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

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)


  • 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.


  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK


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.


  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK


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.



  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK


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.


  • 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.


  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK