DSH exam


  • Examination location: Aachen
  • Time: approx. 07:30 am – 03:00 pm
  • Registration deadline: approx. 2 months before the date

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About the DSH exam

The DSH , the German language test for university entrance, is a state-recognized examination that entitles you to study at a German university. It consists of a written and an oral part.

The written exam covers the following areas:

  • Understanding and editing an audio text
  • Understanding and editing a reading text
  • Understanding and working on structures in scientific language
  • Prescription-oriented text production

The oral examination should demonstrate the ability to adequately carry out linguistic actions relevant to the study, such as discussing, assessing, informing, etc. Furthermore, it should be proven that the examinee is able to react appropriately in a conversation about study-relevant facts.

Passing the written part with a total of at least 57% (DSH 1) is the prerequisite for participating in the oral examination. The result required for most subjects is DSH 2 (at least 66.6%). A result of 82% (DSH 3) is required for some subjects.

1. DSH exam at our partner universities

We register course participants who have successfully passed our C1 preparation course without admission to the DSH at our partner universities. The certificates from these universities are recognized by all German universities.

To register for this exam through the Sprachakademie Perfect German you need:

  • C1 certificate from the Perfect German language academy
  • no admission

2. DSH exam at the TU Dortmund

Course participants who have completed the C1 preparatory course at Perfect German and have received a C1 certificate can apply for an examination place at TU Dortmund with valid admission to TU Dortmund. The certificates from TU Dortmund are recognized by all German universities.

Our course participants are specifically and intensively prepared for this exam.

Preparation for the DSH exam

  • How can I best prepare for the DSH exam?

    We definitely recommend booking preparation lessons before the exam. In C1 DSH intensive courses from Perfekt Deutsch , you will learn the exact structure of the exam, the format and the content of the DSH exam using authentic telc materials. Your teachers teach you effective techniques and examination strategies and give you valuable tips with which you can successfully take your DSH exam.

    With the help of various DSH model tests, you can already find out more about the test format and the examination procedure.

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Frequently bought together

  • C1 Deutschkurs

    C1 DSH intensive course

    Next course: 27.10 - 16.12.22

    • Duration: approx. 8 weeks
    • Start: every 2 months
    • Сapacity: approx. 200 lessons
    • Schedule: Mon-Fri, 08:00-12:15
    • Course location: Dortmund or online
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