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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.

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:


Date Online-Registration* Exam Results from **
06.02.2024 01.11.2023 - 25.01.2024 05.03.2024
18.04.2024 02.01.2024 - 09.04.2024 16.05.2024
06.06.2024 02.01.2024 - 27.05.2024 05.07.2024

All participants will be informed by e-mail after the end of the enrolment period about the exact schedule of the exam.

* Registration can be done online on the TestDaf Institute’s website:

** The stated date refers to the accessibility of results in the participants’ portal.

For more information, visit the website of the TestDaF institute.

We offer Test-DaF exam preparation courses upon request. If interested, contact our Language Office in Nicosia.


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: