Additional income during studies

International students are entitled to work 120 days (or 240 half days)per year.

This does not apply to students who are still preparing for the German language exam or attending a Studienkolleg. Those are allowed to work during the holidays of the language school or Studienkolleg only. After one year this limitation can be suspended.

Students from the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland have access to the German labor market under the same regulations that apply to German students. The 120-day limitation does not apply.

Graduates: After completion of studies, graduates have 18 months to find a suitable job in Germany. The 18-month period begins with the date on the graduation certificate! During this time income through jobs not corresponding to the degree is allowed.

Further information on can be found on the web pages of the German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD.



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Career Center

The Career Center on campus, a joint institution run by the University of Bremen and the Bremen-Bremerhaven Labor Office, offers information for job seekers and supports you in your career preparation.


Returning professionals

The program “Returning Specialists” supported by the German Federal Government supports the integration of experts interested in returning into cooperative development aid activities in their respective countries.