Work, train and study in Germany

Make it in Germany – Working in Germany: the official website for qualified professionals

Make it in Germany, © © Make it in Germany


The official online platform for qualified professionals, students and academics wanting to live and work in Germany.

The German Embassy in Kabul has been closed since 15 August 2021.

German nationals who are still in Afghanistan after the end of the military evacuation and who want to leave are urgently requested to register under http://afg.diplo.de. Even if you had already entered your details in the ELEFAND emergency contact list, please register via our new system. This will allow us to communicate specifically with those of you who are still in Afghanistan and are looking to leave.

Please make sure your information is complete and correct!

The Federal Foreign Office has also set up an emergency hotline for German nationals (+49 30-18 17 1000) – but no matter how you seek to contact us, you must register via the portal http://afg.diplo.de.

Attention! We have seen an increase in dubious contacts via social media and misinformation is being spread. Please respond only to individual messages from us via the communication channels mentioned above.

Information for former local employees and other Afghans at particular risk can be found here.

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Students with laptop © dpa / picture-alliance

As a globally minded country of immigration, Germany has an interest in attracting qualified professionals, students and academics from all over the world.
Make it in Germany is the official information platform for this target group.
Make your move to Germany go more smoothly and get off to a good start with this collection of links and information. You will find all you need to know, from visa requirements, work permits, recognition of foreign qualifications and the most in-demand jobs, to practical tips on living in Germany.

Working. Studying. Researching. Starting up in business. In Germany.

New prospects: Make it in Germany shows you the chances and career opportunities the German labour and training market can offer you.

Promoting German language teaching
Promoting German language teaching© Goethe-Institut/Bernhard Ludewig

Quick check: Whether you are interested in finding a job, starting up in business or conducting research – check out your personal prospects for working and living in Germany.
Job advertisements: Here you will find current job advertisements from the Federal Employment Agency.
Visa: You can find clear information on the various options for entering Germany under the heading “Visa”.
International points of contact: Find competent authorities and institutions in your region.

Arriving. Settling. Living. In Germany.

Integration: Make yourself at home in Germany and become part of our society. Get to know our country and its traditions better. The German language is also key to successful integration.
Challenges: International experts share how they have overcome challenges.
Settling: From finding an apartment to signing the rental contract and moving in – Make it in Germany shows you how to find a new home in Germany.
Schools and pre-school facilities: Find out what education and care is available for your children in Germany.

German course for foreign students
German course for foreign students© dpa picture-alliance

Banks and insurance: Play it safe – detailed information on insurance and financial provision.

Make it in Germany services

You can also address your questions directly to the Make it in Germany team – via live chat, email, Twitter (@MakeitinGermany) or the multilingual telephone hotline +49 30 1815-1111 (Monday to Friday).


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