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abi» extra: Start in Germany

New to Germany? On these pages you'll find information on studies, vocational education and work in Germany.

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Steps to vocational training and studies in Germany:

Step 1: An apprenticeship or studying for a degree in Germany

abi» informs about the educational system, vocational training and studying in Germany. Read more »

Step 2: What am I interested in? What am I good at?

The search for the right vocational training or the right study course starts with your interests and abilities. Read more »

Step 3: Making a decision

Inform about study courses and vocational training occupations which relate to your interests and strengths. Read more »

Step 4: How valuable are my certificates?

Petra Kourukmas of the Conference of Ministers of Education answers questions of recognition of foreign qualifications. Read more »

Step 5: Applying and preparation

There is a contact point for every question. abi» gives an overview. Read more »

Read about people going their way in Germany:

Mohammed Tamim Faqiri

did an apprenticeship in nursing and is working as an anaesthesia nurse.
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Melika Sabzevari

is doing a language course in preparation for a psychology degree.
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Oksana Tryndiuk

is working as a marketing expert for Deutsche Bahn.
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is now in her second semester of teacher training.

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Ahmad Sabsabi

is completing a dual study programme in mechanical engineering.

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Siham Abulzahab

is studying “Business Informatics – Sales & Consulting” at DHBW.

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Amer Alhasan

works for the engineering firm Dess + Falk in Nuremberg.

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Jonah Abbasi

is attending a college-based training programme to become a nurse.

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