Why Study in

Unlike many other countries, no tuition fees are charged for undergraduate degrees at public universities in Germany.

Studying in Germany not only comes for free, but you can also do it in English if your German language skills are not so good.

Studying at a German university could be your first step towards a career in Germany. Because German companies are looking for university graduates in a variety of sectors – especially in the fields of engineering, medicine, the life sciences, and information technology

Technical universities or Hochschule, as Germans call them, focus mainly on technology and engineering valuing not only the art of theory but also the art of practice. In fact, the emphasis in these institutions is on the practical skills their students will gain during their studies.

Life in Germany is very good. You will not only find Europe’s most dynamic economy. Germany is also a very safe country, with a high standard of living, a rich cultural history, and a very diverse population.

Student life in Germany thrives on adrenaline and curiosity. German people are friendly but give you privacy; mutual respect and order are part of the daily routine; and cultural diversity is worth exploring in every inch of the country, as it makes you feel part of one entity rather than a total stranger.

Finally, after studying in Germany, you’ll have the chance to stay on and seek work after you graduate. The law allows international graduates to stay for an additional 18 months to seek work, and you may even end up staying longer if that is what you wish.

Emplyment Prospects

Part-Time Pay: Varies I Can you work? : Yes

What kind of work can you do ?

Many companies hire international students with no questions asked, especially if you are looking at retail, hospitality, tourism, agriculture, and administration jobs. You could also get an apprenticeship with a tradesman, or you may even be able to find a job at the university that you are attending.

How many hours can you work ?

20 hours per week during studies; 40 hours per week during vacations.

Do you need prior approval when you work ?


About Tax ?

One pays income tax on all the income for one calendar year. Filing for taxes can be advantageous for students too. The negative tax can be used later to get a tax rebate. Several items like tuition fee, travel allowances, mobile bill etc can also be claimed!

Full Time

Successful graduation at a German university opens a range of opportunities in the German job market for international graduates. Before your resident permit expires, you have to take the next step that is to apply for a resident permit, which will allow you to stay and then work in Germany. Once you have the permit, you are ready to explore the innumerable possibilities that await you in the country.

Type of Visas ?

Residence Permit for work after study in Germany

Non-EU students are eligible for residence permits that would enable them to find a job matching their line and level of studies.

Students need to follow two steps for the permit

Step 1– Residence permit while you are looking for a job: Once you are done with your studies, you may not find a job almost immediately. This permit will allow you to stay in Germany for a period of up to 18 months during which you can find a job that mirrors your qualifications. You can take up almost any job to support yourself and sponsor your job search.

Step 2 –Residence permit to take up employment: When you get a job offer in your chosen field of study, you have two options before you: (a) apply for a German resident permit or (b) opt for the EU Blue Card. Both the permits are meant for a special purpose and you have to select carefully.

How to find a job?

University services

Many of the 400 or so universities in Germany offer career services that will help you get a foot on the career ladder. These usually supply advice on choosing a career or help with how to apply, but may also provide seminars on public speaking, presentation skills, or self-assurance. If you are not sure what documents you need to apply for a job in Germany, you can discuss your application directly with a member of the staff of the career service. In addition, career services frequently broker contacts with companies by holding job fairs or recruiting days. Some universities also work with the local employment agency when advising graduates. Some of these local agencies offer a range of services specially geared to academics.Local employment agencies:

The employment agency in the town where you study will help you in your search for a job vacancy. In addition, you will be able to find out all kinds of information about the world of work in the agency’s professional information center. It is also a good idea to register directly on the Federal Employment Agency’s Job Exchange.Tips on job-hunting:

Various strategies could be of help to you in your search for a job:

Get active yourself and look for job offers that suit you: you can also submit your profile to the Federal Employment Agency so that interested employers can contact you. You will also find job offers in newspapers or on the Internet.

The Job Listings will provide you with an overview of job vacancies in Germany.

Came across an interesting employer while hunting around? Don’t hesitate – apply for a job speculatively.

Internships or trainee posts offer you the advantage of getting to know a company and acquiring your first professional experience.

The Federal Employment Agency Job Exchange is not the only place where you can hunt for internships or trainee posts; you might also find some in other job portals or on company Web sites. Whatever the case, it is always an advantage to build up networks of contacts in your specialty during your studies which you can then look to when hunting for a job.

Average Salary?

€35, 000- €45, 000 per annum

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