Further Information

The following national stakeholders, organizations and NGOs offer consultations and can give you advice on specific regulations, schools and courses or recommend local organizations:
-    BAMF, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees 
-    BMBF, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
-    JMD, Youth Migration Services

Scholarship programmes like START, Deutschlandstiftung  and Gerhard C. Starck Stiftung provide financial assistance or other kind of support for students in school with an immigrant background.

If your child is in year 10 or above and has to live outside the parent’s home you might be eligible to receive BAföG for school children, which is a sum of money you do not have to pay back (however, if you receive BAföG for university studies you have to pay back some of it). For more information on the application process turn to your local BAföG office or see: https://www.xn--bafg-7qa.de/leichte-sprache-565.php

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) can provide students on their way to higher education with scholarships and can help you find a suitable Bachelor or Master course.

The KAUSA project wants to especially encourage young adults with a migration background to start an apprenticeship (Ausbildung) in Germany. All over Germany KAUSA provides local service points that you can contact for more information and advice.

Parent Networks for Migrants (Elternnetzwerke/Migrantenorganisationen) can provide information in your mother tongue and additional support and courses for children, students, parents and families:

If you need help and advice about various topics regarding your new life in Germany, including education and family, you can turn to the nearest offices of organisations like Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO), Caritas, Diakonie and Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (DRK). Often times a translator will be provided as well.

The Child and Youth Support (Kinder- und Jugendhilfe) helps with all kinds of problems facing families, children and young adults.

Other initiatives:
-    HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters) improves the cognitive abilities and language competences of children, especially those from a migrant background.
-    Schlaukopf.de (free of charge) and Scoyo (charges fees) are online learning platforms that can be set to a specific state, school type, class and subject and is therefore very close to the school curriculum.
-    A collection of different material for children to learn German, starting from level A1: http://www.schule-bw.de/faecher-und-schularten/sprachen-und-literatur/deutsch/deutschlinks/daf/kinder-lernen-deutsch.html and https://www.goethe.de/de/spr/unt/kum.html

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