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TestDaF – Examination for international study applicants

Test your German language skills at an advanced level! We offer the TestDaF examination six times a year at our language school in Hannover, the ISK. This standardized examination serves as internationally recognized proof of your German language proficiency.

TestDaF – Test for German as a foreign language

The TestDaF (Test German as a foreign language) is a language certificate for your studies or job. It is one of the most important language tests for foreign applicants as proof of their German language skills. Our language school is a licensed test center and offers the internationally recognized TestDaF several times a year.

The TestDaF consists of 4 exam parts, all of which are taken on the same day:

  • Reading comprehension: 3 reading texts, 30 tasks, 60 minutes
  • Listening comprehension: 3 listening texts, 25 tasks, 40 minutes
  • Written production: 1 writing task, 60 minutes
  • Oral production: 7 speaking tasks, 35 minutes

Most universities expect you to achieve TDN 4 in all 4 parts of the exam. The TestDaF exam tests your language performance and rates it at one of the TestDaF levels TDN 3, 4 or 5. These correspond to the levels German B2.1 to C1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). TestDaF can also be used as a language certificate for your job.

How can I prepare for the examination?

If your current language level is German B1 or B2, we recommend that you take part in our intensive courses first. If you already have a level of German C1, we recommend you take our 4-week examination course to prepare for the TestDaF examination. Our experienced teachers will prepare you in the best way possible for the TestDaF examination format. You will find detailed information on the respective course pages:

When will the next TestDaF examination take place?

What does it mean to have a guaranteed examination spot?

If you register with us for a 4-week examination course, we will reserve a place for you to take the TestDaF examination at the ISK Hannover. The cost of the exam in the amount of EUR 195 will be charged in addition to this. After registration, you will receive your personal TAN from us, which you must use to register for the exam online at

How can I register?

You can register for the exam course after you have had a personal advising session in our school or online. Advising and placement always takes place on Mondays.


We reserved a spot for the examination for participants of the ISK. The examination can be booked in our Office. in addition to the course. A direct registration is also possible online at

Exam 24P603N1 12 Nov 2024 - 12 Nov 2024
Tuesday, 09.00 am - 03.30 pm

The ISK is a licensed test centre for: