German Language Test for Higher Education DSH-Test

From now on, only internal, ie. enrolled students of the Europa-Universität Flensburg are able to take the DSH exam provided by the Europa-Universität Flensburg. The target group comprises the students of our partner universities as well as students enrolled in the ProRef program. Interested external parties can no longer be considered.

General Information

What is the DSH?

Do you come from another country and would like to study in Germany?

Then, with the existence of the "German Language Test for Higher Education" (DSH), you can prove that you are able to study in the German language and able to study in scientific disciplines, follow lectures and participate actively in seminars.

In the following, you can inform yourself about the following aspects of the DSH:

  • How is the test set up?
  • What is the legal basis for the DSH exam in Flensburg?
  • What results do I need to study in Flensburg?

DSH Stages

The overall examination is passed when both the oral and the written examination are passed. The result of the DSH is given in three stages - DSH 1, DSH 2 and DSH 3.

DSH Level

Corresponds to a result of at least

Eligibility

DSH 1

57%

Not able to study at the Europa-University Flensburg

DSH 2

67%

Able to study at the Europa-Universität Flensburg

(With the exception of the BA course in Educational Sciences and all teacher profession-related master study programs)

DSH 3

82%

Also able to a BA study program in education sciences as well as all teacher profession-related master study courses

Both in the oral and written examination

With a total score of DSH 2 and DSH 3, you will demonstrate advanced language competences. This corresponds approximately to a level of C1 (DSH 2) or C1 / C2 (DSH 3) of the Common European Framework.

DSH-Test

The structure of the test is shown below. It is divided into a written and an oral exam. Admission to the oral examination is only possible when the written examination with at least DSH 1 has been passed.

Assessment of

Verified competences

Written exam
(Up to 4 hours /
240 minutes)
  • Understanding and processing of a listening text

  • Ability to follow lectures
  • Ability to take notes as well as to use them
  • Reading comprehension
  • Recognize, understand and apply grammatically relevant

    structures

  • Understanding of authentic, science-oriented texts
  • Recognize, understand and apply grammatically relevant structures

  • Task based text production

  • Independent and coherent responses to science-oriented texts

Oral exam
(About 20 minutes)
  • Giving a short speech and having a subsequent discussion on it
  • Spontaneous and fluent speaking on science-oriented topics

  • Use of relevant interaction strategies (E.g. turn taking)

  A sample test can be found here.

Legal basis

Detailed information on DSH at the Europa-Universität Flensburg, e.g. for the admission, assessment of the examination as well as for a possible deregistration from the examination, can be found in our examination regulations dated 05.02.2015. This corresponds to the framework for German language examinations for study at German universities (RO-DT) from 17.11.2011. The Europa-Universität Flensburg is registered with the University Rectors' Conference and is entitled to give the DSH examination. In accordance with §7 of the Framework Regulations, a DSH examination, which is designed according to the framework regulations, is recognized by all universities and study colleges.

DSH in Flensburg

Events/Schedule

The Europa-Universität Flensburg offers a DSH exam once a year. In preparation for the special examination format, you will take part in a semester-accompanying DSH preparatory course, as well as a C1.2 course.

Phase

Date

German Course C1.2

2019

DSH Preparation Course

2019

Written exam

2019

Oral exam

2019

Creation and dispatch of certificates

2019

Costs
Accompanying C1.2 courseFree of charge
DSH preparation course 100 Euro
DSH exam 125 Euro

Admission Requirements

From now on, only internal, ie. Enrolled students of the Europa- Universität Flensburg are able to take the DSH exam provided by the Europa-Universität Flensburg. The target group comprises the students of our partner universities as well as students enrolled in the program ProReF. External interested parties can no longer be considered.

Please contact your course supervisor for registration information.

Insights into teaching

The lessons take place in small groups of about 20 people. The different forms of the lessons not only intensively prepare participants for the DSH exam, but also for study in Germany.

Study Opportunities in Flensburg

With the successful completion of the DSH exam, you have the following opportunities in Flensburg:

Courses of study  - Europa-Universität Flensburg

For general information about studying in Germany, Eg "Studying in Germany" and on the pages of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).