Work

EU/EFTA nationals
Students may take up part-time employment of up to 15 hours per week from the first day of their stay. The employer must register the part-time job with the authorities responsible for issuing an identity card. Please ensure that registration takes place.
Working hours may not exceed 15 per week during study semesters. Full-time employment is also possible during semester vacations on condition that it is registered by the employer.
For EU nationals from Romania and Bulgaria, the employer must submit an application before the start of employment.

Nationals from other countries

Students may take up part-time employment at the earliest six months after they start their course of study, if:

  • the course management confirms that this work is compatible with the education or training course and will not delay completion of the course;
  • the number of working hours per week outside of semester vacations does not exceed 15;
  • the employer’s application in accordance with Article 18 Letter b of the Aliens Act has been received;
  • the salary and working conditions comply with Article 22 of the Alien Act.


The employer must submit an application in each instance before the start of employment.

Further information, useful tips and websites for finding a part-time job: Pamphlet on study and work

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