TestDaF: The Certificate for the University



TestDaF: For your study plans in Germany

The TestDaF exam is a nation-wide, standardised test for German as a Foreign Language in a university context. The examination consists of four parts and takes approx. 195 minutes plus breaks. The oral test is done using computer software.


TestDaF comprises the levels B2 to C1. With a minimum score of  15 points, three parts of test showing a result of at least 4 points and one part of at least 3 points, you prove that your knowledge of German is good enough for studying at Hamburg University. For taking up studies at HAW Hamburg (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences) a score of 16 points is required. At Studienkolleg Hamburg you are exempt from an entry exam, if you have a score of 3 per every part of the TestDaF exam. This equals the German language level B2. Please enquire at the student advisory service at the university of your choice - the TestDaF exam is recognised all over Germany!


Please click here for all information on this exam at a glance. You will find further details on the TestDaF (mock exams, preparation materials) here.



Exam dates and fees

You may book here online and pay per credit card or by direct debit. If you would rather do this in cash or per electronic cash, please see us at the school office.
We will give you a TAN code, which you can then use for your online registration.


The TestDaF examination costs € 195.00


NOTE: We have 40 seats per examination.  10 of these are reserved for participants in our TestDaF preparation courses (see below). Please be advised to register as eary as possible, as examination spaces tend to be fully booked shortly after the beginning of the registration period.


Examination date

Registration period

Results available*


28.11.2017 - 23.01.2018

from 03.04.2018


01.03.2018 - 28.03.2018

from 07.06.2018


30.03.2018 - 25.04.2018

from 04.07.2018


24.05.2018 - 21.06.2018

from 30.08.2018


26.07.2018 - 23.08.2018

from 31.10.2018


18.09.2018 - 18.10.2018

from 25.12.2018

* The date mentioned here refers to the publication of results on the candidates' portal at www.testdaf.de.



Intensive TestDaF preparation including exam registration

We would like to prepare you best for your TestDaF exam! Therefore you are going to train all required language skills in our courses using several mock exams. You will get to know the various types of tasks and train your aptitude and strategies for the examination. We simulate realistic exam situations, advise you with regards to the progress you make and give you valuable hints for mastering the tasks.

In addition, you will be working on a variety of topics related to university studies and on vocabulary from a range of disciplines relevant for the exam.


Schedules and prices

• 45 class hours of 45 mins.

• 3 weeks of 15 class hours each

• Monday – Friday 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

(We make up for lessons cancelled due to public holidays; therefore this course may end on a different weekday)

• 4 – 10 participants

• Recommendation: You should have completed the level C1 already


Course price: € 340,00

Course book and learning materials: € 25,00

TestDaF-exam: € 195,00


Preparation course


26.03. - 23.04.2018*


26.04. - 18.05.2018


25.06. - 13.07.2018


27.08. - 14.09.2018


22.10. - 09.11.2018


 * No lessons from 03. - 06.04.2018



Book here


Important: After paying for your course and the examination, you receive a TAN code from us. Your seat for the exam is now reserved.  Using this code, you will then complete your examination registration on the TestDaF portal within the registration period.


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