High School study abroad in Germany

High School
Study abroad
in Germany

for a year, a semester or 2 - 4 months

Studying at a High School in Germany - 2 to 11 months

Study abroad at a German high school! Every year more than 100 exchange students from all over the world attend a high school in Germany with GLS. GLS in Berlin is an international high school exchange organisation: Since 1983 we have been sending German high school students abroad (e,g. to the USA, Brasil, France), while also placing international students at German high schools. GLS is a member of the DFH German High School Association. Meet others going to high school in Germany with GLS in our online community

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Day Schools & host family

  • in Berlin, Bayreuth, Bremen ...
  • for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 11 months
  • 14 - 18 years

from 3.500 €   more

(Private) Boarding Schools

  • in Berlin and other cities in Germany
  • for 5 or 11 months, prolongable
  • 11 - 18 years

from 11.900 €   more

School locations

Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen ... you can go to school in really cool places


Starter Weekend in Berlin

Your high school adventure will start in Berlin - explore Berlin together with exchange students from all over the world


The GLS high school team

We welcome more than 100 exchange students every year - we are happy to answer every question you may have



German on level A2 (online Test). If your level is lower, just join our preparatory German classes in Berlin - MORE 


3 to 4 months prior to arrival in Germany


Not necessary, if you are a EU citizen. If you need a visa, we send the invitation you need in order to apply for it. We make sure that you get all the necessary documents that the German embassy in your country wants.


If you want to do the Abitur - the German high school leaving certificate, that allows you to study in Germany -, you will have to spend at least the final 2 school years prior to the final Abitur exams in Germany (class 11 and 12). You can do Abitur at these boarding schools.