Accepted certificates to demonstrate language proficiency at DSH-2 level:
Also the following educational qualifications:
In the following cases, an individual exemption is possible:
In those cases please contact Dr. Wollert, head of the ISZ (Internationales Studienzentrum) at Goethe University Frankfurt.
Accepted certificates to demonstrate language proficiency at DSH-3 level:
If you do not have any of the above mentioned proofs of language proficiency, you will have to attend DSH preparation course first, before starting your studies. Applicants with indirect university entrance qualification have to attend the Studienkolleg (preparation college). Successful participation in the preparation college will provide you with the required German language skills.
To apply for DSH preparation course or preparation college at Goethe University, you must have German language skills at B1 level (minimum) as stipulated by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER). You must prove this with appropriate documentation and certificates.
Certificates merely confirming attendance or participation are not accepted:
The DSH is the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (mandatory German language proficiency examination to assess your qualification for study at a German university). For admission and enrolment at Goethe University you have to prove the minimum level of DSH-2 or an equivalent certificate by the application deadline.
A number of universities in Germany also offer the DSH for external applicants. The following universities provide this opportunity in and around Frankfurt: Frankfurt University of Applied Science, University of Applied Science Darmstadt, Philipps-University Marburg, University of Applied Science Fulda, and University of Mannheim.
Please consider that there is a limited number of places available and that the requirements for participation vary among universities. At www.dsh.de/dsh-termine you can find an overview of all German universities offering the DSH. Please contact the specific universities directly to receive information regarding the conditions of registration.
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