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Assessment tests

Registration for the onSET placement test is possible from 15 September -16 October in Weihenstephan and from 15 September -9 October in Triesdorf.

You can find more information about registration, taking the test and course recommendations once you have logged into this site.

During the week (Mon-Fri), you will usually receive instructions on how to proceed and your access data from the Language Centre within 24 hours of registering. No registrations are processed at the weekend. We therefore ask for a little patience.

For which courses is a placement test or equivalent language certificate a prerequisite for participation?

For all

  • UNIcert® language courses from course level "Basis 2" (A1.2 GeR)
  • specialised language courses in English

at the Weihenstephan or Triesdorf Language Centre.

The following are exempt from the oral or electronic placement tests: complete beginners (Basis 1) or students who have already successfully completed the UNIcert® Preliminary Course or the complete Preliminary Level.

Further details on the language courses can be found in the curricula Sprachenzentrum WST and Sprachenzentrum TR.

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What will the format of the tests be?

onSET® assessment tests

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Weihenstephan and Triesdorf oral assessment tests

  • Students must take an oral examination in order to register for the Spanish and French UNIcert® courses (UNIcert® Basis and UNIcert® I and II) or the Italian UNIcert® courses (UNIcert® Basis). It takes about 10 minutes and takes place either online via zoom or in person.
  • Absolute beginners (Basis 1) and students who have already successfully completed the UNIcert® pre-course are exempt from the oral examination or C-test.

Registration for the oral examination in Spanish, French or Italian:
Weihenstephan via email to: sprachenzentrum [at]
Triesdorf via email to: sprachenzentrum.triesdorf [at]

Test dates and registration

Please see our German webpage for information on the assessment tests in Spanish, French, Italian and Russian.

General language test

Students who require a DAAD certificate for their language skills in all four disciplines (writing, speaking, reading and listening), e.g. for an internship or studies abroad, must take both the written and oral parts of the examination (see below).

Russian C-test to assess your language skills

NEW! The Language Centre is collaborating with the University of Tübingen to offer a C-test in Russian to students and university members with prior knowledge of Russian, as well as native speakers who would like to have their level of Russian graded, starting from the summer semester. The tests cover levels A1 to C2.
Participants in the test receive the following via an ILIAS link:

  • Details of the test structure and duration, information on the language specifics and use of the Cyrillic keyboard
  • Access to a short, mandatory video tutorial before the test
  • Short list of questions on your language background (optional)
  • Brief questions about your university and name (details of your institution and name must be entered if participation in the C-test is for grading purposes or for an end-of-term assessment; details of your institution and name are optional if participation is for test validation purposes).

Please register your interest by emailing sprachenzentrum [at]

Administrative support and coordination at Weihenstephan

Contacts at the Weihenstephan campus: English and Italian

Contact at the Triesdorf campus: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian