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Goethe Institut Certification Examinations

Do you require evidence of your German language skills that is recognised all over the world? As a licensed examination partner Durham University offers the Goethe- Institut German exam for different levels of ability.

Why should I take the Goethe Exam?

The Goethe-Institut is the world’s largest provider of German courses and a benchmark for German language teaching and testing. Taking the exam is an ideal way to demonstrate your German skills and proficiency and to assess your language level accurately in an independent exam. The Goethe-Institut certificates are widely accepted and respected as proof of language proficiency. 

Which German levels are offered at Durham?

The German exams offered correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from the level A1 (beginners) to C2 for advanced learners of German. A description of each level, exam formats and lengths can be found on the official Goethe-Institut website.


The next exams will be held on the 6th and 7th of June 2024.  Registration is now open. 

Please follow the links below for registration. 

CEFR Level Fee Registration 
A1 £129

Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1

A2 £139

Goethe-Zertifikat A2 - Goethe-Institut London - United Kingdom

B1 £170

Goethe-Zertifikat B1 - Goethe-Institut London - United Kingdom

B2 £219 Goethe-Zertifikat B2 - Goethe-Institut London - United Kingdom
C1 £239

Goethe-Zertifikat C1 - Goethe-Institut London - United Kingdom

C2 £329

Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS



Mr. Mark Critchley | Email:

Lead Examiner:
Mrs. Laura Lewis | Email:

Link to official Goethe-Institut website