Working during and after studies

On the following pages we would like to provide general information as well as information about events and further advising regarding the "Working during and after your studies".

We wish you success!

Work Permit for International Students

 

European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) nationals have the same status on the job market as Germans. You are allowed to work as much as you wish without a permit. However, you should remember that you should not work for more than 20 hours a week during the semester (the same applies to German students). Otherwise you will be required to pay pension insurance contributions. Furthermore, you wouldn't have enough time for your studies.

Do you come from another country?

Then you are permitted to work only 120 full or 240 half days per calendar year. If you wish to work more, you need a permit from the local Immigration Office. Whether or not you are granted a permit depends on the employment situation in your university town. You will have less chance of obtaining a permit for more working days in regions with a high level of unemployment.
 

Important to know:

  • You may exceed the 120-day limit if you work at your university as a student or graduate assistant. However, even in this case, you must inform the Immigration Office.
  • You are not permitted to work in a self-employed or free-lance capacity. If you are unsure about what kind of job you have been offered, consult the International Center.
  • Regulations are particularly strict for participants of language courses or "Studienkolleg" students: You may only work in lecture-free periods.
It is essential that you comply with labour laws for international students. You may be expelled from Germany if you break these laws. The International Center will be glad to advise you.
 

Important

You will not be able to finance yourself entirely by working part-time while studying. And it is not easy finding a part-time job in Kiel, especially with a low command of German language.

 

You can find more information about self-employment here:

Workshop: Introduction to Business Models: Got an idea? Work in teams, exchange ideas and create new concepts! Entrepreneurs change the world. They have an idea and take some risk and break the rules. No matter if it is the latest online-innovation, a physical product, a service or any action for a sustainable society, just like “Social Entrepreneurship”. The goal of the workshop is to identify needs, to bring you in contact with other students and to develop ideas in teams. At the end of the workshop you'll have a first concept and you'll be able to pitch your idea.

More: Campus Business Box

 

JobStarter - A new project of the International Center and opencampus

More Information soon

Events on the topic "Working during and after your studies"

On this page we would like to give you some tipps about events on the topic of "To job during and after your studies".

1. Events of the Career Center of Kiel University:

Seminar "How to apply in Germany"

In cooperation with the Career Center.

Topics:

  • Information about the German labour market
  • Information about German employment law
  • Substance of CV
  • Substance of application letter
  • Information about job interview

     

Dates:

  • June 12th, 2015 (English) - "How to apply for a job in Germany"

You can find more events of the Career Center  here.

 

2. Events of the Federal Employnemt Agency :

You can find the booklet of the Team for Academic Jobs based on the campus of Kiel University here. (only in German) 

The Employment Agency further offers a leaflet about Employment for foreign workers in Germany.

 

3. Events on the topic of self-employment:

Workshop: Introduction to Business Models

Got an idea? Work in teams, exchange ideas and create new concepts! Entrepreneurs change the world. They have an idea and take some risk and break the rules. No matter if it is the latest online-innovation, a physical product, a service or any action for a sustainable society, just like “Social Entrepreneurship”. The goal of the workshop is to identify needs, to bring you in contact with other students and to develop ideas in teams. At the end of the workshop you'll have a first concept and you'll be able to pitch your idea.

More: Opencampus.sh

Further advising

The following webpages offer further advising on the topic of "To job during and after your studies":

1.  

Career Center of Kiel University

 

2. 

Team Academic Jobs based on the campus of Kiel University supports you by finding a job.

Office hours: 

Tu-Thu 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m., Westring 391b (University office)

Tu 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m., Sokratesplatz 3, Building 18, Room number 006

The brochures in German "Studienabbruch?, Neue Chancen ergreifen!", "Arbeitsmarkt für Geisteswissenschaftler, Alternativen für Lehrer", "Tips und Hinweise zum Praktikum im In- und Ausland" and "Jobbörsen für Akademiker - Stellensuche im Internet" can be found in the respective offices. 

German online-brochures can be found here.

More interesting links: 

Arbeitsagentur

Arbeitsagentur Berufenet (in German: Berufsinformationen einfach finden)

Arbeitsagentur Kursnet (in German: Das Portal für berufliche Aus- und Weiterbildung

 

3. 

International Office of the University of Applied Sciences Kiel

The University of Applied Sciences in Kiel offers tips and information about jobsearch in the following fields of study (in German): 

Agrarwirtschaft

Informatik und Elektrotechnik

Maschinenwesen

Medien

allgemein

The International Office helps you with questions about your jobsearch.

More interesting links:

"Company Contact Day" (in German) on 5th November 2014.

StartUpOffice of the University of Applied Sciences Kiel (for self-employment) (in German)

               

4. 

Opencampus.sh for self-employed work.

IQ Fachstelle Existenzgründung

This website provides support to both foreign students and academics in Germany, as well as professionals who live abroad, who want to start a business in Germany.

Further queries

If you have any further queries please contact

Jan Bensien
International Center
Phone.: 0431 880 3716
Email: jbensien@uv.uni-kiel.de