Depending on the number of participants, the language test lasts about 2-3 hours and takes place at the Fachsprachenzentrum.
Certain Examinations Exempt from the DAAD Language Test: List of Exempt Exams
Koordinatorin und Dozentin für Englisch
In the Summer 2023 semester, the DAAD exam in English will be offered on a rolling basis. The exam will be administered online, with 30-minute time slots for the speaking section offered every Monday between 12:00 and 14:00. You must register 7 days before your desired exam date. You will receive your test materials via email and will be assigned a time for your speaking exam.
Speaking times slots are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Please register with your Bielefeld University or Bielefeld Fachhochschule email address. This exam is only available to Universität Bielefeld and Fachhochschule Bielefeld students.
Note: If you sign up for the test but can not attend, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance. If you miss this deadline, you may not sign up for a new test for three months.
Interested parties in all funding or exchange programs who need this proof can register via the DAAD language test registration form or alternatively by e-mail and register for one of the above mentioned dates. If you have further questions or need advice, please contact Georgina Willms from the Fachsprachenzentrum.
Note: In the Summer 2023 semester there will be no exams on April 10, May 1, and May 29, due to state holidays.
On the Wednesday before your scheduled speaking appointment you will receive an email. This email will include:
The speaking section will be conducted online. On the day of your appointment you will receive an email containing a Zoom link. At this meeting you will be asked to discuss the article you’ve read, as well as your general educational plans. Your reading and speaking scores will be assess in this meeting.
A few days after your appointment you will receive an email with your certificate.
There is no cost for the exam.
During the semester break, the DAAD exam will be held on August 18th and September 1st.
Beginning with the Winter Semester 2023/24, the DAAD exam will be held one Friday per month. The test will be conducted online, but you will have the option to attend via Zoom. The dates for the Winter Semester are as follows:
You can prepare for the reading part by reading advanced texts on the Internet (for example, Times of London, etc.). You can train your listening skills with audio material on social and scientific topics such as VOA News or BBC Radio 4. If you have already written academic texts in English, you are welcome to bring a text sample. Contact person for the coordination and execution of the tests: Georgina Willms
For a DAAD test for the languages of French, Spanish, Italian and Polish, please contact the following persons and arrange a test appointment:
Catalina Calero Ramírez
Koordinatorin für Finnisch, Portugiesisch, Spanisch und Türkisch
Dr. Susanne Hecht
Leiterin des Fachsprachenzentrums
Koordination Polnisch, Russisch