Interested in studying or working in Germany? Not sure what’s available or how to fund your trip? We’ve put together an overview of all the available opportunities, together with application criteria, tips on how to apply, and an idea of what to expect. Whether you’re at high school, university, or beyond, there’s an adventure waiting for you!

School level

Lucy and Lydia at the NZ German Language Olympics © Goethe-Institut Neuseeland

​PAD scholarships for high school students

A summer to remember: study and play during the German summer on a fully-funded, four-week PAD scholarship

5 Jungs Auckland © Goethe-Institut Neuseeland

​PASCH scholarships for high school students

No plans yet for the summer? There’s a scholarship for that… attend a three-week language course in Germany during the New Zealand summer holidays

Inka cycling along the Canal de Castille in France © Inka Vogt

​High School Exchanges to Germany

Go on exchange: immerse yourself in German and learn what it’s like to live and study in a totally new environment

Participants at NZ German Language Olympics 2017 © Goethe-Institut Neuseeland

​The German Language Olympics

Flex those German language muscles; strut your stuff! The national, regional and international German Language Olympics put your German skills to the test in the company of Germanophiles from New Zealand and around the globe


Volunteering in Germany © Hannah McIntyre

​Planning your OE
Volunteering in Germany

New experiences with a (social) twist: the Federal Volunteer Service gives you a huge range of options, all for the common good

Winter fun in Stuttgart © Stephen Cobeldick

​Working holiday Program

Are you aged between 18 and 30? Live and work in Germany for up to a year on a Working Holiday Visa

Uni level

Ana in train carriage © Ana Renker-Darby

​Opportunities for university students

There is a range of funded and non-funded opportunities for university students to study in Germany. From undergrad to postdoc, there is more out there than you might expect


The PD group outside the Würth Art Gallery in SH © Ken Pow

Opportunities for German teachers

Freshen up your German, immerse yourself in German culture: there are scholarships available to support you in your work