Germany is the centre of Europe. Here is a very ancient tradition of education: the oldest University in existence since 1386.
University of Heidelberg Heidelberg, Baden- Wurttemberg, Germany
The German system of education: 1.Elementary school 2.Average school 3.High school School education is divided into two stages: Primary school Secondary school The school system across the country designed for years.
It is mandatory 9 -year education - is universal and free. With 6 years of children go to primary school, where 4-6 classes. Future profession is chosen in elementary school.
Types of secondary schools in Germany 1.Gymnasium ( The most prestigious form of high school. School has a humanitarian orientation. Duration of training - 9 years ( 5-13 classes). Diploma gymnasium gives the opportunity to enroll in the University without entrance exams. )
2. Basic school (This type of school is designed for children who do not plan to pursue higher education. Here are preparing for professional work. Training is the weakest children. )
3. Professional school (For kids who want to get a working specialty. Do not plan to enroll in a higher education institution.)
4. Real school (Duration of training - 6 years. Designed for children with average achievers. After the school can continue their education in Gymnasium. Or go to work in the specialty.)
5. Joint school (A mixture of school and real school. Here and get a humanitarian education and technical. Then you can easily go to University.)
Original title in German 1.Gymnasium 2. Hauptschule 3. Professionalschule 4. Realschule 5. Gesamtschule
Most popular universities in Germany (Original title ): 1.Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster 2.Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg 3.Universität Leipzig 4.Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg 5.Freie Universität