In partnership with the Goethe-Institut Göttingen, the Göttingen-based OlavBrennhovd-Stiftung is launching a language course scholarship and inviting applications, starting in 2019.

Course description: Scholarship for an intensive German language course at the Goethe-Institut Göttingen. Weekly hours: 25. Duration: 5 months. Accommodation at the Goethe-Institut Göttingen’s guesthouse (single-person apartment with kitchen and bathroom). Up to €1,845 reimbursed in travel expenses, health insurance for the duration of your stay, flat monthly allowance of €700 (pocket money). Two examinations. Textbooks are included as part of the language course. Scholarship recipients can be referred to professional contacts in Göttingen if desired.

Target group: People studying German at university or already teaching, or who need to know German for their work (journalists, NGO representatives, etc.)

Age range: 20 to 35

Required skills: Studied German language at university or demonstrable knowledge of German to A1.2 level

Preferred attributes: Prepared to regularly attend the Goethe-Institut’s intensive courses; prepared to engage in intensive teamwork, take two language examinations, take part in the Goethe-Institut’s cultural and leisure programme; prepared as an Olav Brennhovd scholar to be available to answer queries (media questions).

Application: Please send a copy of your CV, including a photograph, copies of certificates and a letter of motivation in German, English or French to your relevant Goethe-Institut. In addition, a letter of recommendation from the relevant Goethe-Institute will be necessary. Also include a note from your employer or university to approve time off. Please send all documentation in PDF format. The documents will be submitted to the Olav-Brennhovd-Stiftung Göttingen, which will make and communicate the final decision.

Schedule: The scholarship must finish on or before 31 December 2019. Please send your documents to the Goethe-Institut South Africa by 1 April 2019 to Dr Ulrike Lewark, 1 August 2019 is the latest scholarship start date – starting earlier is strongly preferred.

Contact: Goethe-Institut Göttingen, Ulrike Hofmann-Steinmetz, Director.