Germany

Germany wears its riches well: elegant big-city charm, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine food and culture are all there for the savouring. Enjoying the outdoors, from skiing Alpine peaks to hiking carefully preserved forests, is essential.

I would say it was a great experience. I started off with insufficient German skills but picked them up to a fluent stage. I met so many people and learnt a lot about another country and about myself. I learned to respect many more things and gained a better look on life.

Piers Hanbury – Semester program to Germany

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The Give Back Exchange Fund

$1,000,000 in student exchange grants are available to nominated school students

Schools can nominate up to 5 students to apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund

The Give Back Exchange Fund has been created with a desire to give back to the community and provide more opportunities for high school students to experience both sides of the exchange program, from living life abroad to welcoming an overseas student into their home.

The final deadlines for applications are listed below. There are a limited number of grants available, so don't leave asking your school for a nomination until the last minute.

  • 1st September 2019 for January 2020 departures
  • 1st March 2020 for August - September 2020 departures

Click here to find out more information and to download a nomination form.

Next available departures for Germany

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length2 months DepartureNov 2019 FeeAU $7300 Application deadline08/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019
Length10 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline24/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019
Length5 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline24/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019
Length3 months DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $7800 Application deadline11/03/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019
Length5 months DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline11/03/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
Length10 months DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline11/03/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
Length3 months DepartureOct 2020 FeeAU $7800 Application deadline14/07/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length2 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $7300 Application deadline08/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length10 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline24/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
Length5 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline24/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020

Important Program Information

Please note that

  • Students accepted for Germany need to have a basic knowledge of the German language.  Students must have studied German for at least 1 year prior to program start date to be able to follow lessons in German schools. A 2 week language program is available at additional cost for August departures only.    
  • Arrival orientation held in Mannheim at an additional cost for January and August arrivals.