German language test
For non-students the Goethe Institute in cooperation with Deutsche Kulturinstitut Tallinn are also providing the language tests.
- 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 of the DAAD (which includes ERASMUS, of course; it includes every scholarship where the DAAD is involved); NB! Other organizations might have their own tests or do only recognize tests that are only 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 to a) plan in advance and b) take the test of the Goethe Institute. Not only do they provide the "big" tests, which are several hours long and test all abilities from writing to conversation, but they offer a lot of appointments/time slots.