TestDaF Prep Heidelberg

The TestDaF exam paves the way to university studies, and is recognized by all German universities as certification of language ability. It is the most important German language test for foreign university applicants. The TestDaF levels 3, 4, & 5 are equivalent to the B2 & C1 levels of the Common European Framework for Languages. 

This TestDaF preparation course is intended for participants with appropriate language skills at an advanced level (B2/C1), and for those candidates who aim to achieve optimal results on their TestDaF. Participants who have not yet reached required language level are recommended to participate in an intensive German course before embarking on a preparatory course.

Our TestDaF-experienced and qualified teachers:

  • introduce you to the test format and the timelines
  • provide assistance in tackling all sections of the test
  • train all exam sections with authentic testing material
  • discuss a variety of exam questions typical of the test
  • practice the technicalities of the oral TestDaF examination


Participants whose language competence is not yet at the level needed for the TestDaF may take an additional German language course in the morning.

For candidates who need more flexibility, we also offer TestDaF training online.

Course type:
Course duration: 4 weeks
Course instruction: 36 lessons, each lesson 45 minutes
Course schedule: Mo, Tu, Th: 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Starting Dates:
Course levels: B2/C1-level. Courses are based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference
Age group: Min. 17 years
Participants per class: 3-12*
Culture and leisure program: -
  Christmas break from December 19, 2016 - January 8, 2017

* With less than 3 participants in class the amount of lessons will be reduced as follows:

  • With 2 participants 50 % of booked lessons
  • With 1 participant: 30 % of booked lessons on one-to-one basis. Please see our terms and conditions.

Included in the course fee:

  • Online placement test before course begin
  • Personal consultation about appropriate level from academic advisors
  • Course goals, tests and study counselling
  • Mock-tests and authentic exercises from all exam parts
  • Self-learning phase through daily homework
  • Testing during course to monitor progress
  • Certificate of attention
  • Culture and leisure program (except transportation & admission fee)
  • Free WiFi
  • Free usage of computer and reading room


ih Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum is authorized testing centre for the TestDaF. Exams are conducted regularly on our premises.


Registration and payment of exam fees (€ 175) are also handled by the TestDaF Institute. All participants have to register theirselves on the TestDaF-platform.

Duration 4 Weeks