Scholarships for Australian-German Student Exchange (SAGSE) aims to further cultural understanding between Australia and Germany.


SAGSE gives young Australians the opportunity to learn the German language and way of life by sending outstanding secondary students to live with German families and study at their schools. Australian families have at the same time welcomed young German students into their homes with the help of our affiliate organisation in Germany, GDANSA.


The prestigious SAGSE scholarships help shape future leaders in areas such as diplomacy, government, business, education, medicine and the law. Inspired by the vision of German immigrant Fritz von Einem Joosten in 1967, SAGSE is unique in securing sponsorship from German and Australian businesses to fully fund the scholarships, thereby enabling Australians of any background to aspire to an exchange opportunity.


SAGSE is a not-for-profit organisation and an accredited Overseas Student Exchange Organisation under the regulation of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority. SAGSE recognises the Victorian Government's Child Safe Standards, and: (i) has a zero tolerance policy towards child abuse, (ii) is committed to acting in the child's best interests and keeping him or her safe, and (iii) works actively to empower children.