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The Mercator Office forms the physical presence of the University Duisburg Essen (UDE) Germany in South East Asia's elite universities; Universitas Indonesia (UI) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Learn more here..

Mercator Office is a licensed test centre for TestAS (Test for Academic Studies) and TestDAF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache). The tests will be taken in Mercator Office’s Multimedia lab. Registration for both tests can only be done online through their website. Below you can find information on both tests.


TestAS is the aptitude test for any international student who wants to follow a study programme in Germany. Each year over 5,000 students take this test worldwide. TestAS tests skills that will be very important for your success as a student, for example: logical thinking, recognizing structures or solving problems. TestAS proves what you are capable of and helps you to find out whether a certain study programme is the right choice for you.

Universities both in Germany and abroad use TestAS result to select students for their study programs. 
TestAS is available in German or English. The test begins with the language test onscreen and is then followed by the Core Test, which tests your universal study skills. Lastly it is followed by a Subject-Specific module, which tests skills that are typically needed in your chosen field of study. The modules;

  • Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences Module,
  • Engineering Module,
  • Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences Module,
  • Economics Module.

TestAS Registration 2017

TestAS is a central standardized scholastic aptitude test which measures intellectual abilities particularly important for university studies. TestAS is intended for study applicants from non-EU countries planning to do undergraduate studies at German universities. Following are the schedule for 2017 TestAS:



Exam Registration Deadline


22 Feb 2017

TestAS 025

07/11/2016 - 16/01/2017


22 Apr 2017

TestAS 026

23/01/2017 - 13/03/2017


28 Oct 2017

TestAS 027

05/06/2017 - 11/09/2017


How to register:
Go to TestAS websites, click on 'Registration' and follow the instructions. Remember your password!

Upon registration, participate may contact MSE office.

TestAS is offered in English as well as in German.

How to practice:
Click on 'Sample Questions" on the TestAS website in order to familiarise yourself with format and structure.

For more information and registration go to


With over 25,000 certificates per year, the TestDaF is now the most important language test for international students who need to prove their German Language proficiency. TestDaF has about 500 test centres worldwide and test takers from 150 countries. The TestDaF is accepted by all institutions of higher education in Germany as a certificate of language proficiency. TestDaF consists of four components, assessing language proficiency that you need for your studies and research. These four components are;

  • Reading Comprehension, 
  • Listening Comprehension,
  • Written Production,
  • Spoken Production.

TestDaF Registration 2017

The TestDaF is available worldwide and is recognized by all universities in Germany as a language for admitting foreign students. MSE is one of the test centre. Following are the schedule for 2017: 

Prüfungstermin Examination

   Nummer   Number

Exam Registration Deadline

      Ergebnis*     Result




22.11.2016 - 17.01.2017

Ergebnis ab 28.03.2017




01.03.2017 - 29.03.2017

Ergebnis ab 07.06.2017




19.04.2017 - 17.05.2017

Ergebnis ab 26.07.2017




24.05.2017 - 21.06.2017

Ergebnis ab 30.08.2017




26.07.2017 - 23.08.2017

Ergebnis ab 31.10.2017




21.09.2017 - 19.10.2017

Ergebnis ab 28.12.2017


For more information and to register for the test, go to

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