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Why Study German?

German connects you with German speakers throughout Europe. It is the most widely spoken mother tongue in Europa and the official language of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Also, the Germans have made an important contribution to the development of South Australia.

Freshly baked pretzels, tasty beer and lederhosen are the first things that come to mind when thinking about German-speaking countries? That’s certainly not everything they have to offer! The knowledge of the German language provides you with access to a rich and diverse culture: literature, film, music art, architecture, food - find out how much there is to discover.

But it doesn’t stop there. The ability to speak German and understand German culture can be crucial for you career. Being the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest economy in the world, Germany is a world leader in manufacturing and design. German companies and their subsidiaries in Australia provide around 90000 Australians with jobs.

Have you always dreamt of studying abroad? Then German Studies might be the right fit for you. The university’s exchange programs offer you the possibility to study and live in Germany. Too expensive? Not necessarily! The German government provides generous scholarships for students of German. Students are encouraged to consider what scholarships they may be eligible for. Visit the Faculty of Arts Scholarship website.

Department of German Studies

Level 7, Napier Building


T: +61 8 8313 4249
School of Humanities