German language test
NB! Due to the ongoing pandemic, no German language tests are scheduled at the moment!
However, many scholarship and exchange programs accept other forms of language certificates at the moment. Among those might be a short oral exam or, if the applicant visited a language course at Tartu University, a written statement by the previous German teacher. Please scan the information provided on the website of the exchange programs carefully for alternatives. Oral exams will be conducted by Marie-Luise Meier (marie-luise.meier [ät] ut.ee).
Free test: only available for students of the University of Tartu on condition that the test is needed for applying for a scholarship and similar, which must include the involvement of the DAAD (including Erasmus+). The test will take place once a semester and only when at least five people have an interest to take part.
Test for a non-student costs between 4-9 euros.
The following conditions apply:
- The test is a C-test called onSET; it is possible to inform yourself about onSET on the official website.
- The test must be taken in person - there is no online version (esp. important during the pandemic)
- The free test must not only be for any scholarship but for a scholarship involving the DAAD (including ERASMUS); NB! Other organizations may have their own tests or only recognise tests that are in written from (such as the onSET test)
- The test is usually conducted once or twice a semester; it is usually at least conducted once shortly before the deadlines of the DAAD scholarships (so no one will be without a test).
If a student needs a German test on a very short notice, we recommend considering the test of the Goethe Institute organised in cooperation with the Deutsche Kulturinstitut Tallinn. The tests are lengthy, cover a large range of language skills, and the institute offers a lot of appointments/time slots. The same tests are also available for non-students.