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.

Online Work Experience

The Goethe-Institut London is delighted to announce a call for applications for otheir online work-shadowing week during this year’s October half-term (25 – 29 October 2021). The project will be managed by the Goethe-Institut London and allow 20 pupils from across the country in years 12 or 13 to develop vocational skills in an immersive, German-speaking online environment, whilst meeting other keen Germanists and forming friendships and professional connections.

On the 25th October 2021, participants should be in the Sixth Form with at least GCSE-level German.

Deadline: 11 June 2021

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A German Classic

A German Classic is the Oxford German Network’s essay competition for sixth-formers with prizes up to £500. It is designed to celebrate a different literary classic each year and encourage in-depth study by creating a wide range of resources that open up different perspectives on the concerns at the heart of the work. This year’s set text is Heinrich von Kleist’s “Die Verlobung in St. Domingo”.

Free study packs, including free physical copies of the German original and an English translation of Kleist’s novella, as well as access to a set of free multimedia resources and essay writing guidelines, can be requested until 25 June.

Deadline: 15 September 2021

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Professional Development Day for Secondary School Teachers of German

The Goethe-Institut London invites secondary teachers of German to a free, online ‘German Teachers’ Day’. The day will include seminars, advice and tools for German teaching and will take place on Saturday, 3 July 2021. The focus of this summer’s German Teachers’ Day will be on student and teacher motivation.

Deadline: 2 July 2021 (12 noon)

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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

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: 14 May 2021

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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 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

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.

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK