On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions about language certificates.
One must formally apply to take the DSH test. Dates and locations are regularly announced on our DSH page, where you can also learn which documents are required to apply.
No. In order to be able to take the DSH test you need to show proof of acceptance to TU Dortmund University. Registration as a student to attend a German course is insufficient.
Can I apply to take the DSH test at TU Dortmund University if I have been accepted to study at another university or institute?
No. That is not allowed.
Can I apply to take the DSH test at TU Dortmund University with a certificate of participation from a C1-level course?
No. You are required to prove that you have successfully completed a C1-level course. Certificates of participation and/or proof of enrollment are not accepted.
Yes. In addition to having power of attorney, the person acting on your behalf must possess all required application documents.
Application for the DSH can only take place in person on the date specified. We reserve the right to make possible changes for the Corona period. Application dates are regularly announced on our DSH page.
Detailed information about the DSH registration procedure can be found on our DSH page.
The Division of Foreign Languages does not offer the TOEFL-test. Research the Internet for an officially recognized test site.
No. The Division of Foreign Languages does not offer the IELTS test. Research the Internet for an officially recognized test site.
- Language certificates not older than one year which indicate grades, level of proficiency, hours completed, and which stand in accordance with CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) may be recognized. For more information please contact Dr. Meni Syrou, the chair of the Foreign Languages Division.
- You may request a DAAD language proficiency evaluation. Registration can be done via our course platform.
Is it possible to acquire a DAAD certificate of language proficiency if I don’t study at TU Dortmund University?
No. This offer is only available to TU Dortmund University students.