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Entering training and the world of work

School, degree course, profession: in our globalised world, a good education is the springboard to the future. The education system in Germany represents a good launch pad in this regard.

Exciting metropolises, idyllic towns

You can study practically everywhere in Germany. There is always a lot going on in the big cites, while smaller towns often score for their special student atmosphere.

. . . that there are around 415 higher education institutions in ­Germany?
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Skilled workers will find numerous career opportunities in the German job market.

Career Compass Germany

The free Career Compass Germany app gives information in German and English on education/training, studying, and working in Germany.


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German universities combine research and teaching of a superlative standard.
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Excellent university education: Anastasiia Petrova from Ukraine studies bioinformatics in Giessen.
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Pupils attend school between nine and 13 years in Germany, after which many opt to enter the dual training system.


Oldest university
­Heidelberg University (founded 1386)
Newest university
Medizinische ­Hochschule Brandenburg (founded 2014)
Largest mainline university
Ludwig-­Maximilians-Universität München 
(50,327 students)
University that appeals most to leading ­international scientist and new talents
Freie Universität Berlin 
(Humboldt Ranking 2014)
Be it school, university, or the job market: there are plenty of experts to help you.