According to the latest social survey conducted by the ‘Deutsches Studentenwerke’, some two thirds (66%) of university students work in parallel to their studies. Making supplemental income during your studies is becoming more common in Germany. As prior-work-experience becomes more vital when applying for jobs – including entry-level jobs – and more young people seek independence from their parents, the percentage of working students continues to increase. As of late, the number of students who are solely financed by their parents is on a steady decline.
Students – both national and international are eligible to work, however some rules apply:
*Please note: the German labour law regulations for foreign students are very strict. Not adhering to the laws can result in deportation. For information on the legal framework conditions for the gainful employment of foreign students, click here.