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Welcome to the website of the German Embassy Manila!


Important notice for all visa applicants !!!

All appointments for the submission of visa applications are exclusively booked through the online appointment system of the German Foreign Ministry.

The appointment service is easy to use, accessible all over the world at any time and is completely free of charge.

We are currently experiencing a severe increase in the number of visa applications we receive, so we must expect longer waiting times for appointments. To avoid last-minute difficulties, we recommend you set your appointment as soon as you can. For Schengen-visas (short term visas), you can set your appointment up to 8 weeks ahead of your application date, and submit your application up to 3 months ahead of your planned travel date.

Click here to access our online booking system

Alumni Day 2016

On the invitation of the German Embassy, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 100 Alumni from all walks of professional life attended a meeting at Doehle Haus in Makati City, Metro Manila, on Saturday, 14 May.

The headquarters of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD in Bonn, Germany

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialized countries. The scholarships offer foreign graduates from all disciplines and with at least two years' professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master's degree at a state or state-recognized German university.

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Recent Developments in the South China Sea

The EU is committed to maintaining a legal order for the seas and oceans based upon the principles of international law, as reflected notably in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This includes the maintenance of maritime safety, security, and cooperation, freedom of navigation and overflight.  While not taking a position on claims to land territory and maritime space in the South China Sea, the EU urges all claimants to resolve disputes through peaceful means, to clarify the basis of their claims, and to pursue them in accordance with international law including UNCLOS and its arbitration procedures. Read the full statement here:

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Asia-Pacific-Weeks Berlin 2016

The 11th Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) will take place in Berlin from 23 May to 3 June 2016. They are dedicated to startups and their ecosystems under the slogan "Asia-Europe Innovation Dialogue". The APW - now an annual event - are Europe`s most important platform for dialogue and cooperation with partners from the Asia-Pacific region. Relevant institutional players from the business, science, cultural and political sectors meet here, for networking and cooperation in practice.

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

Further information is available on the following websites:

Liceo de Cagayan University High School confirmed as PASCH school

Goethe-Institut Philippinen and Liceo de Cagayan University (LdCU) High School extended their partnership to promote the continuous teaching and learning of German language upon the signing of another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 22, 2016 by both parties. The renewal of the MoU paves the way for further strengthening of the cooperation under the program "Schools: Partners of the Future" (PASCH) of Germany´s Federal Foreign Office.

Regenerative energies in Germany

The German Government on the Energiewende

You can find further information on the German Government’s assessment, measures and plans on this theme on the following website:

Renewable Energies (combo)

Who is Who of the Energiewende in Germany

This brochure is intended to be a guide to help you better understand the Energiewende. In this Who is Who, the most important stakeholders in Germany’s Energiewende, contact partners in politics, industry and society, their tasks, functions and fields of work are presented.


Ambassador Ossowski attends blessing of German-funded Gawad Kalinga project

The German government supported a Gawad Kalinga (GK) resettlement site through the construction of a community center which aims to establish a social network among resettlers of a GK village in Quezon City.


German Dual Training System in the Philippines

The dual vocational training system is the most common approach of vocational training in Germany which produces highly qualified specialists and executives.

Tara Na Sa Germany: An Online Guide for Filipinos Migrating to Germany

Tara Na Sa Germany: An Online Guide for Filipinos Migrating to Germany is a website that intends to support Filipinos who prepare for a life in Germany. The website features content specifically designed for Filipinos and includes a video series, fun quizzes and Filipino success stories in Germany. The website is available not only in English and German, but also in Filipino languages, including Tagalog and Cebuano.

The Ambassador

Ambassador Thomas Ossowski

Assistant in the Press and Cultural Department


The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Manila is looking to recruit a full-time Assistant in the Press and Cultural Department. Closing date for applications is 20 July 2016.

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

Make it in germany

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

German Institutions in the Philippines

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 – A Global Dialogue on the Energiewende

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«Towards a global Energiewende» - the motto of the “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016“ makes it very clear about where we are going in terms of energy supplies. The second international energy transition conference at the German Foreign Office in March saw politicians and businesspeople coming together to exchange experiences, develop new strategies and above all, take the Paris climate protection agreement seriously.