Welcome to SSAG.de!


Servus, Moin, Grüezi, Grüß dich, Hallo – Welcome to SSAG.de!

It doesn’t matter if you’re into experiencing the bustle of up-and-coming Berlin, revelling with friends in Biergartens across traditional-yet-modern Munich, living it up Swiss-style in Zürich, singing to the sound of music in Salzburg or simply curious to find out more about higher education in Germany whilst in sunny Singapore; we at SSAG hope that this website will be your one-stop portal to staying local while going global – well, in Germany and surrounding German-speaking countries at least!

All of us at SSAG understand the anxieties and sense of apprehension one faces when stepping out of our Singaporean and usual Anglophone comfort zone, especially when it involves embarking on a new chapter of our education. It is with this in mind that we at SSAG decided to put together all the important information that you’ll need with respect to studying in Germany. Popular topics and commonly sought tips can be found on your right, while more in-depth information and step-by-step guides on coming to as well as settling down in Germany can be accessed from the navigation bar above (viz. ‘Studying in Germany’ and ‘Living in Germany’). You can also find out more about who we are, what we do, where our members are located and how to get into contact with us from the navigation bar above. While most of our members are located in Germany, apart from providing information on studying in Germany, we nonetheless try to provide as much pointers as we can for those looking to study in Switzerland or in Austria in the respective sections as well. For our German as well as German-speaking friends from Switzerland, Austria and beyond who are keen to learn about the sunny island called Singapore which we hail from, feel free to explore our ‘SG:DE’ section; through our short but informative articles in both German and English, we hope to do our part in encouraging and facilitating intercultural exchanges as well as understanding between Germans and Singaporeans!

Although we try to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, given our constraints we understand that our guides and lists are not exhaustive. For this reason, we hope that you would ‘Like’ our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter to show your support and receive the latest updates; most importantly, join our Facebook Group so that we can get back to you without delay – after all, the SSAG works together as a family and we are sure our currently over 250 members as well as alumni on our Facebook Group would be more than glad to speedily answer your queries. For those of you who know you’ll be joining us in Germany soon or are already in Germany, we urge you to register with us so that we can assist you to the best of our abilities, be it ensuring you’re personally kept in the loop regarding our or our partners’ activities near you, as well as helping you link up with friends around your area. Should you need to update your particulars, please use this Update form!

Last but not least, we cannot emphasise enough how all of us here at SSAG are friends first and foremost and would be glad to help you should you have any questions or require any assistance in anyway – just like how family should. Any recent updates and announcements can be found right under this post. Once again, don’t hesitate to approach any of us (be it personally or on social platforms such as our Facebook group) and with that, we wish you all the best!

AuSSAGE Autumn Edition 2014

The 2014 Autumn Edition of auSSAGe is now available online! Click here to read about what our partners and sponsors have say about study and research opportunities in Germany and also about the experiences of one of our members about living in Münster! A write-up on AGM 2014 has also been included, so if you happened to miss the event this time around, you can catch up with this update, as well as inform yourself on the Exco for 2014/15!

AuSSAGe Autumn Edition 2014

Kennenlernenwochenende (KLW) 2014 – Würzburg

Grüß Gott! Kennenlernenwochenende 2014 (KLW) will be held in Würzburg from the 3rd of October (Fri) to the 5th of October (Sun) 2014. Please read further for more details!

Key Information & Details regarding KLW 2014:

Dates: 3rd of October 2014 (Fri) – 5th of October 2014 (Sun)
Itinerary: Click Here!
Registration Form: Click Here to register!

1. Full Standard Price: 30€ per evening
This will be the price charged to non-Singaporeans and non-Singapore PRs who are not Full Members of the SSAG, as well as for all interested participants who register after 10th of September 2014.

2. Subsidised Price for Eligible Registrants who register by 10th of September 2014: 24€ per evening
For this SSAG-subsidised rate, only registered Full Members of the SSAG (incl. non-Singaporeans/SPRs) AND who are on the mailing list are eligible. Non-students, i.e. those not enrolled in an academic programme as of the time of registration, are strictly not allowed to receive subsidies of any kind from the SSAG. For eligible members, registration would be have to be done by 10th of September 2014 (2359 German Time).

Please transfer payment for accommodation to the SSAG Bank Account administered by our Treasurer for 2014/15, and also ensure that you make all necessary accommodation payment by 22nd September 2014 – any registrations not paid for by this date will be automatically cancelled. All bank details are provided after the registration form has been filled up. If you have problems paying by the given deadline and would thus need to pay up in person during the KLW itself, please drop us an E-Mail at exco@ssag.de to inform us!

Transport Grant and Subsidies:
We are currently discussing with our partners to arrange for transport subsidies and grants and we will get back to members of SSAG as soon as possible.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change; we will inform our participants accordingly of the changes.

We very much look forward to seeing you in Würzburg!

Singapore EDB Career@Home newsletter


Are you heading back to Singapore this vacation? If so, feel free to browse through Singapore EDB’s latest edition of Career@Home newsletter. It will take you into some of Singapore’s top global organizations such as Accenture, DBS, Schlumberger, HSBC and many more!

Included in the newsletter are the dates of several career fairs that would be taking place in the month of July and August.

Interested? The link for the newsletter can be found just below:



Contact Singapore’s Experience@Home Summer Internships Programme

Hi all,

Application for Contact Singapore’s Experience@Home Summer Internships Programme is now open! If you are an Singaporean (OS) undergraduate studying in a university overseas, you can take this opportunity to work, and gain insights into, some of the top companies in Singapore.

Apply for your summer internship at some of Singapore’s top MNCs and public agencies now!

For more information, click here.


Contact Singapore @ Singapore Day (London)

Hi all,

Contact Singapore will be present at Singapore Day in London this year! You may find out more about Singapore’s growth industries and their hiring needs by speaking to their representatives.

10 LUCKY WINNERS of their Photo Contest will be hosted in London to attend Singapore Day 2014. These 10 winners will each receive a one night accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Central London and transport reimbursement. Terms and conditions can be found in the link provided below.

Date: Saturday, 29 March
Event: Singapore Day 2014, London
Time: 10.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Victoria Park, London

For more information, please click here!

Searching for: German Speaking Linguists Based in Singapore

Hi all,

Globibo Singapore is looking for interpreters for tour guides for German guests here in Singapore!

Linguists are to work for 4-6 hours per day on a freelance basis. Some might be assigned at Hotel Desk as Receptionist to assist German guests.

If you are interested, please contact Paula Romero at paula.romero@globibo.com