Welcome to the iDSB technical secondary school
Our technical secondary school (FOS) offers a two-year course of study with a focus on business & administration and social affairs, which concludes with the technical university entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife). The requirement for the admission to the technical secondary school is the intermediate school leaving certificate or transfer to the 11th grade of the Gymnasium (secondary school).
Our technical secondary school (FOS) is a two-year course of education with a focus on business & administration and social affairs, which graduates with the technical university entrance qualification.
In grade 11, students complete two internships of several weeks (9 and 11 weeks) in a company/institution of their choice.
Small class sizes provide a good basis for individual and intensive learning experiences.
The acquisition of the general entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) qualifies the trainee to study at one of the more than 200 universities of applied sciences (FHH) in Germany.
Students’ educational biographies, talents, inclinations and interests are highly individual. The German education system gives young people and their parents the opportunity to choose a course of education in which they can develop these individual requirements.
The great strength of the technical secondary school (FOS) is the focus on practical content and a very high practical component in the form of internships. The iDSB concentrates on the subject area of business and administration. In grade 11, students complete two internships of several weeks (9 and 11 weeks) in a company/institution of their choice. This is ideal for students with a desire to experience “real working life”.
They acquire personal and professional experience and receive a clear professional orientation, which can lead to a concrete career aspiration. The search for internships is supported by the school, and the internship is supervised by subject teachers.
Under certain circumstances, a specialized internship corresponding to the field of study and/or a specific grade point average may be required. The degrees awarded at a technical secondary school are formally equivalent to those awarded at universities.
We have several motivations why we take on interns. First and foremost, we see it as our responsibility to bring young people closer to our work. Thus, they get an impression of their future working world and gain valuable experience for their lives. In addition, there are always jobs where an internship is very helpful.Sandra Lechner, Human Ressources/OE, Raiffeisenbank REgion Wieder Aplen eGen
A-levels and then?
With the acquisition of the technical university entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife), students have many options to choose from: It entitles them to study any subject at one of the over 200 Universities of Applied Sciences (FHH, HAW) in Germany, as well as at Art Colleges (specializing in music, theater, film and visual arts) and in some federal states it also entitles them to start a bachelor’s study. After completing a degree at a FHH, it is possible to transfer to a university, in some cases already after the basic studies*.
In other countries, for example the Netherlands, you can be admitted directly to a bachelor’s degree program with a technical college entrance qualification. And of course, with all the gathered work experience, entering a (dual) vocational training program is a very good option.
*Regulations vary among the federal states of Germany.
Class sizes around ten students provide a good basis for individual and intensive learning experiences. We are happy to integrate students from other educational systems and countries and to help finding accommodations for students coming from outside.
We prepare interested students for foreign language certificates (e.g. TOEFL, TOEIC) and also offer lessons in the national languages Dutch and French. We are pleased to assist our students in finding suitable internships in the Brussels region.
We offer students from other German schools abroad digital participation in the Fachoberschule.
Our welcome culture includes …
- trial days before a possible enrollment
- companionship by a mentor student who helps your child during the arrival phase
- many opportunities to easily make friends with schoolmates during our school activities
- a school community that offers you excellent tips and a network to help you quickly and easily find your way in Belgium
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