How to Say Application in German

by Expath Language School

Looking for a new job or house in Berlin? This is a word you need to know how to use correctly.


In German, “application” is Bewerbung and can be used for jobs, internships, scholarships, shared flats, and even marriage proposals! The verb is sich bewerben.

Note: The preposition when applying FOR something is typically um, though many people also use auf and, incorrectly, für. When applying AT a place, it’s bei.


Ich schreibe meine Bewerbung. I am writing my application.

Ich bewerbe mich um eine Stelle. I am applying for a position.

Er bewirbt sich bei Expath. He is applying at Expath.

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