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Compulsory schooling

All children in Germany age six and older are required to attend school in accordance with federal education laws. Full-time compulsory schooling ends after nine school years. Upon completing primary school, children proceed to either secondary school level 1 or level 2 and earn the respective school-leaving certificates. In Germany, education falls under the responsibility of the federal states. Consequently, the forms of schooling may vary from state to state.

School system in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) [de]

Further information

School database of the City of Münster [de]
Department of Schools and Continuing Education of the City of Münster [de]
Education Portal of the Ministry of Schools and Continuing Education of NRW [de]