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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Applying for recognition of foreign school leaving certificates


If you have obtained a school leaving certificate abroad, you can have it recognised. In the case of recognition, your school leaving certificate is treated as equivalent to a German school leaving certificate.

  • Submit your application with the required documents to the State Education Office.
  • The State Education Office checks whether your educational qualifications meet the requirements of a German school leaving certificate.
  • After the exam, you will receive a certificate.

Please contact the State Education Office.

  • You live in Saxony-Anhalt
  • Your foreign school leaving certificate must meet all the requirements of the German school leaving certificate.
  • Application form
  • Copy of your identity document (for example, identity card or passport)
  • Registration certificate
  • Certified copy of your school leaving certificate or certificate
  • residence permit or
  • Proof that you are a Spätaussiedler or Spätaussiedlerin

Usually as soon as possible. Sometimes several months.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Education

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