DTZ – German for Naturalisation
The German Language Test for Immigrants (DTZ) is taken at the end of the Integration Course. A "B1" language proficiency certificate is required for naturalisation. Participants in our Integration Courses and external participants must register for the DTZ in the ISK office in person.
The DTZ is made up of a written and an oral exam.
Written exam (100 minutes)
- Listening, part 1-4 (25 min.)
- Reading, part 1-5 (45 min.)
- Writing, 1 task (30 min.)
Oral exam for two candidates at a time (16 minutes)
- Part 1 Talking about yourself (approx. 2 minutes per candidate)
- Part 2 Talking about experiences (approx. 3 minutes per candidate)
- Part 3 Planning something together (approx. 6 minutes for both candidates)
The ISK conducts the test once a month on fixed dates. Our examination days are Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.
How can I prepare for the exam?
We recommend that you always attend our integration courses in advance. We will find the right course for you according to your language level in a placement interview. Our experienced teaching staff will prepare you ideally for the DTZ examination format. You can find more detailed information about Integration Courses on our website.
Integration Courses | Monday – Friday | 9.00 – 12.15 | 20 hours per week | 5 weeks
Integration Courses | Monday – Friday | 13.15 – 16.30 | 20 hours per week | 5 weeks
How much does the DTZ cost?
If you have admission to or the obligation to take an Integration Course, you can take the exam twice free of charge. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) will cover the costs.
If you want to take part more than twice or you don’t have admission to an Integration Course, you must pay for the exam yourself. The examination fee at the ISK is EUR 110.
When does the next DTZ take place?
External participants will be charged an examination fee for these examinations; this also includes a prior consultation.
How can I sign up for the DTZ?
Once you have had an individual consultation on our premises, you can register for the Integration Course or the DTZ. Advising and placement for the Integration Course is always available by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays. You can register for the DTZ at our office (Lange Laube 3 or Lützowstr. 7) during our office hours. If you have any questions in advance, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (0511 12356360) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
When do I get the results?
4 weeks after the day of the exam, you can call the ISK to find out whether your exam results have arrived. If this is the case, you can pick up your DTZ certificate or your result sheet at the office in Lützowstraße 7 during our office hours.