German exams

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German exams

We offer internationally recognized German certificate exams at our locations across the US.

Contact us at exams-usa@goethe.de if you have any questions.

Cooperation Partners

The German exam can be taken at one of our exam partners situated in your area.

Further Information

Spouse immigration

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1 and all other higher level certificates (A2 to C2) provide suitable evidence of the language skills required for permission to be granted to join your husband or wife in Germany.

Test your German

Test how „gut“ your German is: are you just starting out, pretty good or really great? Please note: this is not the official placement test.

Recognition of Goethe-Zertifikate for university entrance requirement, for German as a foreign language