Foreign students wishing to study at a German university must demonstrate sufficient German language skills prior to enrollment.

Aalen University is an official testing center for the test "German as a foreign language" (TestDaF), which is recognized by all German universities.

The scoring result TDN 4 TestDaF serves as proof of the linguistic ability to study for unrestricted admission or enrollment for all courses and degrees in Germany.

At Aalen University (or more generally at universities in the German State of Baden-Württemberg) test takers must achieve at least TDN 4 in average and at least TDN 3 in all four parts of the exam. In the corresponding DSH examination at least DSH-2 or DSH-3 must be achieved.

To take the test and achieve the aforementioned results, you need to possess good to very good German language skills, that is a minimum of 700 hours of instruction. However, evidence of previously acquired knowledge is not required.

Examination dates

More information can be found on the website of TestDaF

The fee for the TestDaF exam is 175 Euro

Sign up for TestDaF

You have to sign up for the test online at: Sign up for TestDaF

The Aalen University Language Center

The Language Center is a central institution of Aalen University. It is responsible for language and cultural education for students from all courses of study. Our language courses, integrated into and complementing your course of studies, provide you with key qualifications at no charge (registration required). Besides general language courses, there is increased interest in technical language offerings. For this reason, we are working to increase our offerings, especially in the areas of business and technology.

The Aalen University Language Center is also official ETS exam center for the TOEIC Test (English) and the TFI Test (French).

A wide offering of media is available from our collection to support lecturers with instruction and individuals with independent study. The Language Centre offers a wide spectrum of courses for diverse languages and study requirements.

You can access the Language Center’s site, which offers an overview of courses offered and other service here