What is TestDaF?

The TestDaF is a language test for foreign learners of German who plan to study in Germany or who require an officially recognized certification of their language skills.

The examination results are assigned to one of three levels:

  • TestDaF-Niveaustufe 5 (TDN 5 – TestDaF level 5)
  • TestDaF-Niveaustufe 4 (TDN 4 – TestDaF level 4)
  • TestDaF-Niveaustufe 3 (TDN 3 – TestDaF level 3)

These are equivalent to levels B2.1 to C1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

At these levels the language certificate is accepted at all German universities for university entrance.
Unlike the DSH this exam can also be taken abroad. At the moment the test can be taken at more than 390 licensed Test Centers in about 80 different countries.
It is necessary to accredit mentioned exam at level 4 in all sections to be admitted at Stuttgart Media University:

  •    Reading Comprehension
  •    Listening Comprehension
  •    Written Expression
  •    Oral Expression

In order to find a Test Center close to you, please have a look at the website of TestDaF-institute.
Click on the following link to find further information about the exact exam dates.