Education is an important foundation for your life in Germany. In Bremerhaven, there are different options to graduate, to make a vocational training, to study or pursue further education. On our page, we give you an overview of the numerous projects, that make it easier for refugees to enter education and finally the integration into the job market. Moreover, you get a first glimpse on the german educational system.
From counselling and assistance, German courses, further education to child care, you can find many offers. In Germany, the universities are particularly important for the integration through education. Also because they have been role models for a culture of welcome for a long time.
After you have found accommodation in a transitional home, your children will be reported to the school board and announced in the schools.
Don’t worry, if your children speak german so well. At school, they will be supported and learn quickly.
Ask your supervisor for support if you have questions!
In May 2016, the office “HERE” was opened in the “Haus der Wissenschaft” (house of science). HERE gives advice for refugees how to study at one of the public universities in de state of Bremen. HERE offers possibilities to learn German and to get prepared for studying.
The school that you child is going to attend will also register all chilren with Sprachlernbedarf (need to learn German) with the “Senatorin für Kinder und Bildung” (state department for children and education). Here, they get a place in a “Vorkurs“(special school training for refugees, page in German). This intensive language training takes up to 6 months in primary school and up to 12 months in secondary school. At the same time, pupils take part in regulare lessons by the hour. In some emergency accomodations also language courses take place.
The welcome classess are for immigrant students in grades 1-10. The courses are designed to make it easier for them to get started in everyday school life. In the courses, the students learn about school rules and the German school system. They also learn the German language.
The welcome courses take place at various locations in Bremerhaven.