Graduates of German Universities & Colleges

14.6 percent of students in FrankfurtRheinMain have a foreign passport. After graduating, they are sought-after specialists for business and research in our region. They have benefitted from an education 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 specialists. Use their potential!

For many reasons, foreign graduates from German universities and colleges do not have an easy time once they begin looking for work. Compared to their German counterparts, they do not tend to have professional networks, and are less well-informed on the German job market. As the residence permit of a third country national is tied to a job, they are very interested in finding a job quickly.

In general, employing foreign graduates from German universities and colleges on a permanent basis is quite 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 granted leave to stay, their job must cover their living expenses and be directly related to their degree course. International graduates from German universities and colleges may also be eligible for an ‘EU Blue Card‘. Further information can be found on our section for Residence Permits.

You can also offer international students an internship, thereby binding them to your company early on. The same applies to part-time jobs and service contracts.

You can find international graduates through the local career services at universities and colleges in FRM.