German Language Test for the Admission of Foreign Study Applicants - DSH

Die DSH Göttingen ist durch ihre Registrierung von der KMK und HRK anerkannt.

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The DSH-exams at Göttingen University take place in March, June and September.

The next DSH-exam takes place:

Written exam:

On Tuesday, 10th September 2019, from 8 am until approximately 1.30 pm in the lecture room 011 ZHG (central lecture hall), Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5

Oral exam:

From Tuesday, 24th September 2019, until Friday, 27th September 2019.

The dates will be announced together with the written result on 20th September 2019.
Location of the oral exam:
In the lectorate German as a foreign language, Käte Hamburger Weg 6.

Handing over of the certificates:
Directly after passing the oral exam.

Language proficiency before the exam:

At the time of registration you must present a certificate of at least B2.  But we strongly advise you to have completed at least C1 because the exam is on a level of C1. For further information please read the self-assessment grid and the information for in DSH interested people on the right hand side. We advise you to prepare yourself intensely for the DSH-exam.

Preparation classes for the DSH:
They are offered by our partner IIK.

Exam Fee
The exam fee is 120 Euro. For already enrolled students of Göttingen University it is 70 Euro. The taking of the exam is only possible after we have received the payment.

Registration procedure (only online)

Registration for students of Göttingen University from mid August (exactly date follows):
  • With an admission notice of Göttingen University for the summer term 2019
  • For participants of the Institute of Intercultural Communication (IIK)
  • Enrolled students at Göttingen University
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