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Our exams

Do you need certification or a diploma for work, study or a visa? Would you like to know the level of your knowledge of German? The Goethe-Institut offers internationally recognised proficiency. Registeration for an exam is not subject to attending a language course at the Goethe-Institut. You can register as an external candidate as long as you think that you meet the language requirements. The overview of Goethe-Institut examination and course levels can tell you which exam is designed for which level.