DSH Exam – Proficiency in the German Language Examination

Tübingen DSH Examination and Preparatory Course

International students seeking entrance to Tübingen University must first submit proof of their German language proficiency. This should be sent to the university with their admission application. Proficiency can be certified through:


  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaf)
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)
  • Telc C1 für die Hochschule 


The German as a Foreign Language Section of the International Office at Tübingen University holds DSH Examinations twice a year. The examinations take place 5/6 weeks before the admission deadline for the winter and summer terms.


A three week intensive preparatory course is run prior to the DSH Examination. In this course, each section of the DSH Examination is prepared in detail. Proficiency is tested by means of several trial run examinations. Candidates receive detailed feedback on their individual exam results.


The preparatory course is not obligatory for taking the DSH Examination.


The DSH examination is equivalent to a C1 (European reference framework) standard. Therefore only students with a high level of German language proficiency (at least B2) can take part in the preparatory course and the examination.

DSH Examination Dates December2017 – Examination and Preparatory Course

  • Written Exam: 1 December
  • Oral Exam: 8 December
  • Preparatory Course: 6  - 28 November (9-12.30 h)


Information on the Examination, Course and Application Process:


DSH Office:

Wilhelmstr. 22

72074 Tübingen

E-Mail: info[at]daf.uni-tuebingen.de

DSH Head Office

Section Head: Ursula Kimpel

International Affairs

German as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Programme  






German Language Courses

German Language courses (Section "German as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Programmes")