OOPT - Oxford Online Placement Test

What is OOPT?

OOPT is a computer-based test that reports the candidate's scores on a continuous numerical scale. It is a reliable tool intended for placing students in language courses at the optimal level.

However, it is a test of communicative English and grammar. It is not a test of spoken, written or academic English. Detailed information on the test format can be found here.

Some institutions accept these test scores for their entrance requirements. However, you should check with your intended faculty or study programme first to find out whether they recognize the OOPT results.

OOPT numerical scale


Level Score Range
Course Level
<A1 0 Beginner
A1 1-19 Beginner
A2 20-39 Elementary
B1.1 40-50 Pre-Intermediate
B1.2 51-59 Intermediate
B2 60-79 Upper-Intermediate
C1 80-99 Advanced
C2 >100 Proficiency


Interpreting the OOPT test results

For examples, if a student scores 61 points, they will have reached a very low B2 leve. A score of 71, however, indicates that a student is comfortably at Level B2.

How to arrange an appointment?

  • Please make an appointment via email by contacting sprachlabor@sli.uni-freiburg.de.
  • Pay the fee by EC card or credit card on the date of the test. If you cancel, the fee will not be reimbursed.


NOTE: The OOPT is only available to students and student applicants to one of the following institutions in Freiburg: University of Freiburg, EUCOR, EFH, KFH, Musikhochschule and PH.

If you are not a student or student applicant to one of the aforementioned institutions please contact the sprachlabor@sli.uni-freiburg.de

How long does the test take to complete?

You are given 80 minutes in total to complete the entire test. If you fail to work on each part of the test in this time then your test will not be evaluated.


How do I receive the test results?

Your test will be evaluated online automatically. Please send an email to info@sli.uni-freiburg.de asking for your results after completing your test. Be sure to include your postal address for us to send the certificate to.

The OOPT results will only be recognized if they are taken under supervision in the university's language laboratory.

University of Freiburg
Language Teaching Centre (SLI)
English Department
Universitätsstraße 5
79098 Freiburg


Rosanna Pedretti

Rosanna Pedretti
Interim Director of Studies

Tel. +49 761 203-3273

Room 01 006, 1st floor

Office hours:

No office hours until further notice.

For the time being, we can only respond to e-mail.

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