The education system in Germany has a classic multistage structure, which includes school, higher education and vocational training.

Compulsory education applies to children aged from six to nineteen years old and counts in total of 13 years. After this period, student has to pass the exam and receive a diploma, giving him the right to continue his higher education. Each school in Germany is subject to the government of their land. Therefore, programs, rules, and even the duration of training in different areas of the country differ.

The school education system in Germany is a two-tier system consisting of a primary school (Primastufe) from the age of six and lasts for 4-6 years. After graduating from primary school students continue training course in secondary schools (Sekundastufe).  Period of study in high school is 6-9 years, from 5 to 10-13 class.


Germany has long been known as a center of science and culture. An important place is the tradition of liberal education, but nowadays in the first place there is a technical education. In an effort to keep pace with the times, universities introduced programs that reflect the latest trends in science and technology and for this purpose, are constantly revising curriculum. Due to the increasing number of foreign students at German, universities offer courses in English and French.


The system of vocational education in Germany - is highly effective and is recognized throughout the world. Vocational education provides a parallel study in educational institutions and enterprises. Due to combining theory and practice, as well as the participation and support of the German economy, Germany's system of vocational education create the best prerequisites for a successful professional future. Students receive a profession, academic skills and basic knowledge for future work.

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