Translation Programme

We seek to give international readers access to contemporary German-language fiction, non-fiction, and books for children and young adults.

Since the programme's inception in 1974, publishers worldwide have translated more than 7,000 books into 45 languages with our financial support.

Funding Conditions

  • We support publishers worldwide who translate German-language books.
  • The Goethe-Institut reimburses a share of the translation costs.
  • The application process takes place online via the Goethe application portal in English or German.
  • Applications are possible four times a year for one month at a time.
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