DSH Exam


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


You are eligible to sit the exam if you are:

  • a student who has been admitted to RWTH Aachen University by the International Office; or
  • an external participant who has been admitted to another German university.


We charge a fee of 150 euros to take the DSH exam.


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

Content and Format

DSH certifies that you have sufficient knowledge of German 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.