Let’s start with the hard facts. Germany presents great job opportunities for graduates. It is the strongest and biggest economy within the EU and one of the largest worldwide. After you graduate you will have a high chance of finding a job here, because the unemployment rate among academics is constantly low (only 2.5% in 2019)
The words tax and fun have never really had the best relationship, but do not let this stop you from delving into the complex but often times confusing world of the German Tax system. Filing a tax report in any country can be confusing at the best of times, but nevertheless, it is very important to do it correctly, and on time. The taxing of individual income accounts for well over a third of the German governments
Studieren ist ein Vollzeitjob, aber das bedeutet nicht zwangsläufig sich nebenbei etwas dazu zu verdienen. Wenn du dich in Deutschland auf Jobsuche machst, beachte, dass es verschiedene Arten von Verträgen für Studenten gibt, jede mit ihrem Vor- und Nachteilen.
Securing a spot at a reputable German university is a rewarding feeling for many young students. The process is hard – you need to get good grades, understand some German, and be prepared to deal with a lot of bureaucracy before you can finally call Germany your home for the duration of your studies. That’s why we really stress how important it is to approach the concept of studying in Germany as something special. Not everyone will get the opportunity to study overseas, let alone Germany; so if you do become one of the lucky ones, make sure you give it your all.
We brought your apartment-hunting expectations to ground level back in our May blog, Finding a Place to Live, by preparing you for busy house inspections, confusing abbreviations and a lengthy list of requirements. Now having prepared you for the hard work of becoming a Mieter (renter), we thought it was time to showcase the different types of accommodation options in Germany. And, like the list of weird abbreviations used for apartment listings, there is also a specific set of lingo around the different types of accommodation.
Starting a new life overseas as a student is incredibly daunting. Not only do you have to find your way in a new university, as well as find a suitable place to live, you also have to have enough finances to make ends meet. With study being your main priority for the duration of your degree, mini jobs (part-time jobs limited to no more than 12 hours per week or €450 per month) are a popular option for students wishing to gain some pocket money to help fund that weekend trip to the Alps.
Tests are serious matters that require diligent preparation. Even so, the best-prepared test-takers can also get stumped by tricky exam questions. Sometimes, we really don’t know what the answer is. If this happens to you (which it probably will at some point!), consider the following hacks – they’re quick, easy ways to help you when you’re unsure. But, do not in any case assume that these tips can take the place of a good content knowledge base and preparation. Your best test-taking strategy is to come well-prepared, but to know what to do when you’re unsure about your answer.
The definition of “best” is so subjective. The world of education is filled with slogans about providing the best future for your child, being the best that you can be, and aiming for the best. Regardless of whether a university is as notorious as Harvard University or not, the best university for you will depend on what’s personally important to you. Your best university may simply be one that is well-located, safe, affordable, and specialises in your discipline of choice. But to give you a starting point, we’ve put together a list of the supposed 10 best universities in Germany, and some things you should consider when working out the best university for you.
In our Studying in Germany segment from our regular A New Life in Germany blog, we posed our readers a question: What is it that you want to study? Undoubtedly, this is a daunting question for many young students across the world. Our blog touched upon the pressures young people face when trying to figure out what they want to do for the rest of their lives. It gave an overview of the study system in Germany, including the role that the TestAS can play in helping you gain university admission, as well as expectations around studying and living costs.
You’ve made up your mind, finished the TestAS, and are getting ready to say goodbye to mum and dad for the next few years of your life: you’re relocating to Germany. Before you wipe the final goodbye tears from your face, there’s one major thing you should have sorted out by now: where you’re going to live. And this, my friends, is one of the hardest games you’ll ever have to win in Germany. Saying goodbye to your parents was nothing.
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