Exams and Certificates

(DAAD) language certificates for stays abroad (only for employees and students of the University of Stuttgart), UNIcert exams or ZiKiH for the application portfolio ...

(DAAD) Foreign Language Test


Language tests for study, internship and research purposes for Chinese/Japanese/French/Spanish and Russian

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(DAAD) English Language Test


For semesters abroad, you can take the DAAD language certificate at the Language Center.

Appointments are exclusively allocated to students and employees of the University of Stuttgart and the Academy of Fine Arts. The DAAD test does not serve as an official proof of language proficiency for admission to studies at the University of Stuttgart.

Students from other universities and colleges should contact their Language Center or International Center. The VHS Stuttgart and the Anglo-German Institute in Stuttgart as well as other language institutes also take this test, but for a small fee.

The test tests the following four skills:

  • listening comprehension
  • reading comprehension
  • text production/writing
  • oral competence

These four skills are individually assigned to one of the competence levels of the European Reference Framework (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1) and the results are entered in the DAAD Language Certificate Form. It is difficult to learn specifically for the test because your global language competence is tested and no explicit knowledge is required. You can also not fail because the test only determines the current level of English.

Language Center
University of Stuttgart
Breitscheidstraße 2
English department on the ground floor (after the entrance left)
70174 Stuttgart, Germany

You will receive the result directly after the test.

The test can only be repeated after six months.

Please see our list for the available dates.
See: https://www.terminland.de/sz.uni-stuttgart/

Yes - up to 1 day before the test

At the latest one day before available test date

The Fotos shows the AKS UNIcert logo. (c) AKS UNIcert


UNIcert is a university-specific system for the training, verification and certification of foreign language skills.
Further information...

With the UNIcert language degree, students have better chances on the national and international job market. This additional qualification is an important advantage for university graduates in job applications and in their further career.

Students and employees of the University of Stuttgart. If places are still available, students of other universities and guest students are able to participate.


Language Level Certificate SWS* Exam
Chinese* Basis General Language 20  
  I General Language 12  
English III Science and Technology
10 x
Italian I General Language 12  
Japanese* Basis General Language 20  
  I General Language 12  
Portuguese I General Language 12  
Spanish I General Language 12  
  II General Language 8  
Russian Basis General Language 12  
  I General Language 6  


*SWS=semester hours per week

UNIcert-Level + Learning Objectives and Content


The learning objectives of this preliminary level are based on level A2.
The aim of this level is to enable students to participate in a simple and direct exchange of information in routine situations. Participants can use simple linguistic means to provide information or information on selected topics of direct relevance (e.g. origin, education, studies, family, immediate environment). They have basic intercultural skills.


The learning objectives of this level are based on level B1.

The aim of this level is to enable students to cope adequately with everyday situations using simple linguistic means. Participants acquire a basic vocabulary as well as a basic competence for the production and understanding of simple linguistic expressions, taking into account interculturally relevant aspects.


The learning objectives of this level are based on level B2.

The aim of this level is to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The courses lead to adequate communication skills in study-related and job-related situations.


The learning objectives of this level are based on level C1.

The objectives of this level are to understand complex foreign language expressions on topics from the respective subject area as well as the main content of lectures and discussions on the subject area. Graduates of this level have the linguistic and intercultural knowledge that is particularly relevant for a stay abroad and a study visit.


The learning objectives of this level are based on the C2 level, the highest level.

Graduates of this level have a comprehensive communicative foreign language competence in order to be able to react correctly, fluently and adequately in all general, study and job-related situations - almost like an academically educated native speaker.

Please refer to the UNIcert training regulations for a detailed description of each level.

The steps to the certificate in a nutshell:

  1. The requirements for each UNIcert level are described in detail in the training regulations. Regular participation in the courses, approx. 80%, is mandatory. In each course a service (exam, lecture etc.) is to be furnished.
    Detailed information about the requirements of each UNIcert level can be found in the UNIcert training regulations.
  2. Application forms for UNIcert can be obtained from the secretariat and can be completed and returned there together with the performance certificates. (or download UNIcert registration form here)
  3. For UNIcert Level III: The registration deadline for the corresponding exam will be announced on a notice board. Please note and register in time!
  4. For UNIcert levels I and II, pick up the certificate from the Language Center after e-mail notification.



New UNIcert examination dates in winter semester 2019/20:
Written examinations:
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 from 09:00 a.m. to 13:00  p.m.
Oral exams:
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
by Monday, 30 September 2019 at the latest
Registration form:
The registration form can be obtained online or from the Secretary's Office during the office hours.

Further Certificates

ZIKiH: Certificate Intercultural Competence and International Ability to Act

Further information about ZIKiH

Contact Information


Language Center

Breitscheidstraße 2, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

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