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Germany Expands In-study (part-time work right) Work Opportunities for International Students

  Posted On: 01 May 2024

Germany Expands In-study (part-time work right) Work Opportunities for International Students

Europe has always been a popular destinations for International students as well as tourists. And Europe's best kept secret lies within the heart of Germany. Germany is emerging as a top study abroad destinations for students who aspires to kick-start their professional career abroad.

For students who wants to study in Germany, there is a good news. Germany expands in-study work opportunities for International Students. As the popularity of Germany as one of the most preferred study abroad destination is on the rise, Germany is working on policies to support students’ career while studying in Germany. Germany is presently in the process of carrying out a phased series of newly enacted measures pursuant to the Skilled Immigration Act.

  • This legislation has been designed to facilitate the country's ability to attract highly skilled professionals from around the world to work and live in Germany.
  • The Act, which was passed into law recently, is aimed at enabling the country to address the growing demand for skilled labour in various industries and sectors.
  • The measures put in place include streamlined procedures of visa in Germany, (apart from expanding the in-study work opportunities for international students in Germany), enhanced recognition of foreign qualifications, and the easing of language requirements in Germany for qualified professionals.
  • These measures are expected to have a positive impact on the country's economy and to help maintain its position as a leading global destination for talented individuals seeking employment opportunities in Germany.

Exciting news! As of March 1st, 2024, the latest measures outlined in the Act have come into effect, which includes a range of exciting new rules for international students, who aspires to study in Germany. Get ready to explore the world and take advantage of these important updates!

  • Great news for international students from outside the European Union! You can now work up to 20 hours per week, which is double the previous limit of 10 hours per week.
  • But that's not all, this fantastic provision also applies to students who wishes to study, live, and work in Germany, but have not yet been admitted to a German University, or for those who are engaged in German language training or other preparatory studies for higher education in Germany.
  • So, get ready to explore your options and make the most of your stay in Germany.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has issued a statement indicating that the creation of flexibility in the German labour market has resulted in several benefits. These benefits include the ease of securing a living and the simplification of the transition into the labour market. Additionally, the statement highlights that these developments make Germany an even more attractive destination for students seeking to start their studies or vocational training. Moreover, it encourages skilled workers to stay in the country after graduating, further enhancing the country's ability to attract and retain highly skilled labour.

  • Germany is all set to improve its competitiveness in the international student market as it expands in-study work rights for foreign graduates.
  • This move is sure to attract more international students to its world-class institutions! In fact, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has proposed a bold plan to double the retention rate for foreign graduates in the country.
  • With an increased focus on collaboration between higher education institutions and the government, Germany is poised to become a top destination for students from around the world.

In Germany, the issue of a widening deficit in skilled workers on the labour market has been a persistent concern for several years. Concurrently, the country has been attracting an increasing number of international students. "It is crucial to consider both these phenomena together and make concerted efforts to demonstrate to international students the path towards a successful career in Germany," stated Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He added that international students are highly skilled and well-integrated into German society, and the country should leverage this potential by making strategic use of their skills.

  • In March 2023, DAAD announced a set of measures aimed at facilitating the integration of foreign graduates into the German labour market.
  • This came on the heels of a joint statement between DAAD and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in December 2023, which pledged funding of up to €120 million through 2028 to support foreign graduates' transition to work in Germany.
  • Additionally, two new labour force integration programs were introduced to boost the retention of foreign graduates in Germany.
  • As per DAAD, the government, universities, and industry share a joint responsibility in ensuring a successful career path for international students in Germany.

Germany has just reported a ground-breaking achievement in foreign enrolment for the year 2022/23. The number of international students has reached an all-time high of 367,578, reflecting a remarkable 5% increase from the previous year. What's even more fascinating is that the growth is driven by non-EU enrolments, especially students from India and China. This is a significant milestone that highlights Germany's commitment to providing a world-class education to students worldwide.

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