Der Wegweiser Bildung unterstützt das am 24. Januar 2024 in Stuttgart neu gegründete "Bündnis für Demokratie und Menschenrechte".

You can do it. We will tell you how.

The Wegweiser Bildung is Freiburg’s counselling centre for all questions concerning education and training.
We will inform you about your possibilities and direct you to other counselling centres that can further help you.

Just come to our counselling centre at the Wegweiser Bildung am Münsterplatz or to the places in the Stadtteile (districts). We counsel by telephone, mail, messenger, chat and video chat. Our guidance is neutral, anonymous and free.
Presently we counsel in seven languages: German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. If you need a translation in another language, get in touch with us.

We are happy to come to an existing group or to your institution for counselling.

Education is open for everyone. So are we!

For all stages of life

What are your questions? Here are some examples:

The Wegweiser Bildung is Freiburg’s counselling centre for all questions concerning early childhood education: For example:

  • Our 4 year old daughter likes to learn swimming? Do you know of financial support for swimming courses?
  • How do I find a day care mother for my children?
  • Our child has the down's syndrome. Do you know of a playgroup for us?

The Wegweiser Bildung is Freiburg’s counselling centre for all questions concerning primary education: For example:

  • Our child will soon go to a primary school. Is it possible to choose the school ourselves?
  • Ukrainian is my mothertongue. Is there a music course for my child in Ukrainian language?
  • Our son is in the third class in primary school and has difficulties in German? Is there financial support for coaching?​

The Wegweiser Bildung is Freiburg’s counselling centre for all questions concerning secondary education and school-leaving certificates: For example:

  • Our daughter is in the fourth class in primary school and has dyslexia. Do you know of secondary schools that especially promote dyslexia?
  • We just migrated from Afganistan with our 16 year old daughter? Which is the right school for her?
  • I'm in grade 11 in Gymnasium and have to leave school, since I haven't passed the class transfer for the second time. Is it still possible to pass the Abitur? And how?

The Wegweiser Bildung is Freiburg’s counselling centre for all questions concerning vocational training: For example:

  • Our son has been sitting at home since graduating from secondary school last year and is not applying for an apprenticeship. Is there any support?
  • I've graduated from high school and I don't know what kind of vocational training I want to do. How do I find the profession that suits me?
  • I am 36 and have no school-leaving qualifications. Can I still do a vocational training?

The Wegweiser Bildung is Freiburg’s counselling centre for all questions concerning higher education: For example:

  • I am a dental assistant and have a secondary school diploma. I would like to study dentistry. How can I get a degree?
  • I have a technical college certificate. Which subjects can I study with it and where?
  • I have a high school diploma in Turkey. Can I apply at university here in Germany?

The Wegweiser Bildung is Freiburg’s counselling centre for all questions concerning retraining, learning German, recognition of foreign vocational qualifications, re-entry into employment or further training. For example:

  • I worked as a German teacher in Ukraine. How can I start a professional career here in Germany?
  • I am a fashion photographer and can no longer work in my profession for health reasons. What else can I do?
  • I am a carpenter, studying environmental sciences, but I would like to change my change career path. Is there any further training that will enable me to work in refugee social work?

The Wegweiser Bildung is Freiburg’s counselling centre for all questions concerning post-professional education: For example:

  • I want to learn how to search in the internet and write emails. Where can I learn that?
  • I heard that senior citizens can also go to lectures. Do you know of a programme?
  • I'm retiring next year. Who can I contact if I'm interested in volunteer work?