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German for work and study

Germany is one of the three most popular study destinations for foreign students: Higher education institutions in Germany offer the highest academic standards – and as such are the perfect springboard for a successful career at home or worldwide. Learn about our Goethe-Institut programs to understand how we prepare and support careers with German.

Your path to Germany

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Recognition of qualifications

How are school or college diplomas, vocational training or study courses certifications obtained abroad recognized in Germany? Here you will find informative graphics that help with orientation.

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Step by Step Guide to Study in Germany

Ana from Brasil and Tim from Germany present in ten short episodes how to prepare to study in a German university - step by step! 

Online learning community

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Deutsch für dich

In the global “Deutsch für dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge. Network and share experiences with 560.000 German learners around the world. 

German at work

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German for social careers

Various tasks, interviews, and films prepare you linguistically to master content for social workers.

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German for science and technology

Test your knowledge about objects on a construction site and get to know Ahmet and Milo who work as electricians. 

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German around the office

Study German to use in your office work. Explore various tasks, interviews, and films to advance and expand your linguistic skills in your work life. 

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German for the service sector

Train your German vocabulary for the service industry. Various tasks and movies, as well as interviews prepare you to develop an understanding of everyday life in the service industry. 

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German for cultural professions

Improve your communication skills in the area of cutlural work. Various interviews and tasks allow you to get to know people that came to Germany as cultural workers and understand what everyday work life looks like for this sector. 

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German for manual and artisanal trades

Advance and test your knowledge in trade professions. Get to know Jana and Joseph as they take you on a journey through their everyday professional life through videos and tasks. 

Test your German

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German exams in the UK

Do you need to certify your knowledge of German? Find a test site in the UK. where you can take our globally recognized exams accredited by the German government. 

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Goethe-test Pro: German for professionals

How good is your German? Goethe-Test PRO: German for professionals provides an answer to this question. Our computer-based German test quickly and reliably evaluates listening and reading competence in the workplace.


Goethe-Institut virtual library

With the Goethe-Institut's free eLibrary you can download and borrow a wide range of digital media such as eBooks, ePapers, eMusic, eAudios, and eVideos.