Advice and Information

Dates and enrollment Photo: Goethe-Institut/Bettina Siegwart

Exam Dates

Do you need certification or a diploma for work, study, or a visa? Would you like to know the level of your knowledge of German?
There are numerous internationally recognized proficiency exams available through our institute.


If you think that you meet the language requirements, then you can enroll for an exam at any time. We recommend that you participate in one of our courses, however. During these courses, you will be taught language and examination-specific skills that will make it as easy as possible for you to pass the exam.

Our Examinations

The overview of Goethe-Institute examination and course levels can tell you which exam is designed for which level. 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Language Office.

Special exams

We also offer individual exams if none of our dates work for you. Please reach out at
for more information.

Terms and conditions

To read our detailed General Conditions for our courses and exams, please click here.

Special needs

The testing locations make every effort to accommodate participants with special needs (such as chronic illnesses, visual or hearing impairment). The level and type of chronic illness/disability must be disclosed upon registering for the exam and be confirmed by a doctor’s attestation. The testing location is obligated to maintain strict confidentiality. More detailed information can be obtained directly at the testing location at which you wish to take the exam.

Please inform your exam location at least 4 weeks before your exam date about your requirement for special accommodations.   

Further Offerings

Test your German

Test how „gut“ your German is: Are you just starting out, pretty good or really great? This test gives you a first orientation. 

Overview of levels A1–C2

Our German courses are based on the levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.