Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Language Centre

DSH German Higher Education Entrance Examination

Only international students already admitted to study at Humboldt-Universität are eligible to sit the DSH (ger. Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang). External candidates are admitted to the DSH only by way of exception.
The successful completion of a DSH exam is a prerequisite for registration at a German university or university of professional education.


General information

DSH German higher education entrance examination
  • Dates
    It takes place four times a year before the start of each winter and summer semester and in coordination with the Admissions Office for International Students.
    The DSH comprises a written and an oral exam, with the orals taking place about a week after the written exam.
  • Fees

    Exam: 150 EUR

    Certificate: free of charge

    Duplicates of certificate: 5 EUR each

    For further details on fees see Regulations.

  • Certificate
    The certificate is issued the day after the successful completion of the oral exam.