Programme Description

Every year about 800 foreign students come to Germany as foreign-language assistants (FLA) to be placed in host schools and support the local subject-specialist teachers in their native languages. The FLA assist the teachers during 12 lessons per week and help make the situation of learning a foreign language lively and inspiring for the pupils.

The FLA’s responsibilities include
  • language tutorials and providing information for cultural studies lessons
  • role playing or rehearsing exam situations with the pupils
  • conversation exercises in small groups
  • preparing illustrative and teaching materials.

Target Group

students from Australia, Belgium, Canada (anglophones and Quebec), France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, the Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and China.

Academic Requirements

As a rule, the future foreign-language assistants should have completed a degree course of at least 2 years at a higher education institution in their home countries with one of the subjects being German.

Number of Scholarships

about 800 grants each year


about 6 to 9 months

Scholarship Value

  • monthly stipend of 850 EUR
  • health-, accident- and liability insurances
  • contribution to travel expenses, if necessary

Application Papers

International students may apply directly in their home countries. The contact data of the relevant partner organisations are available here.

Application Deadline

The competent partner organisations in your country of origin will provide you with the application deadlines. Please find a detailed list at the website of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs.

Please select your status and your country of origin in order to be able to submit an application.

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