Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang

General information

The DSH (German Language Examination for University Admission) is used to check the knowledge of German of applicants from abroad. It is a university language test. Language skills are tested here.

The language skills include the following:

  • listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension(including linguistic structures)
  • Writing
  • and speaking.

The exam is divided into two parts. At the beginning there is a written exam. After passing this part successfully, an oral examination part follows.

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The aim is a C1 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). 

With a C1 level certified by this examination, a student from abroad can study at a German university, university or university of applied sciences.

 On this page you will find a lot of information about the DSH: 

  • current dates of exams and their registration periods
  • practice examples for your preparation
  • Institutions that can prepare you well for the exam
  • general information about the examination.


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