Goethe Institut- PASCH Schools Scholarship

Eligible Countries


Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.


Fall Year



Scholarship Amount

The scholarship covers half of the program tuition.


  • Students should register at www.pasch-net.de before applying on the YFU USA website.

  • Students must meet the age requirement on the Germany country page

  • Scholarship is open to students that attend the schools listed below.

  • The scholarship covers a contribution of half of the program tuition towards the total tuition. (Please see the Germany country page for program tuition information).

  • All participants must prepare a power point entry consisting of a pictures, photos, and/or drawings related to the theme. * The theme of the contest is “The Perfect Day”. Students will receive directions on this entry following application.

  • Only students who attend a FIT school in the United States are eligible. FIT schools are schools within the national educational system which are supported by the Goethe Institut and where German as a subject will be established or extended.

Eligible Schools

  • Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School (Sudbury, MA)

  • Cony High School (Augusta, ME)

  • Millard North High School (Omaha, NE)

  • Ladue Horton Watkins High School (St. Louis, MO)

  • Niles West High School (Skokie, IL)

  • Mount Lebanon High School (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Cheyenne Mountain High School (Colorado Springs, CO)

  • Claremont High School (Claremont, CA)

  • Heritage High School (Leesburg, VA)

  • McKinney Boyd High School (McKinney, TX)

  • Stuyvesant High School (New York, NY)

  • ConVal High School (Peterborough, NH)Age Requirements

Age Requirements

Students must be 15 to 18 ½ on August 1 of the program departure year: born between February 1, 2003 and August 1, 2006 for the 2021-22 program

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online Application

  • 1 Teacher Recommendation

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • $75 Application Fee (non-refundable)

  • Health certificate

  • School certificate

  • Parent-student agreement

  • 5 Candid photos

  • 1 Headshot

Application Fees

$75 (non-refundable)

Scholarship Covers:

  • Round-trip international travel

  • Round-trip domestic travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family

  • Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • Support services in host country

  • Comprehensive Insurance

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport

  • Visa fees (if necessary)

  • Any excess luggage tariffs

  • Required overseas medical insurance (many insurance policies will cover students while traveling abroad)

  • Personal spending money

  • Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange

  • Tuition balance not covered by scholarship, due two weeks after award notification


  • All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.

  • Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.


If applying for multiple scholarships, please indicate each scholarship’s name and code on your application. All scholarship recipients are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the scholarship selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.