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Goethe Institute scholarship

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Each year, the town of Schwäbisch Hall offers a summer scholarship to study German with the Goethe Institute, popular with students from around the world. 

The scholarship lasts four weeks and this year is held during the summer holidays. Course is available between the following dates:

  • 3rd August and 27th August 2020

Schwäbisch Hall

The German town, twinned with Loughborough, meets the cost of course fees, board and lodgings, meaning the student only has to meet cost of travel to and from Schwäbisch Hall.

The students have the opportunity to improve the German language in both speaking and writing and also take the opportunity to see Germany.

Schwäbisch Hall is a small town but has a lot to offer young people.

The town has a number of museums, an open air pool, two cinemas, great theatre plays and loads of other exciting opportunities.

Schwäbisch Hall is lively and has a large student population. There are many schools, the Goethe Institute and a college.   

Applying for a scholarship

Applicants of the Goethe Institute scholarship should:

a) be aged between 18 and 26 years

b) has studied/is studying German and has a basic understanding of the language;

c) Has been/is a resident of Loughborough, or failing that of the Borough, or failing that, attending an educational establishment in the Borough

d) be able to gain from the experience socially, vocationally and academically.

Anyone who meets the criteria and is interested in the scholarship should make a written application to Democratic Services, Charnwood Borough Council, Southfield Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2TX or by email to by 4pm on Thursday 9th April 2020

The application should be in the form of a statement not exceeding 700 words setting out details of how the applicant considers they meet the criteria detailed above, with particular reference to (d). Also included should be the names and addresses of two referees (one being a current tutor/teacher if applicable) and contact details for the applicant.

Candidates must ensure they are available during the scholarship period prior to making the application. Interviews are to be held on Monday 20th April 2020.

UPDATE: In light of the pandemic, the interview date for the scholarship will be put back. The new interview date will be published on this webpage, and applicants will be kept informed throughout the process. It is important to note that the deadline for applications remains as 4pm on Thursday 9th April 2020

For further enquiries and how to apply, please contact the Mayor of Charnwood's Office on 01509 634602 or email   

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Last updated: Tue 24th March, 2020 @ 14:36