Steinmeier in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: A key role player in the region

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited from 12th to 13th October Jeddah. In the port city on the Red Sea, he met with his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal and Crown Prince Salman. In addition, Steinmeier met representatives of civil society and the secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Amin Madani. Steinmeier held talks on the situation in the Middle East and the threat of the terrorist militia ISIS.

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Welcome to Germany!

In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. This makes Germany one of the most popular countries in which to study, as well as a site for state-of-the art research and patent development. With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience.
Germany has something for everyone, so why not pay us a visit?

Get your Schengen Visa for the summer NOW!

Pfalzgrafenstein castle on the Falkenau island in the Rhine river near Kaub

Start preparing for your summer holiday in Europe now. If you wish to travel to Germany in June or July, you can apply for your visa up to 3 months before (in March or April) already. This will assure you getting your visa on time and without having to worry about missing flights.

Travel Season 2015

May 2015 - Europe Month in Saudi Arabia

May 2015 will be celebrated as Europe Month in Saudi Arabia. The EU Embassies and the EU Delegation in Riyadh together with the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information will present a broad cultural programme with exhibitions, concerts and a film festival. Please download the programme for more information:

May 2015 - Europe Month in Saudi Arabia

DW Award: "The Bobs" names its winners for 2015

The international jury representing 14 of the world's language regions

The international jury at "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" has awarded its laurels for 2015. In addition to the Jury honors, Internet users spanning the globe voted for winners in the contest's 14 languages.

The winners of „The Bobs – Best of Online Activism“ 2015

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

Logo of Green Talents 2015

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany

Training - Made in Germany

iMOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote and facilitate global business and co-operation between German training providers and international public and private organisations. iMOVE is a section of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, providing collaboration opportunities and helping to establish contacts with high-ranking officials and individuals from the education sector. 

Please check the iMOVE website for more information

Federal Foreign Office - Dialogue with the Islamic World

The aim of the dialogue is to promote understanding between the West and the Islamic World. Germany was the first Western country to make dialogue with the Islamic world a political focus with an own commissioner and task force within the Foreign Ministry

UNESCO World Heritage Deutschland e.V.

The list of UNESCO-world heritage sites consists of outstanding testimonies to the history of mankind and of nature: silent but eloquent witnesses to magnificent cultural achievements and natural phenomena.

deutschland.de – the new online magazine

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Six thematic sections (Politics, Business, Culture, Environment, Knowledge, Life) offer access to topical subjects that concern Germany.

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Latest News from Germany

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Here you will find the latest news from Germany.

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Studying in Germany

Study in Germany

Do you want to study in Germany? On Young Germany we have tips on where to start, how to enroll, finding a scholarship, and more! 

Information on studying in Germany

Qantara.de - Dialogue with the Islamic World

Qantara.de

The Internet portal Qantara.de represents the concerted effort of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education), Deutsche Welle, the Goethe Institut and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) to promote dialogue with the Islamic world. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.

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The Ambassador

Ambassador Boris Ruge took up his appointment as Germany’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in June 2014. He joined the German Foreign Service six months before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Most recently, he served as Regional Director Middle East / North Africa at the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

The Ambassador

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Goethe Language Center in Riyadh

Starting April 15, 2014 the Goethe Language Center took over the organization of German Language Courses in Riyadh.

The new Goethe Language Center offers German language courses for beginners and advanced learners (men and women). Classes take place in the afternoon and evening hours.

Next courses will start on the  10, of May 2015 . Registration is open from 26. of April 2015 untill completing the seats . The international Goethe Exams will be held on May 15th  and 16th 2015. Registration for the exam is open from 13 of April 2015.Fees is 3100 SR has to be paid in cash .

For registration or any questions please contact the Goethe-Institut directly:

Mr. Walid  Soliman

Tel:
+966-11-223-5217

Mobile:  +966-53-150-3402

Email:   riad%27%goethe%27%org,info

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Appointment booking for national visa applications (stays over 90 days only)

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Visa applicants who intend to stay over 90 days in Germany (long term visa - residency. e.g. students, family re-union, work) have to book an appointment for submission of the visa application at the Embassy.

German Information Centres worldwide - Find information about Germany online!

German Information Centres (GIC) were designed to promote a modern image of Germany.  They provide up-to-date information about Germany.

Three regional centres focus on Africa  - Paris, Pretoria and Brasilia – in the main languages of the continent, French, English and Portuguese. Links to all of the GIC worldwide are listed below. 

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