Work and Education

Work - Human figures - different professions

Learning German

If you want to learn the German language, you can attend a language course. German courses are offered at various levels all over Berlin. More information

Education and Traninings

No specific prior knowledge is required for training. Here, an occupation is learnt from scratch. By contrast, in the case of further education you learn more about your own occupation, such as changes in the law, new technologies or more details. More information

Studying

Legally, access to university is neither dependent upon citizenship nor limited to specific nationalities. Recognised refugees are treated in the same way as international study applicants. More information

Recognition of Qualifications

How can I have my school leaving qualification, degree or training recognised? More information

Work

What must I note when working in Germany? The terms of the working relationship (e.g. probation period, time limitation, termination options) are governed by German labour law. Employment contracts can be formed orally and in writing. More information

Freelance Work

As an EU citizen you can set up a business in any member state of the EU. This also applies for citizens of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. More information

Taxes

In Germany, there are 40 different taxes. The money collected through taxes is shared between the federal government, states and local authorities. The uses of the money include the financing of schools, roads and social support. More information

Unemployment

According to its constitution, Germany is a social state. This means that certain life risks are covered collectively by the community of all citizens. This includes the risk of job loss and a period of unemployment. More information

Pension

How does the pension system in Germany work? The German pension system follows a 3-pillar model. More information