German language skills requirements for international students/applicants
German language skills requirements at the time of application
All applicants must submit evidence of sufficient German language skills corresponding at least to a successfully completed level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Applicants for Medicine and Dentistry (only 1st semester) must submit evidence of German language proficiency corresponding to a successfully completed DSH-2-examination or to a certified alternative examination. For more information please click here.
All language certificates must be uploaded via the Upload-Portal as well as in translated form, unless the originals are in German, English or French.
German language skills requirements at the time of enrolment
Upon registration/enrolment, all successful applicants who received admission in Göttingen for a regular course of study must submit evidence of German language proficiency corresponding to a successfully completed DSH-2-examination or to a certified alternative examination.
The DSH-examination can be taken at the University of Göttingen. A DSH-certificate which was acquired at a different university will only be accepted if the DSH-examination of this university is accredited by the German Rectors' Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, HRK - see the link below).
Students are personally responsible for insuring that they have acquired sufficient German language skills prior to the deadline of enrolment.