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 artists, actors in the areas of media and information & libraries, in the creative industry, EU officials and municipalities, employees of German and international business enterprises, cultural managers, and for 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 the international cultural voluntary service in which the Goethe-Institut also participates as a partner organisation. Initiated by the Federal Foreign Office, it opens up global perspectives for people from 18 to 26 years old. The voluntary service promotes the commitment of young people to work in the context of foreign cultural and educational policy and supports the communication of activities by German cultural mediators within Germany. kulturweit is based on the principles of the Voluntary Year of Social Service (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr or FJS). Volunteers can gain insights into the different spheres of activity at the Goethe-Institut or partner schools for 6 or 12 months. At the same time, they are invited to contribute their own ideas and actively take part in cultural, language, library or administrative work. Applications are being accepted until 2 December 2019.

kulturweit application