ALL ABOUT THE GERMAN SKILLS, GERMAN COURSE AND GERMAN EXAM

Here you will find all information about the required German language skills for application and for studying as well as information about the preparatory German course C1 with DSH exam training and the DSH exam.

 

If you apply with foreign certificates, you are required to hand in proof of German language skills with level B2. You can submit the following evidence with your application:

  • DSH-1
  • TestDaf: at least level 3 in all parts of the exam
  • Intermediate Level Language Test of the Goethe-Institut ("Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung")
  • a certificate showing you have completed an advanced course at another language school (Zeugnis über den Abschluss der Oberstufe eines Sprachinstituts)
  • a certificate showing you have completed a DSH/TestDaF preparatory course
  • a certificate of a completed German course/German examination with at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • proof of at least 1,000 hours of German lessons (800 hours for application to Studienkolleg)

You can be exempted from a German examination if you hand in one of the following certificates:

  • A degree in German (also teaching first or second foreign language) abroad
  • a completed vocational apprenticeship (or education) in Germany
  • 10 school years at a German school (the certificate "Realschulabschluss" without proof of 10 years at a German school does not qualify)!
  • or if you are applying for the English taught master's degree program 'International Management'

The preparatory German course C1 is primarily aimed at applicants who are interested in studying at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. The course capacity is limited to 20 places (12 places at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions). In case of capacity restrictions, participation may be limited to applicants of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences.

Participation requirements

  • a valid direct university entrance qualification (if you want to know whether you have a valid qualification to study, please check anabin).
  • Proof of German language skills at level B2

Cost

550 €

Notice

Course participants do not have student status and are not eligible for the Study Ticket.

You can find all further relevant information on the German website.

Once you are admitted to the desired degree program, you are required to hand in proof of German language skills with level DSH-2. You can submit the following evidence with your application:

  • German language proficiency test for university entrance (DSH) at a registered higher education institution. DSH-2 is required!
  • TestDaf: min. level 4 in all parts of the examination
  • telc Deutsch: C1 Hochschule
  • Goethe Certificate C2
  • German Language Diploma of the German Education Ministers’ Conference DSD II (Deutsches Sprachdiplom– Stufe II)
  • "Großes" or "Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom" test of the Goethe Institute
  • Goethe Institute: the Central Advanced Language Test "Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung"

You can be exempted from a German examination if you hand in one of the following certificates:

  • A degree in German (also teaching first or second foreign language) abroad
  • a completed vocational apprenticeship (or education) in Germany
  • 10 school years at a German school (the certificate "Realschulabschluss" without proof of 10 years at a German school does not qualify)!
  • or if you are applying for the English taught master's degree program 'International Management'. In this case, a level C1 in English is required, see also here.

Registration for the DSH examination (German Language Proficiency Test for Entrance to German Universities or 'Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang') is only possible in connection with an application for a study place at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (see 'Application process through uni-assist').

Here you can find the examination regulations for Hochschule RheinMain registered by Hochschulkonferenz: DSH-Prüfungsordnung (only in German).

More detailed information on the German website.


Do you have any questions about applying with foreign certificates?

Due to the current Corona crisis, we are unfortunately unable to offer personal service at this time - visiting hours are suspended until further notice. However, we will be happy to answer your questions by phone or e-mail. We ask for your understanding.

If you have any questions about applying with a foreign certificate and the application process, please feel free to contact:

Frau Ursula Haque
Frau Laure Leuschner

Phone: +49 611 9495 1550
Monday through Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00 Uhr Closed on Thursday, October 28

Consultation hours on site or via video by telephone arrangement.

Send an e-mail
Please note the longer processing times during the application phase and refrain from calling to inquire about your email.