Ideal if you'd like to ...
- study, conduct research or work in Germany,
- take a language exam that is recognized by all universities and institutions of higher education in Germany,
- provide evidence of your knowledge of German to research institutes and employers.
The TestDaF is an advanced-level language exam. It covers levels B2 to C1 on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The certificate issued upon successful completion of all four sections of the TestDaF exam at TestDaF level 4 will act as evidence of the language skills needed to gain admission to almost any subject and degree course at universities and institutions of higher education in Germany. The TestDaF language exam also provides internationally recognized evidence that your knowledge of German is sufficient to complete scientific projects and enter academic professions.
No specialist knowledge is required to take the exam.
The TestDaF exam dates are set centrally by the TestDaF Institute. The capacity for each session in our test center is 100 exam participants.
Places are allocated in the order in which registrations are received. We ask for your understanding if you do not get a place after registering in time.
Currently, only the paper-based exams can be offered because the internet connection for the digital exam in Cameroon is not yet stable enough. Therefore only 3 dates are possible in our center in 2022.
The TestDaF exam can only be taken at licenced test centers. Currently there are around 450 test centers that offer the exam. You can search for test centers in Germany and around the world below:
Please note that the Goethe-Institut Boston will not be offering the TestDaF during the closure and renovation of our Beacon Street headquarters. TestDaf will next be offeredin Boston in 2020.
Practise materials and recommended reading are available here.
The requirements, contents of the exam and further information on the TestDaF exam are available here: