Study Work Stay: Guide for international students

Many young people come to Germany to study – and are faced with many questions. Here, students with an international background find
helpful and useful addresses on important topics.

Study Work Stay: Wegweiser für internationale Studierende

Viele junge Menschen kommen nach Deutschland, um zu studieren – und werden dabei mit vielen Fragen konfrontiert. Hier finden Studierende mit inter-nationalem Background hilfreiche und nützliche Adressen zu wichtigen Themen.

Study Work Stay

Career Start for International Students in Munich


Whether visas & residence, questions around studying or jobs & careers: it’s not easy to find your way around as a student abroad. That’s why a good master plan for your studies, language and career is so important. That way, international students are able to develop solid professional perspectives from their first student jobs in order to settle down in Munich. How to do this? Find more answers in our FLYER, VIDEO and LINK COLLECTION of useful addresses below!

Watch now: Guide for international Students

Visa & Residence

Kreisverwaltungsreferat (KVR) is the Munich Foreigners Office. Here, international students receive information about visa and residence before and after their studies.
• International students can contact KVR via > Contact Form
• If you have problems with the web form or in any other emergencies: +49 89-233-44329.
• KVR also provides information on the following topics during your studies: financing, changing/dropping out of your studies/university, semesters abroad, visa for job seekers, EU Blue Card.

Learning German

• German courses from IBZ Sprache und Beruf & Münchner Volkshochschule as well as online learning offers from the VHS & Deutsche Welle >> Please look at „Learning German“ under information on amiga homepage.
• A Language tandem is a good way to improve your knowledge of a foreign language, because people with different (native) languages can exchange information directly with each other and help each other.
Edeltraud – German language and cultue is the club house of the German Conversation Club Munich: A place to learn German - for example by reading the newspaper or watching a film together - meeting friends and getting to know Munich.
Das Studentenwerk München provides information about all German courses at Munich universities and colleges and provides other useful addresses.

Professional Orientation

Career Guidance of the Employment Agency is currently taking place mainly online and by telephone.
Berufenet der Agentur für Arbeit is the database for trainings and job descriptions of the Federal Employment Agency. Here you can also find information on professional fields.
Advisory Network by Studentenwerk provides social counselling with regards to your questions about the end of studies and the transition to work in general.
Career Center of Hochschule München provides for students of Hochschule München information about news and events related to careers, including a university job exchange.
Career Services of LMU advises students, doctoral candidates and alumni of the LMU on all aspects of careers and career entry, with numerous offers and events.
Career Service of TUM accompanies alumni, students and doctoral candidates of TUM throughout their careers and jobs, with numerous offers and events.

Gain Practical Experience

• Regarding job and internship exchanges of the Munich universities and colleges: Please have a look on the University Career Centres and Services on their websites (see point “Professional Orientation" above).
• Internship exchanges in Munich: You find this at and
• Job search for students: see also our amiga portfolio of consultations and online seminars (e.g. on job search), that we offer on a regular basis. >> amiga Events


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