TestDaF - Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache



What is the TestDaF?

The TestDaF is a language test for learners of German as a foreign language who plan to study in Germany or who require recognised certification of their language skills.
It tests reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speaking. The examination duration is 190 minutes.


Who Can Take the TestDaF?

  • Intermediate to advanced learners of German who wish to obtain a differentiated assessment of their language skills.
  • Applicants at German universities.
  • People requiring internationally-recognised proof of their knowledge of German for their further academic or professional career at home or abroad.

Please note: If you have  only recently started learning German, it is advisable to wait until you have reached an upper-intermediate level (B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR)  before registering for the examination.

You can do an online placement test on the TestDaF Institute website to gain a rough idea of your level.

Where Can I Find More Information?

Please find more details on the German version of this page as well as on the TestDaF Institute website: www.testdaf.de

If you have further questions, feel free to contact us. You can find the contact details in the column on the right.




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

Sabine Nagel
Sabine Nagel
TestDaF Coordinator


Tel:  +49 761 203-3272

Room 02 007, 2nd floor

Office hour:
For the time being, we can only respond to e-mails.



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