How to apply in Germany

Information for International Students, Alumni, and Scientific Workers


Finding a job can be a challenging task, no matter where you’re from. For people with an international background, however, job searching can present some additional challenges. The Career Center is here to help! We’ve collected tips designed specifically for job-searching international students, alumni, and scientific workers at the Uni Bremen.

Still have questions? Contact the Career Center-Team for advice for your specific situation. You are also welcome to attend our events e.g. on the topics: "Application & Self-Presentation" as well as "Labour Markets".


Advice for international students, graduates and research assistants with temporary positions (Incomings) (in German and English)
Julia Heber
by appointment only
e-mail: unibremenprotect me ?!juliaheberprotect me ?!.com


Getting Started

Whether you’re just starting your degree or starting your last semester, there are some concrete steps you can take TODAY to start getting prepared for a successful career in Germany. Here are a few steps we recommend for all students, but especially for international students, alumni, and scientific workers:

In der Bibliothek

Application Documents

It’s never too early to start preparing your application documents! Use the information below to write a great application for the German job market so that you’re ready to go as soon as you find that perfect job opportunity.

Studenten auf dem Boulevard

The Job Interview

Your hard work writing your resume and cover letter has paid and now you have a job interview! Your first step: celebrate! Your second step: prepare!

Wartung der Mikroschaltung

Starting Your Job

Your first day of work can be exciting but also a little scary. If you’ve never worked in Germany before, take some time to inform yourself about what to expect in a German workplace.