Russia and Germany education is built on the general principles of the Bologna system, so the education in Russia and in Germany has many similarities in the stages of instruction and levels of training. However, there are also differences. Let’s compare Russia VS Germany education in main.
In Russia start of the school and university academic year is equal for whole country, its September 1. Year consist two semesters. Each semester duration is 14 weeks and ends with examination period. Students are visits lectures and seminars on related subjects and do a lot of self-study. For example, they should write yearly coursework.
In Germany in any federal state academic year begins and ends on October, 1. Colleges and preparatory courses starts by they own schedule. It helps to organize airports and road traffic more effective and avoid congestion. First semester is from October till March and the second is from April to September. Summer vacation is 6 weeks only. It’s better to specify terms and schedule at the chosen university, because it may differ.
In Russia: the school graduates pass the Unified State Examination. Results are equal for all Russian universities, so prospective student is free to choose higher education institution. International students can choose English or Russian language of instruction’s. And some universities even no needed Language Certificate. Russian programmes are more attractive by its price and variety. And if you’re not so good in Russian, you can take preparatory courses before enrolment.
In Germany schooling takes 13 years. So international students come to study in Germany are two years elder, than first-years university domestic students. The other point is, that last two years education programme in Germany is more deep and could be compare to Russian or Europe first two years in the university. As far as the knowledge and age are different, normally you can’t enter university immediately. Foreign applicants choose to study in college first, where they can get basic knowledge for entering the university and improve German level which is the language of instruction’s priority there.