Application procedure


Please apply online by clicking on the registration button in the course description. Should you encounter any problems applying online, please get in touch with our contact persons. Please note the deadline for application as applications received after this date cannot generally be considered. The questionnaire also serves as a criterion for selecting suitable participants.

Invitation letter

The official letters of invitation are e-mailed to the participants approximately four weeks before the course begins. Any further correspondence will conducted directly with the participants. Unfortunately we are unable to confirm acceptance in advance. Please refrain from making any queries in this regard.

Please note that there are only a limited number of places on our courses. If you have applied for one of the courses but cannot take part after all, please inform us in good time so that another applicant can take your place.


Participants requiring a visa to enter Germany are requested to contact the relevant German embassy in good time.

Number of participants

20 places are available for each course. For this reason, as a rule, only one person per country may be invited, unless the course description expressly indicates otherwise. In many cases, the number of applications exceeds the number of places available. In these cases, a selection will be made on the basis of the questionnaires which the applicants sent back.


There is no fee for attending the courses. The Bundesbank will provide accommodation for the duration of the course as well as for the day of arrival and departure. Participants may not extend their stay. Under no circumstances can the Bundesbank provide accommodation for family members or other accompanying persons. No exceptions can be made.

During their stay, participants receive breakfast and lunch at the Bundesbank. The Bundesbank bears the costs of the social events which are planned as part of the course programme.

Each participant receives a weekly pass for public transport in Frankfurt am Main. The Bundesbank has purchased health insurance which will cover the costs of necessary emergency treatment.

The Bundesbank does not cover the costs of travel to and from the Bundesbank.

Courses language

All courses are held in English. The participants are expected to have a clear command of the English language. The Bundesbank does not provide translation services.

Course location and accommodation

The international central banking courses are normally held at the Bundesbank's Central Office in Frankfurt am Main.

Participants stay at the guests apartments of the Deutsche Bundesbank. There are 20 single rooms available. The apartments are completely furnished and have kitchen facilities which the participants can use. The guest apartments are located only a few minutes’ walking distance from the Bundesbank’s Central Office.

Dress code

Normal business attire is recommended for attending the course.

Length of the courses

The courses will start and finish with an official lunch. As a rule, they will begin at 9.00 and finish 16.00 and 17.00 on the other days. The participants are expected to attend all of the functions and to not have any other engagements while the courses are being held.

Internet access

Free internet access is available in all of the guest houses of the Deutsche Bundesbank and you can use your own laptop in your room or a PC at the reception area.

Online registration

Please fill in the online application form. Should you encounter any problems applying online, please get in touch with our contact persons.