Around 260 posts are available each year in Germany in all areas of the 16 Bundesländer (federal states).
Candidates for Germany have the following regions to choose from: Nord, Süd, Ost, West. You may also select 'No Preference'.
You must choose three options from the list of geographical regions (in bold) below, ranking them in your order of preference. Candidates who are placed in one of their three geographical preferences should expect to be allocated anywhere within the given region.
Nord: Bremen (HB), Hamburg (HH), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV), Niedersachsen (NI), Schleswig- Holstein (SH).
Süd: Baden-Württemberg (BW), Bayern (BY), Hessen (HE).
Ost: Berlin (BE), Brandenburg (BB), Sachsen (SN), Sachsen-Anhalt (ST), Thüringen (TH).
West: Nordrhein-Westfalen (NW), Rheinland-Pfalz (RP), Saarland (SL)
Our download below shows the geographical location of each region.
before making your regional choices:
Please be aware that, if you have already had contact with a particular school in Germany, you should enclose a letter from them with your application form. You will be able to explain and give reasons for your preferences in the application form.
The final decision on where you will be placed rests with our German partner organisation. We are not able to guarantee you will be placed in any particular region or school. We recommend you research the different regions of Germany thoroughly before applying.