Programme Description

Every year about 1,000 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, Norway, the Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States

Academic Requirements

the future foreign-language assistants are required to have completed a degree course of at least two years at a higher-education institution in their home countries with one of the subjects being German.

Number of Scholarships

about 1,000 grants each year


about six to nine months

Scholarship Value

  • monthly stipend of EUR 800
  • 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 Webseite der Kultusministerkonferenz.

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