<
Register here to take the test on August 9 or 23. There will be a final opportunity to be tested in September: The information will be posted here.
Testing takes place at the main campus of the HSRM, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring in Wiesbaden, Building D, Rm. D118. Please bring a photo ID with you (e.g. driver's license, passport, etc.) to the test.
Corona regulations: Please bring and wear a medical mask during the test.
Please sign up for only 1 test date.
If you need to cancel your test registration, please send an e-mail to oopt-sz(at) (Master's applicants) or just delete yourself from the Stud.IP list (current students going abroad). hs-rm.de
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!
Required point scores in the computer-based test for Master's applicants
Wiesbaden Business School
Information on the required score for each of the Wiesbaden Business School's (WBS) Master's programs which require a specific English level are listed here and on the programs' respective pages. Language level documentation may be turned in either with the application or at enrollment.
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.
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).
Further information for Master's applicants
If you need additional information which you could not find here on this page ...
- for WBS applicants: on this page of the Wiesbaden Business School
- for Creative Media Conception applicants: on this CMC degree program page
... you can contact the university's Studienbüro and the staff members in Wiesbaden will try to help you (tel. +49 611 9495-1560).