According to German Law (§16b para.1 AufenthG), you have the right to work during your studies.
- International students can work 120 full days (full-time or 40 hours a week) per year
- OR 240 half days (part-time or 20 hours a week) per year
- International students cannot work as freelancers or as self-employed
- International students may work as academic assistants within the university without a limit to the number of days you are allowed to work per year.
It is important to inform your designated Foreigners Office when you start a new job. We recommend sending the Foreigners Office an email with your full name, your birthdate and a copy of your job contract. They will get in touch with you directly if they require further information.