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The German economy is in need of well-trained specialists and graduates in many fields and regions. Thriving large companies and SMEs are looking for IT experts, technicians and scientists, for example, and there are

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The German economy is in need of well-trained specialists and graduates in many fields and regions. Thriving large companies and SMEs are looking for IT experts, technicians and scientists, for example, and there are


Living and working in Germany
So you want to live and work in Germany? Whether you’re coming from elsewhere in the EU or from a non-EU country, good qualifications plus basic German language skills will give you the best chances.

The links listed here will tell you which sectors particularly need workers, whether your qualifications will be recognised in Germany, what costs you will have to take into account and what papers you will need.

Graduate and non-graduate jobs

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The links and brochures listed here will tell you which sectors particularly need workers and whether your qualifications will be recognised in Germany.

Jobs advertised by the Federal Employment Agency

Whitelist maintained by the International Placement Services (part of the Federal Employment Agency)

Information on the research landscape from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and DAAD

Recognition of professional qualifications

Hotline for recognition of qualifications, run by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

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