Deutsches Studentenwerk

Working during studies

Earning money alongside studying is a way of life for many students in Germany. The latest social survey carried out by the Deutsche Studentenwerke shows that in total around two thirds of all students go to work.

For international students in particular a side job is an important means of subsistence. However, for students who do not come from the EU or EEA countries, work is restricted. Things are different for the majority of Europeans who practically stand on equal terms with German students and have free access to the job market.

Two warnings:

  • If you work too much and not in line with your qualifications, you lengthen the time of study. You should only use lecture-free time for going to work.

  • The job market for students is getting more and more difficult; jobs are becoming increasingly rarer.