The Centre for Careers and Competencies is the central interface between students and the working world. The iStudi Coach offers advice regarding a successful application in Germany, job openings in and around Passau or an application check and provides counsel regarding the topic working in Germany particularly for international students. The career orientation programme for international degree seeking students, the iStudi Pass, additionally helps you to prepare for living and working in Germany. Feel free to come by the open office hours or make an appointment with the iStudi Coach via Stud.IP.
Besides the advice of the iStudi Coach and the specific offers by the University of Passau, the following links provide information for international students regarding the topic of living and working in Germany after graduation.
Make it in Germany
'Make it in Germany' shows how qualified professionals from abroad can successfully find their way in Germany – and why living and working here is definitely worth the effort. This website provides comprehensive information on working and living in Germany. It tells you which sectors are looking for qualified professionals and what requirements you need to meet to be able to take up a job in Germany.
Find out how to Make it in Germany!
Study and Stay in Bavaria
'Study and Stay in Bavaria' is a joint initiative of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts in co-operation with the Bavarian universities.
It is mainly aimed at encouraging international students at Bavarian higher education institutions to stay in Bavaria after they graduate.
Further details can be found on the Work-in-Bavaria website.
Information on residence permits
For details on residence permits, visit the Federal Office for Migration
Employment as a purpose of stay in Germany
German law makers have amended the German residence laws to include 'employment' as a purpose of stay. This shows that facilitating the introduction of international employees to the German labour market is part of the Federal Government's demographic strategy. Recent amendments to the immigration laws have gradually expanded the possibilities for qualified professionals and it is hoped that this will encourage international job-seekers to contribute their skills and knowledge.
More details from the Federal Ministry of the Interior: Labour migration
A platform for everyone who has studied, worked or done research in Germany
Alumniportal Deutschland, or Alumni Network Germany, is a social network connecting alumni, companies, universities and organisations. As an Alumniportal Deutschland user, you can get in touch with other alumni and companies worldwide for professional exchange, to leverage your personal competences and benefit from other users' know-how.
Alumniportal Deutschland is free of charge and aims at alumni living all over the world who used to study, conduct research or work in Germany. Naturally, those who studied at German institutions abroad are equally welcome to become a member of this platform.
To find out more, visit the Alumniportal Deutschland website.