Opportunities database

Looking for an at-a-glance overview? Have a look at our calendar of opportunities for an annual overview of programmes, events and funding deadlines.

German Teacher Award 2020

If you know a truly outstanding German language teacher at your primary or secondary school – make sure that their dedication and excellence get the recognition they deserve!

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany is pleased to invite nominations for the annual German Teacher Award, now in its 17th successful year.

Deadline: Applications must reach the German Embassy by Sunday, 31st May 2020.

More information can be found here: uk.diplo.de/gta

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Pupil Course Group Leaders

Each year, three posts are available for qualified UK teachers with experience of teaching German up to GCSE/S5 (for course option 2) or A-level/S6 (for course option 1) and experience of taking groups of young people abroad, to act as group leaders on the German Pupil Courses.

You will work alongside other teachers at a German school and will stay – where possible – with a German host family.

https://ukgermanconnection.org/pp/programmes/gpc-group-leaders/

The application deadline for the German Pupil Courses Group Leaders 2020 has now passed. We will notify applicants in early April about the outcome of their application.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Scholarship Programme

The German Scholarships Programme is a four week long course in Germany for students with a high level of German. The course is entirely funded by the German Foreign Office and eight students are selected each year.  The students spend two weeks living with host families and participate in an international programme, involving cultural and educational excursions and activities.

This programme is open to UK pupils in their penultimate school year (Year 12 in England and Wales, S5 in Scotland, Year 13 in Northern Ireland).

http://ukgermanconnection.org/pp-scholarships

The application deadline for the German Scholarships Programme 2020 has now passed. We will notify applicants in early April about the outcome of their application.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Pupil Courses

The German Pupil Courses are 2-week courses in Germany for UK pupils studying German. There are three courses every summer for 12 pupils and one accompanying teacher each. They are a fantastic opportunity for pupils to get first-hand experience of German life and culture and improve their German language skills at the same time.

This programme is open to pupils in Year 12 (England, Wales) / Year 13 (Northern Ireland) / S5 (Scotland) and Year 10 (England, Wales) / Year 11 (Northern Ireland) / S3 (Scotland).

http://ukgermanconnection.org/pp-gpc

The application deadline for the German Pupil Courses 2020 has now passed. We will notify applicants in early April about the outcome of their application.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Host a Teacher from Germany

Bring German culture into your classroom! Host a German teacher for one, two or three weeks during the upcoming academic year, at no cost.

http://ukgermanconnection.org/parents-professionals/programmes/host-a-teacher-from-germany/

Application deadlines:

The deadline to apply to host a teacher from Germany in 2019-20 has now passed. UK schools interested in hosting a teacher from Germany in 2020-21 will be able to apply again from mid-May 2020.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Flexible funding scheme

This special flexible funding scheme is designed to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on special topics and current issues. Projects can be virtual or include mobility.

Themes currently available under the flexible funding scheme:
World War I
Our future in Europe – maintaining the UK-German connection (NEW)

http://ukgermanconnection.org/parents-professionals/funding/project-fund/

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Instant Impact

The Instant Impact grant is available for group taster trips and visits to Germany for young people.

http://ukgermanconnection.org/parents-professionals/funding/instant-impact/

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Partnership Visit Fund

The Partnership Visit Fund provides financial support for teachers who wish to visit their partner school and plan activities between their young people. Applications will open in early 2020.

http://ukgermanconnection.org/parents-professionals/funding/partnership-visit-fund/

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Europass

Europass helps individuals highlight their abilities in an effective way. It promotes the mobility of individuals throughout Europe by removing barriers to working, studying or training in Europe. It is free and enables people to present their competences, skills and qualifications in a clear way.

http://www.ecctis.co.uk/europass/

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Youthbridge

Youthbridge is a charitable initiative of the British-German Association to provide support for making German learning in UK schools more relevant, interesting and fun, and to foster bilateral communication.

https://www.britishgermanassociation.org/what-is-youthbridge/

 

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK