Goethe-Zertifikat C1

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

Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • 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).

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.

Examination dates

Date and place Enrolment
11/12/2019
Muscat
until 04/12/2019
19/12/2019
Dubai
until 12/12/2019
08/01/2020
Muscat
until 01/01/2020
26-28/01/2020
Kuwait
until 19/01/2020
30/01/2020
Muscat
until 23/01/2020
12/02/2020
Muscat
until 05/02/2020
13/02/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 06/02/2020
27/02/2020
Dubai
until 20/02/2020
11/03/2020
Muscat
until 04/03/2020
09/04/2020
Muscat
until 02/04/2020
16/04/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 09/04/2020
19-21/04/2020
Kuwait
until 12/04/2020
22/04/2020
Muscat
until 15/04/2020
13/05/2020
Muscat
until 06/05/2020
15 – 17/05/2020
Qatar
until 26/04/2020
21/05/2020 (Ramadan Special)
Abu Dhabi
until 14/05/2020
28/05/2020
Dubai
until 21/05/2020
03/06/2020
Muscat
until 27/05/2020
25/06/2020
Muscat
until 18/06/2020
09/07/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 02/07/2020
15/07/2020
Muscat
until 08/07/2020
23/07/2020
Dubai
until 16/07/2020
12/08/2020
Muscat
until 05/08/2020
23-25/08/2020
Kuwait
until 16/08/2020
03/09/2020
Muscat
until 27/08/2020
10/09/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 03/09/2020
23/09/2020
Muscat
until 16/09/2020
01/10/2020
Dubai
until 24/09/2020
14/10/2020
Muscat
until 07/10/2020
05/11/2020
Muscat
until 29/10/2020
15-17/11/2020
Kuwait
until 08/11/2020
19/11/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 12/11/2020
02/12/2020
Muscat
until 25/11/2020
17/12/2020
Dubai
until 10/12/2020
06/01/2021
Muscat
until 30/12/2020
28/01/2021
Muscat
until 21/01/2021


Examination fee
United Arab Emirates: Internal AED 1,250 / External AED 1,500
* For each separate module: Internal AED 267.5 / External AED 420
Oman: Internal OMR 95 / External OMR 110

Advice and Enrolment

Preparation

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 C1 exam are available here: