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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 C1 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 in 6th and 7th of June 2024.  Registration will open in February 2024.

Registration Fees: 

CEFR Level Fee
A1 £129
A2 £139
B1 £170
B2 £219
C1 £239
C2 £329



Mr. Mark Critchley | Email:

Lead Examiner:
Mrs. Laura Lewis | Email:

Link to official Goethe-Institut website