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Fellowship and Grant Database of the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research

Study in Austria! Grants.at is Austria’s biggest online database for scholarships and research grants for all academic areas. Financial support options for semester- and year-round undergraduate undergraduates study, as well as summer programs includes classical grants and scholarships, allowances and prizes, The OeAD grants database offers a robust search interface, so you can find specific entries that suit your needs. Visit Grants.at to start your search.


HAUS Scholarship for American Undergraduate/Masters Students at Heidelberg University

Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) is pleased to invite applications for the HAUS Scholarship. The stipend is available to a qualified student from the United States to study at Universität Heidelberg. The scholarship award is $5,000 per semester for Masters program students and $3,000 for Bachelors program students. Scholarship recipients may re-apply for a subsequent semester. To learn more and to apply visit the HAUS Scholarship site.


International Cooperative Education (ICE) Internships

Since 1971, ICE has placed college and university students in work/internship positions throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland at a wide variety of companies and organizations. Internships take place throughout the year and last a minimum of 8-12 weeks, depending on the position. Each working experience is unique and tailored to the student's interests, language ability and goals.


Freie Universität Berlin - FU-BEST

Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for its undergraduate FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) program. See More▼

  • Based on the U.S. academic calendar, FU-BEST offers a strong intensive German language program as well as an exciting menu of content courses taught mostly in English but also in part in German.
  • There is no language prerequisite for participation in this program, but all participants are obligated to enroll on-site in German language training at their particular level.
  • The content courses cover topics from a variety of disciplines, ranging from political science, history, philosophy, and sociology to music history, architecture, film studies, marketing/management, environmental studies, sociology, and art history.
  • The program has hosted participants from a wide range of mostly U.S. colleges and universities, featuring a growing number of formal institutional partnerships. Student feedback has been very positive.
  • Every semester features a week-long off-site excursion, as well as local field-trips and cultural events.
  • Participants are housed in homestays or single-occupancy apartments, but may also opt out of these choices if they set up their own housing sufficiently in advance of the program.

The application deadline for the Spring semester is October 15; Fall semester is April 1.

Students may apply directly to FU-BEST (after approval at their home institution) or via their home college/university (especially where an institutional partnership exists).

For full details on courses as well as other features of the program and application materials, please visit the FU-BEST website and click on the many links to all the information and documents (including course syllabi).
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Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University - FUBiS

Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) is an academic short term program in Berlin, Germany. See More▼

Students from all over the world attend intensive or semi-intensive German language courses on up to five proficiency levels, or subject courses on various class topics. Most of the subject classes are hold in English but for advanced German students, FUBiS offers a subject course in German. FUBiS offers more than 60 classes a year. Sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter. The FUBiS program offers students many choices depending on term availability:

  • Combination of language and subject classes (term II/III). This allows students to improve their language skills as well as further their knowledge of a subject matter.
  • Combination of two subject classes (term II/III) which may count toward a major or minor at the home institution.
  • Intensive German language classes. These classes meet every weekday and allow students to focus on and thus considerably improve their German skill (term II/III).
  • Participation in either one semi-intensive German class or in one subject class.

Besides the academic program, FUBiS offers a variety of extracurricular activities to explore Berlin and other German cities like Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig or Potsdam. Upon request, FUBiS arranges appropriate off-campus accommodation as an optional service (subject to availability).

For full details, please visit the FUBiS website.
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Online German University Programs

Universities now offer online courses in German, for both Bachelors and Masters degrees. Explore these new ways of pursuing German study via computer. See More▼

Oregon State University offers an online undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in German. This program focuses on language proficiency and all classes incorporate German culture, literature and history into the teaching. Visit the Oregon State University E-Campus website for more information.

The University of Texas in Arlington is offering German 1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314. The courses involve web conferencing and some interaction with the instructor, so it is well-designed for learning the language. Visit the UTA website for more information.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln master's program supports your growth as a professional educator by encouraging you to build on your classroom experience and further develop your German proficiency and deepen your understanding of German culture, language and literature. In addition, you will engage in informed conversations about vital teaching and learning issues specific to German language teaching and learning with fellow German colleagues across the country.
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Berlin Consortium for German Studies

The Berlin Consortium for German Studies is administered on behalf of a consortium of six institutions, but the program is open to all eligible undergraduates.


InterDaF e.V. am Herder-Institut der Universitaet Leipzig

Deutsch lernen in Leipzig. The Universität Leipzig offers international intensive language courses and special summer and winter courses for all levels ranging from 4-6 weeks or 4 months.


Internships with the US State Department

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid, intensive internship. The School of Language Studies helps students enhance their language learning skills as an aid in their FSI studies and as a foundation for advancing their learning while at post. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience in a federal agency setting, and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.


DAAD Grants for Undergraduates

Explore the scholarships and fellowships offered to undergraduates by the DAAD for anything from a three-week summer course to the entire year after you graduate.


Cultural Vistas Internship and Study Opportunities

The Cultural Vistas programs provide an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain international work experience in Germany, improve their German language skills and experience German culture firsthand. See More▼

Year-Round Internship Program in Germany
The Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain international work experience in Germany, improve their German language skills and experience German culture firsthand. Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies and economics. Most internships are paid and scholarships are available to qualified participants that receive unpaid internships. Accepted participants will receive a scholarship application following acceptance to the program. A limited number of language course stipends are also available for those who qualify. Internships are 3 to 12 months long. Programs start individually at the beginning of each month. More information is available on the Cultural Vistas website.

  • Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply at least 5 months prior to your desired start date.

Independent Work Abroad Program in Germany
The Independent Work Abroad Program in Germany provides work authorization for Germany for enrolled students at, or recent graduates (within 3 months of graduation) from U.S. universities and colleges. Enrolled students from Canada and non-U.S. students attending accredited U.S. colleges and universities are also eligible to apply. Participants find their own host companies and negotiate the terms of employment. Programs start individually at the beginning of each month. Apply at least 6 weeks prior to your desired start date. More information is available on the Cultural Vistas website.

  • Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply at least 6 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Summer Internship Program in Germany
The Summer Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain international work experience in Germany, improve their German language skills and experience German culture firsthand. Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies and economics. Many internships are paid and scholarships are available to qualified participants that receive unpaid internships. Accepted participants will receive a scholarship application following acceptance to the program. A limited number of language course stipends are available for those who qualify.
Three program options are available:

  1. 1-month language course in Germany in June, followed by a 2-month internship with a host company
  2. 3-month internship with a host company
  3. 2-month internship with a host company, starting in late-May or late-June
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Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship for college-age students and recent graduates throughout the US who want to live, study, and intern in Germany. See More▼

CBYX is funded by the US and German governments for students in all career fields, and does not require any prior German language knowledge! Applicants in business, engineering, scientific, vocational, technical, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply. Participants spend a year studying and working in their fields while completely immersed in the German language and culture.

The CBYX for Young Professionals scholarship includes:

  • two months of intensive German language training (prior German language knowledge is not required, but preferred)
  • a semester of study in the participant’s career field at a German college or university
  • a five-month internship in the participant’s career field with a German company
  • accommodations living with German hosts, in shared apartments, and in student dorms
  • transatlantic airfare and monthly food stipends -health/accident insurance
  • various program seminars in the United States and Germany
  • local support in area of placement and in US
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Summer Graduate Program at Middlebury College

Did you know that you can pursue a Master of Arts degree at the Middlebury College German School in four summers AND that students who enroll in the MA program during the summer receive 100% of their demonstrated need in financial aid? The MA in German will allow you to focus on a variety of topics, including German culture, history, literature, art, theater, politics, economics, and linguistics.


The Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft USA-Interns Program

This USA-Interns program provides American university students the opportunity to work and live abroad. University students may apply for positions in business, science, politics, international relations, social services, the media, and the arts in both the profit and non-profit sector. The internships typically last 2-3 months and take place during the summer.Find more information and application materials on the SGG website.


Going Global: A College Student's Road Map to Studying Abroad

The Going Global online guide helps students navigate the wide spectrum of study abroad options available, ranging from volunteer opportunities to language immersion programs to apprenticeships, and everything in-between. It also provides helpful resources for more information. Find the guide on the Affordable Colleges Online Website.


Student's Guide to Studying Abroad

This online guidebook includes professional testimonials on the importance and benefits of study abroad, curret study abroad facts, ways to finance study abroad, and safety and budget resources for those students planning their trip.


Studying Abroad: Step-by-Step

The Center for Online Education's study abroad guide features tips for students learning German online, but it offers resources and guidelines for every step of the journey that are useful to all students. The guide covers the basics, like the different types of programs, living arrangement options, and all the costs involved, and also provides helpful, detailed tips, like cited resources on dealing with culture shock abroad, and how to best enjoy foreign cuisine on a budget.

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