Working, training and studying in Germany

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As a cosmopolitan immigration country, Germany is keen to welcome qualified professionals, students and scientists from all around the world.

“Make it in Germany” is the official web portal for these groups.

This collection of links and information is designed to help you move to and get started in Germany. You will find all the information you need on visa requirements and work permits, recognition of professional qualifications and fields with the most openings, and even practical tips for living in Germany.


Working. Learning. Doing research. Setting up a business. In Germany.

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New horizons: “Make it in Germany” shows you what opportunities the German labour market and education sector can offer you.

Quick check: Whether you are looking for a job, setting up a business or doing research – check out what your chances are of living and working in Germany.

Jobs: Here you can see job listings published by the Federal Employment Agency.

Visas: In this section, you can find an overview of your visa options for coming to Germany.

Information points worldwide: Find the relevant authorities and institutions near where you live.


Arriving. Living. Experiencing. 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. The German language is an important key to successful integration.

Challenges: International qualified professionals report on how they dealt with the challenges.

Living: From finding a flat and signing a lease to moving in – “Make it in Germany” shows you how you can find a new home in Germany.

Schools and kindergartens: Find out about school and childcare options for your children in Germany.

Banks and insurance: Play it safe – comprehensive information on insurance and retirement provision.


What’s to be found at “Make it in Germany”

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You can also ask the Make it in Germany team your question directly – in our live chat, via email or Twitter (@MakeitinGermany) or using the multilingual hotline +49 30 1815 1111 (Monday to Friday).

Working, training and studying in Germany

Make it in Germany

Strengthening Vocational Education and Training

Training - Made in Germany

Many countries are interested in the German Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. The film presents the diverse range of VET cooperation activities of the German Federal Government. It explains the objective of the German Federal Government and presents several of its projects in partner countries. You can find more information on the German VET system and international cooperation in VEt here: