Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family

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    Welcome to Berlin

    We welcome you to Berlin and hope that you will quickly find your way around and feel at home in your new surroundings. Berlin supports you and your children with numerous offers.

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  • Recognition of Foreign Degrees and Qualifications

    School, academic or professional certificates are checked and compared with a German qualification.

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  • Educational Package

    is available so that children and young people from low-income families can take part everywhere.

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  • A to Z index

    Here you will find our topics, offers and services in alphabetical order.

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Familie macht ein Selfie

Family and Children

Berlin creates spaces in which families and young people can feel comfortable. Our city offers funding and support – even in difficult life situations. More information

Lehrerin lernt mit Schülerin

Education in Berlin

By investing in the school system we are investing in the future: After primary school, there are two equivalent types of school, all-day schools are being expanded and the schools are becoming more responsible. Education in Berlin. More information

Jugendliche sitzen nebeneinander


Youth work includes youth association work, open child work and open youth work as well as community-oriented programmes. Youth associations organise the leisure time of children and young people, offer plenty of possibilities of engagement, exchange and youth social work. More information

Facts and numbers