The SDI is an examination centre in Munich recognised by the TestDaF-Institut language testing institute. The TestDaF is the most important German language test for international student applicants interested in studying at a German university: With the certificate you officially prove our proficiency in German and fulfil the language requirement to start your studies.

The TestDaF exam has a special format. It is recommended to intensively practise the oral exam in particular in order to achieve your desired exam performance. You can take the exam on four to six dates per year at the SDI and thus learn German in a targeted way.

Reasons for choosing TestDaF

  • Recognised certificate: With level 4 (TDN 4) results in all four exam parts you can study at any German university. Lower results are also accepted sometimes, with TDN 3 being the minimum.

  • Three different levels: The results of the exam are given in three different levels (TDN 3, 4, 5), which correspond to levels B 2.1 to C 1.2 according to the
    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The exam can even be retaken as often as you like if you are not satisfied with your results!

  • Extensive support: Take advantage of our TestDaF preparatory courses. At the SDI you will practice doing all types of tasks and our German teachers will be happy to help you at any time.

  • Targeted feedback: You receive individual feedback on your current language level with your TestDaF result. Every participant receives a certificate, regardless of the result.

International campus
Native-speaker teachers
Recognised certificates
Individual support
Ideal learning success


Online preparatory course


Those interested in developing/improving their German language skills and preparing online for the TestDaF exam.

The TestDaF exam has a special format. It is recommended to intensively practise the oral exam in particular in order to achieve your desired exam performance.

Course datesAny time on request

Please note: You have to register for the TestDaF exam via the TestDaF-Institut. You are not required to take one of the preparatory courses offered in order to take the exam, but is recommended.

  • Exam preparation from the comfort of your own home
  • Live interaction with competent and experienced teachers
  • Learning with modern online tools (Webex, GoToMeeting, Moodle)
  • Exam simulation of the exam parts: Reading comprehension, listening comprehension, essay correction and individual discussion
  • Intensive exam simulation of the oral exam
  • Extensive self-study programme with regular supervision of the writing and speaking tasks
  • Use of the Moodle learning platform, collaborative tools
  • 20 taught lessons plus 20 lessons of guided self-study
  • 7 mornings, the courses can also be attended in addition to the intensive course in the morning.


Online preparatory course registration:

Feel free to contact us at daf@sdi-muenchen.de


Exam registration

Please note that you must register for the TestDaF exam directly with the TestDaF-Institute.

Three steps to exam registration:

  1. Register via the participant portal on the TestDaF-Institut website.
  2. Transfer the exam fee to the TestDaF-Institut.
  3. After your transfer, you will receive a TAN (transaction number) that you can use to register on the TestDaF website.

Please note: As there is only a certain number of places for each TestDaF exam, early registration is recommended.

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