Access to education


Country Report: Access to education Last updated: 30/11/20


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Persons with refugee status and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection are entitled to take up vocational training as well as school or university education, if they can prove that they have the necessary qualifications. They can also receive support for the costs of living for the duration of training or studies under the same conditions as German citizens.

According to the brief analysis mentioned in Access to the Labour Market,  23% of persons surveyed (i.e. persons who arrived in Germany as asylum seekers between 2013 and 2016) had attended one of the following educational institutions:[1]

  • Schools, further education: 8%;
  • Vocational training institution: 14%;
  • Universities, colleges: 2%.

As noted above, the study does not distinguish between the protection status (and/or the residence status) of people surveyed, but it can provide an indication to the situation of persons with protection status.

[1]           Ibid.


Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation