Prerequisits, alternatives and exemptions
Note: 98% of our students passed the last DSH-test succesfully!
Almost all foreign applicants for a university place have to pass the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) before they are allowed to start their studies at a German University.
A prerequisite for this is the successful completion of the intermediate level with at least 360 lessons.
An exemption is only possible in exceptional cases. For example, you don´t have to take the DSH- test with a German Abitur you took abroad.
Other alternatives are (inter alia):
The DSH is organized by the TU Dortmund in cooperation with Verein InterStuDo e.V.. The Verein InterStuDo e.V. will charge a processing fee of 120,- €. Applications at the TU Dortmund.
At many universities, the DSH-test still follows the old examination regulations: You pass the test with at least 66.6 %.
But more and more universities, including Bochum and Dortmund, accept a new regulation with three different levels:
• DSH 1 - passed with 57 %,
• DSH 2 - passed with 67 % and
• DSH 3 - passed with 82 %.
To study at a German university, DSH 2 is required. In very few cases, an exception can be made for DSH 1 graduates.