Information for

international students

Information for

international students

You'd like to stay in Germany?

Some international students want to stay in Germany once they have graduated.

Students from the member states of the European Union are allowed to stay in Germany without any problems. Generally, they have free access to the German job market.

International students from third countries can extend their residence permit for a further 18 months for the purpose of search of a job provided they have completed their studies successfully. During that time, you have to find a job which is appropriate to your education. In order to extend your residence permit for the purpose of seeking a job, you must prove that your livelihood is secured. As a graduate, you are allowed to work without restriction while looking for an appropriate employment.

If university graduates find a suitable position, their previous residence permit can be converted to a temporary residence permit for the purpose of employment. After five years of working, you can receive a permanent residence permit.

 

 

 

DSW | Jan Eric Euler
DSW | Jan Eric Euler

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