ÖSD Exams


Official certificate



A1 Written B1 A2 B2 C1 C2

Provinces with published calls:

What are the ÖSD exams?

The ÖSD fosters the concept of German being a pluricentric language, reflecting the variety of the German language in its exams. Thus, the standard varieties of the German-speaking countries Austria, Switzerland and Germany are equally treated and represented in all exams. Reading and listening tasks use texts originating from these countries.

Today, more than 100,000 candidates from around the world take an ÖSD exam every year, at one of about 400 licensed centres. In 1998, the ÖSD was awarded the “European Label for Innovative Projects in Language Teaching and Learning” by the European Commission.

How can you make your registration?

Official recognitions

States with exams ÖSD

Search for Exam Sessions

Post in our blog about ÖSD exams.

We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking "Accept All", you consent to the use of ALL the cookies. For more information, please visit our cookie policy page. I accept all