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Exams in May/June
We are pleased to offer additional exam dates in May for candidates who urgently need a language certificate to apply for university or German citizenship, or obtain a visa to relocate to Germany. In order to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 we ask that you only sign up if you can provide written proof of your immediate need for the certification. The maximum amount of participants per exam cannot exceed six.

Exams in September/October
Our next exams in September will take place in accordance with the Covid-19 restictions in place at that time. In accordance with Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a maximum amount of participants allowed at each exam.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Goethe-Zertifikat B1

Goethe-Zertifikat B2

Goethe-Zertifikat C1

Goethe-Zertifikat C2

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Further information

Barrier-free Practice Exercises

We provide practice materials and sample exams for all our German exams. These are fully accessible and therefore suitable for people with disabilities.

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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.

Frequently asked questions

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