Global Outreach - Global Citizen

Education for global citizenship involves awareness raising, knowledge and activities which aim to equip all participants with the skills and understanding to take responsibility, value diversity and play an active part in European democratic life today.

To this end, the GET Support Team at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz organises Global Outreach (GO) for students enrolled in Scottish and German universities:

  • internships of three to six months (individually) and
  • projects of one or two weeks (in a team) in Rhineland-Palatinate for students from our Scottish partner universities.

Similarly, our German "Global Citizens" are welcomed in educational placements in Scotland, organised by our partners.



Erasmus+ interns as well as our German Educational Trainees require a Temporary Worker-Government Authorised Exchange visa (T5), which costs £189 for German citizens (£244 for others).

You can only apply for a T5 visa after you have received a Certificate of Sponsorship. Our EU Servicepoint will take care of that once you have been accepted as a GET or an intern in one of our programmes. It will take about 3 weeks to obtain this certificate and is free of charge

But you will have to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge (£470 per year) in order to get access to National Health Service (NHS), even if you have private medical insurance. If you have a visa for less than 6 months, you only have to pay half of the yearly amount. Don’t forget to organise travel insurance: The DAAD provides an insurance package that includes health insurance, accident insurance as well as liability insurance and costs €38 per month.