DSH Exam


The Language Center offers the DSH Exam several times a year. You will find recent Exam dates under Dates & Deadlines DSH/TestDaF. Recent test results may be found in News.


Eligible to sit the exam are:

  • Students with a qualified admission to the RWTH from the International Office
  • Applicants with a qualified admission to another German university, external participants


We charge a fee of 130 euros for the participation in the DSH exam.


You can register for the DSH exam exclusively online. The corresponding link and exam dates are in Dates & Deadlines DSH/TestDaF.

Content and Format

DSH certifies that you have sufficient knowledge of German in order to study at a German university. More information can be found in Content and Format.


Upon passing the oral exam you will be issued a temporary certificate. You will receive the official DSH certificate, DSH II or III, via post six weeks at the latest after the examination date. No certificates will be issued for results lower than the DSH II level.