Your children are well looked after

Parents can only pursue their job with commitment and focus if they know that their little ones are well looked after. In March 2019, there were over 56,000 public and private day-care centers in Germany. Care for the youngest starts early in Germany: In 2019, more than a third of all children between the ages of 0 and 2 were cared for, so that the parents could pursue their professional desires. In the 3 to 5 age group, which typically also includes schoolchildren, the proportion of all children looked after was even 93 percent in the same year.

In child care, inclusion and integration are also firmly anchored. In 2019, more than 37 percent of the care facilities were kindergartens with integrative care. 228 facilities were available for children with disabilities.

Education for everyone

The German school and training system is world-famous. In the 2018/2019 school year, around 33,000 schools across Germany gave all school-age children access to education. Around half of these were primary schools (47.3%). For further education, there were numerous secondary schools (6.5%), secondary schools (5.7%) and grammar schools (9.6%). After successfully completing a school career, there is either the option of starting vocational training or switching to one of the 424 universities nationwide. Around a quarter of these were traditional universities (25.2%), around half were practical universities of applied sciences (50.2%). German universities score with their wide range of subjects. The offer ranges from A for adventure and adventure education to Z for dentistry.

International students are drawn to STEM subjects

Word has got around the world that it is easy to study and research in Germany and, as a rule, free of charge. That is why more and more international students are coming to Germany. In 2019, around 48,578 international students successfully completed their studies. Of them, 51.8 percent studied one of the MINT subjects (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology) or health sciences. In addition, international university graduates make an important contribution to securing skilled workers in Germany as long as they stay and work in the country for a while after graduation.

Apprentices from third countries also come to Germany

In addition to the large number of universities, dual training is characteristic of the German educational landscape. In 2019, around 5,140 international apprentices who did not come from the EU came to Germany to complete in-house training and further education. If you add the trainees from EU countries who can enter Germany without a visa due to the agreement on freedom of movement, the number of international trainees in Germany is even higher. Since 2015, apprentices from third countries can apply for a visa with which they can already apply during the recognition process Can go through qualifications that prepare them for the training. This is good news for the German economy, because companies are faced with the problem of finding qualified specialists and suitable applicants for their training positions. International trainees can thus make a decisive contribution to securing skilled workers.

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