We anchor German in education systems worldwide, promote the teaching of German in over 100,000 schools, qualify and train German teachers and offer a wide range of online and face-to-face courses. With various programmes, we also support foreign students and professionals on their way to Germany.
With our physical and digital programmes, we cover topics from the host countries and from Germany. At the same time, we take local and global perspectives and promote international dialogue.
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global presence. We facilitate international cultural exchange, promote access to the German language and support the unimpeded development of culture and science.
Do you require evidence of your German language skills that is recognised all over the world? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We run German exams for all levels of ability, ranging from A1 to C2.
The Goethe-Zertifikat A1 and all other higher level certificates (A2 to C2) provide suitable evidence of the language skills required for permission to be granted to join your husband or wife in Germany.
More than 230,000 satisfied customers a year thanks to the Goethe-Institut’s certificates being accepted around the world as valid evidence of an individual’s language skills.
This test gives you an initial idea about your written and oral text comprehension as well as your grammar and vocabulary knowledge in German.
We provide practice materials and sample exams for all our German exams. These are fully accessible and therefore suitable for people with disabilities.
The German exam can be taken at a Goethe-Institut or at one of our exam partners located around the world.