attend a preparatory course (Studienkolleg) to qualify for admission to university in Germany
live and work in Germany
prove that you have successfully reached level B1
be issued with an official and internationally recognized certificate
The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 is a German exam for young people and adults. It certifies that candidates are independent users of the German language and corresponds to the third level (B1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Exam Venues around the world
You can sit the exam in Germany, at one of the Goethe-Instituts located around the world or with one of our exam partners situated in your area. Select the country in which you would like to take the exam to find out about the options available to you there. Please contact the exam centre of your choice directly to enquire about available dates and prices.
Passing the exam demonstrates that you can ...
understand the main points of information in conversations and texts on familiar matters relating to work, school and leisure time, etc. when clear, standard language is used,
deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in German-speaking countries,
express yourself simply and coherently when talking about familiar topics and areas of personal interest,
report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and ambitions as well as make short statements and explanations.
Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available here.