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 € 175.00.


Examination date

Registration period*



22.11.2016 – 17.01.2017

from 28.03.2017


01.03.2017 - 29.03.2017

from 07.06.2017


19.04.2017 - 17.05.2017

from 26.07.2017


24.05.2017 - 21.06.2017

from 30.08.2017


26.07.2017 - 23.08.2017

from 31.10.2017


21.09.2017 - 19.10.2017

from 28.12.2017


* We strongly recommend to register as early as possible, as the exam tends to be fully booked very quickly -  usually only a day after the beginning of the registration period.

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


Preparation courses

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.


TestDaF intensive course

40 class hours of 45 mins.,

2 weeks of 20 class hours each,

Monday – Friday 2:00 – 5:15 p.m.,

4 – 12 participants,

Recommendation: You should have completed the level C1 already.


Course price: € 300.00

plus learning materials (€ 19.85)




30.01. - 10.02.2017

03.04. - 13.04.2017*

29.05. - 09.06.2017*

03.07. - 14.07.2017

04.09.- 15.09.2017

30.10. - 10.11.2017


* 1st week: 5 days of 4 class hours
    2nd week: 4 days of 5 class hours



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TestDaF evening course

54 class hours of 45 mins.,

6 x 3 class hours per week,

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.,

4 – 12 participants,

Recommendation: You should have completed the level C1 already.


Course price: € 370.00

plus learning materials (€ 19.85)




09.01. - 09.02.2017*

06.03. - 13.04.2017

02.05. - 12.06.2017**

06.06. - 17.07.2017**

07.08. - 14.09.2017

02.10. - 13.11.2017**


* 5-week course (Price: € 308,00)

** Last day of course is a Monday



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