Work and Study in Germany

Work and Study in Germany- Germany is a country that is quite expensive to live in. However, since the country and its universities and colleges offer a very high standard of education, students from all across the globe, visit this country to pursue higher education, especially in the undergraduate course, post-graduate course and for research studies such as Ph.D. Although studying in the public universities at the undergraduate level is free of cost, if you are studying at the post-graduate level or in the private colleges, you need to work in Germany to finance your course.

Need to work while studying:

Although studying itself is a full-time job, in order to boost confidence within and to ensure that subsistence and survival in Germany are not difficult, students often look for part-time jobs. Since the popularity of the German colleges and universities is ever increasing, drawing more students from across the globe has been a trend in Germany. Hence, even the German authorities have understood the need for students to earn some money.

The rule:

Despite the career opportunities in Germany, students, who belong to the European countries or especially the EEA or European Economic Area, and the students, belonging to other countries of origin, have a striking difference in their permission to work there. Whereas the students coming from EEA countries have full-time access to the various work fields, the others have a permit to work only for 120 full days or 240 half days. The job opportunities are published on the notice board of the colleges and universities from where students can get to know about the vacancies. This large notice board is known as “Schwarze Bretter”.

Work Permit:

For the countries like- Belgium, Austria, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, France, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Italy, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Malta, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, you don’t need any work permit for working part-time.

For any other country, you can work 120 full days or 240 half-days.

The available options:

If you are an international student and are looking for part-time career options in Germany along with your studies that will ensure an income, you can always go for the real-time jobs like babysitting, selling at retail stores, bartending, office assistance, waiting tables, hosting at trade fairs, motorbike delivering, etc. are some typical student jobs. However, in special cases, the student can be permitted to further the working opportunities within the academic sphere.

The chances of getting a part-time job in Germany increase if you know and able to speak the language Germany.

For that the student has to inform the Department of Aliens beforehand and the Federal Employment Agency will permit the student to work as a student assistant or a likely job as a part-time work, outside the lecture-hours. This can be continued along with your regular study courses, as you study in Germany. However, before you sign up for a job, make sure that you have known all about their rules and regulations for the employment, so that there is no legal difficulty for the job that you are hiring. Certainly this scope will help you to earn something and manage your expenses in Germany.