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Education in early childhood

Children start learning from the day they are born. It is therefore particularly important to support children from an early stage. You can find out more here.

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The school system

All children in Germany must attend school. There are different types of school but all schools are keen for parents to show a high level of commitment to daily school life.

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Vocational training

Good training is the most important factor when starting out in a career. If you are trying to find work in Germany it is important to have completed a vocational training course or a course of study.

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Many career opportunities are made possible in Germany by completing a course of study in higher education. There are different types of institution of higher education, offering different qualifications and career paths. Find out more here.

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Adult education

There are many options in Germany that allow you to continue to train after leaving school, vocational training or university. You can find out more here.

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Wichtige Mitteilung


There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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