Work in Europe
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Work in Europe
Discovering new countries, immersing yourself in another culture and maybe even learning a new language: working abroad has a lot going for it. More and more Germans are setting off to make their living in another country.
These are by no means just the “young guns”, i.e. graduates embarking on the adventure of working abroad. Even people with professional experience under their belts continually head for foreign shores to progress their careers.
Some of them sign temporary contracts, while others say goodbye to Germany for good. For working abroad to be a success right from the start, careful advance preparation is called for. Also, anyone toying with the idea of returning to Germany after a while should take special precautions to avoid dropping out of the social security system here. For this special form of working abroad, there are special counseling services available to help you specifically and individually in advance.
Working abroad: EU
Thanks to the freedom of movement for workers within the EU, working in other European countries is fairly straightforward for German nationals. Freedom of movement is one of the key rights of every EU citizen and means that he/she may
Be and remain
Look for a job
Perform such job
in any other EU member state on an entirely equal footing with nationals of that member state. In this way, for example, he/she is entitled to the same government assistance with his/her job search as that extended to local nationals. He/she is also entitled to the same social security and tax benefits.
Nowadays no permit is required to work in other European countries. It is sufficient to register within a certain period of time with the authorities in the host country.
Recent and important news
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Who would like to study in Germany, needs sufficient German knowledge. Therefore, international university applicants must take a linguistic exam before the registration. The study in a course of studies at a German university takes place as a rule in German.read more
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