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Language tests

Students and employees of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, as well as external students, can take language examinations with us for a fee, some of which are internationally recognised.


The TestDaF certificate, which is recognised by all German universities, proves that you are linguistically ready to start your studies. Academics can also use the test to prepare for research stays at German universities.


The Language Centre is the central contact point for the issuing of DAAD and bvmd language certificates at the Heinrich Heine University. The examination is subject to a fee (49,50€) and can also be taken by external students at our centre.

We will arrange dates for DAAD/bvmd examinations in other languages individually.


Please provide us with the following information when registering for the DAAD-/bvmd language examination:

• full name
• ull address
• mobile phone number where you can be reached on the day of the examination
• course/subject of study
• type of scholarship you are applying for (DAAD, bvmd)

Please do not use a Hotmail e-mail address, as this address often causes problems and the mails are not delivered.

Zertifikat Polnisch als Fremdsprache (PaF)

The HHU is the only recognised examination centre in Germany for the language certificate "Polish as a Foreign Language" (PaF).

The PaF Language Certificate is the only state-recognised examination for Polish as a foreign language. It is recognised by universities and institutions in Poland and other countries as proof of language proficiency and is an important milestone for international applicants on their way to a Polish university. Academics can also use the PaF test to prepare for and apply to research stays at Polish universities.

The PaF certificate can be obtained here - also by external students - at levels A2 to C1 of the European Framework of Reference. The exams will start in November 2023 at the Language Centre.

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