Are you excited about education? Do you enjoy working with children and young adults? Train to become a German teacher at our great international campus. You will work towards a rewarding career teaching German as a foreign language in Dutch secondary education, or at vocational or language schools.

Teacher Education in German is a four-year programme in an international setting that has been taught in English and German since 2016. You will be guided by our experienced lecturers and get to enjoy Utrecht's vibrant student life. You will have frequent and intensive contact with Germany, and do internships at a school from the first year onwards. Teaming up with your fellow students, you will plan your own excursion to Berlin in your third year of study.

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Start date September
Application Deadline 1 May – students living in the Netherlands (Dutch or Foreign nationality), 15 June (non-EU students) & 1 August (EU students)
Location Padualaan 97 Utrecht
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CostsAdmission requirements, Housing, Immigration


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During a class of Teacher education in German

During the programme

During our Teacher Education in German programme you will learn about teaching methodology, literature and culture of the German-speaking countries, linguistics and second language acquisition.

Career prospects

With a waning teaching population, there are many opportunities for you as a German teacher, working at Dutch high schools. Alternatively, you can also teach the subject at schools abroad.

Want to know more?

In our brochure you can read more details about the programme.

Open day 5th of October 2019

You are welcome in Utrecht on Saturday the 5th of October 2019, from 09.30 till 15.00hrs.

Admission requirements

If you want to apply to our Teacher Education in German programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma, and speak English at least at CEFR level B1. Your level of German should also be B1 CEFR. Non-native speakers of German will have to hand in a copy of their Goethe-Zertifikat B1 or higher in order to be admitted. Of course, love for German and teaching is a must!


  • Sociable

    You are a social person with excellent communication skills and enjoy working with children and young adults.

  • Passionate about language and culture

    You enjoy reading and writing and are interested in other cultures. You are keen to share your passion for foreign languages with others.

  • Imagination

    You thrive in an international, multilingual environment and are excited to meet and collaborate with students from all over the world.

Alina Schiller, student Teacher Education in German bachelor programme

"The double degree in Teacher Education gives you better changes to find a job"

Alina Schiller Student