If you are planning to apply to study at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf as a foreign student, you will need to submit a certificate showing you have passed one of the following German language exams together with your application:
- the DSH-2 or DSH-3 (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang = German language university entrance exam for foreign students)
- the Test DaF (= Test of German as a Foreign Language) with grade 5 or 4 in all individual parts – www. testdaf.de
- the Kleines or Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (= basic or advanced language diploma) from a Goethe Institut
- the Goethe Certificate C2
- the Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (= central, upper school level language test) from a Goethe Institut
- the Deutsches Sprachdiplom (= German language diploma), level 2 as defined by the Conference of German cultural ministers
- the "Zertifikat telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule"
- the "Österreichische Sprachdiplom C2 (ÖSD C2)"
Applicants from EU countries, who have been admitted to a numerus clausus study programme (with admission restrictions) by the Foundation for University Admission, must submit proof that they have successfully taken one of these language exams on enrolling.
Please note: It is not possible to apply for a university place or to enrol without having passed one of the above-listed exams.
More information can be found in the Rules for Proof of Language Proficiency for Admission to Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.