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Hong Kong Students

German Government has strict regulations on Non-EU students, especially minors. Non-Eu Students are able to study in Germany earliest after finishing their grade 8/ F.2 at their local countries and joining grade 9 in a German Highschool. If students are holding EU passports, the specific regulation does not apply.

Majority of Hong Kong students choose either Gymnasium or IB International Schools to continue their education. 


Students who finish F.2/ G.8 ​ 

can apply for Grade 8/ Grade 9 at Gymnasium, but also choose to study at G.8/ G.9 in IB international school. 


Students who finish F.3/ G.9 ​ 

can apply for Grade 9/ Grade 10 at Gymnasium.For a G8 Gymnasium, Grade 10 belongs to Secondary II. This is a stage where students enter Abitur preparation. If student would like to take more time to adapt to German school life, they can consider starting at Grade 9。Students can also choose to study in IB International School for Grade 9 or 10. 


Students who finish F.4/ G.10

Gymnasium stops accepting new students during last two years of highschool, students can consider repeating Grade 10 at a G8 Gymnasium or applying for Grade 10/ Grade 11 at G9 Gymnasium. Students can also choose to study in IB International School for Grade 10 or to start IB Diploma Programme at G.11. At this stage,  no matter at Gymnasium or IB, students are able to choose subjects to focus on according to their interest and availability from school.

Students who finish F.5/ G.11 

If you do not have German B2 skill, we do not recommend students at this stage to join Gymnasium and go through the last 3 years of Gymnasium. It may be a better choice to join IB International School.

Gymnasium or IB international School?

Which highschool type suits you? That depends on following elements: (1) student's current education level; (2) long term goal; (3) language skill; (4) study performance, strength and weakness; (5) characteristic and social skill;  (6) time constraint; (7) finance status 





  • 以Abitur畢業的國際學生申請德國大學等同德國本地生*

  • ​Abitur 的分數並不建立於單一高考

  • 更容易打好德基礎

  • 教學的大學課程比英教學的多

  • 跟據年齡入學

  • IBDP課程在德國認可度高

  • IBDP的分數並不建立於單一高考

  • 教學​



  • 需要​B2 Level

  • 不跟據年齡入學跟據過往班級

  • ​最後兩年高中不收生

  • 以IBDP畢業的國際學生申請德國大學不等同德國本地生*

  • 視乎個別學校的德語學習安排, 學生報讀教學的大學課程或需提供德語證書

  • 教學的大學課程與德教學的比例是1:9


* 德國大學的學士學位分國家性限制收生, 本地限制收生或 無限制收生本地限制收生科目只分配 5 - 10% 的學位給國際學生

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