Definitions for "Abitur"
The school-leaving exam and certificate of the Gymnasium. Consists of four semesters of classes and four final exams that cover material from those semesters.
School-leaving examination and certification from the upper level Gymnasium and the upper level Gesamtschule. Entitles the holder to general admission to all forms of higher education, including the university. Designates the specific test through which the status of allgemeine Hochschulreife is attained.
School leaving certificate obtained after leaving secondary school after 13 years (partly after 12 years) of school education. Constitutes general higher education entrance qualification permitting study at a higher education institution.
A rigorous academic examination German students must pass prior to acceptance at a university.