Ablauf der DSH-Prüfung

DSH examination schedule

The DSH at the Studienkolleg for foreign students at Technische Universität Darmstadt is based on the examination regulations of 4 December 2014 (Ordnung der Technischen Universität Darmstadt über die „Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)“ von Studienbewerbern mit einer ausländischen Hochschulzugangsberechtigung). Only prospective students who have been accepted by the Technische Universität Darmstadt, or another university or who can present a DSH-1 certificate may take this examination. The examination consists of one written and one oral examination.

Written Examination

Part 1: Understanding and working with an audio text
Duration: approx. 80 minutes (5 minutes for preparation, 10 minutes after the first text reading, 40 minutes after the second text reading, plus the listening time)

Break, duration 10 minutes

Part 2: Exercise-oriented text production
Duration: 70 minutes

Break, duration 10 minutes

Part 3: A) Understanding and working with a reading text,
B) Understanding and working with structures of academic language
Duration: 90 minutes

Oral Examination

In the oral examination the candidate must demonstrate that he/she is capable of spontaneously, fluently and satisfactorily expressing and understanding in communicative actions such as discussions, debates, evaluations, clarifications and explanations. The candidate must also be able to employ interactive strategies, such as turn-taking, cooperation and asking for clarification. The oral examination takes approximately 15 minutes.