The German Department at the University of Pittsburgh is now an officially authorized testing center by the Goethe Institut. We typically offer examinations at the A2, B1, B2, and C1 levels once a year. These exams are designed to demonstrate proficiency in German, and are recognized all over the world. Note: The exams are open to anyone, not just Pitt students.
Although we hope to have our next testing date in Spring 2021 (tentatively scheduled for April 16/17), we are not sure yet if that will be possible due to the pandemic. If you are interested in taking the test, please fill out the registration form, and we will inform you by March 16, if the test will be scheduled.
Please wait to send us your check or money order until you receive word that the test will happen.
The fees are as follows:
If you are a student at the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, or Mt. Lebanon HS:
A2: $110, B1*: $130, B2*: $140, C1: $150
For everyone else:
A2: $180, B1*: $200, B2*: $220, C1: $250
*It is also possible to take individual modules of the B1 or B2 exam. Please get in touch to discuss the details.
To register, please click here: Goethe-Institut Testing, and send a check or money order made payable to the "University of Pittsburgh" for the amount corresponding to the desired exam level. This can be mailed to Victoria Donahoe, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Department of German, 1517 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
For questions, please email Viktoria Harms, firstname.lastname@example.org.