Foreign students who wish to study at a German University need to prove their knowledge of German. Usually, language skills on at least level B2 are requested by Universities.

TestDaF tests the language skills reading, listening, writing and speaking. This way it can be verified that the test participant has the required language skills to be able to participate in scientific and academic fields of study and work.

 The results of TestDaF are divided into three levels: TDN 3, which is about B2.1 Level, TDN 4, which is about B2.2 - C1.1 Level, and TDN 5, which is about C1.2 Level. Students who wish to take the TestDaF should therefore have passed a German course of at least Level B2.

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TestDaF in Heidelberg


Advantages of TestDaF

TestDaF is an internationally centralised exam which is held at specific dates and only at licensed test centres. Unline the DSH, which is designed and held by different Universities for their own use, TestDaf provides the chance of internationally comparing German language skills. TestDaF is accepted with all German universities as proof of a student’s language skills. 




Test Dates 2021- Paperbased TestDaF

TestDaF can be taken at Alpha Aktiv on specific dates. Participants get their results within 6 weeks after the test, including a detailed report about their language skills. 


Exam Date


Registration Period

Results online

February 9th, 2021


17.11.2020 - 12.01.2021

as of 23.03.2021

April 20th, 2021


23.02.2021 - 24.03.2021

as of 01.06.2021

June 8th, 2021


13.04.2021 - 11.05.2021

as of 20.07.2021

July 15th, 2021


20.05.2021 - 17.06.2021

as of 26.08.2021

September 9th, 2021

T113 15.07.2021 - 12.08.2021

as of 21.10.2021

November 9th, 2021


14.09.2021 - 12.10.2021

as of 21.12.2021


Test Dates 2021- Digital TestDaF

As of 2021, you can also take the digital TestDaF, thus completely on the computer at our test centre. With this exam, you will receive the results 4 weeks after the exam.


Exam Date

Registration as of

March 24th, 2021

as of 16.02.2021

May 18th, 2021

as of 14.04.2021

November 24th, 2021

as of 19.10.2021





Further information and registration on: www.testdaf.de








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