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National Information Centres

Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen im Sekretariat der Ständigen Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ENIC-NARIC Centre)
Central Office for Foreign Education in the Secretariat of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs in the Federal Republic of Germany (ENIC-NARIC Centre)

P.O. Box 2240
D-53012 Bonn
Germany

Phone: +49 228 501 352, +49 228 501 352 264
Fax: +49 228 501 229
E-mail: zab@kmk.org
Web Site: http://www.kmk.org/zab.html
Contact person: Simone El Bahi - Head of Centre
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
German Academic Exchange Service

Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49 228 882–0
Fax: +49 228 882–444
E-mail: studying_in_germany_2@daad.de
Web Site: http://www.daad.de/
Contact person:

National education bodies

Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KMK)
Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK)

The Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK) unites the ministers and senators of the Länder responsible for education, higher education and research as well as cultural affairs. It is based on an agreement between the Länder.

Link(s): German
Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany
Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KMK)
Link(s): English

System of education

The Education System in the Federal Republic of Germany

A description of the responsibilities, structures and developments in education policy for the exchange of information in Europe. In cooperation with the German EURYDICE Unit of the Federal Government in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

German Education Server

University education

The Education System in the Federal Republic of Germany
German Education Server

The gateway to German higher education


Campus Germany: Live, study and research in Germany

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

German Accreditation Council

Post-secondary non-university education

The Education System in the Federal Republic of Germany
German Education Server

Recognised higher education institutions

Higher Education Compass

The “Higher Education Compass” is the data bank of the Association of Universities and other Higher Education Institutions in Germany (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz – HRK) providing information on recognised German institutions of higher education and the study courses they offer.

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

anabin - Informationssystem zur Anerkennung ausländischer Bildungsnachweise
Link(s): German
Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZAB)
Link(s): German

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Qualifications Framework

Framework

Qualifikationsrahmen für Deutsche Hochschulabschlüsse
Link(s): German

Self Evaluation Report

Report on The Compatibility of the "Qualifications Framework for German Higher Education Qualifications" with the "Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area"
Link(s): English
Bericht über die Überprüfung der Kompatibilität des „Qualifikationsrahmens für deutsche Hochschulabschlüsse“ mit dem „Qualifikationsrahmen für den Europäischen Hochschulraum“
Link(s): German

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
Association of Universities and other Higher Education Institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany (HRK)

Ahrstraße 39, Bonn

Phone: +49 228 887 – 0
Fax: +49 228 887 – 110
E-mail: sekr@hrk.de
Link: German, English

Additional information:
The Diploma Supplement has been introduced in the year 2000 by corresponding decisions of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) and by the Rectors’ Conference (HRK). Since 1 January 2005 all students automatically reiceive the Diploma Supplement in English at no charge. The German Diploma Supplement follows the template recommended by the UNESCO/Council of Europe/European Commission Working Group.

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Process of Implementation of the Diploma Supplement
Link(s): German, English
Chart of national higher education structure

The text contains the description of the German higher education system and the system of the academic awards (Section 8 of the Diploma Supplement)

Link(s): German, English