There are two booking options for the DSH exam:

  • DSH-Advanced exam (including online informative workshop)
  • 5-day online exam preparation

Please note that two separate registrations are required!

DSH-Advanced exam (including online informative workshop)

The informative workshop offers information about the exam, and a brief session outlining the exam format.

Fee: 169 euros

5-day Examination Preparation Training (24 unit workload) without an examination place - online

The condensed exam preparation training is designed to provide a thorough introduction to the DSH exam format. You will learn about the individual sections of the exam and the typical tasks that you will be required to complete. Furthermore, you will be given general information about the procedure on the day of the exam, tips on working through it, and insights into the evaluation criteria.

Each day of preparation includes an introductory information component , an exercise component (you work through an assessment component on your own) and a feedback component (discussion of the solutions).

Important: The Examination Preparation Training will be conducted online.

Technical requirements:

  • Laptop with camera and microphone
  • Internet connection
  • Printer

A smartphone is not sufficient to participate in the course!


Language requirements:

Participating in a FORMAT training course is only productive

  • if you are already accustomed to dealing with longer, complex, academic texts at C1 level
  • if you are already familiar with the C1 grammar topics (academic language structures)

Class timetable:        Mon–Thu  1.15 pm – 5.30 pm, Fri 1.15 pm – 4.45 pm in February/July

Fee: 129 euros 

DSH Examination Regulations

The Ohm’s DSH Examination Regulations (in German).

The exams are held at the following times:

  • February Registration period is during the beginning of November
  • July Registration period is during the beginning of May
  • September Registration period is during the beginning of June

PLEASE NOTE!  Exam places are limited. Early registration is therefore recommended.

You can find the current exam dates and registration periods under this link.

We require only a copy of your passport for you to register for the DSH exam.

Language certificates are not required.

  • DSH-Advanced exam (including online informative workshop) 169 euros
  • 5-day online exam preparation with feedback units 129 euros



If you cancel your registration before the registration deadline, the exam fee already paid will be reimbursed, minus a processing fee of 25 euros.

If you cancel after the registration deadline, any fees paid will not be refunded.