Documentation of German language proficiency

International applicants who did not obtain their higher education entrance qualification in Germany and in German language must document German language proficiency enabling them to study at university level.

Proof of university-level language proficiency must be concluded by the deadline for applications and included in your online application. Your application will be rejected if this documentation is not provided on time.

Therefore: Do not submit an application without documentation of your German language proficiency.

EU citizens who have obtained a study place via www.hochschulstart.de cannot enroll at Student Administration without documentation of German language proficiency. In that case, their approval to study becomes invalid.

Documentation of German language proficiency

German language proficiency may be documented via the following exams:

The University of Tübingen offers exams and preparatory courses for the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH).

Programs conducted in English

You do not require proficiency in German for degree programs taught completely in English. You can find a list of our international degree programs here.

Exemption from DSH and TestDaF

The following are exempt from DHS and TestDaF:

Other recognized documentation

The following certificates from institutions outside Germany are recognized as documentation of German language proficiency required for acceptance into higher education studies in the Federal Republic of Germany: