At a glance: Everything you need to know about working, training and studying in Germany

29.07.2022 - Article

The official online platform for qualified professionals, students and academics wanting to live and work in Germany.

Make it in Germany – Working in Germany: the official website for qualified professionals
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As a globally minded country of immigration, Germany has an interest in attracting qualified professionals, students and academics from all over the world.
Make it in Germany is the official information platform for this target group and is available in German, English, French and Spanish.
Make your move to Germany go more smoothly and get off to a good start with this collection of links and information. You will find all you need to know, from visa requirements, work permits, recognition of foreign qualifications and the most in-demand jobs, to practical tips on living in Germany.

Working. Studying. Researching. Starting up in business. In Germany.

  • New prospects: Make it in Germany shows you the chances and career opportunities the German labour and training market can offer you and what skills are in particular demand.
  • Quick check: Whether you are interested in finding a job, starting up in business or conducting research – check out your personal prospects for working and living in Germany.
  • Job advertisements: Here you will find current job advertisements from the Federal Employment Agency, accessible in four languages.
  • Visa: You can find clear information on the various options for entering Germany under the heading “Visa”.
  • International points of contact: Find competent authorities and institutions in your region.
  • Tips for coming to Germany: Do you need help with preparing to move to Germany? “Make it in Germany” has seven tips to help you

Arriving. Settling. Living. In Germany.

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  • Integration: Make yourself at home in Germany and become part of our society. Get to know our country and its traditions better. The German language is also key to successful integration.
  • Challenges: International experts explain in short videos how they have overcome challenges.
  • Settling: From finding an apartment to signing the rental contract and moving in – Make it in Germany shows you how to find a new home in Germany.
  • Schools and pre-school facilities: Find out what education and care is available for your children in Germany.
  • Banks and insurance: Play it safe – detailed information on insurance and financial provision.

Make it in Germany resources

  • Webinars: “Make it in Germany” offers regular webinars with experts on various topics, such as job hunting, studying or getting your foreign qualifications recognised.
  • Downloads: Under “Downloads” you can find lots of helpful documents, for instance checklists for entry into Germany and diagrams explaining the visa process.
  • Explainer videos: On the “Make it in Germany” YouTube channel you will find animated explainer videos on various issues, including job hunting, visas and the first 100 days in Germany.
  • Contact: You can also address your questions directly to the Make it in Germany team – via live chat, the contact form, X (@MakeitinGermany) or the bilingual telephone hotline +49 30 1815-1111 (Monday to Friday).


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