Job Opportunities  & Work Conditions

Germany’s economy is the strongest in Europe and the fourth strongest in the world. The country is the European leader in terms of growth, employment and exports. There are enormous employment and career opportunities for skilled professionals. Germany’s youth unemployment rate and the unemployment rate for university graduates are both very low.

Job market for graduates

Due to the shortage of skilled professionals, the German government has relaxed its immigration laws. After graduating from a German university, former students have the right to stay in Germany for 1.5 years in order to find work and to take up employment. After working for two years they might be eligible to apply for a settlement permit.