Scholarships for Australian-German Student Exchange (SAGSE)

This scholarship program was founded in 1967 and is open to students learning German in Years 11 and 12. Students complete an application and may be shortlisted for an interview to be selected for a scholarship. Victorian students also have the opportunity to host students from German which will be looked upon favourably if applying for a scholarship.

Successful recipients of a SAGSE scholarship travel to Germany in December to live with a family for 10 weeks. The group are lucky enough to experience the magic of Christmas in Germany. The group also travel to Berlin at the end of the exchange.

The return airfare and insurance are sponsored by companies and businesses. Families only need to pay for a passport and provide pocket money.

The AGTV has sponsored a SAGSE scholarship since 1979.

Returning students can become members of GASS and later the SAGSE Alumni.

For further information, visit the website:

Recent Recipients of the AGTV SAGSE Scholarship
2022: Charlotte Dashwood, Bendigo Senior SC; Kai Bowie, Oberon HS
2019: Angelic Durbridge, Star of the Sea College; Max Neal, VSL Geelong / Surf Coast SC
2018: Suzanna Batzakis, Mount Waverley SC
2017: Bridget Kennedy, Viewbank College
2016: Astro Spiller, VSL Distance Education / College of the Arts
2015: Mathew Atherton, VSL Distance Education / Timboon P-12 School
2014: Michelle Roberts, VSL Distance Education / Corryong College
2013: Amber Hanson, Oberon HS
2012: Brittany Wren, Dimboola Memorial SC
2011: Gemma O’Hare, Billanook College
2010: Harrison Watt, Heathmont College
2009: Henry Paez, Castlemaine SC
2008: Lauren Cahill, Mount Eliza SC
2007: Andrew Madden, Oberon HS
2006: Josh McKie, Melbourne GS
2005: Alecia Black, Marist-Sion College

  • SAGSE Honour Roll

Goethe-Institut Scholarships

From time to time, the Goethe-Institut offer students of German the opportunity to apply for scholarships for courses or camps in Australia and overseas.
Look for scholarships and other opportunities on the website under:

World Exchange Program Australia (WEP)

The World Education Program Australia Ltd (WEP Australia) is an independent, incorporated, not-for-profit Australian student exchange organisation registered with the VRQA in Victoria and with relevant authorities in other states and territories.

Students in Years 9 to 12 can apply to participate in various short and long-term exchange programs including hosting students.

Students must have a minimum of one year of German language study at the time of application, plus ongoing study.

The cost of participating in an exchange to Germany varies according to length and includes airfares and 24-hour assistance.