DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) - Language Certificate

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

The DAAD language certificate serves as proof of your language skills and is required for scholarships, studies abroad or internships abroad together with the other application documents.

The examination required for the issue of the certificate comprises a written and an oral part and tests the existing knowledge and skills in the areas of listening comprehension, reading comprehension and written and oral expression.
The oral part of the examination consists of a short subject-related examination interview or presentation; in the written part, you will be asked questions on listening and reading comprehension and must write a short subject-related essay. The form of this examination is similar to the Cambridge Assessment (First Certificate, Advanced et cetera). To familiarise yourself with the form of the examination and to carry out a practice test, candidates can visit the following websites:

Practice Test Level B2:


Practice Test Level C1:



Exam dates summer semester 2021


The exam is offered only to students of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Students can register for an exam date for English in Sankt Augustin or Rheinbach via the Student Information System (SIS); the examination takes place when there are at least two registrations. Examinations in other languages can be arranged on request. Please note that in the latter case we need a corresponding lead-time to organize the exam.

Information on the language skills and on the individual levels at which they are tested can be found on the official form:

- DAAD Language Certificate (pdf)

The costs for the exam are borne by the respective departments - the exams are therefore free of charge for Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University students. Students are not allowed to take the exam more than once per semester. Students who are registered for an examination and are absent without excuse will be excluded from the following examinations for the remainder of the semester.

Please note that the DAAD language certificate is not recognised as an academic examination in the Business Administration programme at the department of Management Sciences in Rheinbach!

Students who do not register in time for one of the regularly offered test dates can also take an examination for the issue of the language certificate at other institutions such as the English Institute in Cologne for a fee.

Contact Persons

James Chamberlain

Coordinator for languages other than English, German or Spanish
Coordinator of the language programme for faculty and staff and EMI
Porträtfoto James Chamberlain
james.chamberlain [at] h-brs.de

Contact person for the DAAD-Language Certificate for all study programmes in Sankt Augustin and Hennef

Eileen Küpper

Lecturer in English and Intercultural Communication
Coordinator of the English programme (Department of Management Sciences)
Porträtfoto Eileen Küpper
eileen.kuepper [at] h-brs.de

Contact person for the DAAD-Language Certificate in Rheinbach / Management Sciences

Peter Kapec

Lecturer in English
Coordinator of the English programme (Department of Natural Sciences)
Porträtfoto Peter Kapec
peter.kapec [at] h-brs.de

Contact person for the DAAD-Language Certificate in Rheinbach / Natural Sciences