Deutsches Internationales Abitur (German A-level exam, DIA)

Deutsches Internationales Abitur (German A-level exam, DIA)

Worldwide recognized school diploma

The school-leaving certificate, which was developed individually and specifically for German schools abroad, is comparable worldwide. It is aimed at the special requirements of a multicultural, multilingual student body.

Uniform examination requirements apply throughout the network of German schools abroad and are overseen by the German Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK). Both the traditional German Abitur and the DIA are highly regarded international qualifications.

Equivalent to a high-quality certificate of national and international secondary education, it enables students to study in any country in the world. While its content is identical to that of the German Abitur, it makes particular use of the foreign-language potential of German schools abroad: in addition to German, instruction takes place in English, so that young people acquire high levels of linguistic competence in addition to subject-specific skills - skills that are more important than ever in a globalized world.

Further information on the DIA can be found here on the KMK page.