Non-school examination Acceptance

In principle, in Germany, the acquisition of a state-recognised educational qualification can be obtained by an examination without a previous attendance at a corresponding school. These include, among other things, the vocational training maturity, the extended vocational education and training (secondary school leaving certificate), the technical upper secondary school entrance qualification (middle maturity), the right to attend the upper secondary school, the university entrance qualification, the school part of the technical college entrance qualification, the general university entrance qualification, the Latinum as well as the graecum and vocational qualifications Examination preparation is self-taught or with the help of external providers, for example a distance school in the second course of education. Admission to the examination is made by the competent state school board. Existing schools are usually commissioned to take the examinations for reaching school leaving certificates. In Brandenburg, it is also necessary to take a non-student examination if pupils attend an approved but unrecognised substitute school.

For general school leaving certificates: an overview of the school career so far, including a certified copy of the last school certificate, an explanation of whether an examination has been taken in the past to achieve this degree, a statement on the choice of examination subjects, a presentation of the nature and scope of preparation for the examination and, where appropriate, the topics for individual examination subjects, as well as proof of the place of residence by means of a valid personnel document or a current registration certificate or a certificate from approved substitute schools, Waldorf schools, supplementary schools, recognised distance learning institutes or, in Latinum and Graecum examinations, universities based in the country For professional qualifications: application form or informal application with the declaration of the desired conclusion Proof of main residence in the Land of Brandenburg and the completion of the age of 21 (copy of the identity card or registration certificate) Overview of the school career and the career-certified copy of the certificate of the vocational qualification certified copy of the certificate of school leaving certificate (minimum technical upper secondary school entrance/middle school leaving certificate/secondary school leaving certificate) informal presentation of the nature and scope of the preparation Proof (original or certified copy) of practical activity


The state school authorities provide the corresponding application forms.

Preconditions
according to the valid legal bases of the courses
After the application has been submitted, the admission requirements are checked by the relevant state school board. If these are met, the examination is approved after payment of the fee.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

Units 33 and 34

Last update or date of publication
09.06.2020