Working in Germany: the official website
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Your chances:

Without a vocational qualification or university degree, your chances of working in Germany are very low. This is because a completed vocational training or university degree is usually a prerequisite for obtaining a residence permit for the purpose of obtaining qualified employment in Germany.

 

Alternative options: 

Under certain conditions, it is possible to come to Germany to complete vocational training or to study:

  • Complete vocational training in Germany to improve your career opportunities. Find out more about this in the section Training.   
  • Studying in Germany opens up numerous perspectives for you. Find out more about this in the section Study.
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