German language skills requirements for international students/applicants
German language skills requirements at the time of application
Learning German before studies begin
Learning German during your studies in Göttingen
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 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 submitted as simple copies and 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.