Language and Education

In a Europe of free movement and a world of globalised markets, education enables us to take the chances offered by open borders and world-wide networks. Along with the US and the UK, Germany is one of the countries most preferred by foreign students.

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German Language

After English German comes second in terms of foreign languages in Europe. There are currently some 17 million people worldwide learning German as a foreign language at institutions and schools.

Lernendes Mädchen

Education in Germany

Good initial opportunities for everyone are a key prerequisite for education and achievement. Learn more about the German school system, the dual vocational education system, German schools abroad and the partner school initiative, PASCH.

Graduating students

Study in Germany

There are many reasons to study in Germany. With some of the oldest universities in the world, the German academic landscape offers a wide range of degree programmes and excellence in research and teaching.

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Professional Tour for British Teachers of History

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in London, together with the Federal Foreign Office, organises a professional tour for British teachers of history in Berlin from 26 – 31 October 2014.

KT Bosse-Foy


"A fantastic experience that will set you apart from everyone else." What British students who made the decision to study in Germany have to say.

University instructor

Online courses in higher education

Starting mid-October, Berlin-based, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.

Language and Education

Student at the library

Word of the Week

Word of the Week: die Handschuhe

Once a week, we publish a word of the week on our Facebook page. Here you can click through all words of the week since late September 2013.

Attention all German Teachers in the UK!


If you know a truly outstanding German teacher at your school – make sure that their dedication and excellence get the recognition they deserve! The deadine for application has been extended to 12 May.

German Language

Johann Wolfgang Goethe

With 100 million native speakers and strong ties to business, science and culture, German is a language well worth learning! Take a look at our special section to find out more.