DSH Exam and DSH Courses

General Information

The Department of Teaching German as a Foreign Language is accredited by the German Rectors’ Conference and the subject association for the Teaching of German as a Foreign Language; and our certificate is recognised by all of Germany’s tertiary education institutions. We provide the DSH examination four times a year. In addition, we provide two intermediate and advanced DSH courses each semester.

DSH Examination Regulations

For more information, download the valid DSH examination regulations [de]

Upcoming Exams

Exam Structure

Please note that the exam contains a written and an oral part.They take place on different days and at different locations.

  • Written Part
    Time: Mo. 8.1.2024, 8:00-13:00 Uhr
    Ort:  Rubenowstr. 3, Hörsaal
  • Oral Part
    Place: Do./ Fr. 11./12.1.2024
    Place: Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3, SR 1.04
  • Written Part
    Time: Mo., 26.02.2024, 8:00-13:00 Uhr
    Place:  Rubenowstr. 1, Hörsaal 1
  • Oral Part
    Time: Do./ Fr. 29.02./ 01.03.2024
    Place: Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3, SR 1.04



Exam Fee

  • DSH exam: € 150 for participants of the DSH courses and € 350 for external participants

Information for external participants (taking part in the DSH exam without previously attending the DSH course):

Under certain circumstances you can take part in the DSH exam without previously attendingthe DSH language course. In this case please contact the International Office (bew_infouni-greifswaldde)

Preparatory Courses

Minimum number of participants: 10 participants


  • Fee: € 350 per semester

Course Content

1. Intermediate Course (1st Semester)
Mon.-Fri. from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (25 units à 45 mins per week)

  • teaching and practicing grammar
  • strategies for understanding lectures and taking notes
  • strategies for working with universal and academic texts
  • oral and written communication skills
  • conversation classes and vocabulary learning
  • introduction to the structures and usage of academic language

2. Advanced Course (2nd Semester)
Mon.-Fri. from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (25 units à 45 mins per week)

  • preparation for the DSH exam
  • mock exams
  • strategies for working with universal and academic texts
  • oral communication skills and vocabulary learning
  • strategies for understanding lectures and to take notes
  • teaching and practicing grammar
  • written communication skills
  • teaching of methods for working scientifically

3. Phonetics and Conversation Classes for Participants of the DSH Course

Classes by arrangement. The phonetics and conversation classes are for participants of the DSH courses. You will be split into small groups to enable individual language assistance.

Application for the DSH Courses

Address for your Application

Please apply for the DSH courses by using the uni-assist e.V. online portal and send your application to the following address:

Universität Greifswald
11507 Berlin

Application Deadlines

  • Application deadline for the summer semester: 15th January
  • Application deadline for the winter semester: 15th July

The Following Documents Must be Submitted

The following documents need to be submitted:

  • completed application form
  • certified copies of school/university certificates
  • proof of German language proficiency (certificates with a minimum of B1)
  • a copy of your passport

Information for Applicants

Entrance Test


Entrance test for the DSH preparatory course in the semester 2024:

Date: 12.3.2024

Location: Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 6, HS 2



Ulrike Berger, M.A.
Teaching assistant
Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3, Room 1.01
Tel.: +49 3834 420 3431