So you are interested in a working holiday in Germany, but aren’t sure how much it will cost? At IEP we are upfront with all program costs as well as costs that are associated with your working holiday. You will find we offer the lowest program fees on the market – so don’t pay more!

It’s also important to understand that not all of the costs below are paid at once. You can review our ‘How to Apply’ information that outlines when certain fees are paid.

Program Fee

Work Germany  fee $695.

Germany Visa Fee

The working holiday visa for Germany costs €75 which is about $130 AUD. This is paid when you submit your visa application.


A requirement of the Germany working holiday visa is that you have insurance purchased for the duration of your visa (or trip if you have return flights already booked at time of visa application).

You MUST have an insurance policy purchased before you submit the visa application. IEP offers discounts on insurance policies that meet the visa requirements – a 12 month policy is ~$800-$1300AUD

Proof of Funds

$7100 AUD + Cost of Flights

OR $1800 AUD if you can provide proof that you have somewhere to stay for free for 3 months + Cost of Flights

If you do not have flights booked you need to provide proof of an additional $2100 AUD, or if you have a 1-way ticket booked you need to provide proof of an additional $1500 AUD


Whether or not you have flights booked to Germany when you apply for the visa will affect how much you need to show for your proof of funds. You should have at least $1500-$2100 AUD saved to put towards flights.

Book your Flights with STA Travel, plus tours, accommodation and more. STA Travel’s core purpose is to make travel as affordable and as attainable for young people as possible. And it’s not just about offering cheap flights. STA Travel offers real value with the expert knowledge, flexibility and features our travellers want.

Contact STA Travel’s Working Holiday branch at 1300 850 485 or email [email protected]

Arrival Accommodation and Starting Work

Having a place of residence upon arrival into Germany is crucial if you want to be able to start working as soon as possible. Check out our arrival accommodation upgrade option for the Work Germany program.


We are here to help, so if you have any questions about the program call us on 1300 797 702 or contact us here.

What to pay, when to pay it – its important you understand how much an adventure like this might cost you. If you would like some clarification on anything at all, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch within 1-2 working days, by phone and email, to answer any questions you might have.

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