Come to Germany
You're interested in spending some time in Germany to volunteer, study or travel? Here you will find basic information about your opportunities.
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 exchanges and programmes in Germany. Besides basic information on topics such as travelling and accomodation, we're introducing German organisations that are active in the areas of international exchange and inform you about sponsorship opportunities, German language courses, jobs and internships.
Due to current events, we we would like to provide some basic information for young people from Ukraine:
- Information from UNHCR about the entry into Germany, about staying in Germany, shelter and assistance and more.
- InfoMigrants collected Questions & Answers for Ukrainian arrivals in Germany.
- Eurodesk provides information and support for young people from Ukraine.
- The European Commission helps professionally qualified refugees access jobs in the EU.
- The European Union set up a website "Stand for Ukraine" where you can find advice.
- Learning German: free online courses for different levels or get in touch with volunteer German teachers (local or online)
- If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in Germany, you will find useful information here.
And here are general information for young people from all over the world who would like to spend some time in Germany:
General information about coming to Germany
The Press and Information Office of the German government presents general information about Germany on www.deutschland.de/en. More publications and political news about Germany can be found on the website of the German government.
The website www.young-germany.de gives you information about living, working and studying in Germany.
As a world-wide agency for promoting German language and culture the Goethe Institut offers information about the German language and culture (www.goethe.de/en).
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. Information about youth policy and youth welfare services in Germany as well as numerous additional brochures and publications: www.bmfsfj.de/bmfsfj/service/publikationen.
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 Portal: www.ec.europa.eu/immigration.
Before you come to Germany, you should inform yourself about the exact visa regulations. Just ask the German embassy in your home country or check the website of the German Foreign Ministry.