Language Certificates & Tests

The Einzelleistungsnachweis for a TUM Language Center Course

Students who have successfully completed a language course of at least 3 ECTS at the TUM Language Center may upload the corresponding Einzelleistungsnachweis as proof of language proficiency for any exchange program organised by TUM. This can be downloaded as a PDF from TUMonline.

The DAAD Certificate

As suggested by its name, the certificate from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) is solely intended to facilitate your applications for short-term international studies/ work experience. It is not recognized outside the academic sphere.

Please note: We do not ‘convert’ certificates from other institutions into DAAD certificates, we must have come into contact with you either in a course or in the test before we issue one!

You do not need a DAAD Certificate for all programs or activities abroad. Please contact the TUM Global & Alumni Office or your faculty coordinator to see which form of proof you need for your plans abroad.

DAAD Certificate on the Basis of a TUM Language Center Course

Once you have been offered an exchange place, the partner university may request the academically-recognized DAAD certificate. Please send the relevant Einzelleistungsnachweis of a course of at least 3 ECTS as a PDF to with the request for a DAAD Certificate.

DAAD Certificate on the Basis of a TUM Language Center Test

The TUM Language Center offers free testing to matriculated TUM students and staff in various languages for DAAD certificates. This certificate can be used to apply for an exchange program or internship abroad (e.g. DAAD, TUMexchange, Erasmus+, LAOTSE, BWL).

You can register to take the DAAD test for English, French, Italian or Spanish on the specified testing dates. Please plan your test date in good time, and expect to wait at least one week to receive your results. The signed DAAD Certificates can be picked up at the TUM Language Center central office (room 102, Richard-Wagner-Str.3) during opening hours. You will have to show your student I.D. to receive your paper certificate.

Due to Coronavirus DAAD Testing can not teake place.


We offer the DAAD test every week on the Munich and Garching campuses and one to two times per month on the Weihenstephan campus. The test fills up quickly, so be sure to register well ahead of time. Read more and register here.


Please register early by sending an email to



Please register early by sending an email to



Please register early by sending an email to



The Portuguese DAAD Test is only given upon request. Please contact

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