Graduates of German tertiary education institutions

14.1 percent of students in FrankfurtRheinMain have a foreign passport. Following their graduation, they are qualified professionals in demand in our region, in areas of business and science. This is because they’ve been trained according to German standards, and most of them speak German well. Due to their exceptional skills they are an attractive target group, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are looking for international qualified professionals. Exploit the potential!

Many foreign graduates from German universities don’t have it easy once they begin looking for work. Compared to their German counterparts, they benefit less from professional networks, and often have less knowledge of the German job market. Because the residence permits of persons from third countries (Non-EU) are linked to employment, it’s in their best interests to find a job quickly.

The permanent employment of foreign graduates from German tertiary educational institutions is generally straightforward. Once international students from third countries have graduated from a German university, they are permitted to stay in Germany for up to 18 months to search for work. In order to be allowed to stay, they must cover their own living expenses and maintain a direct connection with their completed studies. International graduates from German universities may also receive an ‘EU Blue Card‘. Further information can be found on our Entry & Residence page.

You can also offer international students an internship, thereby forging an early link between them and your firm. The same applies to part-time jobs and service contracts.

You can find international university graduates via the local careers centres at tertiary institutions in FRM.