Institut für Lernsysteme

All ILS distance learning courses are state-approved and approved. The ILS is also the first distance learning institute in Germany to be certified according to ISO 29990, the new international quality standard for the training and further education sector. In addition to the development of market-oriented and customer-oriented training offers, the focus of the new ISO standard is on learning services. In particular, the needs and requirements of the learner are taken into account.

Distance learning for grades 5 to 10 is available in 15 school subjects and for all three school types. With the ILS distance learning program, we have developed an independent teaching program for schoolchildren that meets the requirements of German educational plans: exercise books, textbooks, reading material, learning software and audio CDs – your child will receive the teaching material twice a year by airmail.

On behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, the distance learning program may only be used by children (under the age of 18) from grades 5 to 10 if regular school attendance in Germany is not possible due to a professional (temporary) stay abroad by the parents. Further requirements are that the place of residence is not in reasonable proximity to a German school abroad (80 minutes driving time one way) and that there must be a permanent address abroad.


0800/123 44 77 (in Germany) or from abroad +49 40 675 70 177
Year Founded
Tuition Fees
DM3.372,- to DM3.936, yearly

by fax, letter, or telephone call at the above address

Bundesverwaltungsamt and administration at the ILS

Curriculum Information

Classes 5-10; Sekundarstufe I for kids (for adults

German curricula


Full scale program from grades 5 to 10 or the choice of individual subjects

Teaching Helps

Guidelines for parents and kids, direct aids by tutors

Bundesverwaltungsamt, Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen, Barbarastr. 1, 50735 Köln