Career and College Guidance at the German School Washington

Your contacts:

Klara Fabina, M. Ed. ;

Director of Guidance Counseling (focal point studies in the USA).
To learn more about studying in the U.S. please visit Klara Fabina's page at: CAMPUS LIFE > Counseling > Counselor Grades 5-12

Stefan Thomä:

Career and College Counselor (focal point: Universities in Germany)


The German International School Washington D.C. regards the preparation of its students for life after school as an elementary part of its educational mandate. The school supports students on their path to university and a career. For this, students examine their strengths and weaknesses with respect to careers and college. In particular if they are considering whether their future will lie in Germany or the USA, we can assist our students by informing them about the many possibilities and help them take the necessary steps toward a successful start to their life after school.

For more information about our varied offerings, please view the “Concept of College Guidance” below.

Internship in grade 10

Important Documents for the internship:
> Letter to Parents
> Letter to companies

If you have any questions regarding the internship, please contact Mr. Thomae at


Facebook Group for Grades 10-12

Dear students in grades 10-12,

The school receives a lot of information about universities, scholarships and internships digitally. In order to be able to forward this information to you efficiently, we - the College and Career Planning and the Student Council - would like to meet in the

Facebook group “Deutsche Schule Washington Oberstufe.”

Naturally participation is voluntary, but it offers many advantages:

• Access to all important information on the topics of college and career

• Access to all important information on the topics of high school and Abitur

• Access to all of the Student Council’s important information

• Contact with other students in grades 10-12

• After the Abitur: Access to the alumni group of the DSW, that is, even when your school days are over, you will belong to the DSW community and we will not lose sight of you!

So: Search for the group on Facebook

“Deutsche Schule Washington Oberstufe”

And join!

(To do this, just enter “Deutsche Schule Washington Oberstufe” in the search field at the top.

Do not confuse with other groups of the DSW!)

Hardy Hinrichs, College and Career Planning

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Dual course of studies

Federal Employment Agency


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Federal Employment Agency





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German Rectors‘ Conference University Admissions Foundation


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cost-free search for universities



Check your choice: Self-assessments

University of Applied Labour Studies/ University of Appllied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland/ University of Salzburg



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German Rectors‘ Conference/ DIE ZEIT; registration required


see above

Federal Employment Agency

Federal Employment Agency; registration required


Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg

RWTH Aachen University; registration required


Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

Ruhr-University Bochum




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General Information for Future College Students

General information about possibilities for university studies in Germany: - Index of all courses of study and institutions of higher education in Germany. Operated by the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz [association of university presidents] Information about German universities, their offerings, contact people, and international cooperation agreements - Detailed information about all courses of study at German universities - (Info on the page of the DAAD) - (Info, scholarships, student exchanges) - (Search engine about courses of study and universities) - Internet portal of the ZVS (Zentralstelle für die Vergabe von Studienplätzen)[Central Agency for the Awarding of University Admissions]

ZVS - APPLICATION, SELECTION PROCESS AND RESULTS FOR AWARDING OF ADMISSION TO UNIVERSITIES IN THE FIELDS OF BIOLOGY (DIPL.), MEDICINE, PHARMACY, PSYCHOLOGY (DIPL.), VETERINARY MEDICINE AND DENTAL MEDICINE - Internet platform of the German Federal Employment Agency: Job search, training programs, university studies, application   - Portal of the Deutsche Welle;


Deutsche Welle: Studying in Germany

Application: - Work and service point for international student applications - Online portal of the Handelsblatt - Online portal of the FAZ - Der Arbeitskreis Personalmarketing (dapm) [Working Group for Personnel Marketing]

Foreign student applicants: - Information for international students in Germany (Deutsches Studentenwerk) - Special information for international students in Germany - Information and tips for international students

Information about the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System):

ECTS is a system that is recognized across Europe for the calculation, transfer, and accumulation of student courses and other achievements.

Glossary on the topic of “studies”: - Explanation of German terms such as A as in “Assi” to Z as in “Zwischenprüfung.”

The German educational system:

Dual courses of study in Germany

Careers with a Bachelor's degree

Newsletter about selection of courses of study and professions (new editions appear on a regular basis)



Scholarship Guidance: Newsletter with Scholarship Links

September/October 2021

Maryland Scholarships:

Maryland Scholarships -

Financial support of university studies


Info about the economic and social support of students


Help with financing of studies via scholarships:


Contact person for scholarships:

TU9 DANA Deutsche Schulen – Netzwerk für Absolventen (Service für Deutsche Schulen im Ausland)[Network for HS graduates (service for German schools abroad)]

Contact person: Julija Baftiri

Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2

D-10178 Berlin


Telephone: +49/(0)30/2787476-85

Fax: +49/(0)30/2787476-88

E-mail :


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