1. What does BuT mean?

  • The abbreviation BuT stands for education and participation.
  • Those entitled to BuT are entitled to benefits from the education and participation package, the so-called “educational package”, which is part of the basic security provided for children and young people.

2. Content and framework conditions:

  • For children and young people, up to the age of 25
  • If children and families receive unemployment benefit II, social benefit, social assistance, child allowance, housing benefit or benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act - When receiving social assistance or benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act without age restriction
  • Achievement in sports, music, and leisure activities only up to the completion of 18 years of age
  • Apprentices who receive the training allowance are not entitled to benefits of the BuT

3. Which services are subsidized?

  • Personal school needs totalling 154.50 euros per school year
  • Participation in social and cultural life in the community such as in the
    Sports club or music school are supported with the amount of 15 euros per month. - Many cities or municipalities also offer vouchers or special discounts

4. Which costs are covered?

  • One-day school and day-care trips
  •  Multi-day class and day-care trips
  • The transport of pupils to school - even if the student tickets for local public transport provided for this purpose for general authorize journeys outside of school traffic - learning support
  • Participation in a communal lunch at school or Day Care centres.

5. What is the procedure?

  • Apply and receive benefits from the office that already processes their Social benefits, these are in individual cases:
  • Unemployment benefit II or social benefit -> job center
  • Housing benefit and child allowance -> Housing benefit office
  • Social assistance -> Social Welfare Office
  • Benefits according to the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act -> State Office for
    Refugee affairs (LABO)
  • Apply in your own district, as the issue of the berlinpass - BuT can vary depending on the district

Welcome to NMS

Nelson Mandela School is a diverse and inclusive international bilingual state school, teaching from grade 1 to 13. Students in the final year can graduate with either the bilingual Abitur or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
NMS is among the Berlin schools which regularly achieve top average Abitur grades. 

Greeting from the Principal Dr. Bauer 

Christmas and New Year 2021 video from Principal Dr Bauer with a performance of music and an address

NMS Friends membership

NMS families are each asked to contribute at least 10EUR/month through the Friends to support trips, libraries, training and more!

Let's keep building NMS together

Any questions?

Here is the contact list.

School offices:

  • Pfalzburger Straße 23 (P23), Flex-6
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-10
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 11-13


NMS Friends left side website 


2019 Silver esafety label

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Climate clock: We must #ACTINTIME

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