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While you are still studying, the following applies:

  • In each calendar year you may work for a total of either 120 whole days or 240 half-days.
  • These time restrictions do not apply if you are working as a scientific or student assistant.
  • As part of your course of studies you may carry out your academic thesis or prescribed compulsory internship with a company without prior authorisation.
  • Other internships, traineeships or activities with a company - irrespective of whether they are paid or unpaid - come under the 120/240 day regulation. Only if you are working more than 120 whole days or 240 half days, you are obliged to submit a prior application to the Foreigners Authority (Ausländerbehörde).

We want you in Bavaria...

Career perspectives for foreign students and graduates at German universities - here you will get additional information:

More helpful tips...

Here you will get some practical advice on looking for and starting work in Germany / Bavaria. In this case, the following websites are helpful: 

  • When looking for work in Bavaria / Germany, your first stop should always be the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit). In the job board, you can search through job offers, publish your profile and add your name to the job offer mailing list
  • A summary overview of how to look for work in Germany, and especially in Bavaria, is provided by www.work-in-bavaria.de/en, which also lists jobs by industry.
  • General information for foreigners on taking up work in Germany is provided on the Federal Foreign Office website and on the EU BlueCard for Germany website - www.bluecard-eu.de/eu-blue-card-germany/.
  • www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual website for international qualified professionals. It informs people interested in migrating to Germany how to successfully plan their move – from the preparations in their home country right through to their arrival and first steps in Germany.
     
  • JA JOBS is a career board for international students and young professionals in Germany. At their job board, you can find attractive job postings for working student opportunities, internships or your first job after university. Outstanding registered candidates will be directly placed into internships, student jobs and junior positions at partner companies. In addition, the JA JOBS career guide provides information on working and living in Germany. You can sign up for free at www.jajobs.de!

Job applications in German and English

Check of application documents in German
Martin Rippel, careers adviser for academic professions at the Rosenheim Employment Agency is ready to help you optimise your application documents in German. If you are interested in an application portfolio check, please e-mail rosenheim.151-akademiker@arbeitsagentur.de to arrange a personal appointment.
Further information is also available at the Career Center.

Job applications in German
A wide range of information about applications in German is offered at Bewerbungstipps.

Check of application documents in English
Ms. Megan Poetzinger, teacher at the Language Centre at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, is ready to check your application documents in English. If you want to get your application documents checked, please write an e-mail to   megan.poetzinger@fhrosenheim.de and ask for an individual appointment.

Jobline LMU - Job applications in English
"Jobline LMU" offers students a wide range of information about applications in English. You can find further information directly at Jobline LMU.

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