DSH Exam Preparation

Prüfungsvorbereitung DSD Foto: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

DSH Exam preparation

Approx. four weeks, 17 days of lessons
85 UI*, approx. 25 UI* per week
max. class size: 16

Are you planning to attend college or university in Germany? First you will need to provide proof of an adequate knowledge of German.

You can demonstrate the necessary skills by completing the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH). In this exam preparation course you will receive instruction from specialized teachers as well as individual advice and support. You’ll become familiar with the DSH exam, practice the various question types in all sections of the exam and improve your language skills.

Our well-equipped media resource center offers a wide selection of additional practice materials for individual study.

The Goethe-Institut Mannheim provides preparatory courses for the DSH at the University of Mannheim and conducts the examination jointly with the university. The examination is recognized by other universities.


  • intensive language training from Monday to Friday
  • courses at the B2/C1 level
  • placement test
  • participation certificate
  • ongoing evaluation of progress and systematic advice on your individual learning path
  • opportunity to take an examination after the end of the course
  • all course materials
  • individual learning in the media resource center
  • extensive cultural and leisure program
* UI = 45-minute unit of instruction