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Recognition of German-Language Certificates


Which proof will be accepted?

The certificate of successful completion of the supplementary German examination through the preparation programm course at an Austrian university is considered as proof of German language skills.

Furthermore, the following examinations/ diplomas are accepted as proof of German skills:

  • Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch - ÖSD Zertifikat C1
  • Goethe Institut - Goethe Zertifikat C1
  • telc GmbH - Deutsch "C1 Hochschule"
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer StudienwerberInnen DSH 2
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz DSD II 
  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF): minimum TDN 4 in all parts
  • Language competence certificate of an university language center - successfully passed exam on the level C1/2

The certificate must not be older then three years otherwise a new examination has to be done.