telc exams

The telc German certificate documents your listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities in German. The certificates are recognised by universities, employers and for naturalisation in many cantons.

We offer exams in German at levels A1 to C2.

Dates and registration

A limited number of places is available per level. The deadline for registration is approx. six weeks before the exam date. You can register directly on the website.
Academia may cancel exams up to four weeks before the exam date if the number of candidates is insufficient. Any changes or cancellations on your part must be made in writing.

You must present a valid ID on the day of the exam. You will normally receive your result six to eight weeks after the telc exam.

Cancellation

Cancellation before registration deadline No fee
Cancellation until 2 weeks before exam CHF 100.- administration fee
Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the exam 100% of the exam fee
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Costs

The costs for the telc exams depend on your chosen level.

telc German A1 CHF 160.–
telc German A2 CHF 185.–
telc German A2/B1 CHF 280.–
telc German B1 CHF 280.–
telc German B1 (written/oral exam only)* CHF 200.–
telc German B2 CHF 330.–
telc German B2 (written/oral exam only)* CHF 200.–
telc German C1 (2016)/Hochschule (University) CHF 370.–
telc German C1 (2016)/Hochschule (written/oral exam only)* CHF 280.–
telc German C2** CHF 450.–

* Not a stand-alone exam. Can only be booked if this subtest of the exam was failed during a previous attempt. Passed subtests remain valid until the end of the following calendar year.
** Only on request in Basel and/or Zurich

Dates and registration

Select the level and/or location where you would like to take the telc exam.
You can then register directly for the exam via the website.

  • Level

  • Location

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telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 11 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 30 September 2022)
Level:
A1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 11 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 30 September 2022)
Level:
A2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 12 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 1 October 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Baden

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 12 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 1 October 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Baden

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 12 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 1 October 2022)
Level:
A1
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 12 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 1 October 2022)
Level:
A2
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 12 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 1 October 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 12 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 1 October 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch C1

Exam date: 18 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 7 October 2022)
Level:
C1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 19 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 8 October 2022)
Level:
A1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 19 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 8 October 2022)
Level:
A2
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch C1

Exam date: 19 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 8 October 2022)
Level:
C1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 25 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 14 October 2022)
Level:
A1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 25 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 14 October 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch C1 (Hochschule)

Exam date: 29 November 2022
(Registration deadline: 18 October 2022)
Level:
C1 (Hochschule)
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 2 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 21 October 2022)
Level:
A2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A2/B1

Exam date: 2 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 21 October 2022)
Level:
A2/B1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 3 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 22 October 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 3 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 22 October 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 8 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 27 October 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Aarau

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 9 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 28 October 2022)
Level:
A1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 9 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 28 October 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 10 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 29 October 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 10 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 29 October 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch C1 (Hochschule)

Exam date: 10 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 29 October 2022)
Level:
C1 (Hochschule)
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 16 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 4 November 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch C1

Exam date: 16 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 4 November 2022)
Level:
C1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 17 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 5 November 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Baden

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 17 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 5 November 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Baden

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 17 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 5 November 2022)
Level:
A1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 17 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 5 November 2022)
Level:
A2
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch C1 (Hochschule)

Exam date: 17 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 5 November 2022)
Level:
C1 (Hochschule)
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 23 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 11 November 2022)
Level:
A1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 23 December 2022
(Registration deadline: 11 November 2022)
Level:
A2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 6 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 25 November 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 7 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 26 November 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 7 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 26 November 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 13 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 2 December 2022)
Level:
A2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 13 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 2 December 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 14 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 3 December 2022)
Level:
A1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 14 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 3 December 2022)
Level:
A2
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch C1

Exam date: 14 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 3 December 2022)
Level:
C1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 20 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 9 December 2022)
Level:
A1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 28 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 17 December 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 28 January 2023
(Registration deadline: 17 December 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 3 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 23 December 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 4 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 24 December 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 4 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 24 December 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 10 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 30 December 2022)
Level:
A2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A2/B1

Exam date: 10 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 30 December 2022)
Level:
A2/B1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 11 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 31 December 2022)
Level:
B1
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 11 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 31 December 2022)
Level:
B2
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch C1

Exam date: 11 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 31 December 2022)
Level:
C1
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 17 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 6 January 2023)
Level:
A1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch C1

Exam date: 17 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 6 January 2023)
Level:
C1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 18 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 7 January 2023)
Level:
A1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 18 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 7 January 2023)
Level:
A2
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch C1 (Hochschule)

Exam date: 18 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 7 January 2023)
Level:
C1 (Hochschule)
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 24 February 2023
(Registration deadline: 13 January 2023)
Level:
B2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 4 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 21 January 2023)
Level:
B1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 4 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 21 January 2023)
Level:
B2
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 10 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 27 January 2023)
Level:
B1
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 10 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 27 January 2023)
Level:
A2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch B1

Exam date: 11 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 28 January 2023)
Level:
B1
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 11 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 28 January 2023)
Level:
B2
Location:
Bern

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 18 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 4 February 2023)
Level:
A1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch A2

Exam date: 18 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 4 February 2023)
Level:
A2
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch C1

Exam date: 18 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 4 February 2023)
Level:
C1
Location:
Zurich

telc Deutsch B2

Exam date: 24 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 10 February 2023)
Level:
B2
Location:
Basel

telc Deutsch A1

Exam date: 24 March 2023
(Registration deadline: 10 February 2023)
Level:
A1
Location:
Basel