Registration for DSH examinations
The next DSH examination will take place in January 2021.
Online registration for applicants at the University of Oldenburg will be activated at the beginning of January 2021 (in German only).
The examination fee is 80 euros for all participants in accordance with the “Fees Regulations” of the University of Oldenburg.
Information on registration/FAQ
When does the DSH take place?
At the Language Centre of the University of Oldenburg, the DSH examination is held twice a year, in February and July. The next DSH examination is expected to take place on 30 January 2021. The written part (listening and reading comprehension, academic language and argumentative text production) is scheduled for 30 January 2021 and the oral examination for 8-9 February 2021.
Who can participate?
Only applicants to the University of Oldenburg will be admitted who can provide confirmation from uni-assist or who have already received an admission letter from the University of Oldenburg.
Can applicants to other universities also register for the DSH at the University of Oldenburg?
Regular registration is not possible for external candidates. If remaining places are still available after the registration period, registration is opened for external participants. You can check our website to see if there are any remaining places.
How can I register for the DSH examination?
Registration must take place at the beginning of January via the online registration form (see ‘Registration’ on the left). Examination places will be allocated according to the order of receipt. When registering, you must attach the following documents:
- proof of your applicant status as a scanned document (admission letter or a current enrolment certificate or confirmation issued by uni-assist);
- a copy of your residence permit or passport (only if no residence permit is available)
How do I find out if I have been awarded an examination place?
At the end of the registration period, you will be informed by email whether you have received an examination place. You can only be admitted to the examination if you meet the registration requirement at the time of application and your documents are complete.
Examination places will be allocated according to the order of receipt. Please understand that we only have a few examination places available and that you are not entitled to an examination place even if you register correctly.
When and where do I have to pay the examination fee?
If you receive an examination place, you will normally have to pay the examination fee of 80 euros in person at the secretary’s office of the Language Centre 1-2 weeks before the examination. This payment cannot be made by bank transfer.
How can I prepare for the examination?
We offer an up-to-date sample examination.
Preparatory courses are offered every semester for applicants to the University of Oldenburg who have an official B1 certificate (e.g. issued by the Goethe Institute or telc). These courses last from 1-2 semesters and are intended to improve the proficiency of applicants up to C1 level and help them to prepare for the DSH examination. Please note that you must first apply online at www.uni-assist.de for a place to study at the University of Oldenburg. Only those who meet the application requirements and pass the German proficiency examination will be admitted to the preparatory German courses.
How do I obtain my certificate?
There are three options for obtaining your certificate: 1. You may collect your certificate in person from the Language Centre secretary’s office (Room A15 0-001) upon presentation of your ID card. 2. Another person may collect your certificate by presenting a power of attorney and their identity card. 3. We can send you the certificate by post, if you provide us with a self-addressed A4 return envelope (including postage for a registered letter) Please note that we assume no responsibility for certificates lost in the post.