1. Enrolment requirements
1.1 Minimum age: As stated in the exam guidelines.
1.2 The following exams are offered by the Goethe-Institut (the Goethe-Institut reserves its right not to offer certain exams if there are insufficient numbers of Participants or other circumstances justifying it):
1.2.1 Exams for adults: Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1, Goethe-Zertifikat A2, Goethe-Zertifikat B1, Goethe-Zertifikat B2, Goethe-Zertifikat C1, Goethe-Zertifikat C1 and Goethe-Zertifikat C2.
1.2.2 Exams for young persons: Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1, Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch, Goethe-Zertifikat B1 für Jugendliche, Goethe-Zertifikat B2 für Jugendliche.
1.2.3 Modular Exam: Goethe-Zertifikat B1, Goethe-Zertifikat B1 für Jugendliche, Goethe-Zertifikat B2, Goethe-Zertifikat B2 für Jugendliche, Goethe-Zertifikat C2.
1.3.1 Registrations take place on a first come, first served basis.
1.3.2 The Goethe-Institut will only process complete registration.
1.3.3 A confirmed registration is not transferrable to another person.
1.4 Rewriting of Exams:
1.4.1 Participants that wish to rewrite an exam need to book
afresh on the website.
1.4.2 Rewriting a module or a full examination is available on request.
1.5 Participants with special needs:
1.5.1 Participants with special needs must inform the Goethe-Institut in writing of the type and extent of their special need at least 30 business days before the start of the exam.
1.5.2 The aforementioned request must be submitted with proof to email@example.com
. The required printed form, that the participant will receive after informing the Goethe-Institut of their special needs, must be completed by a general practitioner or relevant specialist.
1.5.3 Further information can be viewed here
2. Terms of Payment / Fees
2.1 Accepted Modes Of Payment:
- Direct cash deposit into Citibank
- Bank transfer in Naira (with description!)
- Contact us for transactions in Euro
2.2 Exam fees:
2.2.1 Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 – 35,000 NGN for internals, 55,000 NGN for externals
Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 – 30,000 NGN for externals
2.2.2 Goethe-Zertifikat A2 - 34,000 NGN for internals, 54,000 NGN for externals
Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch – 30,000 NGN for externals
2.2.3 Goethe-Zertifikat B1 / Goethe-Zertifikat B1 für Erwachsene – 40,000 NGN for internals, 64,000 NGN for externals
2.2.4 Goethe-Zertifikat B2 / Goethe-Zertifikat B2 für Erwachsene – 46,000 NGN for internals, 68,000 NGN for externals
2.2.5 Goethe-Zertifikat C1 – 55,000 NGN for internals, 67,000 NGN for externals
2.3 The course fee is to be paid in full, and at once; no payment in installments allowed.
3. Cancellation and refunds
3.1 Cancellations must be submitted in writing. The date of cancellation shall be the date of receipt at the Goethe-Institut Nigeria.
3.2 A cancellation fee of 50% is applicable should you cancel from 6-10 working days before exam date.
3.2 A cancellation fee of 80% is applicable should you cancel from 1-5 working days before exam date.
3.3 No refunds will be possible on or after the exam date.
4. Requirements on exam date
4.1 Original valid passport: Participants without their passport will be excluded from the exam.
4.2 Participants are required to adhere to the exam schedule. Late comers will be excluded from the exam.
5. Exam results
5.1 All exam results will be available within a month of the oral exam. Exceptions could arise, depending on circumstances.
6. The terms and conditions of the exam administration can be viewed here:
6.1 Terms and Conditions For Exam Administration A1
6.2 Terms and Conditions For Exam Administration A2
6.3 Terms and Conditions For Exam Administration B1
6.4 Terms and Conditions For Exam Administration B2
6.5 Terms and Conditions For Exam Administration C1
6.6 Terms and Conditions For Exam Administration C2
6.7 They can also be viewed in the library and at the reception of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria.
7. The exam guidelines can be viewed here
7.1 Exam Guidelines
7.2 It can also be viewed in the library as well as the reception of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria.
8.1 All our international exams take place at Goethe-Institut Nigeria. 7, Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
8.2 The Participant shall observe all the security regulations of the Goethe-Institut.
8.3 Should any of the Participant’s details provided during registration change, the Participant shall forthwith and without delay notify the Goethe-Institut thereof in writing.
8.4 In the event of the Goethe-Institut instructing attorneys in regard to any breach of the Participant of the conditions of this agreement then the Participant shall pay all the costs on the scale between Attorney and own Client, including any costs incidental to such action instituted against the Participant.
8.5 The Goethe-Institut reserves its right to change the terms and conditions for the next examination date and inform the Participant in writing or through a call.
9. Liability of the Goethe-Institut
9.1 The Participant agrees that the Institute and all its directors, employees, instructors, invigilators assistants, service providers, agents and representatives (hereinafter referred to as “the Indemnified Parties”) are not responsible for any death, illness, injury, loss or damage of any kind sustained by the Participant which may arise from taking part in the exam and all related activities, caused in any manner whatsoever.
9.2 The Participant waives any and all claims or actions that the Participant may have against the Indemnified Parties as a result of the Participant’s enrolment and participation in the examination.
9.3 The Goethe-Institut also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeure (e.g. natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).
10. Privacy Protection
10.1 The Goethe-Institut collects, processes and uses the personal data of the Participant both for the purpose of fulfilling the agreement signed with the Participant and as permitted by law and under the terms of any signed declaration of consent in compliance with privacy protection laws.
11. For certain visa application procedures (e.g. immigration of spouses, study), the German diplomatic missions abroad require proof of the applicant's knowledge of German and, if necessary, additional information to verify the certificates provided.
By submitting the booking order, the candidate gives his/her consent for his/her personal information and information about the examination taken to be provided to the relevant diplomatic mission.