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Next test date: Thursday 13 February, 2020

Next preparation course dates:
Friday 31 January, 2020 2.15pm-7.15pm + Saturday 1 February, 2020 9.00am-4.00pm + Saturday 8 February, 2020 9.00am-4.00pm

Please register for the preparation course on My Campus (LSF): 5748 TestDaF Preparation

Even if you are not a regular student at RWU, you may participate in the TestDaF preparation course as a guest student. To register as such, please contact Dolores Müller.

The RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten is a licensed TestDaF Test Center. TestDaF checks whether a candidate's level of German is sufficient for pursuing higher education in Germany. Reading, listening, writing and speaking are tested. The candidates are asked to read and write about scientific topics and prove that they are capable of communicating in everyday life at a university (listening and speaking). Hence, intermediate or advanced knowledge of the German language (B2/C1 level according to CEFR) is recommended.

The test takes about 4 hours. It is either completed with pen and paper or on a computer. The TestDaF certificate is valid for an unlimited period of time and is accepted by all universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany. Each universitiy stipulates its own requirements for admission.

For more information, please see the TestDaF website.



Next expected test date: winter term 2020/2021

Fee for RWU students: 89€

The Test Of English as a Foreign Language - Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP) consist s of 140 mulitple choice questions testing the candidate's listening and reading comprehension as well as knowledge of English grammar on CEFR-levels A2 - C1. Writing and speaking skills are not assessed.

In Germany, as well as internationally, the test is widely known and accepted. It is especially suitable for proving one's English proficiency as part of university applications or stays abroad.

For further information, please see the TOEFL ITP website.


TOEIC Listening & Reading

Next expected test date: Winter term 2020/2021 with an accompanying preparation course.

Fee for RWU students: 125€

In the Test Of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Listening & Reading, 200 multiple choice questions test the candidate's listening and reading comprehension on CEFR levels A1 - C1. Writing and speaking skills are not tested.

The TOEIC is in particular appropriate in work-related contexts. The test provides young professionals with a competitive edge regarding job applications and job vacancies.

For further information, please see the  TOEIC website.

Certificates in other langages

If you would like to obtain an internationally accepted language certificate in French, Spanish or Italian, please have a look at the following tests. NB: the linked websites are in German.

French: DELF, DALF

Spanish: DELE