What is the onSET for?

The onSET measures your general language proficiency, either in German or in English.

You receive feedback about your language level immediately after the test. The test lasts a maximum of 40 minutes.

The onSET makes it easy to find your most suitable learning group for your language level, thereby increasing your likelihood of success.

You can predict your level of success in language tests such as the TestDaF. The TestDaF is required for admission to university.

The onSET rating is based on the CEFR and is evidence of your language proficiency, e.g. for employers.

The onSET certificate is an important part of your application for a DAAD scholarship.

Advantages of the onSET at a glance

Online participation in 600 licensed test centres in 94 countries.

Language assessment in a maximum of 40 minutes. Studies prove its accuracy.

The standardized procedure guarantees a consistently high quality.

Online – from registration to results.

Your classification is available immediately after the test.

You can sit the onSET in English or German. Other languages are in development.

Your classification on the CEFR levels A2 to C1.

Continuous development ensures the ongoing validity of the onSET.

5 steps to classification



Choose your test centre. You will receive a transaction number (TAN) which you need to book your exam. 



Choose your test centre in the participant portal under "Book a test".

Look for an available date and time. Choose your exam language (German or English). 



Sit the test in your test centre.



You have access to your certificate at any time via the participant portal.

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