Germany

Germany wears its riches well: elegant big-city charm, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine food and culture are all there for the savouring. Enjoying the outdoors, from skiing Alpine peaks to hiking carefully preserved forests, is essential.

I would say it was a great experience. I started off with insufficient German skills but picked them up to a fluent stage. I met so many people and learnt a lot about another country and about myself. I learned to respect many more things and gained a better look on life.

Piers Hanbury – Semester program to Germany

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Next available departures for Germany

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length3 months DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $7800 Application deadline11/03/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019
LengthSemester DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline11/03/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
LengthAcademic Year DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline11/03/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
Length3 months DepartureOct 2020 FeeAU $7800 Application deadline14/07/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length2 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $7300 Application deadline08/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline24/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthSemester DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline24/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
Length3 months DepartureAug 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline11/03/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020
LengthSemester DepartureAug 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline11/03/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureAug 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline11/03/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
Length3 months DepartureOct 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline14/07/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021
Length2 months DepartureNov 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline08/09/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021
LengthAcademic Year DepartureJan 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline24/09/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021
LengthSemester DepartureJan 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline24/09/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021

Important Program Information

Please note that

  • Students accepted for Germany need to have a basic knowledge of the German language.  Students must have studied German for at least 1 year prior to program start date to be able to follow lessons in German schools. A 2 week language program is available at additional cost for August departures only.    
  • Arrival orientation held in Mannheim at an additional cost for January and August arrivals.

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount

Reduce the cost of your exchange program

hourglass 1046841 1920If you are planning to go on exchange and want to reduce the price of your program, then we have some good news for you! The deadline for Scholarship & Early Bird Discount applications is Tuesday 31st March 2020 for our standard programs departing between October 2020 - March 2021. 

If you are applying for one of our exchange programs the easiest way to get started is by completing your pre application formYou should allow yourself at least 3 weeks to complete all sections of your full application form.

Apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund

2019 08 20The Give Back Exchange Fund will provide 120 exchange students across Australia and New Zealand with a grant that will dramatically reduce their program fee. Students will pay only for their flights, insurance, visa application fees and any required airport assistance fees. All other fees will be covered by the Give Back Exchange Fund.

The final deadlines for applications are listed below. There are a limited number of grants available, so don't leave asking your school for a nomination until the last minute.

  • 1st March 2020 for August - September 2020 departures
  • 31st March 2020 for January 2021 departures

Click here to find out more information and to download the required forms

Find an Info Session Near You

If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please come along to one of our free in person information evenings located in one of the cities listed below or attend a LIVE Online session. 

AdelaideBrisbaneCanberraLIVE OnlineMelbournePerthSydneyWollongong

  • Come and meet our staff
  • Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
  • Listen to former exchange students talk about their experiences
  • Ask questions
  • Listen to questions asked by other students and parents
  • Meet other students who are considering going on exchange

Information evenings run for about an hour and a half. They are friendly and free and are the best way for us to address your specific questions in person.

If you live remotely from the major cities or cannot get along in person you can either watch our On Demand media presentation or attend one of our LIVE Online info sessions.