coat of arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Northern landscapes, the beautiful Baltic seaside, clear lakes, open fields, untouched nature, a maritime flair and lots of space – all of that defines Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – a place to live. As a business location, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern relies on a healthy mix of innovative, future-oriented industries and traditional businesses, global players and SMEs. Together, they offer interesting opportunities and perspectives for qualified workers and managers.



The three largest cities

Rostock (204,167 inhabitants)
Schwerin (92,138 inhabitants)
Neubrandenburg (63,311 inhabitants)


23,213.70 km²


1,621,362 inhabitants

Average age

46.5 years

Birth rate

1.49 children per woman

Number of foreign nationals

46,809 people

The five largest countries of origin are:

  • Syria
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Russian Federation
  • Afghanistan
  • Romania

Important industries

  • Healthcare
  • Trade and commerce
  • Construction industry
  • Tourism 
  • Agricultural and food industries

Regional characteristics

  • a unique natural and cultural landscape in combination with famous festivals and museums make for a high quality of life
  • innovative industries and state-of-the-art research offer excellent opportunities for qualified workers, managers and their families
  • studying by the sea: study between beach and lecture halls at both universities with a longstanding tradition and modern universities

Information on the state

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: The Best of Northern Germany.
Insights into education and science, nature and nutrition, cultural highlights and the economy of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as a place to live. (German, English)

Durchstarten in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Information on vocational training in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (German)   

Studieren mit Meerwert
Information for students (German)

Information for immigrants Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Dienstleistungsportal
Information on the right of residence and on integration courses (German)

Recognition authorities and advisory centres
Initial points of contact for having your international qualifications recognised in the Mecklenburg regions of Mittleres Mecklenburg/Nordvorpommern, Westmecklenburg and Mecklenburgische Seenplatte/Vorpommern-Greifswald (German)

MV 4 you
Portal for qualified professionals including job openings (German, English)