Goethe-Zertifikat B1

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Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • 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).

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.

Examination dates

Date and place Enrolment
04/07/2019 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi
until 27/06/2019
18/07/2019 (adults and young people)
until 11/07/2019
02-03/09/2019 (adults and young people)
Exam Location:
Technology Domain Institute (tdi)
Al Othman Street, Al Plaza Complex, 5th. Floor, Hawally، Hawally 72854, Kuwait
Contact Person:
Amin Hossam (+965-50890949) or
Mohamed Shehata (shehata@gmx.de)
until 20/08/2019
18/09/2019 (adults and young people)
until 11/09/2019
12/09/2019 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi
until 05/09/2019
26/09/2019 (adults and young people)
until 19/09/2019
09/10/2019 (adults and young people)
until 02/10/2019
07/11/2019 (adults and young people)
until 30/10/2019
14/11/2019 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi
until 07/11/2019
20/11/2019 (adults and young people)
until 13/11/2019
11/12/2019 (adults and young people)
until 04/12/2019

Examination fee
ُUnited Arab Emirates*: Internal AED 840 / External AED 997.5
* For each separate module: Internal AED 262.5 / External AED 315
Oman: Internal OMR 70 / External OMR 85

Advice and Enrolment


Practice materials

Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available here.

Further information

The requirements, contents of the exam and further information on the Goethe-Zertifikat B1 exam are available here: