All children who live in Germany are required to go to school; in other words, school attendance is compulsory. Children attend state schools free of charge.
Children and young people have to attend school for a minimum of 9 or 10 years, depending on the Land in question (primary school and the lower secondary level). Compulsory education generally begins when a child turns 6 in the first year of Grundschule (primary school). After four years students transfer to a secondary school. The different types of secondary school enable pupils to gain a general education school-leaving certificate. This entitles them – depending on the type of certificate – to attend various advanced education institutions (e.g. university, a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule), vocational training (Berufsausbildung), etc.).
The district of Konstanz has produced a comprehensive flyer in different languages about the educational opportunities in the region for you to download:
Radolfzell / Moos / Gaienhofen / Öhningen
Stockach / Bodman-Ludwigshafen / Eigeltingen / Orsingen-Nenzingen / Mühlingen / Hohenfels
Singen / Steißlingen
Engen / Tengen / Eigeltingen / Mühlhausen-Ehingen / Volkertshausen / Aach
Rielasingen-Worblingen / Gottmadingen / Hilzingen / Gailingen / Büsingen
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