TestDaF: For your study plans in Germany


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The TestDaF exam is a nation-wide, standardised test for German as a Foreign Language in a university context.

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) and the TUHH a score of 16 points is required.


Are you ready for the TestDaF exam? Here you can do a quick test.



TestDaF: digital and paper-based

As of 2022, TestDaF examinations are offered in 2 formats: digital and paper-based.

With the digital paper-based TestDaF examination, the entire examination is done on a computer where the program sets the speed and order of the questions. Longer thinking time or moving back-and-forth through the questions are not possible. The digital version has more, but smaller, questions in comparison to the paper-based version. What's also new with the digital TestDaF examination version is that there are also integrated tasks where, for example, a text is read and then orally summarized.

You can find out more about the digital TestDaF examination here.


Please note: When choosing your examination date that the results from the paper-based examination generally take 6 weeks. For the digital TestDaF version, about 4 weeks.


Exam dates and fees

Registration for the digital TestDaF

Registration is online directly on the TestDaF Institute website and payments possible by credit card or direct debit.


Registration for the paper-based TestDaF

Registration is possible online directly on the TestDaF Institute website and payment by credit card or direct debit.

Or you can pay cash or with EC (debit) card at our office and then you will receive a TAN number from us, which you can then use to register online.


Prüfungsgebühr TestDaF Papierbasiert
€ 215,00    
 Prüfungsgebühr TestDaF Digital  € 210,00    



Fit for your exam: take a look at our preparation courses

Digital 14.02.23 09.01.2023 - 06.02.2023 from 14.03.2023
Paper-based 09.03.23 12.01.2023 - 09.02.2023 from 20.04.2023
Digital 11.04.23 06.03.2023 - 03.04.2023 from 09.05.2023
Paper-based 11.05.23 16.03.2023 - 13.04.2023 from 22.06.2023
Digital 13.06.23 08.05.2023 - 05.06.2023 from 11.07.2023
Paper-based 11.10.23 16.08.2023 - 13.09.2023 from 21.11.2023










Please click here for all information 2023 on this exam at a glance.



Where, when and for how long: Examination times and duration

* The exam takes place at TANDEM Hamburg.

* The examination consists of four parts and takes approx. 195 minutes plus breaks.

The small print: Examination cancellation

* In the case of cancellation before the registration closing date, we will refund the examination fee, minus a processing fee of € 50.00. Later cancellations are not possible.

Before your examination: Preparation possibilities

For this exam we offer a preparation course :

•          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



You will find further details on the TestDaF (mock exams, preparation materials) here.



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