ÖSD Diploma

The Austrian Language Diploma (ÖSD)

"Deutsch in Österreich" is a licensed exam center for ALL exams of the Austrian Language Diploma, an initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry for Education, Science and Cultural Affairs.

Examination System

The Austrian Language Diploma is the exam system for German as a Foreign Language (DaF).Content-wise and in its execution, the Language Diploma follows international practice and course level descriptions, such as:

  • Learning objectives of the Council of Europe, Common European Framework 2001 (CEFR)
  • and "Profile Deutsch"

and has been awarded the "European seal for innovative foreign language initiatives" by the European Commission.

The Austrian Language Diploma by comparison:

Austrian Language Diploma CEFR Levels ALTE levels Other Exams
ÖSD Zertifikat KID1 Breakthrough (A1) Breakthrough Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 (YLE) Flyers
ÖSD Zertifikat A1 Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1
ÖSD Zertifikat KID2 Waystage (A2) Level 1 Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch 2 (YLE) Flyers
ÖSD Zertifikat A2 Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Start Deutsch 2 Key English Test (KET)
ÖSD Zertifikat B1

(in cooperation with Goethe-Institut, WBT, University of Fribourg/CH)

Threshold (B1) Level 2 Goethe-Zertifikat B1 Preliminary English Test (PET)
ÖSD Zertifikat B1/Österreich 
ÖSD Zertifikat B1/Jugendliche
ÖSD Zertifikat B2 Vantage (B2) Level 3 Goethe-Zertifikat B2 First Certificate in English
ÖSD Zertifikat C1 Effective-Proficiency (C1) Level 4 Goethe-Zertifikat C1 Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
ÖSD Zertifikat C2 Mastery (C2) Level 5 Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS (Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom) Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
ÖSD Zertifikat C2/Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch

(in cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce)

ÖSD exams

Info All of our German courses serve as preparation for the different ÖSD exams.

ÖSD Exams

Info Preparation materials are available from the ÖSD center in Vienna.

ÖSD Exams

Info You can order materials for all examination levels.