Language Tests / Certificates
In order to be able to study in Germany as a foreign student, you need proof of your German language skills. The TestDaF (German as a Foreign Language) is a central standardized test (with a registration fee) that tests the required language skills. The TestDaF consists of four sections that test the skills of reading comprehension, listening comprehension, as well as written and oral expression. The test takes about three hours. The results are not assessed as “passed” or “failed”, but assigned to one of the following three TestDaF levels.
- TestDaF level 3 (TDN 3)
- TestDaF level 4 (TDN 4)
- TestDaF level 5 (TDN 5)
Each section of the exam is assessed individually according to these levels. After taking the exam, you will receive a TestDaF certificate after about six weeks, which includes a classification of each part of the exam into TestDaF levels 3, 4, or 5. As a rule, the universities require at least TDN 4 in each section in order to be offered university admission in Germany. However, every university has its own admission regulations, which is why applicants should inform themselves about them in advance.
To prepare for the TestDaF exam, visit one of our TUDIAS training courses.
Information on the TestDaF and the test dates can be found here.
The TestAS is a central, standardized study aptitude test for foreign students. The TestAS result gives prospective students from abroad information about where they stand compared to other university applicants. With good test results, you can improve your chances of getting a place at a university in Germany.
- Test dates and registration information can be found here.
The TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a language test for academic English. The certificate is an admission requirement for studying in the USA, but is also often required by German universities for admission to a master’s degree. In most cases, the language skills should be at a level of C1.
The TOEFL® ITP is a paper-based short test that is used to measure language proficiency in academic English.
- Training courses: Examination Preparation
- Test dates and registration for TOEFL®: upon request in the test center
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 applications in English-speaking countries and in global companies.
- Training course: Examination preparation
- Test dates and registration for TOEFL® ITP: upon request in the test center
Language tests for the DAAD / BVMD language certificates (among others) are currently possible in the following languages:
English, Chinese, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Czech, German for foreigners (other languages on request).
Reading, writing, and speaking skills are tested in these tests.
The test duration is approximately one hour. Fee: from €35.00 incl. VAT.
Registration (individual appointments possible in a relatively short time!):
During the semester breaks, appointments may not be available so quickly.