The Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD) – an institution of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the sixteen Federal States (Länder) in the Federal Republic of Germany – offers a one-month scholarship to Cypriot students.
4-week stay in Germany, from the 5th July until the 4th August 2022, two of which at a family with same-age children. School attendance with participation in German classes and auditing other classes.
2-week trips within international groups to Cologne, Bonn, Berlin, Munich or Hamburg; stay in hotels
Visits to youth and sport events, as well as universities, museums, theatres and other cultural institutions, in order to convey a modern and authentic image of Germany
Cypriot citizenship or permanent resident of Cyprus (for at least 3 years)
Age between 15 and 17
Attendance of German classes preferably for at least two years, with good or very good grades – language level preferably B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), and in any case not lower than A2. If possible, the candidates should have selected German as their foreign language of choice at school.
Intercultural competence, ability to integrate into a family and an international group, social skills and tolerance
Willingness to follow all instructions provided by teachers and support staff and to integrate into the family during the stay as well as and the international group during the trips.
Students who hold the German citizenship, have lived in Germany or were raised bilingually may not participate in the program, as well as students who have received this particular scholarship in the past.
Corona-related participation requirements:
Please be informed that the development of the pandemic will be closely monitored (emergence of further mutants, entry and exit regulations as well as corona regulations of certain countries). The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program at short notice, or – should the need arise – to cancel the program or parts of the program.
All students must be fully vaccinated (basic immunisation) or considered recovered and vaccinated with an approved vaccine according to current entry regulations for Germany at the time of entry. The entry must be able to take place directly, without required quarantine time in Germany. Vaccination against measles must also be completed.
Please note that from 01.02.2022 onwards the vaccination certificates about a basic immunisation lose their validity after 9 months in Germany.
In case of a successful selection, the participant will need to undergo a PCR test 48 hours prior to the departure
Written test at the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia on 24th March 2022 at 09:00 a.m. and subsequent interview with the short-listed candidates. For information on reaching the Goethe-Institut, please visit the following website:
Via e-mail until 22nd March 2022 under the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact the German Embassy in Nicosia:
Tel.: (+357) 22 79 00 00, contact person: Eleni Antoniou, e-mail: email@example.com