Part time employment opportunities in Germany:
In Germany international students can start doing part-time jobs after completion of 3 months of their stay in Germany simultaneously while pursuing their degrees. These part-time jobs bring in extra funds to the students and also academically, it is mandatory that a student enrolled for an international degree course in Germany, does some paid work up to 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. In some exceptional cases, some students are allowed to work beyond 120 full days depending upon their location. So on an average a student is permitted to work up to 20 hours per week.
During the semester break, an international student can enroll for short internships or work full time, with prior intimation to the university. The advertisements for part-time jobs are posted on the college notice boards as well as in local newspapers. Apart from this, a student can search and apply for part-time through the internet and various job portals. A student can also attend the job fairs organized by companies and select their desired part-time jobs.
On an average a student can earn a minimum of 450 euros per month, this income is not tax deductible in Germany. The various internships and part-time jobs available in Germany are Research assistants, support staff, servers at café’s, bars, etc. There are few part time jobs such as English language faculty, which cannot be worked beyond 20 hours per week.
In total, getting a part-time job in Germany is very easy. The Universities also help in finding internships during summer vacation. The German language proficiency adds a bit of weightage in getting the jobs. To conclude, these part-time jobs, increase the pocket money as well as the experience of the student.