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There are currently 140 German schools abroad in 72 countries worldwide that enable training according to German standards. Both German or international and, if necessary, national degrees can be acquired. The majority of German schools abroad are designed as a school of encounter. In addition to German children living abroad with their parents, the doors of schools abroad are also open to children of other nationalities. In the German-speaking schools abroad, students are taught in the German language. In addition, in the sense of a meeting school, parts of the lessons also take place in the national language or in foreign languages. At German schools abroad, not only knowledge and language skills are taught. The schools attach great importance to intercultural exchange and actively cultivate a partnership with schools in Germany. This gives students the opportunity to get to know Germany locally as part of an exchange.

The respective school decides which documents must be presented when registering.


Die jeweilige Schule entscheidet, welche Unterlagen bei der Anmeldung vorgelegt werden müssen.


Preconditions
There are no uniform admission requirements for German schools abroad. The respective school decides on the admission.
The legal basis for the schooling of school-age children, unless there are bilateral agreements, are the regulations of the respective country of residence, which can be requested at school.

The German Schools Abroad offer various courses and degrees. In addition to the classic German Abitur (abroad via the German International Abitur Examination - DIAP) as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Mixed-Language International Baccalaureate (GIB), many schools abroad also open offers for intermediate school leaving certificates (Realschulabschluss, Hauptschulabschluss). Some German schools abroad offer dual training or the Fachoberschule. With this intercultural, competence-oriented and practice-oriented education, graduates worldwide have good career opportunities. Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office, on the Federal Government's portal for skilled workers from abroad, on the pages of the Central Office for Schools Abroad (ZfA) and the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK).

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You register your child at the appropriate school. The school decides on admission to the German school abroad on the basis of individual requirements and school-specific criteria. You will receive information from the school as to whether or not your child will be accepted at the school.

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Ministry of Education Saxony-Anhalt

Last update or date of publication
06.10.2020