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 2020 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 30 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.



Exam date

Registration period

Results available online*

Results available at TANDEM


21.11.2019 - 16.01.2020

from 26.03.2020

You may pick up your results at TANDEM now


26.02.2020 - 27.03.2020

from 03.06.2020

 Unfortunately, this examination has had to be cancelled due to the Corona closure


26.02.2020 - 30.04.2020

from 15.07.2020

You may pick up your results at TANDEM now 


15.05.2020 - 07.06.2020

from 11.08.2020

 You may pick up your results at TANDEM now


15.05.2020 - 24.06.2020

from 02.09.2020

You may pick up your results at TANDEM now 


15.05.2020 - 15.07.2020

from 24.09.2020

 You may pick up your results at TANDEM now


16.07.2020 - 13.08.2020

from 22.10.2020



15.09.2020 - 13.10.2020

from 22.12.2020



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


You will need to collect your examination results personally, with appropriate identification, at our school. If you are not able to to do that, you may also send us (or bring to the examination) a self-addressed A4 envelope with the appropriate postage stamp required and we will post them to you. If you would like to send someone to collect your examination results, you will need to also write an an appropriate power of attorney letter for for this specific person.




Intensive TestDaF preparation including exam registration

We're offering a 3-week preparation course for every examination date with the following content:

•          You will get to know the various types of tasks and their assessment criteria
•          You will train supporting exam strategies and techniques
•          You will simulate real exam situations
•          You will enhance your academic vocabulary

And of course, we are counselling you about your progress and will give you valuable hints on how to master the examination tasks. 



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)

• Normally 5 – 12 participants (on occasion 14) but due to Corona situation 5 – 10 participants

• Recommendation: You have already completed the level C1.


Course price: € 340.00

Course book and learning materials: € 28.00

TestDaF-exam: € 195.00



Prep course


20.01. - 07.02.2020


30.03. - 17.04.2020*


20.07. - 07.08.2020


17.08. - 04.09.2020


19.10. - 06.11.2020



* In weeks including a public holiday the course will run on 3 days of four class hours


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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