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Education

Education in Germany is given a lot of importance as the country boasts about its education quality standards and excellent universities. Due to the high expat and student activity in most of the German cities, the education system provides a lot of the courses both in German and English language, enabling non-German speaking students to take part of the German scholarly system.

Schiller-University

Being a global citizen is more than a buzzword at SIU; it’s a way of life shaped by the university’s heritage as a pioneer...
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The school's mission statement is reflected in every aspect of school life, whether it is in academia, sports, or music. “Giving your best, while still being humble is something we try to instill in every student.”, states School Director, Eileen Lyons.
International-Schools

International schools in Germany are known for their commitment to high-quality education. Many expats choose to enrol their children at an international school to...
Schools and Child Care

German schools and preschools provide a great atmosphere for your children to learn and enjoy time with their peers. They are an important step...
How to learn German

When wishing to study for an advanced degree, there are now many flexible options for you to do so when living in Germany. There...
State Schools

Grading system, enrolment and school hours Within the German education system, each province, or “Länder”, has a large amount of control over the direction of...
The german school system

Nursery, primary and secondary schools The German school system requires that all children attend school for at least 10 years. After four years at primary...
The German education system

A beginner’s guide Germany was among the first countries to introduce a compulsory system of education, with mandatory school attendance beginning at the age of...
State or Private School

In Germany, state schools are generally regarded as providing a superior education to private schools. In some instances, though, a private education may actually...

If you are an expat moving with your children, worry not, as there are also many international schools you can enrol your child in. In Germany, education is compulsory for all the children aged six up to fifteen years’ old, residing in the country. Most of the German schools are state run, which also tend to be free for German residents. As an alternative, you can choose to send your child in a private or international school, which often incur costs. 

As for general information, German schools are normally open from Monday to Fridays, operating from 8am to 2pm, however, in some circumstances they stay till 4pm. In addition to that, lessons are normally 45 minutes long, including a 5-minute break between each lesson.

In this section, you can find information on German universities, stave vs private schools, studying in Germany, admission processes, tuition fees and how the education system works. Other learning opportunities in further education will also come along.