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Abbreviation of German Abiturientenexamen ("leavers' examination").

Examples

  • The parting of the ways comes after 10th grade, when Gymnasium students start training for the university entrance exams, known as the Abitur, and those on the vocational/technical track begin apprenticeships.

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  • In 1950 my parents moved to Northern Germany where I finished high school in 1955 with the "Abitur".

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography

  • There, in 1963, I underwent the "Abitur" examination that allowed me to go to a university.

    Johann Deisenhofer - Autobiography

  • I remember the two weeks in London after getting my A-levels (I think that is the correct translation for "Abitur") in 1989.

    The Ongoing Adventures of ASBO Jesus

  • In Germany, we shortened the time spent in school before recieving the "Abitur" (= unlimited access to university) from 13 to 12 years.

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  • In Germany, we shortened the time spent in school before recieving the "Abitur" (= unlimited access to university) from 13 to 12 years.

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  • A study in Germany found that of those who passed the Abitur, the exam that allows some Germans to attend college for almost no tuition, 40% chose to go into apprenticeships in trades, accounting, sales management, and computers.

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  • A study in Germany found that of those who passed the Abitur, the exam that allows some Germans to attend college for almost no tuition, 40% chose to go into apprenticeships in trades, accounting, sales management, and computers.

    Tom Silva: The Other Debt Crisis

  • In 1923, Jonas passed her Abitur at the Oberlyzeum Weissensee.

    Regina Jonas.

  • She received an excellent education, first at a German school for girls, then at a gymnasium for boys, where she passed the Austrian Abitur, the prerequisite for university entry.

    Gertrud Kornfeld.

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