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ÖSD German Language Exam
  • Friendly ÖSD test center
  • A1-A2-B1-B2-C1
  • Every month
  • Register 3 weeks before
  • Small groups

Ready to take the ÖSD exam?
Register today for your ÖSD German language exam at INNES. Modern, bright facilities in a central location. Friendly examiners. ÖSD German language exams always start 13.00 on the arranged exam date. All levels have a different duration, exact information can be found here. Available at A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 level.

Test your German knowledge:

  • as proof of sufficient language competence to apply for permanent residence (rot-weß-rote Karte)
  • as an additional qualification at the job centre (AMS) and your professional career
  • as proof of German language skills as required for access to universities

Our language teachers are certictied ÖSD examiners. They know the examination requirements for all levels and prepare you in the best way in all skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.


You can register online, on the telephone or in person at your office. If you have any questions, talk to us!  It is important that you register at least 3 weeks before the exam date. 

Exam Fees
Exam Fees vary depending on whether you are a current INNES student or an external student. The prices indicated above are for external students. Current INNES students can access our reduced ÖSD exam fees. Simply talk to us at reception to access the reduced price:
A1 I 130 EUR
A2 I 130 EUR
B1 I 160 EUR
B2 I 180 EUR
C1 I 200 EUR

Which level is right for you?  
If you are not sure which German language level is appropriate for you, come and talk to us! Send us an email at, give us a call at +43 1 890 65 85, or stop by our institute.

Interested in an ÖSD German language Preparation Course?
If you are interested in systematic ÖSD exam preparation, you can prepare with INNES! Our ÖSD German language Preparation Course gets you fit for the "ÖSD-way-of-thinking" in all relevant parts: reading, listening, speaking and writing - the 4 skills measured by means of the ÖSD exam. To pass ÖSD you need to be very familiar not only with the German language, but also with the exam tasks - this means you need to train appropriate test strategies to complete all tasks in the given time.

A typical Intensive German Language ÖSD Exam Preparation Course starts with a sample exam to determine your starting point. You will then be guided by our ÖSD-experienced and helpful teachers to develop all the necessary skills and test strategies to master all the exam tasks. There will be a special focus on the areas of German writing and speaking and test taking strategies.

You work with official ÖSD materials and a variety of specially selected supplemental materials. All course materials are included in the course fee.

Register for your German Language ÖSD Exam Preparation Course here. 

What is ÖSD, anyways?
ÖSD stands for: Österreich - Deutschland - Schweiz. ÖSD is a state-approved examination and assessment system for German as a Foreign Language / German as a Second Language. ÖSD German language exams focus mainly on communicative aspects which aim to assess foreign language competence in real-life situations. They correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The ÖSD is to Germany, Austria and in Switzerland what the TOEFL or IELTS is to the rest of the (English-speaking) world. Below, find a list of which doors the ÖSD German language exam opens for you:

  • In Austria: accepted as proof of sufficient language competence to apply for permanent residence (A1, family reunification), for fulfilling the Austrian Integration Agreement (A2 and B1) and for the granting of Austrian citizenship (B1).
  • Entry qualification for Austrian universities: C1 level is requested by most universities in Austria to matriculate if German language is not your native language.
  • Worldwide: accredited and recognized in most countries worldwide (e.g. state-approved recognition in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia)
  • Your ticket into the job market: Being able to offer your future employer a B2 or C1 ÖSD German language certificate definitely boosts your employability across all fields of work. 


 "I am quite pleased with the whole experience at INNES School. The procedure was extremely straightforward – easy application, friendly and helpful staff, and timely information regarding the ÖSD exam and exam dates. I would highly recommend the school to all students looking for a pleasant experience during their ÖSD adventure."

Milena Vuckovic, ÖSD B2 candidate

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