onSET, TestDaf & TestAS


The onSET is a fast, precise online assessment test; a globally used language test in C-Test format. It enables a fast and accurate assessment of language competence in German or English. Universities and language institutes use it for language course participants, students and scholarship holders to place them in language courses or to check their learning progress.


The TestDaF, formally Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache ("Test of German as a foreign language"), is a standardised language test of German proficiency for non-native German speakers. It aims at people who would like to study at, or academics and scientists who want to work in, German universities. The test is run by the TestDaF-Institut. The test can be taken in 95 different countries around the world. The test covers listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing and speaking, and is recognised by German universities as proof of prospective students' ability. The grades of candidates are marked in terms of three levels, TDN 3 — 5, which correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels B2–C1. The certificate is valid for an unlimited period of time.

The next exam dates at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are 05.11.2019 and 13.02.2020.


TestAS is a central standardised aptitude test for foreign students. TestAS gives prospective students information about their individual ranking compared to other applicants. With good results, they can improve their chances of being admitted for studies at a German university.