Diakonie Hamburg

International Exchange

Furthering Education for Specialists in Hamburg


The Diakonisches Werk Hamburg organizes furthering education for specialist from Hamburg’s Sister Cities and other countries, who stand in relation to Hamburg.

Through the Scholarship Programme Specialists receive the opportunity to add to their qualification through visitations in institutions and companies in Hamburg.

The Diakonie Hamburg has been assigned by the Senate of the City of Hamburg to realize this programme, from the Visa, Flight and insurances, language Classes, cultural activities, the stay in families (if possible) down to the placement in matching companies and a living allowance.

The stay can last between two up to eight month at the most. (on average 3 month)

Main focus of the program lays on the enhancement of the living conditions in the home country.

Who can apply?

  • completed vocational training in the home country
  • a connection with the development projects supported by Hamburg and the partner organizations thereof is desirable
  • command of German or English is required (exceptions possible)


The application for the programme is possible at any time.

Please fill out the form below, attach the other documents requested in the form.