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DAAD Test

DAAD Language Test | English


WHO CAN TAKE THIS TEST?


  • You must be a current student or PhD candidate at the University of Freiburg or at one of the other Hochschulen in Freiburg
  • You should be applying to go abroad for a period of study, an internship or clinical clerkship (e.g. Erasmus, BVMD, DAAD scholarship)

Please note that this test is not suitable for students applying for a course of study at Freiburg or who need proof of English skills to continue their course of study in Freiburg. Please see the list at the bottom of the page for alternatives.


HOW CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A TEST?


  1. Transfer the test fee of €30 – please note that this is not refundable
  2. Send an e-mail

  • You must transfer the test fee of €30 in advance of the test using the following information:

    Payee (Zahlungsempfänger): Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
    IBAN: DE47 6005 0101 7438 5009 55
    BIC: SOLADEST600
    Reference (Verwendungszweck) – this information is crucial and must be quoted as follows:
    Projekt 2100377401, Fonds 1530, Kostenstelle 1050 8000 01 – Sprachtestgebühr
  • Please send an e-mail to stating your current course of study in Freiburg and your reason for taking the test, along with a scan/screenshot of the test fee transfer. Only then can your appointment be confirmed.

 

Please note that the number of tests available is limited – please book well in advance of your application deadline to avoid disappointment.


HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE TEST?


  • Watch / listen to audiovisual materials in English;
  • Read articles relevant to your subject in English;
  • Chat to other people in English.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE TEST?


  1. Your DAAD form (or equivalent), with your details filled in where required
  2. Photo ID

 

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TEST?


  • You will be asked about your course of study and about your plans for your time abroad.
  • You will read a short newspaper or journal article and answer questions about it.
  • We will also ask you to write a short text on a particular topic relating e.g. to your studies, research project or future plans.
  • The test takes roughly half an hour.

 

WHO WILL BE TESTING ME?


You will be tested by one of the English Department's lecturers for English Language Practice.

 

WHAT TEST RESULT WILL I GET?


You will be assessed according to the criteria on the test form you bring with you (DAAD, BVMD etc.) – these forms allow different assessment levels for different skills (speaking, reading comprehension, writing). The examiners will assess and evaluate your performance according to the CEFR descriptors on the form.

WHAT IF I AM DISSATISFIED WITH MY TEST RESULT?


If your result is not what you were hoping for, you will need to take steps to improve your skills by e.g. taking a course in English (e.g. at the University's Sprachlehrinstitut) or through dedicated self-study. For this reason, you need to wait at least six months before applying to take the test with us again.

 

WHAT IF I AM NOT A CURRENT STUDENT IN FREIBURG, OR I NEED THE TEST FOR ANOTHER PURPOSE?


Since we have only limited test capacity available, we do not offer tests to candidates not covered in the section above "Who can take this test?" You will need to investigate other test facilities, especially if you are applying for admission for a course of study at the University of Freiburg. These facilities are listed below: