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Register for admission to a German school abroad

You live abroad and would like to enroll your child in a German school? Find out more about German schools abroad here.

There are currently 140 German schools abroad in 72 countries around the world that provide education according to German standards. Both German or international and, if applicable, country-specific degrees can be earned.

The majority of German schools abroad are designed as encounter schools. In addition to German children living abroad with their parents, the doors of the schools abroad are also open to children of other nationalities.

In the German-language schools abroad, the students are taught in the German language. In addition, in the sense of an encounter school, parts of the lessons also take place in the national language or in foreign languages.

At German schools abroad, not only knowledge and language skills are taught. The schools attach great importance to intercultural exchange and actively maintain partnerships with schools in Germany. This gives students the opportunity - as part of an exchange - to get to know Germany on site.


There are no uniform admission requirements for German schools abroad.

The respective school decides on admission.

In the absence of bilateral agreements, the legal basis for the schooling of children subject to compulsory schooling is the regulations of the respective country of residence, which can be requested from the school.