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DAAD Proof of Language Skills (Sprachnachweis)

What is the DAAD Proof of Language Skills?

Please note that the DAAD-Sprachnachweis is not an internationally recognised exam. It takes the form of a half-hour interview with reading and writing components. After the interview the assessor will fill in the DAAD-Sprachnachweis form for you. The aim of the DAAD assessment is to screen students who will be going abroad for work placements or internships or for short-term university exchanges.

The assessments are conducted by the lectors (Lektorinnen und Lektoren) of the English Seminar.

DAAD-Sprachnachweis (all languages) - ONLY available to students from one of the following institutions in Freiburg: Uni, PH, EFH,KFH, Musikhochschule.
Please present your UniCard upon registration.

Do you wish to have the language level that is recorded on your Abitur certificate (not older than two years) transferred to the "DAAD-Sprachnachweis" form?
In this case, please submit the original certificate or an officially certified copy at the Information Desk on the ground floor of the SLI, Universitätsstr 5, info@sli.uni-freiburg.de. The opening times can be found here. Please pay the charge of 10,- € via EC or credit card.

Test Procedure

The assessment takes the form of an interview with one of the English lectors from the English Seminar. It lasts about half an hour and you will be expected to read an article (usually from a respected newspaper or journal) and comment on it. You will propably have to talk about your studies and your plans and academic interests. Finally you will have to write about a page on similar issues.


The best way to prepare for the assessement is to get into the mood by listening to English (e.g. BBC or TED.com talks) and reading and speaking English as much as you can before the interview.
Grammar is not tested separately.

How to Arrange for an Appointment?

  • Please arrange a test date with the Information Desk by email (info@sli.uni-freiburg.de) and pay the 30€ fee by money transfer once you have the test date. In case of cancellation, the fee will not be reimbursed.
  • Download the DAAD form (DAAD-Sprachnachweis).
  • Bring a printed out version of the DAAD form and your UniCard to the scheduled appointment.


University of Freiburg
Language Teaching Centre (SLI)
English Department
Universitätsstraße 5
79098 Freiburg

Sheila Gordon-Schroeder
Sheila Gordon-Schröder

Phone: +49 761 203-8964
Fax: +49 761 203-3516
Room 02 005


Office hours:
Thur, 10:00 - 12:00

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