Information for young people about Germany

You're interested in spending some time in Germany, learning the German language or you're simply looking for some information on the country? Then you have come to the right place!

In this section of the website, we're providing you with information about youth mobility, international meetings and programmes in Germany. Besides basic information on topics such as travelling and accomodation, we're also introducing German organisations that are active in the areas of international exchange, information on sponsorship opportunities, on German language courses and on jobs and internships.

More Information links about studying, working, voluntary work and travelling in Germany (and the other European countries) can be found in the information box below!

  1. General Information
  2. Volunteering
  3. Au pair
  4. Education & Training
  5. Studying
  6. Jobs & Internships
  7. Permanent work
  8. Grants & Funding
  9. Learning German
  10. Travelling & Accomodation

    General Information

    The Press and Information Office of the German government presents general information about Germany at More publications and political news about Germany can be found on the homepage of the German government.

    The website gives you information about living, working and studying in Germany.

    Before you come to Germany, you should inform yourself about the exact visa regulations. This information is available from the respective German embassies and consulates in your home country or on the website of the German Foreign Ministry.

    Facts about Germany is a reference book offering all sorts of up-to-date and reliable information about all aspects of modern life in Germany – be it business, culture, or politics. It has figures, facts, and interesting timelines:

    Publications as well as extensive material on Germany can be requested from the Goethe Institut Inter Nationes e.V.
    The Goethe Institut Inter Nationes e.V. works as a world-wide agency for promoting German language and culture (

    The Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) supports political, cultural and international youth work by providing funding opportunities for organisations and youth associations. It does not organise any programmes by itself. Information about youth policy and youth welfare services in Germany as well as numerous additional brochures and publications can be requested for free under the following link:

    Information about Germany and basic information about youth work in Germany are available on the webpage of IJAB in the Database of International Youth Work.

    You can find more general information on Germany under

    If you are planning on moving to Germany and you are not from an EU country, you will find helpful information about Germany on the EU Immigration

    A short film about travelling and living in Germany for young people:

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