Most Studienkollegs require certain level of German language. Following are the language certificates that prove the competence of German language:
- TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache)
- DSD II (Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz)
- Goethe-Zertifikat B1 (only at some Studienkollegs)
- Goethe-Zertifikat B2
- Goethe-Zertifikat C1
- Goethe-Zertifikat C2
Most Studienkollegs also offer language exams such as TestDaF and DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang). The applicants can take the DSH exam at their faculties (in case of lack of the above mentioned certificates). (TestDaF exam, by contrast, as well as other certificates can be taken in Thailand.) All the exams are not free of charge. You can find more information about TestDaF here
In most cases the language level of B2 is required. But in any cases, it is important to ask the Studienkolleg of your choice about it.
Do you want to test your German language competence?
Goethe-Institut provides you with an online assessment test
The Goethe-Institut as well as the website of Deutsch-Uni-Online also offer the preparation courses for TestDaF. Some publishers and other websites offer learning materials for the exam preparation.