HOW TO WORK IN GERMANY WHILE PURSUING YOUR STUDIES                                                      

             

As an aspirant of non-european union, you need to do part time job to support your life in Germany

While doing preparatory college(studienkolleg), you are allowed to work during the semester break only, as per the permission of FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OR OTHER FOREIGNERS AUTHORITY.  

 If you are studying for bachelors, masters, P.G or any other program, you can work upto 120 full days(8 hours of work) or 240 half  days (4 hours of work).

 

NOTE:  It is really important to know, that how much time you’re investing in your part time job.

 

It is good to do one, but one should not exceed the limit because just to earn few euros more, you can’t drag your career into risk.

You can take a job as a student assistant or research assistant at your own university.

You can do internship program during semester break, this will be counted as normal work, even if it’s unpaid. There are some mandatory internships programs are there as per the requirement of the course.

NOTE: The students of non- union are not permitted to work in a self -employed or free- lance capacity but European students can work without any work permit.

                                      

                             

Now the question arises, what kind of jobs you can do to finance your studies

It is essential to keep one thing in mind, you must have good knowledge of the German language/ preferably to complete your internship during your studies in order to survive there.

You can work at cafes, restaurants, at shops, newspaper companies which is well known in Germany, named as MITTLE DUETSCHE ZEITUNG.

If your schedule is really busy and do not allow you to go and look up for part time jobs, then you have some option. You can take a job as a student assistant or research assistant, which suits your schedule at your university .

        There are some ways to earn money at your university.

 

1.   You can earn money by tutoring :  you can make good use of your expertise to do so

If you play some musical instrument, or speaking some other languages etc. It will going to pay more than minimum wages.

 

If you are interested in sports, this will surely going to support your expenses. You can become Sport coach for the youth.

 

2.   By working as teacher assistant: Most of the PhD and masters students works as teaching assistant in the Germany. It is reasonably paid. With this you can improve your professional academics along with earning.

 

3. You can paid to take surveys : There are some companies which conduct research about marketing campaigns. To do this, they use polling websites, through which you can get paid to take surveys.

                                   

Use the university bulletin board:  you can do bulletin board, by putting up a flyer you can demand  for job, usually jobs with comfortable hours along with high pay scale are offered.

 

 

Note : You can earn up to  450 EUROS per month without  paying taxes with these part-time jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MECHATRONICS                                 

 Mechatronics is the branch of engineering that deals with electronics, electrical, computer science and mechanics.

These are  the program which German universities offers:

·       Diploma programs

·       Bachelors program in mechatronics(both engineering and technology)

·       Masters program in mechatronics (in engineering and technology)

·       P.G. and internship programs

Diploma holders in Mechatronics can pursue higher education courses like Post Graduate course in Mechatronics, or Bachelor of Engineering/Technology in Mechatronics.

                          

In order to take admission in bachelors program in Germany, one has to take admission in studienkolleg of Germany because in India (10+2) education system exist but in Germany (10+3) education system exist

So to complete (10+3) system, student is required to take admission in studienkolleg first, then he will be qualified for admission in german universities.

 

What is studienkolleg?

Studienkolleg is a college which prepares foreign students who are willing to study in Germany, in order to meet the requirement of german education system.

Its aim to develop the skills which is required on particular subjects related to the university you choose.

DURATION: this course lasts for 4 academic semeters or a full academic year

 

To enroll for studienkolleg, you must have proficiency of B1 level of German language or IELTS according to (CEFR)

It is preferable, that you should complete upto B1 level of German from India, so that you do not have to face any challenge during admission in studienkolleg.

Students often drops the idea of attending studienkolleg, but we suggest you to take the advantage of this opportunity.

During the preparation phase of a year, you’re going to adapt supremacy in German along with English language and this will significantly going to help you to improve the level of the language.

                                                                                   

Studienkolleg offers specialized courses as preparation for studying the university.

Depending upon the program you choose, you have different specialized courses                                                                

TI: the student has to take this course to study Technical and Engineering

                         

   2 Types of studienkolleg exists there according to German education system

1.   Public/State-run –  to take admission in public studienkolleg, you must have b1 level of proficiency of German.

 

There is no tuition for attending a state-run Studienkolleg, although there is usually a fee between 100 and 400 Euro per semester, depending on the Studienkolleg. You should have atleast 700 euros per months to buy your essentials along with your health insurance. You can do part time during semester break as per the consent of Federal Employment Agency or Foreigners’ authority.

2.Private- if you study at private universities in metropolitan cities like Berlin , Frankfurt, Munich etc. It can cost you comparatively more.

 

LIST OF STUDIENKOLLEG IN GERMANY          

 

Bundesland(State)

Kollegname(name of college)

Stadt(City)

Status(Specialised course)

Kurse(course

)     Homepage/Kontakt (website link)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bayern

Studienkolleg bei den Fachhochschulen des Freistaates Bayern (in Coburg)

Coburg

FH/staatlich

 (TI, WW)

http://www.studienkolleg-coburg.de/
studienkolleg@hs-coburg.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berlin

Studienkolleg an der TU Berlin

Berlin

Uni/staatlich

 (M, T, TI, WW, W)

www.studienkolleg.tu-berlin.de

     Meckleburg

Vorpommern

Rhineland-Pfalz

    Studienkolleg an der Hochschule, Wismar

 

Internationales Studienkolleg der Hochschule Kaiserslautern

Wismar

 

 

Kaiserlautern

 FH/ Staatlich

 

      FH/Uni/staatlich

  

(TI,W,WW)

 

(TI,W,WW,T

   https://www.hs-wismar.de/international/aus-dem-ausland/studienkolleg/

 

)   http://www.hs-kl.de/internationales-studienkolleg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
      

            

 

 

 

 

  
      

 

                                                                    

 

 Now the question is how to apply for studienkolleg

There are some simple steps you need  to follow to get your registration done in studienkolleg:

STEP1: First of all, you need to confirm the university that you’re going to choose about the required documents and deadlines as well 

STEP2: You can apply directly to the studienkolleg, if not then you can apply via uni-assist.  

 
 

 (www.uni-assist.de).

 
 

 

Step 3: Apply for a visa at the German embassy in your home country.

 

Step 4 Prepare for the entrance exam. The individual Studienkollegs have different entrance exams, so it is important to look for information and mock exams on the Studienkollegs websites

 

 

 

Step 5: Take the entrance exam. 

 

   

If you pass the entrance exam, you will be admitted to a one-year specialised course at the respective Studienkolleg. You can download these instructions as a pdf document here Checklist

After completing a year in studienkolleg, the student has to take final exam which is called FESTSTELLUNGSPRÜFUNG.

After succeeding in that exam, you can apply for bachelors program of your choice.

Both the bachelors and masters  program are taught in English as well as in german language

For english program –around 310 euros per semester. To enroll for this program you must be fluent in English language at b2 level according to the Commom European Framework of Reference. IELTS is required

 For German taught program- b1 level of German language is required.

If you have B2 level of German, you have an advantage

 you can apply for German taught program which costs you much cheaper than the English taught program.

So it is advisable that you should done with B2 level proficiency of German language while bachelors so that if you have some budget restrictions you can apply for German taught program which costs you comparatively cheaper. 

German universities offers affordable education along with 18 months of stay back options to look for jobs.

 

FOR WORK

If you’re interested in areas of Artificial Intelligence, Industrial automation, robotics and manufacturing, you can work in these domain.

 IN INDIA: Companies such as Tata Motors, Hero motor corp, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra etc, hires mechatronics engineers at a very good pay scale.

To work with these companies in India A2 level is required, and for that you get to earn 25- 30,000 per month. And if you have some additional degrees along with you. And it would be great if you have some additional degrees along with you.

               

And if you b2 level proficiency in German, you can earn 35-60,000 in India depending upon your skills.

Some companies asks for B1 level of German

 

ABROAD: Companies  namely BMW, Volkswagen, Avigilon Corporation, Ballard, Bosch, Canadian Space Agency, Dettwiler, and Teleflex, Westport innovations and many more MNCs hire mechatronic engineers.

 

And if you b2 level proficiency in German, you can earn 35-60,000 in India depending upon your skills.

 

If you are planning to fly Germany for work , you will be required JOB SEEKER Visa

For job seeker visa following conditions are required:

1.   You must have atleast A2 proficiency of German

2.   5 years of work experience

3.   6 months survival fund and valid passport

Fund required is depends upon in which city you’re going to reside.

                                    

After residing 24 months in Germany you can apply for BLUE CARD , for that following conditions are required:

 

 1. B1 Proficiency in German language.

         2.  Your salary  should be above 50,000 euros.

Automobiles

                                                 

To study automobiles in Germany

There are 4 programs: bachelors, masters, internship program and Ph.d

 

In order to take admission in bachelors program in Germany, one has to take admission in studienkolleg of Germany because in India (10+2) education system exist but in Germany (10+3) education system exist

So to complete (10+3) system, student is required to take admission in studienkolleg first, then he will be qualified for admission in German universities.

2 types of student kollege exists there

1.   Public – to take admission in public, B1 level proficiency of german language is required. It is almost no tution fee.

Private- if you study at private institute, 4800 euros will be required for studienkolleg  

These programs are taught in English as well as in German language

For English program – 16640 euros  along with block account money

For German taught- 2500-9000 euros

 

You need to be fluent in german to take admission in german taught program

 

Once you have done with studienkolleg, you can apply for bachelors program.

 

Both bachelors and masters program are taught in English and German  

For English taught- one should be fluent in English language in order to take admission in English taught program of bachelors. IELTS is required.

For German taught program- b1 level of German language is required.

If you have B2 level of German, you have an advantage

 you can apply for German taught program which costs you much cheaper than the English taught program.

 

While pursuing b.Tech, if you have complete  with b2 level of german ,  you can apply for german taught program which is less competitive for foreign students.

 

German universities also offers internship, Phd and  short term programs.

 

 

FOR WORK

IN INDIA leading companies like TCS,BS Extra, duetsche bank offers you opportunity to work with their companies.

A1 level of german language is minimum.

To work with these companies in India A2 level is required, and for that you get to earn 25- 30,000 per month. And if you have some additional degrees along with you. And it would be great if you have some additional degrees along with you.

 

And if you b2 level proficiency in german, you can earn 35-60,000 in India depending upon your skills.

Some companies asks for B1 level of german.

 

WORK ABROAD

If you are planning to fly Germany for work , you will be required JOB SEEKER Visa

For job seeker visa following conditions are required:

1.   You must have atleast A2 proficiency of german

2.   5 years of work experience

3.   To reside in Germany you must have 6 months of survival fund

Fund required is depends upon in which city you’re going to reside.

 

After residing 24 months in Germany you can apply for BLUE CARD , for that following conditions are required..

 1.B1 Proficiency of the language.

2. you salary should be above 50,000euros   

 

 

NOTE:   And if you’re married and wants to take your spouse along with you you can apply for SPOUSE Visa .

 

To apply for Spouse visa your partner should have a1 level proficiency in german language.

                                    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

At the global level, IT sector has been a domain which attracts millions of job seekers in India as well as abroad every year.  With the good understanding of technology and linguistic skills can get you chance to work world’s leading companies.

 

In India

 

1. Tata Consultancy service (TCS) –Prominent  IT company in India.

TCS has now placed among the most valuable IT services brand in the world economy

Consulting and business organization look forward for the aspirants who have good command over technology along with language competence to facilitate smooth communication with the clients.

If you have language proficiency of  Foreign languages and you’re  seeking a job in the area of information technology, your search ends here because  this is no less than a jackpot for you in your native country.

Eligibility Criteria:

·        Good coverage over technology as well as

·         B1or B2 level of French, German, Spanish or Italian i.e,  Zertifikat Deutsch (German), CILS, or CELI (Italian), DELF/DALF (French), DELE or SIELE (Spanish).

 

 

2. Infosys

As everybody is awared that Infosys is one of the well- known  multinational  corporation  in India, which was established in 1981. It hires aspirants on the basis on language proficiency in India, so if you are not allowed to go abroad, you have a good scope of working and utilizing your skills on your motherland.

For this you are required to have clarity of languages in addition to technical skills

You can work as IT service desk analyst, service desk administrator( French, German, Spanish ) technical architect, team leader, software support analyst( French or German language) etc.

 

3. Famed companies like HCL and WIPRO also provides the opportunity to transform your business skills together with expertise in foreign languages through digital technology

Language Requirements:

Minimum 2+ years experience in French, Spanish, German to ensure the implementation of  financial data/ reporting and other operational skills to support the technical operations.

Other companies like Intel, Adobe, CISCO, you can get benefitted of  your linguistic capability  in these Enterprises and can expect high payscale.

 

 

4. ACTS – Famous Technology Consulting firm endeavouring linguistic

They look ahead for German experts to carry out expertise in Business Processes along with Social Media Management.

                     

Language Skills required :  A2 or B1 level German language competency

 

So if you have linguistic abilities in addition with technical skills and trying to seek a platform to exhibit your capabilities, nothing is endurable for you in the state of Rajasthan at Jaipur

 

POINT TO BE NOTICED :  If you have A2 Proficiency of the German, this company gives opportunity to their employees to adapt the language

If you have taken German exam, and get succeed, exam fees will be given by the Company                 

  JOBS SCOPES FOR STUDENTS OF  COMMERCE

If you have done bachelors of commerce or masters of commerce and trying your hand on Charted Accounting or Company Secretary and despite of taking CA Foundation, you’re not able to pass the exam

Or if you have cleared your CA foundation and facing challenges in IPCC or Intermediate, and because of this you’re getting frustrated

We have a solution of this problem, if you develop linguistic ability meanwhile, you can have a big chance to work with outstanding organization in India.

 

There are the companies which makes you employable on the basis of your language proficiency along with the business skills

AXA BS – AXA BS is a leading corporation looks forward for candidates who have good cheer over linguistics in addition with marketing skills in order to promote implementing and improvement ideas regarding business

 

Language requirement

·         With Good Communications skills you need

·        B2 or C1 level of French Proficiency (Certified) to carry out daily tasks or policies of the company

·        B1 or B2 level of language competence in German language in order to meet the daily targets and maintain high quality standards of the company

 

You can showcase your skills by working as Investment Accountant, Finance Consultant or by working in the areas of transaction Reporting, or other Finance operations and can earn attractive salaries.