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 an examination fee of 150 Euro + 25 Euro registration fee.


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 1, 2 or 3, via post six weeks at the latest after the examination date.