Academic aptitude test: TestAS
TestAS is a national, standardized academic aptitude test for international students who would like to commence a first degree program (in the first semester) at a German university. TestAS results provide information about an applicant's abilities in comparison to those of other applicants.
The aptitude test is given in Test-DaF centers throughout Germany and in other countries and can be taken in German or English. If you are already in Hamburg, you can take the test in five test centers.
The aptitude test TestAS will be offered at Universität Hamburg's Language Center on the following examination dates:
- Thursday, 03 December 2020 (additional test)
Registration period: 15 September to 08 November 2020
Thursday, 04 March 2021 (TestAS041)
Registration period: 11 November 2020 to 07 January 2021
Saturday, 24 April 2021 (TestAS042)
Registration period: 19 January to 08 March 2021
Saturday, 29 May 2021 (TestAS043 only in Germany)
Registration period: 18 March to 22 April 2021
Saturday, 30 October 2021 (TestAS044)
Registration period: 02 June to 14 September 2021
For registration information please refer to the TestAS website.
The test consists of a general or core module and a subject-specific module. At Universität Hamburg, results of the subject-specific module are only valid if that section corresponds to the subject for which you are applying:
|TestAS subject-specific module||Subject at Universität Hamburg|
|Business and economics||
|Humanities, cultural and social sciences||All BA programs and Psychology (BSc)|
|Mathematics, informatics, natural sciences||All BSc programs, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Human Movement Science (BA) and Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology (BA)|
|Engineering||Industrial Engineering (BSc)|
Importance of TestAS at Universität Hamburg
The TestAS test is strictly voluntary. Applicants can decide if they want to submit their test results to the University.
Applicants from non-EU countries who want to apply for a bachelor's, Staatsexamen or Diplom/Magister program can attain bonus points if they submit TestAS results when they apply. Applicants with test results of 106 points or more can receive up to 6 bonus points (a maximum of 3 for the core test and the subject-specific module respectively), significantly increasing their chances of admission to Universität Hamburg.
TestAS plays a particularly important role when applying to programs with admission restrictions offering the degrees listed above. This also applies to teaching subjects in teaching programs and minor subjects with admission restrictions. Applicants who apply for a major without admission restrictions and a minor with admission restrictions may want to take the subject-specific module corresponding to the minor in question.