Bildungsurlaub courses

Bildungsurlaub courses

Wimbledon School of English is an approved English language school for Bildungsurlaub 'Educational Leave' courses. 

What is Bildungsurlaub Educational Leave?

Educational Leave is time off to undertake a course of full-time studies for a minimum of two weeks.  Applications for this through Wimbledon School of English would mean a full-time course to improve your English language skills in all areas from speaking, writing, reading and listening; to pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. 

Participants would be required to be over the age of 18.

What are Bildungsurlaub participating German states?

These courses can be taken by students from the following German states:

  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Berlin
  • Brandenburg
  • Bremen
  • Hamburg
  • Hessen
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Lower Saxony
  • NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Saarland
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • Schlewsig-Holstein
  • Thuringia

Course details

Participants are required to have a minimum B1 Intermediate level.  

There are two timetables depending on which state you apply from. Please see below for these: 

All states, weeks 1 & 2:

Niedersachsen, Baden-Wüttemberg & Hessen, weeks 1 & 2

Please note: Participants from the German states of Hessen, Baden-Wüttemberg and Niedersachsen are required to take part in the additional lessons held from 16:00 - 17:00 which are otherwise optional for students from other states.


The fees for any state, per week is £345.00; for two weeks, £690.00.
All students will be required to pay a one-off £55 registration fee and a one-off £30 materials fee.

Why Wimbledon School of English?

Wimbledon School of English is a Top Performing Centre of Excellence and is nominated as the Number 1 English language school in the UK according to British Council inspection results, therefore quality is at the forefront of everything we do.  

Whether you’re interested in sports, museums, galleries or the theatre, we have a great range of social events and activities for you to take part in and lots of these activities are free or discounted for our students.  

We also have a wide range of accommodation options near to the school and we are also located in Wimbledon - one of the safest and most beautiful locations in London. 

If this all sounds appealing, then WSE is the perfect option for you. 

To find out more, please email Jo Krousso, our Director of Studies, at, or contact us on +44 (0) 208947 1921

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