Secondary education abroad , especially in Germany, has recently become more attractive for foreigners and Russian children and schoolchildren, students. And it's not just the low cost of education, but also the wide opportunities for graduates of educational institutions in Germany to enroll in a higher educational institution of the country or the world.
School education in German secondary schools provides for the passage of a 13-year academic course and the receipt of the German certificate Abitur - it guarantees high chances for admission to the prestigious university of the country. You can apply for studies in Germany from Russia after grades 5, 6, 7 (in a limited number of private schools, mostly in German), and after 8, 9, 10 classes (both in English and German).
In private schools in Germany countries are also able to obtain a diploma in the international systemIB - in this education system is similar to the system of training in the UK . It is also worth noting that universities, for the most part, do not require high fees and allow for instruction in both German and English.
Like primary education in the UK , education in Germany can be obtained from a public institution - this sector, despite free education, is of a sufficiently high quality and optional faculty. Public primary schools are open to children of local residents and foreigners, the same goes for teaching middle schools.
Depending on the location and local laws of each federal state, German institutions provide for different start and finish dates for studies and various study areas. The general rule is compulsory 9-year training. In general, there are three main stages of study: primary level and 2 levels of secondary level.
Secondary education of the 1 st level passes to the 10th grade, and after the training only students who plan to enter the university continue to study. In the 11th and 12th grades, there is intensive preparation for the future profession. In the 13th grade there are entrants who at the end of the year take the Abitur exams, since these are the indicators that are taken into account by the commissions of universities.
After completing the compulsory initial stage, children choose one of 5 types of educational institutions to continue their studies: a gymnasium, a general, basic, vocational school. The most popular among German children are gymnasiums, which allow continuing education until the 13th grade (8-9 years spent in them, provide for in-depth study of humanitarian, technical or public profile subjects).
The catalog of institutions compiled by the experts of SMASS in Germany includes the most famous educational institutions of this category.
We have also collected in the section the institutions combining the possibilities of the first two types of institutions. In them, children go through both technical and humanitarian subjects in a comprehensive manner. The best general schools do not provide for training on interests - they prepare future students in all subjects, strong and weak students here study in one class.
Vocational training institutions concentrate training on the knowledge necessary for work.
Smapse experts recommend that you pay attention to one thing: studying in a German gymnasium for foreigners can be free, but for passing Abitur exams you will have to pay . In addition, you can pass these exams only in private educational institutions.
In Germany there are about 250 universities and about 2 thousand private educational institutions. Those and others offer convenient and quality training for foreign citizens, private institutions are controlled by the Ministry of Education of Germany.
Their programs are officially evaluated, they are identical to the state ones. The main thing that distinguishes private institutions is the increased concern of the administration about the comfort of living and the training of foreign students. The most comfortable option -School boarding schools in Germany .
In institutions, the choice of core subjects is acceptable. All courses are taught at an intensive or ordinary level. For in-depth study, textbooks select two subjects, and 7 - 10 programs take place at a general level (as in many institutions offeringeducation in England after grade 9 ). Two foreign languages are necessarily studied (one can choose more and study optional).
Private international institutions, in addition to the standard program, offer students additional subject optional (mathematics, chemistry, language), sports clubs, creative courses and practical classes.
The largest German educational institutions, in addition to preparing for the Abitur exams, provide for the possibility of passing a two-year study program for admission to major world universities - International Baccalaureate. Qualitative study of 6 subjects and 24 points in examinations guarantee the receipt of an international IB diploma. It allows you to enter English and American schools without problems.
For Russian schoolchildren, the possibility of training should be planned from the 7th to 8th grade. Our list of educational centers will help you quickly and free to choose priority educational institutions for obtaining a national certificate or diploma IB. For admission, you need knowledge of German and English. German is required at a high level, but the degree of English proficiency depends on the class in which the child enters.Study abroad after the 11th grade will require the student additional training (language and subject), as well as the collection of all the necessary documents for submission to the educational institution.
Russian students should be prepared to submit an extract with grades for the last two years, take exams upon entry and pass an oral interview. Also desirable is a positive characteristic from the Russian school.
One year of study at a private boarding school in Germany can cost up to 40,000 euros (including tuition, food, accommodation), but it is an excellent opportunity to learn a foreign language in a convenient environment, to receive a quality European education and prepare yourself perfectly for the university. Independent life will help the child develop responsibility, readiness for student life.