Information for young people about Germany

You're interested in spending some time in Germany, learning the German language or you're simply looking for some information on the country? Then you have come to the right place!

In this section of the website, we're providing you with information about youth mobility, international meetings and programmes in Germany. Beside basic information on topics such as travelling and accomodation, we're introducing German organisations that are active in the areas of international exchange and inform you about sponsorship opportunities, German language courses, jobs and internships.

  1. General Information
  2. Volunteering
  3. Au pair
  4. Vocational Training
  5. Studying
  6. Internships
  7. Working
  8. Grants & Funding
  9. Learning German
  10. Travelling & Accomodation

    Studying in Germany

    Many young people from abroad decide to study at a German university for one or more semesters.

    If you're interested in living and studying in Germany, you will find information on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD has a global network of information centres.

    In cooperation with Federal Ministry of Education and Research the DAAD also offers the website with further information on studying in Germany as well as ways to connect with other foreign students in the country.

    Refugees, who would like to study in Germany, find specific information on this website

    Further information for international students can also be found on the website of the German Student Services (Deutsches Studentenwerk):

    The Erasmus Student Network ( supports exchange students before, during and after their studies abroad. Erasmus students as well as students from other programs are welcome to contact ESN Germany ( to get information about support, events, projects etc.

    Alternatively you can find information also at the International Office of the University in Germany, you would like to study at.

    If you're interested in completing your entire university education at a university of applied sciences ('Fachhochschule') in Germany and you haven't received your school-leaving certificate in Germany, the 'International Foundation Programme' by the GIZ can help you to pass the assessment test and/or to fulfill the German language requirement. You'll find more info on the programme as well as application formalities under the following link:

    Scholarships for studying in Germany

    Whoever wants to study in Germany and needs support may contact the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It provides detailed information on support options for foreign students and offers a scholarship database.

    Several political foundations in Germany support study and research projects of young people from abroad:

    The Society for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe (GFPS) e.V. awards scholarships for People from Poland, the Czech Republic, Belarus and Ukraine, who want to study in Germany.