German Courses & Exams

ÖSD - German Language Certificate Austria

The ÖSD (Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch) is a state-approved examination and assessment system for German as a Foreign or Second Language. ÖSD exams correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1-C2) and “Profile deutsch” and are internationally recognised as proof of German language competence.

The ÖSD sees itself as a communicative-oriented examination system which aims to assess foreign language competence in real-life situations. Each of these exams includes tasks testing reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. More than 40,000 exams take place worldwide every year in about 380 licensed examination centers. The approved ÖSD examination centers in India you can find by click on the right - for the next examination dates and how to enrol, please contact the respective center in your area. - learn German online for free! is an online platform for learning German, which uses modern teaching tools and at the same time provides practical information about living and working in Germany and Austria. It offers online courses, grammar tips, a dictionary, media library and much more! Click on the link on the right hand side to register for free.

ÖSD German Language Diploma

German language courses and German language summer schools in Austria

  • The Diplomatic Academy in Vienna offers a summer course in German language and Austrian studies. Additionally, lectures and excursions give participants the opportunity to learn about Austrian politics, history, society and culture.
  • Vienna University German Courses offer German language courses at the language centre of the University of Vienna. Courses during the academic year as well as intensive language courses are available.
  • University of Innsbruck German Language Courses - The University of Innsbruck in the heart of Tyrol offers German as a foreign language courses during the summer months for over 30 years to international students.
  • University of Klagenfurt/Deutsch in Österreich - The offer of the University of Klagenfurt near the Wörthersee in Southern Austria includes intensive, individual and semester courses at its 1979 founded langauge centre.
  • The Language Centre of the University of Graz in Styria offers intensive as well as semster courses to learn German as a foreign language in Austria's 2nd largest city and student town.
  • At Campus Austria you can find an overview of all types of German language courses at 10 institutions in Vienna, Styria, Carinthia and Tyrol.