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.

As the official TestDaF examination centre in Hong Kong, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong offers the digital TestDaF in 2021 on the following dates: March 24th, 2021, May 18th, 2021, November 24th, 2021. The paper-based TestDaF is not available at Goethe-Institut Hongkong.
 
To register online for the TestDaF, please go to the TestDaF Institute website. It is not possible to register at the reception of the Goethe-Institut Hongkong.

TESTDAF PREPARATION COURSE

The TestDaF is an advanced-level language exam provided by the TestDaF Institute. The TestDaF certificate acts 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. Our TestDaF preparation course will help you determine the steps you need to take in order to achieve the best possible results in the exam. You will gain an insight into the objectives and contents of the TestDaF examination including vocabulary and structures for relevant topics as well as the four tested language skills. As the Goethe-Institut conducts the Digital TestDaF, our trainer will prepare you for the technical side of the exam format using a laptop instead of paper. 

Click here for more information about the TestDaF preparation course.

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

Preparation

Practice Materials

Practice 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: