Vocational Gymnasium (Berufliches Gymnasium)

Social Sciences and Business Sciences pathways – also with the bilingual International Business specialist subject.
Short description:
Vocational Gymnasium (Berufliches Gymnasium) – Business Gymnasium (Wirtschaftsgymnasium) – Social Sciences Gymnasium (sozialwissenschaftliches Gymnasium) – state recognised – 3 years full time
3 years
Start of school year (10.09.2018)
Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur)
Monthly school tuition fee:
219 €

Short profile

Professional profile

All pupils who wish to take the Abitur with a specific profile and who meet the admission criteria (see Admission requirements)

Target group

Targeted preparation for higher education and for the professional and working world.

Entry requirements

You are welcome to apply to our vocational Gymnasium if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have a certificate of intermediate education (mittlerer Bildungsabschluss).
  • Realschule pupils have a grade average of at least 3.0 in German, Mathematics, English/French. No grade may be lower than 4.0 in these subjects.
  • Gymnasium pupils require progression to Year 11 (G9) and Year 10 (G8)
  • The maximum age for entry level is 19. If you have completed a vocational qualification, you should be no older than 22 years old.

How to apply

  • You will need the following documents for your application:
  • A tabular curriuculum vitae with photograph
  • Either a verified copy of your school leaving certificate
  • Or a verified copy of your most recent school certificate if you have not yet gained a leaving certificate.
  • Applications are accepted until the start of the school year, but should be submitted as early as possible.

Priorities, profile and characteristics

The range of subjects offered at our vocational Gymnasium

Business Sciences pathway:

Business specialisation

6 hours specialist subject Economics and Business Administration
Years 12 and 13 – 2 hours Economic Geography

International Business specialisation

6 hours specialist subject International Economics and Business Administration (one hour at entry level, then two hours in Years 12 and 13, taught bilingually)
In Years 12 and 13 – 2 hours bilingual Economics Studies

Social and Health Sciences pathway:

Social Sciences specialisation

6 hours Pedagogy and Psychology specialist subject
In Years 12 and 13 – 2 hours Business


Our Gymnasium’s specialist subjects are Pedagogy and Psychology, Economics and Business Administration, as well as International Economics and Business Administration Sciences.
These orientations offer pupils targeted preparation for a range of higher education studies. However, the allgemeine Hochschulreife entitles pupils to study any subject at any university.

In addition to the regular curriculum we offer pupils the following:

  • Extra tuition for struggling pupils
  • Examination preparation training
  • Project days
  • Block lessons for targeted examination preparation 
  • Class trips and use of the F+U Black Forest guesthouse for projects and exam preparation
  • Regular education and career advice in groups and individual consultations 
  • Seminar courses and building working groups
  • Study trips and excursions
  • Sports day

Chargeable additional options:

  • Individual lessons in any language
  • Language tours
  • Language internship
  • ECDL (European Computer Driving License)
  • We are also an international test centre for TOEFL, TELC, TOEIC, LCCI and more.

Duration / length of the course (class hours)


3 school years


At the start of the school year in September.

Lesson hours

Mondays to Fridays from 07:45.


F+U Campus Heidelberg
It couldn’t be more central!

The F+U Campus in Heidelberg is situated in a central location, right by the main railway station. As well as a variety of regular and specialist classrooms, the campus has a canteen, a sports hall, a library, science labs, a music room, workshops and around 280 student apartments.
The state-of-the-art classrooms are multimedia equipped.
Thanks to our ideal location in Heidelberg we are easily accessible by bus and train from the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and surrounding area. There is also a public underground car park close to the campus.


We help external pupils to find a room or flat. As of February 2016 we also offer our pupils a boarding school and hall of residence!

Possibility of further training courses / professional perspectives

Qualifications and prospects

  • Admission to universities and universities of applied sciences, to the dual bachelor degree programme at the F+U International University of Cooperative Education (Internationale Berufsakademie - IBA) or bachelor and subsequent master’s degree programmes at the F+U University of Applied Sciences for Business, Technology and Culture (Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Kultur - HWTK)
  • Outstanding career prospects, thanks to the professionally orientated curriculum.

Certification / accreditation / recognition

Our vocational Gymnasium is state recognised and all teaching staff are authorised by the regional authorities in Karlsruhe.



Monthly €219 (3 school years = 35 months x €219 = €7.665) + €100 administration fee

Prices are subject to change!

Funding opportunities


Education at the Gymnasium qualifies for funding through the Federal Training Assistance Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz - BAföG). Tuition fees are tax deductible.

Reduced tuition fees

In the interest of social diversity in the school, it may be possible, on application, to grant a reduction in tuition fees in individual cases, e.g. for families who would otherwise be unable to afford the school fees, for families with several children at F+U schools or for children whose academic performance is considered to merit special support. However, the reduction can only be granted to a limited number of families as determined by F+U, and F+U reserves the right to decline such applications when their number exceeds this limit. The F+U school management naturally treats applications and supporting financial documentation submitted by families as strictly private and confidential.
For further information please contact the school administration. The application for reduced fees must be renewed annually.


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