Options to work in Germany during studies for non-EU students in 2022

Can I work in Germany with a student visa in 2022

Let’s explore the options that you can avail to work in Germany while you are studying in the country in 2022.

Students from non-EU/EEA students can also work in Germany during the course of their studies. They can work in Germany for 120 full days or 240 half days per year.

This limit is not counted if you are working as a research assistant or student assistant at your German university. In case you are studying in Germany and in these work positions, you must inform the same to the Alien Registration Office.

Internship taken during your semester break, even unpaid, is considered normal work. Hence, the days worked in this kind of internship will be deducted from the 120-day limit. However, if the internship is a requirement to complete your course, then such work won’t be counted on the 120-day limit.

Non-EU/EEA cannot work in Germany as self-employed or freelance.

Students in Germany will be able to earn €450 as tax-free income per month. Any earnings more than this will require them to get an income tax number. There will be automatic tax deductions done from the salary. Certain employers may withhold the students’ salary which the students can reclaim post submitting their income tax statement.

It will always be more helpful to learn German to find work in Germany. If you have completed an internship during your studies, it will be an added advantage.

If you are interested in migrating to Germany for studies or work, you may first check your eligibility to do so. Click here to find out.

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