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German exams

Do you require evidence of your German language skills that is recognised all over the world?
If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We run German exams for all levels of ability, ranging from A1 to C2.

Starting April 4th 2022, Goethe-Institute Hanoi will use a new portal for online exam registration
In order to ensure a seamless registration experience, please create an account on my.goethe.de before starting the exam registration process.

Please read the instructions for logging in here

Please read the instructions for exam registering under this new application carefully.

Exam dates

Goethe-Zertifikat B1

Goethe-Zertifikat B2

Goethe-Zertifikat C1

Goethe-Zertifikat C2

Goethe-Test PRO

Important notes and current information

The Goethe-Institute Vietnam would like to warn you that there are fraudulent providers who claim to sell solutions to Goethe-Institute exam rates and fake certificates. These people are not associated with the Goethe-Institute and they do not have access to official exam materials.

Please note that distribution and purchase of such materials is illegal. Cheating on an exam will result in a ban from taking further exams. The German foreign representations (embassy, ​​consulate general) can also block you from applying for a visa if you present a forged certificate when applying for a visa.

Protect yourself and do not accept fraudulent offers. Please inform us pruefungen-hanoi@goethe.de of any fraudulent attempt. Thank you for your support!

Examination regulations in Hanoi

Due to the corona pandemic, the exams at the Goethe-Institute Hanoi take place under special security conditions. Candidates are advised to wear a mask when taking the exam.

The examination commission of the Goethe-Institute Hanoi wishes all exam candidates good health and hopes to see you again soon!
Monday to Friday | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

From April 4, 2022, registration for exams at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi is done directly on the website. You need to set up an account on my.goethe.de before you register for the exam if you don't already have one.

Please read the instructions for logging in here
Please always make complete payment in advance of the examination date. Please respect payment deadlines of each exam date. Fee exam bases on contemporary price, which is given on information media of Goethe–Institut such as flyer, official website of Goethe-Institut Hanoi www.goethe.de/hanoi.
Within 14 days from the moment of successful registration on the website, you have the right to cancel the exam and receive a 100% refund of the exam fee.
After the above deadline, the cancellation fee is 100% of the exam fee paid.

In the event of force majeure (sudden illness, accident, etc.) before the examination date, you can apply for the examination to be postponed. The examination date is sent directly to the examination office of the Goethe-Institut Hanoi after you have sent the confirmation from the medical authority to​​​​​: pruefungen-hanoi@goethe.de. with the subject PLEASE CHANGE THE EXAMINATION DATE and received an email reply from the Examination Board. The exam change fee is 20% of the total initial exam fee. When you come to the exam, you or your representative must bring your passport or citizenship card and the certificate of registration for the exam.

Come on time!

Please arrive at the examination room on time.

Please note: If you arrive late, you will not be allowed to take part in the exam and no payments will be refunded.

Proof of identity

On the day of the exam you are required to show proof of identity. Please bring your passport, a passport copy on DIN A4 paper and a current passport photo of 4x6 cm glued to the right edge of the copy.

Non-permitted materials

  • Using of subject specific documents (e.g. dictionaries, grammar books, prepared outlines etc.) and technical resources such as mobile/ smart phone, tablets or similar devices, which have the capacity to save or retrieve information is not permitted.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off and handed over to the proctor. They will be returned once the examination is completed.
  • All exam materials will be collected by the proctor after the examination. No notes or other materials may be brought into or taken out of the examination room. Please note that the conduct of the exam will be very strictly supervised.

Answer sheet

  • On top of the answer sheets the candidate must fill the required information such as name, date of birth, and candidate number. Please do it before starting the exam! Without these data the result cannot be evaluated.
  • Your answers must be transferred to the answer sheet provided. Only answers properly transferred will be evaluated.
  • All answers on the answer sheet have to be written using a blue or black only ballpoint pen, fountain pen, felt-tip pen or gel pen. Text-marker, colored pens and correction pens are allowed only for exercise sheet. In case pens are provided candidates are obliged to use the provided pen only.

In the exam room

  • Candidates are not allowed to communicate with one another in any way during the examination. Questions are not answered.
  • After the examination has begun the restrooms only in exceptional and rare cases are open to the candidate. The candidate will be accompanied by the proctor.
  • Candidates disturbing the smooth conduct of the examination or using non-permitted material, candidates copying answers or interacting in any way with other candidates, candidates not following the instruction of the proctor shall be removed from the examination room and will be deemed to have failed the exam.


In the event that an exam participant shall perpetrate -or shall attempt to perpetrate -identity fraud in relation to the exam, that participant and all individuals complicit in the identity fraud shall be excluded from the exam.

Should exclusion occur the Goethe-Institut shall, after duly considering all circumstances of the specific case, impose a ban on the individuals complicit in the identity fraud, prohibiting them from taking any of the exams offered by the Goethe-Institut for a period of one year.

Exam results

Examination results are generally announced at the website of the Goethe-Institut www.meingoethe.de no later than two working days after finishing the examinations. When you pick up your German Certificate, you should present your valid original passport.

Please note: The Goethe-Institut does not impart any result related information by phone or email.


Examination participants who have taken and passed non-modular examinations (Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1, Start Deutsch 1, Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch, Goethe-Zertifikat A2, Goethe-Zertifikat C1) receive a full certificate.
Examination participants who have taken and passed one or more modules of the examinations (Goethe Certificate B1, Goethe Certificate B2) will receive one certificate for each modul. If all four modules have been taken and passed at one examination location and on the same examination date, the examination participants will receive one full certificate displaying the results of all four modules.


In case an examination participant cannot come along to pick up his or her certificate in person and thus he/ she authorizes a third party to do so, the Goethe- Institute Hanoi requires:
  • a formal authorization letter signed by the examination participant,
  • the valid passport / identity card of the authorized person​,
  • a copy of the valid passport/ identity card of the authorized person,
  • the passport of the examination participant with signature (A passport copy shall be accepted.),
  • a passport copy of the examination participant
If the signature on the passport and the signature on the authorization letter are not identical, we cannot issue the certificate to the recipient.
If your certificate has gone lost, you can ask for a replacement certificate (for a fee). Alternative certification is only issued for exams taken within 10 years from the date of certification.

Confirmation of exam participation

If you do not pass the exam, we may issue you a confirmation that you have participated in the exam.

Further information

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. 

Accessible 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.

Quality standards

More than 230,000 satisfied customers a year thanks to the Goethe-Institut’s certificates being accepted around the world as valid evidence of an individual’s language skills.


Language exam office in Hanoi

Tel.: +84 24 32004494