Official Exams, German
Official Exams


Official Exams and Certificates - German

An official certificate measuring your level of German is an important asset for your résumé that will be highly valued by potential employers. Which certificate is the right choice for you?

The Goethe Institute and TELC award official, internationally recognised German certificates.

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The European Language Certificates
Proof of achievement in German (A1 to C1, based on the CEFRL), recognised as part of the European Union language scheme. >>>Details

Zertifikat B1
Upper elementary level certificate. [B1 according to the CEFR]
A minimum of 400-600 lessons is required to reach this level. >>>Details

ZDfB (Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf)
Certificate in professional German that recognises an intermediate language level [B2 according to the CEFR]. >>>Details

ZMP (Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung)
This exam certifies an upper intermediate language level. [C1 according to the CEFR]
A minimum of 800 to 1000 lessons is required to reach this level. >>>Details

ZOP (Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung)
Recognises an advanced language level [C2 according to the CEFR] sufficient for pursuing studies in a German high school. (more than 1,200 lessons). >>>Details

KDS (Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom)
Equivalent to the ZOP in level, the KDS demands greater literary knowledge. This exam recognises a high standard in German literature and also allows successful candidates to teach German as a foreign language. >>>Details

Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS (Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom)
The GDS diploma (Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom) is the Goethe Institute’s highest-level exam and recognises a level of German close to native-speakers. >>>Details