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abi» extra: Start in Germany

You have recently come to Germany? Information for refugees about vocational training and studies in Germany you can find on the following pages, step by step.

Click on the arrows to navigate through the articles. Click on a picture to get to the article you are interested in. Or use the following steps:

Steps to vocational training and studies in Germany:

Step 1: Vocational training or studying in Germany

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

Step 2: What am I interested in? What can I do well?

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

Step 3: What is the right path for me?

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

Step 4: What is my certificate worth?

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

Step 5: Who will support me if I need help?

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

Read about people going their way in Germany:


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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