Education at the Goethe-Institut

To create access to education is one of the central purposes of the Goethe-Institut. As a leading provider of German courses and programmes for German teachers, we also offer training and advanced training for the following target groups:

  • artists
  • actors in the areas of media and information & libraries
  • actors in the creative industry
  • EU officials and municipalities
  • employees of German and international business enterprises
  • cultural managers
  • children and young people
In addition to modularly structured and certified training programmes, the Goethe-Institut works with informal formats, including master classes for artists, network meetings for activists and workshops for various cultural professions.

Projects of cultural education worldwide


“kulturweit” is an international voluntary cultural service, in which the Goethe-Institut also participates as a partner organization. Initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office, the service sent the first volunteers to the Goethe-Institut and partner schools of the Goethe-Institut abroad in September 2009.
The voluntary service promotes young people’s engagement in work in the context of foreign cultural and educational policy and supports the exchange of activities of German cultural mediators in Germany. It is based on the principles of the Voluntary Social Year (FSJ).
Young people who would like to engage with their work at cultural and educational institutions worldwide can apply for a Voluntary Social Year by 2 May 2018, 12 am.

Voluntary cultural service kulturweit