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TestDaF Examination Dates

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Project “University without borders“

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NEWS 26.03.2020:
Due to the current situation, we offer new online classes. Our first online course, „Kompetenztraining TestDaF-Prüfung: März – April 2020“ (TestDaF-Training March/April 2020), begins on 30 March 2020.
The next TestDaF exam (22.04.2020) has been rescheduled to 03 June 2020. The registration deadline has been extended until 30 April 2020. You will find further information in a few days on our website.

Our intensive preparatory courses (April – June 2020) now also offer online programs. Please check our website for further information in a few days.

Please note that the departmental office does not offer office hours until further notice. With this we are following the request of the crisis staff of the Ruhr-University Bochum. Instead, we are expanding the online consultation hour. You can find further information on this

If you urgently need a course certification, please send us an e-mail to and indicate which course you attended in which semester, as well as your matriculation number. Please use your university e-mail address exclusively.

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Information and Counseling Office

On account of the measures of protection of the RUB against the Corona-Virus our Office for Information and Couseling will be closed until further notice. There will be additional telephone consultations.

Courses during summer term 2020

Registrations for German language courses for the upcoming summer term 2020 are currently not possible.


Certificates for courses in winter term 2019/20

The certifiactes for our courses in winter term 2019/20 can be collected. See the dates for collecting.

TestDaF certificates

The TestDaF certificates for the exam T102 on November 05th 2019 can be collected at the office 0.01 "Information and Counselling" (Mon + Tue, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thu 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

Practical Training DaF 2020

Interested and committed students of all subject areas have the opportunity to acquire a qualification as a teacher of German as a foreign language. Apply now!


100th TestDaF-Exam at the RUB: a Successful and Smooth Run

The 100th TestDaF took place today. The competent DaF-team within the ZFA administered the exam at two sites and ensured a successful and smooth test run.


Workshops in lecture-free time of summer term 2019

Workshop Specific Language for Business and Economics (B2/C1), 2 CPs:
Tuesday, 11.06.2019 - Friday, 14.06.2019

09.00 am – 12.30 pm in room UFO 01/04(05)
If you're interested, please register for the course via Email to Anja Häusler.

TestDaF100: Super draw

The TestDaF-Institut is celebrating the TestDaF100 with a big draw on Facebook. Try your luck and win 1 of 3 online German courses!

Online feedback for the summer term 2019

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