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Adult evening classes

Colleges (VHS) are public institutions of adult education at municipal level.

The adult education centres act on a public mission and are not subject to ideological or commercial interests. As an independent part of the education system, they cooperate with a wide variety of institutions in order to combine the content orientation of their offers with the goals of adult education and, in this sense, make a significant contribution to the social, intellectual and cultural development of citizens.

The 62 adult education centres in Lower Saxony offer a comprehensive range of general, political, cultural and vocational education in the form of lectures, courses, seminars, workshops, working groups, discussion groups, etc. for general or further education.
The VHS educational offer includes the basic areas of vocational qualification, preparation for school leaving certificates, history, politics, psychology, philosophy, art, regional and local history, natural sciences, technology, artistic and craft design, languages, home economics and health education.



Information or links to the program of your regional VHS can usually be found on the websites of your city or district.
For more information:
  • Via the Landesverband der Volkshochschulen you will find the digitally available program information of all VHS in Lower Saxony.
  • The Ministry of Science and Culture informs you about the entire range of adult education in Lower Saxony.
  • Via you can get to the Germany-wide overview of the adult education centres.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the regional VHS of your city or district.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)