Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.)

The Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development is responsible for the TestDaF Institute and Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO). Members of the non-profit organization are the Counsel of University Rectors (HRK), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Goethe Institute, the universities of Bochum, Hagen, Leipzig and Munich, as well as the Association for German as a Foreign and Second language (Fadaf) and the Work Group of the University Language Centers (AKS).

g.a.s.t. develops, implements and evaluates worldwide recognised tests for international students to certify German language proficiency (TestDaF certificate and onSET placement test) and scholastic aptitude (TestAS). The multimedia learning platform Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO) offers a broad preparation for studying in Germany and is provided in cooperation with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.

g.a.s.t. is connected with licensed test centres and partner institutions in a widespread network, covering more than 100 countries. Especially universities and Goethe Institutes offer the g.a.s.t. language proficiency and aptitude tests. Cooperations in Brazil include initiatives with the DAAD and the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). Among other successful projects, g.a.s.t. has been involved in language training within the teacher qualification programme Parfor, and the Ministry of Education’s foreign language acquisition programme Languages without Borders.

As a one of its kind institution in Germany, g.a.s.t. is also engaged in extensive research and development activities in the field of language and aptitude tests, including related IT solutions. g.a.s.t. is member of the following scientific associations and organizations: Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA), European Association for Quality Language Services (EAQUALS), Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft (GMW), Guide to Academic Training and Education (GATE), International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and International Test Commission (ITC).

g.a.s.t. at a glance:


Maxi Neidhardt

g.a.s.t. Office Coordinator in Brazil

Where to Find Us

G.A.S.T. in  DWIH

Address: Rua Verbo Divino, 1488 - Térreo 04719-904 São Paulo – SP Brasilien
Phone: +55 (11) 5189-8315