International students who are staying in Erfurt for at least two semesters are legally allowed to work up to 120 full or 240 half days per year, mainly during the semester break. The authorisation is provided directly by the Foreigners' Registration Authority, so you do not need a work permit from the job centre. If you have received a scholarship for your studies, and want to earn extra money during your stay in Erfurt, you will need permission from the body providing you with the scholarship. You do not need permission for a job as a student assistant at the university.
It is not easy to find part-time jobs in Germany. However, with good language skills, particularly in German and English, and a little bit of luck, you could find a temporary job in fields such as typing, auxiliary work for companies, and part-time jobs in call-centres, factories or bars. The University's Studierendenwerk has set up a Student Job Agency in conjunction with the Erfurt Job Centre. In addition, the university itself employs students for temporary work.
In cooperation with the provider JobTeaser the Erfurt University's student council has implemented an online job and traineeship platform where you can register via an app. The platform's target groups are students, companies as well as teaching staff and employees. You can find this Career Center here.
Thüringer Agentur für Fachkräftegewinnung (ThAFF) assists students in finding an internship or a job after the completition of studies. It provides a database with available jobs.
The Welcome Center Thuringia provides skilled professionals from other countries with specific immigration assistance and integration support. It is the main point of contact for skilled foreign professionals who want to work and live in Thuringia, and for companies who want to hire and integrate these specialists into their workforce.
The web portal "Make it in Germany" warmly welcomes international qualified professionals and their families! Qualified professionals from abroad can use the welcome portal to find out more information on how to live and work in Germany - and why it is worthwhile to do so.
Every December, Thüringer Agentur für Fachkräftegewinnung organises the "academix" job fair. Students and graduates receive advice concerning application documents, internship positions, and job opportunities. It is recommended to attend academix at the beginning of your studies to get an overview and establish contact with companies. Please do not forget to take your application documents with you to the job fair.