Education for all

The German education and training system is world-renowned. In the 2016-2017 school year, around 34,000 schools throughout Germany gave all children of school age access to education. Of these, around half, or 15,500, were primary schools. At the secondary education level, there were numerous Hauptschulen (3,000), Realschulen (2,300) and Gymnasien (3,100). After successfully completing your schooling, you have the possibility of either embarking on a vocational training course or switching to one of Germany’s 428 higher education establishments. Of these, around one-quarter is conventional universities and around half universities of applied science with a more practical focus. German higher education institutions score points with their broad choice of subjects. They offer all kinds of courses, from A like adventure education to Z like zoo veterinarian.