The ÖSD (Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch) is a state-approved examination and assessment system for German as a foreign language / German as a second language.
ÖSD exams correspond to the levels of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (CEFR). There's a brief description of the CEFR in the Level Overview.
For more information about ÖSD you can visit the website http://www.osd.at/
Please read the examination guidelines carefully. You will have to certify in the examination registration that you have read and fully unterstand the examination guidelines and regulations.
- I am aware that I should be at the examination center at least 30 minutes before the scheduled examination time.
- I understand that the ÖSD - examination center will not issue any further reminder regarding the examination date and time, unless changed by the center for a valid reason. If the examination is postponed by the examination center due to force majeure (pandemic, storm, etc.), the examination will be rescheduled as soon as the obstacle no longer exists. The new exam date will be communicated in good time. I understand that I have no right to a desired date and that the examination fee will not be reimbursed if I do not take the examination.
- I understand that I will be charged the full test fee if I cancel or postpone my test.
- I certify that the information provided on the electronic or paper form is complete, true and accurate. I understand, that if any other person attempts to take the examination in my place, both I and such person are liable to prosecution. The e-mail address provided is my own and I will check the mailbox regularly for incoming messages from the examination center, including the spam folder.
- I understand that I am required to present my valid original passport or NBI clearance as proof of identification on the exam day and when I claim my test results or certificate. The exam center is further authorized to ask for different ID. Therefore I understand that I am required to bring an additional valid ID with picture.
- I understand that I will be not allowed to take the exam if I am late.
- I understand that the test results will be available at least six (6) weeks after the test day.
- I understand that the test results will be released only to the examinee.
- I understand that the work I produce as part of my examination remains the property of the testing center and under no circumstances will be released to candidates or organizations.
- I understand if I fail the exam, I may view the evaluation papers (upon request in writing within eight (8) weeks after issue date of the certificate or result notice) in the exam center only in the presence of the exam coordinator.
- I understand that if the details on the electronic form are not completed correctly, my application may not be processed. In the case of multiple applications, erroneous registrations or an application without punctual payment, we reserve the right to charge a processing fee.
- To document the oral performances, all oral examinations are recorded on phonograms. The recordings as well as the written examination documents are kept under lock for up to five years and then deleted or professionally disposed of after the agreed deadline. The exam results of all exam participants are recorded electronically and archived as far as necessary.
- The examination center and the ÖSD head office are entitled to store the personal data and examination results of the examination participants, process them electronically and send them to relevant bodies such as public authorities etc. In addition, upon request of public authorities, ÖSD headquarters may confirm or refute the authenticity of the ÖSD certificate in the case of justified suspicion of forgery of an ÖSD certificate.
- In order to obtain a full certificate, the individual modules must be taken at the same examination center. In the case of partial examinations, examiners must provide a copy of the certificate of the already passed parts.