The IfS-Testing Centre carries out officially recognised tests and also prepares students for external examinations, primarily those at German universities. We offer focused training for the tests and conduct the examinations at regular intervals.

Proficiency Tests for German Language

These are the proficiency tests for German Language that are offered at our Testing Centre:

> telc A1-C1 ("The European Language Certificates")

> ZD ("Zertifikat Deutsch")

> TestDaf ("Test für Deutsch als Fremdsprache")

> onDaF ("Online-Einstufungstest für Deutsch als Fremdsprache")

> DTZ ("Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer")

> naturalisation test (Einbürgerungstest)


University Entrance Exams

Studying in Germany naturally requires the ability to communicate in German. German universities usually require documentary proof of your German language proficiency in the form of either a TestDaF or DSH certificate at an advanced level (C1). The only exceptions are the so-called „international courses of study“ in which English is the exclusive medium of instruction. However, here too, it is very useful to be able to speak German to be able to communicate in your everyday life here in Germany.

IfS offers specialised preparatory courses for various test formats, such as for TestDaF, DSH and also for the entrance exams to study colleges („Studienkollegen“). While the examination for TestDaF takes place right at our institute IfS, the other university entrance tests are not written at IfS but at the respective university.

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