Information in English
The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany
The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs is the oldest conference of ministers in Germany and plays a significant role as an instrument for the coordination and development of education in the country. It is a consortium of ministers responsible for education and schooling, institutes of higher education and research and cultural affairs, and in this capacity formulates the joint interests and objectives of all 16 federal states. More information
The Education System in the Federal Republic of Germany
The following documents published by the documentation and information service of the Secretariat of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder are available in English:
- The Education System in the Federal Republic of Germany 2013/14. 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. Bonn 2015.
- Basic structure of the educational system in the Federal Republic of Germany (Diagram).
As at December 2015. Bonn 2016
Printed version: 2016
- Glossary on Education. Institutions, Examinations, Qualifications, Titles and other Specialist Terms.
Bonn 2010 - no printed version available
- Compact data on education. The most important statististics on the educational system in Germany. Bonn 2016
Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications
The Statement of Comparability is an official document issued by the "Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen" (Central Office for Foreign Education – ZAB) that describes a foreign higher education qualification, its professional and academic usage. The ZAB Statement of Comparability can facilitate access to the German labour market for holders of foreign higher education qualifications. It is a comparative assessment but not a recognition certificate.