Study in Germany- German language Tests and Certificates

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You may have the ambition to go to Germany for your higher studies. But, you need to take certain German language tests to acquire certificates in that language. It will make the process of your admission into German universities easier.

Types of German language certificates and tests

The following are some tests and certificates to determine your proficiency in German universities.

  • Goethe-Institut

Goethe-Institut is an organization that is partially funded by the German government. The institute promotes cultural exchange and learning of the language. It carries some exams that provide certifications for the German language at six levels. The certificate from the institute is recognized all over the world, so students can take this test for getting entry into German universities.

  • TestDaF

TestDaF is a certification for non-native speakers of German who desire to work in or study at German universities. This test is presently available in ninety-five countries all over the world. It further includes one hundred seventy test centers in Germany.

Participants are marked on levels ranging from three to five that corresponds with CEFR levels of B2 to C1. When you achieve level four, it sufficiently meets the requirement for entrance in German universities. Some German universities also accept applicants who have a lower score.

  • DSH

Apart from TestDaF, DSH is another language certification that is accepted by German universities. However, there is a difference between DSH and Test DaF. Unlike the latter, the DSH examination only takes place at German universities, so if you want to apply to a certain German university, you have to take the test at that university. Students are graded on the basis of their oral, writing, listening, and reading skills.


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