Exam dates in Hamburg

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Our German exams

Do you require evidence of your German language skills that is recognised all over the world? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We run German exams for all levels of ability, ranging from A1 to C2.

The Goethe-Institut Hamburg offers the following examinations:

Goethe-Zertifikat A1

Start Deutsch 1

Goethe-Zertifikat C2

Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom

Are you ready for the exam?

You don't want to leave anything to chance for your exam? Let the Goethe-Institut, the developer of the Goethe-Zertifikate, prepare you for your next German exam. Since every person learns differently, the Goethe-Institut offers different preparation formats. Depending on whether you prefer to prepare in a group with other participants or individually online, you can choose between two preparation courses:
Header Exam preparation in a group setting

Presence or online
Exam preparation in a group

This course offers intensive preparation for the German exams B1, B2, C1 or C2. In a group of 16 participants, you will practise all parts of the exam and improve your language skills. In addition, you will work on helpful exam strategies and get to know the actual exam procedure by simulating exam situations.

Online Individual B1 exam preparation

Online on the learning platform
Individual exam preparation

In this course you will prepare individually on the Goethe-Institut learning platform for your German B1 exam. You will complete exercises for all parts of the exam and receive individual feedback from your online teacher. At the end of the course you will complete an online exam simulation under real-time conditions.


All exams at the Goethe-Institut can also be taken by external candidates, provided they have the appropriate level of language skills. However, we recommend that exam candidates attend a language course to prepare.

Examination dates at other course locations

If you do not find an exam opening for your desired date and time, please check for other available spaces at our Goethe-Instituts in Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Göttingen, Hamburg, Mannheim, Munich or Schwäbisch Hall