German Exams - University Application Requirement

Carl Duisberg Centren offers the telc C1 Hochschule examination for international university applicants. TestDaF is also recognized as proof of language proficiency for university studies in Germany.

telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule (College)

The exam is for adults who have commenced university studies or have an academic profession. The exam provides proof of language skills to attend a German university. The certificate is recognized by all German universities and fulfills admission requirements.

Exam Contents

  • Written exam (220 minutes, incl. breaks)
    • Reading comprehension -  90 minutes
    • Break - 20 minutes
    • Listening comprehension - 40 minutes
    • Writing skills - 70 minutes
  • Oral exam (approx. 16-20 minutes)
    • Conversation/Interview
    • Presentation
    • Discussion


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Prices - telc Exam German C1 Hochschule (College) - from 2023

Examinations are conducted with a minimum of 3 participants.
Examination Total Fee
telc German C1 Hochschule (College) 185 €

telc German Exam

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TestDaF is a language test carried out by the TestDaF-Institut, which allows international applicants to gain proof of the required language proficiency to study at a German university. The test questions were developed by the TestDaF-Institut and the test is given at licensed TestDaF centers around the world on one pre-set date. Completed tests are corrected at the TestDaF-Institut in Germany. As a rule, you receive the test results six weeks after you have taken the test.

Exam Contents

  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Writing skills
  • Speaking skills

For each of the four test sections, test results are assigned to one of the following levels:

  • TestDaF level 5 (TDN 5)
  • TestDaF level 4 (TDN 4)
  • TestDaF level 3 (TDN 3)

A test result with at least a TestDaF level 4 (TDN 4) in all four sections is recognized by all German universities as evidence of proficiency in German. If test results are below this level,the university may re-assess admission status or stipulate further language learning requirements.


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Prices - TestDaF Exam

Examinations are conducted with a minimum of 3 participants.
Examination Total Fee
TestDaF digital 210 €
TestDaF paper-based 215 €
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