Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about our language courses can be found here.

The library of the Goethe-Institut in Brussels was closed in 2005. Since then our books have been available in the following libraries:

Library - Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Library  - Universiteit Antwerpen (UA)

Please contact these or other specialised institutions for any information requests.

The Goethe-Institut does not accept book donations.
The following institutions may be able to help you:
Library - Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Michelle Graye, Service de dons et échanges, Tel. 02 650 24 23
No single books or valuable antique books
Library - Universiteit Antwerpen (UA)
Jeff Tegenbos, Hoofd Catalografie, Tel. 03 265 44 51
Only current books

Library of the German-speaking Protestant Congregation in Brussels
Only current, German-language books.

Otherwise, we recommend the bookcases that can be found in public spaces.

Please contact these or other specialised institutions for any information requests. 

The Goethe-Institut offers all residents of Belgium free use of the Onleihe [the digital library of the Goethe-Institut].. In this digital library you can borrow e-books, e-papers, audios and videos for use on your PC or mobile device.
Publications supported by the Goethe-Institut Belgium can be found here (some for direct download):
Specialised collections on Germany / in German are offered not only by many university libraries but also by numerous city libraries, e.g.
ULB library
UA library
Muntpunt library
The library of the German-speaking Protestant Congregation in Brussels is also open to anyone interested.
German-language media can be bought in some bookshops and press shops, e.g. Gutenberg, Filigranes , Librebook etc.

Our cultural programmes are primarily aimed at Belgians with and without knowledge of German. German guests are of course also welcome. For programmes for the German community in Belgium, please contact the  German-speaking Community of Belgium, the Belgian-German Society of Brussels  and the  German Embassy in Belgium.

Our Language Department  offers, for example, literature courses and excursions as well as further training and seminars for German teachers.  

Our homepage features interesting articles on culture and society in Germany and Belgium as well as articles on our main topics and projects.


Unfortunately, we cannot assist you directly in finding accommodation in Brussels. You can, however, find more information on this topic under the menu item „Internship“.  

We only include events of the Goethe-Institut and our cooperation arrangements with partners in our event calendar. This applies also to our online newsletters and social media channels.

We do not forward invitations and event offers from other providers to our email distribution lists.

We may distribute brochures on interesting events relating to German culture.

No. The Goethe-Institut Brussels organises its own programmes in the German-Belgian dialogue with local partner organisations. Proposals for new German-Belgian projects can be submitted through them.

Please also note the funding opportunities in the fields of music, theatre, dance and literature offered by our Munich head office, which are listed below. We will be happy to advise you accordingly.

If the project meets our criteria, your organisation is welcome to talk to us. Pure travel grants for programmes that have already been planned without us are not possible.

The Goethe-Institut has an extensive film archive with licensing rights for non-commercial screenings in various formats. Please contact Marlena von Wedel
Our 16 mm film archive is available through the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique/Koninklijk Filmarchief.

Yes. The Goethe-Institut Brussels, in cooperation with the KIKK Festival, the TRAKK creative centre and the Les Abattoirs de Bomel cultural centre, has been awarding two residency grants in Namur every year since 2017. We also regularly award a scholarship for a comic residency in Brussels. Since 2021, the Goethe-Institut Brussels has awarded annual residencies for journalists on the topic of media freedom. We are interested in proposals for longer-term and sustainable residency programmes. An overview of our worldwide residency programmes is available online:

Yes. In this case, please apply directly to our head office in Munich: Förderung Musik
If you have any questions regarding the application process, we will be happy to advise you.

The Goethe-Institut is not an artists' agency and unfortunately cannot offer support with the numerous requests of this kind. Our collaborations with museums and galleries are project-based. Within this framework, we develop joint residency programmes or enable the participation of artists from Germany in selected festivals and programmes of Belgian partner organisations. Unfortunately, individual requests from artists from Germany cannot be considered. 

Yes. Please consult our web pages on translation funding.

Yes. The Goethe-Institut has been promoting the dissemination of contemporary German drama abroad for many years. To improve further the availability of the resulting translations in many languages, we offer our theatre library.

Yes. You can find more information about funding programmes on our central website.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, we will be happy to advise you. We are also happy to accept applications for cooperation with Belgian partners, provided they meet our criteria.

Yes. You can find all funding programmes on our central website.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, we will be happy to advise you.