TestDaF

Goethe language learning, Berlin Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • study, conduct research or work in Germany,
  • take a language exam that is recognized by all universities and institutions of higher education in Germany,
  • provide evidence of your knowledge of German to research institutes and employers.

The TestDaF is an advanced-level language exam. It covers levels B2 to C1 on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
 
The certificate issued upon successful completion of all four sections of the TestDaF exam at TestDaF level 4 will act as evidence of the language skills needed to gain admission to almost any subject and degree course at universities and institutions of higher education in Germany. The TestDaF language exam also provides internationally recognized evidence that your knowledge of German is sufficient to complete scientific projects and enter academic professions.
 
No specialist knowledge is required to take the exam.

Global presence

The TestDaF exam can only be taken at licenced test centres. Currently there are around 450 test centres that offer the exam. You can search for test centres in Germany and around the world below:

Test centres in Germany
Test centres around the world

Preparation

Practise materials

Practise materials and recommended reading are available here.

Further information

The requirements, contents of the exam and further information on the TestDaF exam are available here: