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Placement Test and Registration

  • Placement test

    Anyone wishing to attend an intensive language course at the Studienkolleg Mittelhessen has to take a placement test first. We use the test to determine the current level of your proficiency in the German language. The goal is to get you started in the language course that is appropriate to your real proficiency level. Language certificates that you may have already earned from other institutions are not relevant for a placement in our course system.

    The placement test consists of:
    - multiple choice (35 minutes)
    - a text composition (20 minutes)

    There is no oral test.

    Please note that the only purpose that the result of the placement test serves is to place you at the right level within our course system. No results will be issued in certificate form to be presented at other institutions.

    In order to be able to take the placement test, you need to register online.

    We charge a fee of €15.00 for the placement test, which is to be paid via bank transfer.

    In case you need a provisional confirmation letter for showing to the embassy in order to apply for a visa, please contact Mrs. Sarah Ruiz Guerrero. Phone number: +49 6421-28-27096 (Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) or by e-mail to
    This certificate can be obtained FREE OF CHARGE. The processing can take up to one week.

    Next placement test: May 22, 2024

    You can join the placement test online or face-to-face. Please register for ONLY ONE of the options.

    REGISTRATION PORTAL for the ONLINE PLACEMENT TEST on May 22, 2024:  The registration portal is closed.

    REGISTRATION PORTAL for the FACE-TO-FACE PLACEMENT TEST on May 22, 2024: The registration portal is closed.

    The placement test costs €15.00.

    The results of the placement test on April 03, 2024 are valid only for the following language course cycle from April 16, 2024 to June 04, 2024 (for the basic level II as well as for levels 1 to 4) and from April 16, 2024 to July 09, 2024 for the DSH level. If you would like to attend a later course, you will have to repeat the placement test and register online again.

    You will receive the result of your placement test from May 22, 2024  latest on May 29, 2024 via e-mail.
    We will send you the registration link for the course latest on June 03, 2024.

    Additional placement tests:
    July 03, 2024 (online and face-to-face)
    October 09, 2024 (online and face-to-face)
    December 04, 2024 (online and face-to-face)

    Online registration for each placement test is usually possible about four weeks before the test date.

  • Registration for the intensive language courses

    Deadline for the participants of our placement test on May 22, 2024:
    The REGISTRATION for the language course will take place ONLINE on June 06, 2024

    Registration procedure

    Latest on June 03, 2024 you will receive a registration link. You can only register for the course level we have determined for you based on your placement test result. We CANNOT guarantee you a place. The classes will be face-to-face.

    The course fee of €600.00 for elementary level II and levels 1 to 4 (per level) or €900.00 for the DSH course have to be paid via bank transfer on the same day if your registration has been completed successfully. You have to send the payment receipt to

    Please note: You have to enroll at the Philipps University of Marburg in order to obtain a student ID card and semester transit pass! If you attend the language courses without enrolling, you will not receive any passes for buses or trains.

    Our goal is to grant admission to all students interested in attending courses at our institute. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a place in the course since the number of places is limited.