Culture and Education

Tschaikowsky-Ballett in der Staatsoper Berlin

Bilateral Cultural Relations

Cultural policy is an integral part of the German foreign policy, as it enables people of the most diverse backgrounds to meet. Its task is to build bridges to other cultures, promoting exchange and aiding understanding between people. In Hong Kong, the cultural work of the Consulate General is supported by various organisations. In 2009, the priority of our cultural relations policy was research and academic relations. To understand more, you may visit the following webpages:

Christmas Bazaar 2017 of the German Swiss International School

Christmas Bazaar 2017 of the German Swiss International School

Join the annual GSIS Christmas Bazaar for a memorable and exciting start to the festive season! This family-friendly event consists of the incredibly popular Games Alley (with prizes) as well as a mouth-watering array of traditional Christmas stollen, favourite holiday goodies and decorative wreaths. Enjoy live music, the beer stall, traditional German and Swiss cuisine including raclette, grilled sausages and pretzels. Don't miss the chance to get your photo taken with Santa in his grotto.

Alexander von Humboldt

Kosmos Humboldt website -

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst

Subscribe to DAAD Newsletters!

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau issues an e-newsletter every season, which informs, among others, about study and scholarship opportunities as well as upcoming DAAD and Germany-related events. The newsletter can be subscribed to and past issues can be retrieved in the following link.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

Bildungsoffensive Deutsche Sprache

Taking up studies in Germany now easier: revision of minimum admission requirements for HKDSE students

With effect from 15 March 2014, the minimum admission requirements for Hong Kong students having taken the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) and applying to German higher education institutions have been revised as follows: Level 3 or above in FOUR core subjects plus TWO elective subjects, altogether SIX subjects, must be attained.

The new admission requirements and further details can be found under the following links:

Website of the DAAD Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau

"anabin" information portal for recognition of foreign educational qualifications (in German)

Studenten im Hörsaal "Audimax" an der Humboldt-Universität, aufgenommen am 10.07.2008 in Berlin. Foto: Gero Breloer dpa +++(c) dpa - Report+++

Studying in Germany

Germany is an increasingly attractive place in which to study, offering international degrees such as Bachelor's and Master's degrees, courses taught in English and a system which enables credits for attendance and examination passes to be accumulated and transferred.

Deutsch - Sprache der Ideen

Inspiring people to learn German

With the campaign “German – Language of Ideas” Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle aims to promote learning German as a foreign language abroad. Minister of State Pieper introduced the campaign at the Federal Foreign Office. German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. Nearly 15 million people speak and learn German as a foreign language. However, in recent years there has been a decline in the number of people learning German. Pieper called this trend an “alarming sign” that the German Government was determined to counter. After all, language was a foundation for establishing good relations between countries.


Dual vocational training system

The dual vocational training system is the commonest form of vocational training in Germany. The goal of a dual vocational training programme is to help young people get started in a career. It opens up new prospects for their professional future. More and more countries are using Germany's dual vocational training system as a model.

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Ansicht von der Nord-West-Seite

The Berliner Schloss (Berlin Palace) will be reconstructed

In the historical centre of Berlin the "Stadtschloss" (Berlin Palace) will be reconstructed. In July 2011 the financing of the reconstruction was adopted by the Bundestag, after an overwhelming majority of MPs voted in 2002 for reconstruction. In an international competition the design by Italian architect Prof. Franco Stella was selected, which provides for the re-establishment of three historical baroque facades and the Schlüterhof.

Man Walking to the Sky: documenta sculpture by US artist Jonathan Borofsky.

Artguide Germany

Artguide Germany is an annotated collection of links that presents Germany’s diverse art landscape. This website provides information about structures and services in the field of art. In Germany support for art is first and foremost the work of federal, not national institutions. This guide also provides an overview of educational and sponsorship services in art. Artguide Germany is intended for use by international artists and people in the creative industries who wish to find information about the German art scene, or are looking for an opportunity to undertake artistic work in Germany. Given the huge amount of information this site makes no claim to completeness. For more details please consult the bilingual (German / English) webpage of the German Institute for Foreign Relations "ifa" ("Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen"). © Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

Bruce Nauman's "Dream Passage"

Artists-in-Berlin Programme – one of the most renowned international programs offering grants to artists

The DAAD's Artists-in-Berlin Programme ("Berliner Künstlerprogramm") is one of the most renowned international programmes offering grants to artists in the fields of visual arts, literature, music and film. Since 1963, up to 20 grants per year are awarded to international artists for an approximately one year stay in Berlin. In its almost 50 years of existence, it has made a significant contribution to the international representation of contemporary arts in Berlin. Artists in the fields of literature, film and music may submit an application to the Artists-in-Berlin Programme, application forms can be downloaded at under the link "scholarship".

Establishment of the European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong

The European Union Academic Programme (EUAP) is a consortium of four universities in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Baptist University, The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University), co-financed by the European Commission. It is designed to strengthen EU-Hong Kong relations through academic work and network-building with local, regional and European partners. Its activities cover four aspects, namely academic, outreach, exchange and cooperation. Further information on the EUAP and its activities can be found under the following link:

Legislative Council Complex

German artist Cornelia Erdmann's artwork "The People" in Legislative Council in Hong Kong

The German artist Cornelia Erdmann has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 2006. One of her latest works is "The People" in the new Legislative Council (LegCo) Complex of Hong Kong. The installation of the artwork had taken place at the construction site of the LegCo Complex from July 2011 and was completed in December 2011, in time for the opening of the new complex.

Culture and Education

Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin - Lange Nacht der Museen

Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Grünes Logo des Goethe-Instituts

Alumniportal Deutschland

Alumniportal Deutschland is an editorially supported social online network, which sees itself as a service for all Germany-alumni as well as for companies, networks, organizations and institutes of higher education. A unique combination of topical and emotional services with a connection to Germany and an online community opens entirely new opportunities for maintaining contacts and networks.

Recognition in Germany

Recognition in Germany

“Recognition in Germany” is the official online portal for the Federal Recognition Act. It provides migrants and foreign skilled workers with information on how and where they can submit an applicatio...