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.

Host a Teacher from Germany – virtually or face-to-face

Whether travel is going to be possible or not, you can still bring authentic German language and culture to your classroom next academic year. Registration is now open to ‘Host a teacher from Germany’ – virtually or face-to-face – in 2021-22. We’ll put you in touch with a teacher from Germany and help you to plan your hosting experience, with ideas for presentations, interactive lessons, group language practice sessions and other bilateral activities between your classes.

We will be running online Q&A sessions for anyone interested in hosting. 

Deadlines: 13 July 2021( to host in the autumn term), 28 September 2021 (to host in spring and/or summer 2022)

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Flexible Funding Scheme

The Flexible Funding Scheme supports joint activities and projects between UK and German partner schools and youth groups, including visits or virtual activities. Projects can be virtual or include mobility and grants of normally up to £10,000 are available (or £2,000 for virtual activities).

Deadlines: 16 July 2021, 1 October 2021

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Instant Impact

The Instant Impact grant supports first-time visits for groups of young people to a partner school or youth group in Germany. Funding of normally up to £2,500 is available, depending on the overall costs of the visit.

Deadline: Rolling (applications must be received at least six weeks in advance of the visit)

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Partnership Visit Fund

The Partnership Visit Fund supports staff planning visits to set up new or foster on-going partnerships between schools and youth groups in the UK and Germany. Funding of normally up to £1,000 is available, depending on the overall costs of the visit.

Deadline: Rolling (applications must be received  at least six weeks in advance of the visit)

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Café Connect

UK-German Connection’s cultural exchange café, Café Connect, gives young people the chance to get to know UK and German peers through fun, interactive activities, and group discussions on current topics. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, learn about the other culture, and practise (or even pick up) some German!

These friendly online meet-ups take place twice a month and are open to young people both with and without German language skills.

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

15-year Anniversary Challenge: Capture Your Connection

Do you have a UK-German connection?

Share your story and celebrate your experience by submitting an entry to our 15-year Anniversary Challenge! Whether it’s a friendship, school partnership, youth group exchange or other connection, share it creatively and inspire others with your story!

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Teacher Award

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 in London is now inviting nominations for the annual German Teacher Award. The award is given every year to excellent teachers of German who have who have made an outstanding and dedicated contribution to German teaching at their school.

Deadline: 30 June 2021

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Pupil Course Group Leaders

Group leadership on a 2 week language and culture course in Germany for GCSE / A-level students (all expenses paid, plus an honorarium). This is an opportunity for professional development both with regard to German language and culture, and leadership skills.

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Scholarship Programme

Free four-week language and culture course in Germany, for UK students of German in their penultimate year of school.

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Pupil Courses

Summer courses in Germany for UK students of German at GCSE / Standard Grade and A-Level / Higher. The courses include German language lessons, staying with host families, and cultural visits and excursions.

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK