telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

Job-related German classes

telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule is a test of German academic language for adults who wish to study at a university in Germany - or professionals with an academic degree who wish to work in Germany.


This test has a written and an oral part.

The written exam takes 3 hours and 40 minutes (including a 20-minute break).
Before the oral exam you have 20 minutes to prepare.
The written and oral exams can but need not be taken on the same day.

Admission requirements

We will discuss your situation and all the details in a personal meeting.

Foreign students need to prove their proficiency of German to be admitted for university studies in Germany. The test telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule is approved by the University Rectors’ Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz) and the Conference of Ministers of Education of the federal states (Kultusministerkonferenz).

According to § 8 RO-DT (framework regulation of German language tests for admission to universities in Germany) persons who passed the telc Deutsch C1 language test do not need to prove their language proficiency in any other way. This framework regulation has been valid for all German universities since February 12th, 2016. However, we recommend contacting your university as regulations might differ.

Starting dates

01.10.2021 - Dortmund, Düsseldorf


Written exam
Oral exam

Written exam

  • Reading comprehension (90 minutes)
  • Break (20 minutes)
  • Listening comprehension (40 minutes)
  • Text production (70 minutes)

Oral exam

  • Group examination with 2 or 3 participants (16 or 24 minutes respectively)

In the app “telc Deutsch C1 Wortschatz” you can find exercises for relevant vocabulary, phrases, and texts on level C1. The app contains all written and audio texts from the book "Einfach zum Studium! Deutsch für den Hochschulzugang C1". It can also be used independently from the book.


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