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The Austrian German Language Diploma (OSD), with its 120 examination centres, is of international relevance and recognised in 30 countries.
ActiLingua is an offical examination centre for the Austria German Language Diploma (OSD). If your learn German at our language school, you can prepare yourself perfectly for taking international recognized exams.
The Austrian German Language Diploma (OSD) with the levels B2, C1 and C2 are is accepted as proof of German language ability as required for access to more than 40 Austrian, German and Swiss universities

OSD exam and preparation

If you plan to take an OSD exam at our institute, please take note of special exam dates.
Our Certificate Preparation Course provides ideal preparation for OSD exams!

ÖSD ZERTIFIKAT A1

Participants of the ÖSD Zertifikat A1 exam should be able to communicate on an elementary basis in easy, familar everyday situations. The certificate is accepted as proof of German language ability in relation to the granting of a residency permit to family members, according to Austrian residency regulations.

ÖSD ZERTIFIKAT A2

Candidates of the ÖSD Zertifikat A2 exam should be able to communicate on an elementary basis in easy routine situations of everyday and working life. The direct exchange of information on familiar issues is in focus. The certificate is accepted as proof of language ability in the Integration Agreement in Austria.

ÖSD ZERTIFIKAT B1

Learners should be able to independently use the language in everyday and professional situations. The ÖSD Zertifikat B1 is a joint certificate of OSD, the Goethe Institute, WBT and Fribourg University. This certificate is widely recognised by employers as sufficient evidence of proficiency in German and improves your chances of success on the job market. Furthermore, this certificate is accepted as proof of language ability in the Integration Agreement for permanent residence in Austria and Austrian citizenship.

ÖSD ZERTIFIKAT B1 / Jugendliche

Learners should be able to independently use the language in everyday and professional situations. The ÖSD Zertifikat Deutsch Österreich B1 / Jugendliche(ZDJ) is a joint certificate of OSD, the Goethe Institute, WBT and Fribourg University, based on B1 Zertifikat Deutsch, and developed specifically for youths 12-16 years.

ÖSD ZERTIFIKAT B2

(university entrance exam)

For the ÖSD Zertifikat B2 candidates should be able to express themselves clearly and in detail about a broad range of topics and lead a spontaneous and fluent conversation with a native speaker. The certificate serves as proof of the learner’s linguistic competence in (semi-) public, professional and educational (school, university) situations. The certificate is accepted as proof of language ability for admission at some Austrian and German universities.

ÖSD ZERTIFIKAT C1

(university entrance exam)

For the ÖSD Zertifikat C1 exam participants should be able to cope with the more elaborate contexts of different everyday and job-related situations. The exam proves linguistic competence characterised by a high degree of accuracy and situational appropriateness. The certificate is accepted as proof of language ability for admission at Austrian and most German universities.

ÖSD ZERTIFIKAT C2 / WIRTSCHAFTSSPRACHE DEUTSCH

(university entrance exam)

Learners show general language and technical terminology expertise in the field of economics. The certificate is accepted as proof of language ability for admission at Austrian and German universities.

ActiLingua Certificate

If you have attended your course regularly (at least 80%), you receive a certificate of participation giving details of the type of course, duration, course level, number of lessons attended and topics covered.

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