The Language Centre

ÖSD examinations

The ÖSD is a state-approved examination and assessment system for German as a Foreign Language. The exams correspond to the levels of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Passing an exam like this provides you with an extra qualification to prove your language skills. Apart from personal achievement, it enhances your CV and can give you from certain level onwards access to grants from the DAAD (German academic exchange service) and the OEAD (Austrian exchange service) as well as the opportunity to study at German-speaking universities.

The Language Centre - an officail ÖSD examination centre

Next exam: 10 May 2017

Register by 9 April

The Language Centre is an official examination centre of the ÖSD.


The Language Centre offers you the opportunity to take the exams at the University of Nottingham. The exam consists of four parts:

  • writing
  • listening
  • reading 
  • speaking

The date for the next exam is 10 May 2017.

The price for the exam, including a preparation meeting 5 May 2017, 2pm Trent Building C56 University park includes:

  • A1: £60
  • A2: £60
  • B1: £85 (held in cooperation with the Goethe exam)
  • B2: £90

Registration deadline 09 April 2017.

Sample Exams

ÖSD website

Online Registration


Contact us:

For more information  please contact:



The Language Centre

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 74 86500