Germany Exchange Program Prices

Program, options and pricing information

Your program fee in Germany will vary depending on which program you choose, how much you customise your experience and the duration of your program.

Explore your options and then contact us to learn more! Our high school experts here and in Germany will guide you to the perfect program.

Programs available in Germany: Classic High School, Regional & City Choice.

Germany Classic High School

A cultural exchange experience, enjoy high school life while living with a German host family. There is no school choice on this flat fee program, but you can make an area request for an additional fee (the fee is only charged if your request is granted).

Germany Classic High School

LengthArriveReturnPrice NZDApplication deadline
Classic Academic
Year
Aug 26,
2024
Jun 23,
2025
$13,450Apr 1,
2024
Classic Academic
Semester
Aug 26,
2024
Jan 13,
2025
$12,450Apr 1,
2024
Classic Short Program
3 Months 
Oct 21,
2024
Jan 13,
2025
$10,450Jun 1,
2024
Classic Short Program
2.5 Months
Nov 4,
2024
Jan 13,
2025
N/AAUS ONLY
Classic Short Program
2 Months 
Nov 18,
2024
Jan 13,
2025
$9,450Jun 15,
2024
Classic Short Program
6 Weeks 
Dec
2024
N/AAUS ONLY
Classic Academic
Year
Jan 20,
2025
Dec 1,
2025
$13,450Sept 1,
2024
Classic Academic
Semester
Jan 20,
2025
Jun 23,
2025
$12,450Sept 1,
2024
Applications deadlines are subject to change due to capacity limitations.
Please apply early to secure a place on your preferred program.
Each destination has a budget for flights included in the fee. If flight costs are above this budgeted amount, a Flight Surcharge may apply. Please see Flight Surcharges for more information.
Program start dates serve as approximate arrival dates at the destination and subject to change. They based on 2023 program dates and serve to help students plan ahead. We will notify you of your confirmed program dates ahead of time to prevent any confusion or inconvenience.

The German Classic High School program includes:

  • Return economy airfares from your nearest capital city with a reputable carrier. Please note that a flight surcharge may be applied to all applications. We reserve the right to increase the flight surcharge if, at the time of making flight bookings, airlines are charging a higher amount for flight prices. If there is no increase made to flight prices, then we will not charge a flight surcharge. 
  • Travel to and from your host community at the beginning and the end of the program – this may be a domestic flight, bus or rail transfer.  **
  • Full comprehensive medical, hospital, health, accident, baggage, cancellation, personal liability & travel insurance. Please be aware that full medical insurance is provided for all COVID pandemic related medical costs whilst on program but any other COVID specific related expenses including but not limited to early return or quarantine fees are not covered by this insurance policy. The policy can be viewed in full on the insurance page on our website. 
  • Your own Southern Cross Cultural Exchange Program Coordinator to support you throughout your time away as necessary and required.  
  • Application Support.  
  • Pre-Departure Orientation Meeting online. 
  • Arrival Orientation meeting in your host country (may be in your host community).  Overnight Soft Landing Camps may be available at an additional cost (subject to your program length).
  • Full board in a carefully selected host family. 
  • Enrolment at your host school.  In most destinations, students are not required to wear a school uniform. Additional costs will apply where required for uniforms, school cafeteria/canteen meals/books/materials/transport and excursions etc.
  • Southern Cross Cultural Exchange admin costs. 
  • 24/7 emergency phone. 
  • Organisation & Local Coordinator in your host country. 
  • Certificate of completion. 

** Southern Cross Cultural Exchange is required to book flights for students to arrive and depart at set times, as stipulated by the overseas partner. A further fee of $300 is required to make any additional changes to the flights for a requested earlier departure or for personal travel at the end of the program. This will be in addition to the airline cost to make any change to the flights.

Not included in Germany Classic High School program price:

Personal spending money NZ$400-500 per month 
Vaccinations & Visa ApplicationsPersonal expense 
Soft Landing Camp – available for Semester & Year arrivals in August only 2 Nights in Mannheim.
Additional NZ$1,295
School expenses Books, school materials, transport to/from school/school trips 
Flight surcharge Budgeted flight cost is NZ$3,000 and the surcharge is the amount beyond this at the time of booking flights.
Additional luggage fees As charged by the airlines 
Optional excursions and toursMay be arranged by your host school or Local Coordinator once on program at an additional cost.

Germany Classic High School upgrades

Upgrade your classic program to request a specific region. Upgrades are only charged once they are granted.  Students applying for a Semester or Academic Year program to Germany have the option to pick the region they would like to live in during their exchange. If applicants are successfully placed in one of their preferred regions, then additional location fee will be applied to the normal program price. Location selection options are on a first come, first served basis, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. 

Once all spots are filled, no additional location requests can be considered. 

The fees listed below are additional to your program fee should your application be successful. 

Add – onPrice NZD
Classic High School + Region Choice – Northern Germany  $1,495
Classic High School + Region Choice – Southern Germany  $1,495
Classic High School + Region Choice – Eastern Germany  $1,495
Classic High School + Region Choice – Western Germany  $1,495
Classic High School + City Choice – Berlin $9,495
Classic High School + City Choice – Cologne $7,195
Classic High School + City Choice – Hamburg $7,195
Classic High School + City Choice – Munich $7,195

The experience of a lifetime

TStudent exchange is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shapes your future. Check out this short guide to planning your exchange program. Join our free Information Session Webinar online and then contact us to make that plan a reality.

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