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

Health and safety: German Pupil Courses & German Scholarships Programme

Please read the information below in conjunction with our general Health & Safety Policy.

The German Pupil Courses and German Scholarships Programme are run by the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD), Bonn in co-operation with UK-German Connection, London. The PAD runs the programme on behalf of the Auswärtiges Amt (German Foreign Ministry). UK-German Connection manages the programme in the UK on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) and the British Council, and in close cooperation with the PAD. The Pädagogischer Austauschdienst is the German governmental institution in charge of international education at school level and works to develop and promote international co-operation at school level.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Opportunities for Pupils

We have a variety of opportunities for pupils to visit Germany, either as individual applicants or with a group from their school.

German Pupil Courses

The German Pupil Courses are two-week long language and culture courses, which take place in July and August in Germany. There are three course for 12 pupils and one group leader each. The pupils stay with German host families for two weeks and attend excursions and school visits while in the country. The programme is open for students in Year 10 through to Year 12.

More information about the German Pupil Courses can be found on our website for young people.

German Scholarships Programmes

The German scholarships programme is a four-week long programme 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.

You can find more information about the German Scholarships Programme on our website for young people.

Youth Seminars

Throughout the year, UK German connection runs thematic seminars, often based on current topics and events. The seminars are attended by young people in education or as part of a youth group and are bilateral events, held in either the UK or Germany.

You can find more information on our website for young people.

Magical Christmas Trips

The Magical Christmas trips programme is an intercultural and educational Christmas trip to Germany for primary school children and a small number of accompanying secondary school students. The four day visit allows younger children to experience German culture during the festive period.

More information, along with past experiences, can be found on our Magical Christmas Trip page.

  • 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

Eurodesk

Eurodesk is a Europe-wide network of organisations giving young people access to information on opportunities to work, study, travel and volunteer abroad, as well as European funding.

http://www.eurodesk.org.uk/

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Mission Berlin – Learn German with crime stories

Mission Berlin is a interactive radio production that can help you learn German in a fun way and gain some insight into the culture of Germany. It offers extensive audio, print and internet material.

http://www.dw.de/learn-german/mission-europe/s-9831

 

popKultur

popKultur is a project by the Goethe-Institut London to help secondary level students learn German with pop music! You can become part of the popKultur community and comment on recent popKultur competition video entries. With regular competitions and information on the German music scene.

http://www.goethe.de/popkultur

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

EVS (European Voluntary Service)

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young Europeans with the unique chance to take part in unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in another country within or outside the EU.

https://europa.eu/youth/country/76/theme/46_en

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Double Club German

Double Club German is available for primary schools and secondary schools!

This joint project by Arsenal FC, the Goethe-Institut London and UK-German Connection combines language-learning with football coaching to support German teachers and to motivate pupils to continue learning German.

Double Club German is an innovative, award-winning educational programme combining football and language learning.

Aiming to inspire and motivate pupils at primary and secondary level, the programme uses Arsenal and football to show pupils that language learning can be achievable, rewarding and, above all, fun!

The programme is usually delivered in sessions of two 45-minute ‘halves’, just like a real football game.

In one half, pupils develop their language skills in the classroom, working with specially designed, Arsenal-themed workbooks, interactive PowerPoint activities and videos featuring German Arsenal stars such as Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Özil and Serge Gnabry.

In the other half, pupils move to the football pitch, where they hone not only their skills on and off the ball, but also the vocabulary and phrases they have learnt in the classroom in a series of coaching activities from the Arsenal training manual.

Find out about the Double Club Languages programme, including how to sign up: http://www.arsenaldoubleclub.co.uk

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK