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our exams

German has the most native speakers in the European Union. Alongside English, German plays a key role as a language of business and culture and provides improved opportunities on the employment market – including in Belgium!

A German certificate from the Goethe-Institut attests language skills worldwide at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


All Goethe-Institut examinations can also be taken by external candidates if they have the appropriate language level. Attending a preparatory course is nevertheless recommended. We will be happy to advise you!


Do you require internationally recognised certification of your German language skills? We offer German exams at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): from A1 for beginners to C2 for the highest language level.
Our exams take place three times a year: in February, June and October.

Next dates:

14. Oct. 2022 (A1/B1)
21. Oct. 2022 (A2)
28. Oct. 2022 (C1/C2)

Registration: no later than 30.Sept. 2022 (A1/B1), 07. Oct. 2022 (A2) or 14. Oct. 2022 (C1/C2) ​Explanation: Prices *intern are for course participants of the Goethe-Institut Brussels

DaF test:
Upcoming dates:

13 Oct. 2022
Registration deadline: 18 Aug. 2022-15 Sept. 2022

10 Nov. 2022
Registration period: 05 Oct. 2022 - 02 Nov. 2022

14 Feb. 2023
Registration deadline: 09 Jan. 2023 - 06 Feb. 2023

  • You can register online by going to the applicable exam.
German exams
  • The B1, B2 and C2 are modular exams. The modules do not have to be sat at the same time. Individual modules can be booked online.
“English is a must, German is a plus.”
We provide teachers at Belgian schools with the opportunity to take Goethe-Institut certificates on site. There must be a minimum of 20 exam candidates.