Placement Test

New students who have some knowledge of German will need to sit a placement test to determine the appropriate language entry level.

The diagnostic test for first year German students will be administered as a self-assessment tool. Students are required to access the Goethe Institute website:

The test comprises 30 questions. Students are required to follow the prompts and record their score out of a total of 30. Students with a score of 25 or above are encouraged to enrol in level 7 (ATS3097), 20-24 level 5 (ATS2095) and less than 20 in level 3 (ATS2093). Maximum time allowed is 20 minutes. Supporting materials – dictionaries, grammar guides, word lists etc. – are not permitted.

Please note that it is in the student’s interest to follow the test guidelines. A distorted score as a result of external assistance will result in incorrect placement.

For further questions students may contact any of the German Studies staff: