Examinations
Examinations

DTZ - German test for immigrants

The German Test for Immigrants is the exam that is scheduled to be taken at the end of the integration course. It can be taken by any interested person in Germany. It is a scaled examination at the language levels of A2 and B1.

How can I prepare for the examination?

We always recommend that you take one of our orientation courses beforehand. Our qualified instructors get you ready in the best possible way to take the LiD examination. For more detailed information, please refer to our page on orientation courses.

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?

2022

External participants will be charged an examination fee for these examinations; this also includes a prior consultation.

110,00 €
Course 22P218S0
30 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
10.00 am - 05.10 pm
Registration deadline: 25 Aug 2022
Course 22P219N0
14 Oct 2022 - 14 Oct 2022
10.00 am - 04.50 pm
Registration deadline: 09 Sep 2022
Course 22P220N0
15 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022
08.30 am - 03.00 pm
Registration deadline: 12 Aug 2022
Course 22P221N0
29 Oct 2022 - 29 Oct 2022
08.30 am - 03.00 pm
Registration deadline: 23 Sep 2022
Course 22P223N0
26 Nov 2022 - 26 Nov 2022
08.30 am - 03.00 pm
Registration deadline: 31 Oct 2022
Course 22P224N0
26 Nov 2022 - 28 Nov 2022
02.30 pm - 04.30 pm
Registration deadline: 01 Jul 2022
Course 22P225N0
10 Dec 2022 - 10 Dec 2022
08.30 am - 03.00 pm
Registration deadline: 31 Oct 2022

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 (office@isk-hannover.de).

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.

LiD

The LiD test is taken at the end of the orientation course focuses on such topics as German law, history and culture. There are 33 multiple-choice questions that have to be answered.

 

LiD

At the end of the integration course, you write the German Test for Immigrants (Deutschtest für Zuwanderer – DTZ). The completion of the B1 level is proof of the language proficiency you require to become a German citizen. As the last part of the integration course, you attend the orientation course, which you complete by writing the “Living in Germany” test (Leben in Deutschland). You will be well prepared to take the test in the orientation course. An examination fee of € 25.00 is charged for external particpants.

The LiD test takes 60 minutes. It is a multiple-choice test with 33 questions. If you are able to answer 17 of the 33 questions correctly, you will have passed the naturalization test and receive a certificate documenting your knowledge of the German legal system and social order. Then there will be nothing more standing in the way of you becoming a German citizen. The LiD is usually scheduled for about once a month.

How can I prepare for the examination?

We always recommend that you take one of our orientation courses beforehand. Our qualified instructors get you ready in the best possible way to take the LiD examination. For more detailed information, please refer to our page on orientation courses.