PASCH - Schools: Partners for the Future

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In February 2008 the Federal Foreign Office launched the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative. The aim of PASCH is to create and strengthen a global network of some 1500 partner schools with special links to Germany. This is designed to arouse and sustain young people’s interest in and enthusiasm for modern-day Germany and the German language – especially in the priority regions of Asia, the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe.

German Language Certificate

The German language certificate is a recognised proof of German language competence, which is mandatory while pursuing higher studies in Germany. Currently a total of about 46,000 students in 60 countries are taking the German language certificate examination each year.