Dates and Enrolment

Goethe-Institut German exams registration Photo: Goethe-Institut/Bettina Siegwart

Examination centre: Goethe-Institut in Bangkok
The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 examination can also be taken on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 p.m .

Start Deutsch 1, Goethe-Zertifikat A2, Goethe-Zertifikat B1, Goethe-Zertifikat B2, Goethe-Zertifikat C1
  • 21.12.2017
     
  • 31.01.2018
  • 02.03.2018
  • 31.03.2018
  • 16.05.2018
  • 15.06.2018
  • 18.07.2018
  • 21.08.2018
  • 19.09.2018
  • 19.10.2018
  • 21.11.2018
  • 21.12.2018
You can register for the exams in person at our course office or via e-mail.
Please note: We cannot accept registration by telephone.

Enrolment at our course office
If you come in person to our course office to enquire about our examinations, you can enrol directly after consultation if you choose.
To do so, please bring a valid passport or ID card with you.

Registration via e-mail
Please enquire via e-mail, if there are places available for the dates you wish to book. We will then inform you of your exact examination date and you will be asked to supply any other additional information we may require from you.

Provisional Confirmation
Within 3 days of registering by e-mail, you will receive confirmation of your reservation with details of payment dates.

Final Confirmation
As soon as we receive your payment, you will be sent final confirmation of your booking via e-mail.

Enrolment deadlines
To take examinations you need to have registered at least 7 days before the examination date.
Examination places are subject to availability.

Please note: Exams may be booked out early, in which case you may have to wait for the next available place at a future date.

Tip: To guarantee your exam place, please register 4 - 8 weeks in advance.
Please remind that on examination days and beginning of classes our lines can be very busy.
 
Language Course Office opening hours
Monday


Tuesday
08.00 a.m. -04.00 p.m.
/06.00 - 08.00 p.m.

08.00 a.m. – 06.00 p.m.
Wednesday
Thursday
08.00 a.m. – 08.00 p.m.
08.00 a.m. – 04.00 p.m.
Friday / Saturday / Sunday 08.00 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.

Please note: The course office is closed onpublic holidaysand other office closing hours which apply to the Goethe-Institut in Bangkok.
Here you can find an overview of our courses and holidays: 
The institute is closed 
01. - 02.01.17 Neujahr
11. - 13.02.17 Makha Bucha Day
06.- 17.04.17 Chakri Day / Songkran
05. - 07.05.17 Coronation Day
10.05.17 Visakhabucha Day
08. - 07.07.17 Asahabucha/Buddhist Lent Day
12. - 14.08.17 H.M. The Queen’s Birthday (Mother’s Day)
21. - 23.10.17 Chulalongkorn Day
05.12.17 H.M. The King’s Birthday (Father’s Day)
23.- 31.12.17 Christmas / New Year’s Eve
 
No classes, the institute is open
03.01.17  
25.-26.03.17  
02.- 05.04.17  
18.04.17  
04.05.17 no evening classes
09.05.17 no evening classes
30.09 - 01.10.17  
04. & 11.12.17 no evening classes
22.12.17  
Examination external internal* Students**
Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1
Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1
3,800 THB 2,800 THB 1,900 THB
Goethe-Zertifikat A2
Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch
4,600 THB 3,200 THB 2,300 THB
Goethe-Zertifikat B1 7,200 THB 4,500 THB 3,600 THB
Goethe-Zertifikat B2 9,500 THB 7,900 THB 4,700 THB
Goethe-Zertifikat C1 12,100 THB 10,000 THB 6,000 THB
Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS 14,500 THB 12,100 THB 7,200 THB
TestDaf 130 € 130 € -
TestAS auf Anfrage auf Anfrage -
onDaF 900 THB 900 THB -


* The internal fee is for participants who are enrolled in a class while registering for an examination or finished the class already not longer than a week earlier.
**

Please always make complete payment in cash in advance of the course or examination date. Please refer to and respect payment deadlines.
Please note: If you have reserved a course place, the payment should be completed 7 days prior to the first class meeting. Otherwise the Goethe-Institute is entitled to offer the place to another student.
 
Due to the special status of the Goethe-Institut Thailand, the institute has no account with a Thai commercial bank and can therefore only accept payment in cash. 

Information about Bank Transfers

In exceptional cases we accept bank transfers made to our German bank account. In such cases, the course and exam fees will be determined in euro by the Goethe-Institut. Information on fees currently applicable and our bank account details can be solicited from ourcourse office or via e-mail.

Examination fees can also be paid within Thailand by BAHTNET transfer. Please enquire about transfer charges and our bank account details at the course office or via e-mail

When making payment please remember to state the name of the course or exam participant to enable us to locate payments. Please also send a copy of the payment transfer receipt (PDF or JPG) by e-mail to courses@bangkok.goethe.org,  in order to guarantee your place.
We offer exam preparation classes for participants wishing to sit Goethe-Institut exams. Should you wish to attend such a course, please enquire at the course office or contact us via e-mail.
Examination candidates have one opportunity to change or cancel an examination date free of charge, providing this is done 7 days or more before the date of the examination. Any further change including changes made four to six days before the examination date, or cancellations made up to 4 days previous to the examination, are all subject to a charge of 500 THB.
Thereafter no further changes or cancellations may be made and no fees will be refunded.
For more details, please see point 5 of our Terms and Conditions.


 
Commencement of exam
Please arrive at the examination centre in good time. The exam will begin punctually!
Please note: If you arrive late, you will not be allowed to take part in the exam and no payments can be refunded.

Proof of identity
On the day of the exam you are required to show proof of identity. Please bring the passport or ID document that you used for enrolment

Examination Rules
  • All answers to be written in ink using a blue or black ballpoint pen. Candidates must use the pens that are provided.
  • All answers are to be written on the answer sheet provided. Highlighter and colored pens must not be used on the answer sheet.
  • The use of liquid paper or “white-out” is not allowed.
  • Personnel materials such as passports, dictionaries, mobile phones and memo papers are not allowed on chairs or tables inside the examination room.
  • Technical resources such as mobile telephones, mini computers or similar devices, which have the capacity to save or retrieve information, are permitted neither in the preparation room nor in the exam room.
  • Every candidate must sit at a separate table and must not communicate with any other candidate in any way during the examination.
  • The candidate’s book may be marked.
  • All materials will be collected by the examiner after the examination. No notes or other materials may be brought into, or taken out off the examination room. Please note that the conduct of the exam will be very strictly supervised.
  • The oral examination will follow the written examination. Details of scheduling will be posted on the Notice Board.
  • During the examination restrooms can only be visited in exceptional cases and the student must be accompanied by the Proctor
  • No student may leave the examination before the end of the exam.
  • Any candidate who disturbs the smooth conduct of the examination shall be removed from the examination room and will be deemed to have failed the exam.
  • Please present your original passport or personal ID on entering the examination room. Copies are not acceptable, nor is a drivers license acceptable.
  • Candidates who fail to arrive on time for passport inspection will be excluded from the exam. 
At the Goethe-Institut we can provide you with the facilities to sit external exams on our premises, provided you have previously obtained permission from and made the necessary  arrangements with your educational institution or distance-learning centre.

Contact
First contact your college or university to enquire if it permits your exam to be taken abroad. Following that, please contact us by e-mail (kusche@bangkok.goethe.org) informing us of your preferred examination date. You should do this at least four weeks before the examination is due to take place.


Examination dates
For organisational reasons, we can only offer you invigilation dates from Monday to Friday between the times of  8.30 -12.00  and 13.00 - 16.30.
We reserve the right to refuse an applicant’s selection date.

Confirmation
As soon as you have agreed with us on an examination date, please contact your examination office requesting them to send us confirmation of all data as well as  the  examination papers. Please take into account the time difference between Germany and Thailand, which may imply a different  starting time for the exam.

Return of exam papers
On completion of the exam, the Goethe-Institut will send the  papers back to the examination office. We reserve the right to send several exam papers together in one package. Advanced notification, faxed or scanned, cannot be sent to the examination centre. 

Fees
The invigilation fee must be paid in full at our language course office, one week before the examination date. This fee is non-refundable.
  • 90,- EUR per examination and date, for a maximum of 2 hours examination time
  • 120,- EUR per examination and date for a maximum of  3 to 4 hours examination time.
  • The fee is to be paid in cash in THB. Please refer to the euro conversion rate which we fix on a monthly basis. It is available for consultation in our language course office. 
Exam results
Examination results are available within 3 working days of the examination date. Should you require the results sooner, please make use of our express service.
Results can be collected at the course office and/or viewed on our  Internetseite . If you choose the online option, you will receive an error message until your results are available.
Please note: We do not impart any information over the phone.

Exam result enquiries
Information concerning the examination results of adult participants will only be given to the exam participants themselves. They must fill out a form at the course office if they wish to authorize a third party to receive this information

Copy of certificate
If your certificate has been lost or damaged, we can provide you with a replacement. A fee will be charged for this service.

Confirmation of exam participation
If you do not pass the exam, we can issue you with written confirmation of examination participation.
1. Participation requirements
1.1. Course participants must be at least 16 years of age. Examination candidates must be at least 10 years old.
 
2. Placement test
2.1. On registration, all new students with a previous knowledge of German are required to take a placement test. This ensures students are assigned to a course which corresponds to their level of proficiency. The placement test consists of a written part plus a short interview.
2.2. Participants who have acquired a Goethe-Institut certificate within the last 12 months or who have successfully completed a language course at the Goethe-Institut within the last 12 months are not required to take a placement test. In both cases, written confirmation must accompany their application.
 
3. Fees and Methods of Payment

3.1. On registration, all students are required to pay course, registration and administration fees including examination fees, where applicable. All payments must be made in cash and in Thai Baht at the time of registration.
3.2. Fees charged are those stipulated in the course brochures of the Goethe-Institut Thailand, valid at the time of registration. These fees do not include course books.
3.3. If payment fails to be completed 7 days prior to the first class meeting or examination, the student loses his right to participate and the Goethe-Institut is entitled to offer the place to another student.
3.4. In exceptional cases (contrary to the provisions of 3.1),when payment is made from outside Thailand, we can accept bank transfers made to our German bank account. In such cases, the course and exam fees are determined in euro by the Goethe-Institut. Information on the fees currently applicable and our bank account details can be solicited from our course office or via e-mail. All bank and postage charges related to payment of fees are borne by the remitter. The latter also applies to THB payment transfers made to our Thai bank account from within Thailand. On enquiry, the Goethe-Institut can provide information on corresponding bank charges.

4. Change and Cancellation of Courses
4.1. A change of course is only possible within the first 5 days of the course following consultation with the course office.
4.2. If changing to a course with an increased number of teaching hours, the corresponding price difference is to be paid and will be calculated as from the date of the change. If changing to a course with fewer teaching hours, the corresponding excess payment will be reimbursed.
4.3. Participation in courses other than the one registered for,  is not permitted under any circumstances.
4.4. In case of cancellation prior to course commencement, the course payment will be refunded minus a 500 THB cancellation fee. Registration and administration fees will not be refunded.
4.5. In the case of a cancellation after course commencement, course payment will not be refunded. Should a participant need to cancel due to illness and is able to justify cancellation with a medical certificate, the remaining course payment will be reimbursed or may, on request, be used as payment for another course.
4.6. Should the quorum of participants for any one course not be met, the Goethe-Institut reserves the right to cancel the course. All fees will be refunded to the registered participants.
 
5. Change or Cancellation of Examinations
5.1. Examination candidates have one opportunity to cancel an examination date free of charge, providing this is done 7 days or more before the examination date.
5.2. Any further changes, including changes made four to six days before the examination date, or cancellations made up to 4 days previous to the examination, are all subject to a charge of 500BHT.
5.3. Thereafter, the examination date may no longer be changed or cancelled and no fees can be refunded. Moreover the Goethe-Institut is entitled to full payment of all outstanding examination fees. The same applies if candidates fail to complete or turn up for the exam.
5.4. Candidates are required to present valid registration identification or a payment receipt when soliciting a change or cancellation.
 
6. Examination results
6.1. Examination results are available for consultation on our web page within 3 working days of  each examination date. Likewise, successful candidates may collect their certificates personally at the course office within 3 working days of their exam.
 
7. Responsibilities of Participants
7.1. Participants are obliged to comply with the course, examination and house regulations of the Goethe-Institut Thailand. All information concerning both  regulations and examination administration is available for consultation in the Language Course Office.
7.2. The Goethe-Institut Thailand reserves the right to terminate the contract with any participant who endeavors to disrupt lesson or exam procedures or disturb other class participants or the teacher. Prior to contract termination, adequate written warning will be issued. Failure to comply within the time limit will result in contract termination. No payments will be refunded.
 
8. Liability
8.1. The Goethe-Institut is subject to liability – regardless of the legal cause – only in case of gross negligence or intent.
8.2. The Goethe-Institut is also liable in case of ordinary negligence in case of damage resulting in death, injury or harm to health as well as damages for the culpable violation of a material contractual violation.
8.3. Any other contractual or tort claims of the course participant are explicitly precluded.
 
9. Force majeure
9.1. The Goethe-Institut Thailand shall not be liable for itself nor for its employees in the case of non-fulfillment of contractual obligations or in the case of damages caused by force majeure, in particular fire, water, storm or other natural events, explosion, strike, war, civil unrest or other reasons which lie outside the area of responsibility/influence of the Goethe-Institut Thailand.

10. Applicable law
10.1. The applicable General Terms and Conditions are those published publically on the internet page of the Goethe-Institut Thailand.
This version replaces all previous versions. It is available for consultation on the premises of the Goethe-Institut Thailand.

11. Severance clause
11.1. Should sections or individual formulations in these terms and conditions prove invalid or ineffective, this shall have no effect on the remaining sections and their validity. The ineffective provision shall be replaced by the legally admissible provision that most closely approximates the content and economic effect of the ineffective provision.

12. Language versions
12.1. In cases of doubt, the wording of the German language version is applicable to all translated texts.
 
Last updatet:  1 Oct. 2016