prepare to study at a university or institution of higher education in Germany
demonstrate a very advanced knowledge of German for employment purposes
prepare to work in the medical sector
prove that you have successfully reached level C1
be issued with an official and internationally recognized certificate
Goethe-Zertifikat C1 is an examination for adults. It certifies that candidates have acquired advanced language skills and corresponds to the fifth level (C1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
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 a wide range of challenging, longer texts as well as grasp implicit meanings,
express yourself spontaneously and fluently without frequently having to search for words,
use the language effectively and flexibly in your social and professional life or during training or your studies,
make clear, structured and detailed statements on complex topics.
Please contact your university, institution of higher education or preparatory course provider before your course of study is due to begin to find out if the Goethe-Zertifikat C1 is able to grant you exemption from taking a language entrance test for foreign students.
Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available here.