Have you finished school or completed your first degree and are dreaming of the hip metropolis of Berlin, the traditional Bavaria or a first-class education at one of the time-honoured universities in Germany? Then you've come to the right place because we provide you with information about educational stays in Germany - from language courses to doctorates.
The most important prerequisite for gaining a foothold in Germany is the German language. Many Germans, especially in the metropolises, speak English quite well, but without German language skills it will still be difficult. At a language school in Germany, you will be made linguistically fit to get along in everyday life in Germany and to start further educational measures such as studying.
A Studienkolleg builds the bridge from the language school to the university and serves to prepare you for studying in Germany. If the school leaving certificate from your home country is not recognised as equivalent to the German Abitur, you will probably have to attend a Studienkolleg. Here you will further improve your German, have technical instruction and learn important key qualifications for studying at a German university.
The traditional German universities have a very good international reputation. If you want to start studying in Germany, there are a few points to consider: Do you need a visa? Is your degree recognised? Which university is the best for your subject? How does enrollment work? We have compiled helpful information on studying in Germany for you.
Maybe you don't want to complete your entire studies in Germany, but would like to study for only one semester or one year at a German university in order to get to know the language and culture better. For such semesters abroad in Germany, there are numerous cooperations between German and foreign universities or special exchange programmes such as ERASMUS for EU citizens.
Are you still an undergraduate student and would like to live in Germany for a while? That's no problem either, because there is a student exchange. You spend half a year or a whole school year at a normal German school and live for this time in a host family. How could you get to know German culture better?
As an au-pair you live in a German family and usually take care of children and household. Besides, you usually have lessons in a language school. With an au pair stay you get to know the German language and culture in equal measure and can prepare yourself for studying in Germany, for example.
Shepherding cows in the Alps, helping with the grape harvest on the Rhine or waiters in Berlin:
Germany is also suitable for a working holiday. The country is very versatile, offers good chances to find a job and you can learn German during your trip.
Work & Travel? That's only possible in Australia!
No, there is also the possibility in Germany to travel through the country and to finance your trip with odd jobs. Only without Koalas...
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No matter what you do after your high school diploma: you need health insurance.
You are not always automatically insured via your parents, especially if you are going abroad. We offer you health insurance for the coming years - whatever you have in mind at home or abroad.
Just enter some information about yourself in our tariff finder and you will find the right health insurance: as a student, language student, au-pair, ...
Probably you have dealt little with the topic of health insurance so far. No problem!
We have compiled some important information for you: What is the difference between a statutory and a private health insurance ? When do I need international health insurance? And many more topics about health insurance for the time after school ...