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[Translate to English:] Nahaufnahme schreibende Hand auf Prüfungsblatt

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If you intend to take a course at the Language Center, you need to check carefully before registration whether you are required to take a placement test to determine your proficiency level in the language. You do not need to sit for a placement test, if you would like to register for a course for absolute beginners, at level A1 of the CEFR. However, if you want to sign up for a course for intermediate or advanced learners and you have never taken a course in this particular language at the Language Center before, you have to either take a placement test or submit a certificate by another university language center which explicitly states the CEFR proficiency level and therefore qualifies you to take the chosen course at Osnabrück University.

Click here to find out about the dates for the upcoming placement tests.

Osnabrück University is an accredited TestDaF testing center. The TestDaF examinations are usually offered six times per year. More information concerning test dates as well as access to the online registration portal can be found on the website of the TestDaF-Institute

If you have any further questions about the TestDaF examinations, please contact Dr. Christiane Beinke christiane.beinke@uni-osnabrueck.de

Students of Osnabrück University may obtain a DAAD Language Certificate to certify their proficiency in a foreign language. This certificate is primarily for students who wish to spend a semester or a year abroad and who intend to apply for a scholarship or financial assistance. Please check out the information published by the University’s International Office on whether the DAAD language test is suitable in your case and where you should take the test.
Please note that the Language Center offers a total of 5 test dates for the DAAD Language Certificate throughout the academic year, usually in January, April, June, October and December. For each test date up to 20 students can register. If you wish to take this test, please ensure to register in time.
For more information concerning test dates and the registration procedure, log on to the University’s learning management system (Stud.IP) and search for “DAAD-Sprachtests für Auslandsaufenthalte”.

Please contact jan.heinrich.brockmann@uni-osnabrueck.de,if you have further questions.

The „International English Language Testing System” (IELTS ) tests your English language proficiency for academic and/or professional purposes. Educational institutions, government agencies and various other organizations in 120 countries around the world officially recognize IELTS test results as proof of your English language proficiency.
The Language Center organizes IELTS examinations annually for applicants to Osnabrück University (usually in early autumn). If you have any questions about the test, please contact jan.heinrich.brockmann@uni-osnabrueck.de.