We are offering several extra TestAS dates just for refugees. Those with refugee status who wish to study at a German university will now have the opportunity to take the TestAS university readiness exam once at no cost.
WHAT IS THE TESTAS FOR REFUGEES?
The TestAS examines your general university readiness as well as your expertise in a particular field that you are able to select in advance. You may complete the exam in your choice of either German, English or Arabic. Details on the structure of the exam together with additional information can be found here.
WHAT DO YOU NEED THE TESTAS FOR?
A good TestAS score may help you secure a place at a German university or on a foundation programme. Some universities and institutes will accept a TestAS score in lieu of school or university results if these have been lost during your travels.
Please note that not all German universities will accept a TestAS score as an entrance exam: every university has its own rules surrounding student admissions. We recommend that you find out in advance whether your chosen university accepts TestAS scores.
If the universities you’re interested in offer application via uni-assist, TestAS may be used to prove that you are serious in your intention to study in Germany, and that you meet the requirements for the intended course.
WHO CAN TAKE THE TESTAS FOR REFUGEES FREE OF CHARGE?
- Persons with a BüMA BÜMA
Paragraph 63a of the German Asylum Act contains a full explanation of what is meant by that. /proof of arrival (confirmation of registration of application for asylum in accordance with §63 of the AsylG Asylum Act)
- Asylum seekers (ongoing procedure – residency permitted in accordance with §55 of the AylVfG Asylum Procedure Act)
- Permitted persons (temporary suspension of deportation – permitted in accordance with §60a of the AufenthG Residency Act)
- Persons entitled to asylum in accordance with article 16a of the German Constitution/Geneva Convention on Refugees (residency in accordance with §25, paragraph 1 of the AufenthG Residency Act)
- Recognised refugees in accordance with §3 of the AsylVfG Asylum Procedure Act (residency in accordance with §25, paragraph 2, clause1/1 of the AufenthG Residency Act)
- Persons with subsidiary protection in accordance with §4 of the AsylVfG Asylum Procedure Act (residency in accordance with §25, paragraph 2, clause 1/2 of the AufenthG Residency Act)
- Persons with protection from deportation in accordance with §60, paragraphs 5 and 7 of the AufenthG Residency Act (residency in accordance with §25, paragraph 3 of the AufenthG Residency Act)
- Persons with a residence permit in accordance with § 22 par. 1 and 2, §23 par. 1, 2 and 4, as well as § 24 and § 25 par. 5 AufenthG
- Family members (parents, children, spouses) who have joined recognised refugees or asylum seekers as defined under the Geneva Convention or those granted subsidiary protection (given that a proof of the residence permit of the “principal” person, i.e. the first to be granted refugee status, can be provided)
German asylum laws may be found here.
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
If you belong to one of the categories of persons described above and would like to take the test, please read the registration information on this website carefully. You can then register there online.
WHEN AND HOW WILL I GET MY RESULT?
You can access your TestAS result online after approx. 10 working days.