International Coaching Courses at the University of Leipzig

Every year, on behalf of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, in cooperation with the Sports Science Faculty of the University of Leipzig, the university organizes several International Courses of Continued Studies for coaches and P.E. teachers from Latin America & the Caribbean. The applicants must be nationals of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Suriname, St. Lucia or St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Next available courses:


Date 05th March 2018 – 31st July 2018

Deadline for the application 1st September 2017



Date 03rd September 2018 – 31st January 2019

Deadline for the application1st March 2018



Date 04th March 2019 – 31st July 2019

Deadline for the application1st September 2018



Date 02nd September 2019 – 31st January 2020

Deadline for the application1st March 2019


All courses are translated in English. Eligable for application are applicants up to 40 years of age with:
- a university/college degree in the field of sports
- experience as active athletes and as coaches / P.E. teachers
- good physical and psychological aptitude.

The duration of the courses is 5 months (either from March till July or from September till January)
Course subjects
- specialization (theory and practice)
- general science of training
- sports medicine
- sports pedagogy
- sports psychology
- strength training
- sports massage
- German language

The course is sponsored by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. Every participant receives a monthly allowance. Participant have to bear the costs for travelling to Leipzig and back home.

Submit your application to the German Embassy in Port of Spain.

Further information is available at the website of the University of Leizig

Swimming Enlarge image Sarah Köhler at the German Championships (©