Language tests & certificates
TESTDAF - German as a foreign language
In order to study in Germany, foreign students need proof of their existing German language skills. The TestDaF (German as a Foreign Language) tests the required language skills in four parts: Reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written and oral expression. Participation in the TestDaF is subject to a fee and takes about three hours.
The performance achieved is not assessed as "passed" or "failed", but is assigned to one of the following TestDaF levels:
- TestDaF level 3 (TDN 3)
- TestDaF level 4 (TDN 4)
- TestDaF level 5 (TDN 5)
The examination sections are evaluated individually according to a level. After successful participation, participants receive a TestDaF certificate approximately six weeks after the examination. The certificate contains a placement in level 3, 4, or 5 for each part of the examination. In Germany, universities often require at least TDN 4 for each part of the examination. However, each university has its own admission regulations, about which applicants should inform themselves in advance.
TestAS is a central and standardized test for foreign students regarding their ability to take on university studies in Germany. The TestAS result provides information about where prospective foreign students stand in comparison to other applicants. A good test result can improve the chances of getting accepted to a university in Germany.
For more information on test dates and to register, click here.
The TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a language test for academic English. The certificate serves as an admission requirement for studying in the USA. However, some German universities also require it for admission to a master's program.
The TOEFL® ITP is a paper-based short test used to measure language proficiency in academic English.
For more information on test dates and TOEFL® registration, please contact your nearest test center. To access our English courses and test preparation programs, click here.
The TOEIC® (Test of English for International Communication) is an international language test for business English. It is particularly suitable as proof of English skills for job applications in English-speaking countries and with global companies.
Further information on test dates and registration for TOEIC® is available upon request at your nearest test center. To access our English courses and exam preparation programs, click here.
Language tests for the DAAD & BVMD language certificates
For the DAAD & BVMD language certificates, we offer tests in the following languages:
Chinese, German for foreigners, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Czech (other languages upon request).
In the language tests we check reading comprehension, writing, and speaking in the respective language. The duration of the test is approximately one hour. The fee is from 35.00 euros (including VAT - starting from 1st October 2023 the fee will be 52,50 euros)
Registration can be done...
- by telephone at +49 (0) 351 / 40 470 – 250 or +49 (0) 351 / 40 470 – 251
- via email: email@example.com
Prompt and individual appointment scheduling is possible. Please note that there may be longer processing times for appointments during the semester break.