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Part-Time Job


Principally, students from other EU member states, as well as Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland can work under the same conditions as German students. If you want to work more than 20 hours per week, additional insurance fees must be paid.

Students from the remaining countries are generally allowed to be employed under certain regulations. Generally, international students are permitted to work for 120 full or 240 half days per year and must not be self-employed. If you want to work more than the given time span, the Agentur für Arbeit as well as the Foreigners' Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) need to give permission to do so. We recommend for students who are interested in working a part-time job to seek advice at the Foreigners' Registration Office beforehand to check on your status as well as possible registrations.

A research assistant can work without a time limit, which also needs to be confirmed by the Foreigners' Registration Office. You can get additional consultation at the Studierendenwerk and the International Office. The International Office also regularly provides workshops and career fairs to help you.


Job Search

There are several ways to find a job in Germany.


Bundesagentur für Arbeit

The Bundesagentur für Arbeit is the official Instiutiton that is concerned with employment. They have a comprehensive database, where one can find a suitable job. You can also get personal consultation in one of their offices.

Agentur für Arbeit Dortmund
Steinstr. 39
44147 Dortmund

There is also a university team of the Arbeitsagentur that can assist you in your job search.


Job-vacancies of the surrounding universities


Online platforms for job search

The list above just shows a few of the many options available on the internet. There are multiple ways to find a job. Therefore, also check the local newspapers as well as black boards in universities and supermarkets.

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International Office

Verena Wolf

Emil-Figge-Str. 61, Room 212

Telephone: 0231 755-2484



TU Dortmund

University team of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Emil-Figge-Str. 68, Room 4.29



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