COMPUTER-BASED ENGLISH TEST (OOPT)
(13.01.21) Due to the current COVID-19 shutdown, the Language Center is unable to offer any English testing (Oxford Online Placement Test) on campus at the moment. Should this situation change (not currently expected), this information will be promptly updated here.
- Master's applicants: Info sheet here in German and English (13.01.21)
- Current HSRM students who need documentation of their English level for an application for a semester abroad by Jan. 31 should write to the Language Center or an English instructor (Language Center staff) at their campus. They will be tested in an online appointment.
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 new Creative Media Conception Master's program
- a Hochschule RheinMain student applying for 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 online on this website for the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). This computer-based test takes approx. 1 hour to complete; Master's applicants will be charged a fee of €10 per test taken.
>>>TESTING CURRENTLY SUSPENDED!<<< (06.01.21)
(16.11.2020) OOPT testing for semester abroad and Master's applicants for Summer Semester 2021 will begin again in December.
HSRM students applying for a semester abroad, who have no other way of demonstrating their English level (e.g. course grade in English or other accepted certificate), may also sign up below.
December 2020 - 9th
January 2021 - 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
More tests will be available from February and will be published 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 a face mask and be prepared to wear it when you arrive and enter the compüuter room, as well as during the test itself! You will also need to provide your own headphones with a jack plug (Klinkenstecker) for the test. If you aren't feeling well on the day of the test, be sure to contact us by mail and cancel your appointment!
We ask that you sign up for only 1 test date; should a second test date be necessary (for WBS Master's applicants only!; semester abroad applicants may take the test only once) after your first attempt, please contact the Language Center. HSRM students applying for a semester abroad may take the test once per semester. To register online for a test, please click on the following link:
To check that your registration has been successful, click on this link (you will NOT receive a confirmation message from the Language Center!):
If you need to cancel your test registration, please send an e-mail to the Language Center.
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. WBS applicants may repeat the test, if desired. 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 and may only take the test once. 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 ...
- or, for WBS applicants: on this page of the Wiesbaden Business School
- or, 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).