News from Deutschkolleg
Please check also our Blog in German – not all blog posts are being translated. ..
The “Starthilfe Deutsch” project
With the beginning of the German courses in the new year, our project “Starthilfe Deutsch” started with the first scholarship holders. The aim of the project is to provide particularly talented young people who have had to flee their home countries with basic German language skills as quickly as possible and to prepare them intensively and in a qualified manner for follow-up measures.
Scholarships for foreign students
For many foreign students, it is not easy to finance their studies in Germany. So you might be wondering if you can get a scholarship in Germany.
However, especially if you are a first-year student, the chances of getting a German scholarship are (very) poor, because your home country is responsible for funding so-called undergraduate studies.
German scholarships are usually only awarded to foreign students after they have completed their first university degree.
Dropouts are a well-known problem for international students in Germany. As Times Higher Education has now reported, the results of a survey by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) confirm the assumption that poor knowledge of the German language is a major factor in the dropout of international students.
As you can already guess from the name, the Welcome Center Stuttgart is there to welcome people from abroad who are new to Stuttgart. And since most of our course participants are new to Stuttgart and the surrounding area, we would like to introduce the Welcome Center to you here.
But being welcomed here does not mean that you will be handed a bouquet of flowers or a glass of champagne there. ;)
In July of this year, Deutschkolleg celebrated its 40th anniversary.
40 years of Deutschkolleg means that the children of former participants are already attending German courses here.
40 years also means that today’s participants in our courses weren’t even born when the Deutschkolleg was founded. ;)