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.

The TestDaF exam dates are set centrally by the TestDaF Institute. The capacity for each session in our test center is 100 exam participants.
Places are allocated in the order in which registrations are received. We ask for your understanding if you do not get a place after registering in time.

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:

TestDaF in Maskat



16.05.2024 02.01. - 18.04.2024
06.06.2024 02.01. - 27.05.2024
17.07.2024 02.01. - 13.06.2024
06.08.2024 02.01. - 25.07.2024
17.09.2024 02.01. - 05.09.2024
15.10.2024 02.01. - 12.09.2024
12.11.2024 02.01. - 30.10.2024

Testdaf (Digital): EUR 210
Testdaf: EUR 215

Upon request, you can take this exam at the Goethe-Institut Gulf-Region in Abu Dhabi. You are very welcome to come to our Language Course Office for a personal consultation on your options.
Examination fee: AED 1,050


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: