DSH is...

...Abbreviation for the "German language exam for university entrance".

The DSH is a language test that tests whether you are linguistically fit for a degree in Germany. It will be carried out before starting your studies at the respective universities. You first take part in a written and then an oral DSH exam. In this way you show your linguistic aptitude and competence in the German language, because they are the basis for a successful study in Germany.

DSH - For whom?

The DSH is aimed at all foreign applicants who already have a valid admission to study for the semester following the DSH examination date. Successful participation in the DSH is compulsory for all applicants. There are, however, a few exceptions.


DSH - Are you fit?

Language Academy will help you to prepare well for the exam. Our mother-tongue coaches know through years of experience what is important in the DSH and train you systematically. Discussions in groups, exercises from original exams and tape recordings - Sprachakademie offers you the optimal preparation training.

DSH - Who is free?

For example:

  • Applicants who can demonstrate the required language skills in the form of a school leaving certificate that corresponds to a German university entrance qualification
  • Applicants who hold the "German Language Diploma (Level II) of the Standing Conference" (DSD II)
  • Applicants who have a certificate of the passed "Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung" (ZOP) of the Goethe-Institut
  • Applicants who hold a "Small German Language Diploma" or a "Great German Language Diploma" from the Goethe-Institut
  • Applicants who have taken the DSH to a foreign university under the responsibility of a Studienkolleg or a Lehrgebiet Deutsch als Fremdsprache
  • Applicants who have passed a final or final examination at a German Studienkolleg
  • Applicants who only complete a limited part of their studies as part of an exchange program at a German university

Further information about the exemption from the DSH is given by the respective universities.

DSH - Infos Leibniz Universität Hannover?

More information about the DSH at Leibniz Universität Hannover can be found at: https://www.fsz.uni-hannover.de/dsh.html

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Hanover – The center of high German

Hanover is the capital of Lower Saxony. In this region, people are known for speking an accent-free "high German.

The Hanover location is particularly important for those who want to pursue further education thanks to the city's four universities, the Medical School, the University of Music, Drama and Media, as well as further specialized colleges.

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