Der Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF)

TestDaF is an examination prepared at a central location and implemented around the world. It is intended primarily for students who wish to study in Germany and require certification of advanced German skills. The TestDaF-Institut in Hagen is responsible for preparing and implementing the TestDaF examination. The Goethe-Institut Chicago is proud to be an officially licensed TestDaF testing center, one of only four in the United States.

Fee: 175 EURO

Registration: Students interested in taking the TestDaF exam must register directly online with the TestDaF-Institut. Payment must also be made online by credit card. Details are at:

Exam dates: The Goethe-Institut Chicago will offer the TestDaF exam on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016
If you have signed up for the exam, please arrive at the Goethe-Institut Chicago by no later than 9:45 am (ID check). The TestDaF exam begins promptly at 10 am!

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