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German language skills requirements for international students/applicants


German language skills requirements at the time of application

All applicants must submit evidence of sufficient German language skills corresponding at least to a successfully completed level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Applicants for Medicine and Dentistry (only 1st semester) must submit evidence of German language proficiency corresponding to a successfully completed DSH-2-examination or to a certified alternative examination. For more information please click here.

All language certificates must be uploaded via the Upload-Portal as well as in translated form, unless the originals are in German, English or French.

German language skills requirements at the time of enrolment

Upon registration/enrolment, all successful applicants who received admission in Göttingen for a regular course of study must submit evidence of German language proficiency corresponding to a successfully completed DSH-2-examination or to a certified alternative examination.

The DSH-examination can be taken at the University of Göttingen. A DSH-certificate which was acquired at a different university will only be accepted if the DSH-examination of this university is accredited by the German Rectors' Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, HRK - see the link below).

Students are personally responsible for insuring that they have acquired sufficient German language skills prior to the deadline of enrolment.