Be Prepared – Everything you need to know about Moving to Germany, Education and Accreditation

Moving to Germany can be a fantastic experience – but it helps to be prepared. Surely, you will have lots of questions on visa types, accreditation, choice of programs, taxes and laws, education system, etc….With  this link collection I hope to guide you through the “organisational jungle”.

If you are interested in improving your German language skills quickly and efficiently  feel free to drop me a line. I have also put together a list of resources for you for learning German online.

General Info on Living In Germany

As a student or working professional

https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/ – A Federal Government site covering all topics regarding your move to Germany, in English

https://www.germany-visa.org/student-visa/language-course/ – Detailed information on “Visa for language learning” (3-12 months) in Germany

http://www.germanyhis.com/health-insurance-students/ – Detailed information on health insurance options for students

https://www.dihk.de/en/segments/law-taxation – Detailed information on law and taxation from the Deutsche Industrie und Handelskammer (Chamber of Commerce)

https://www.goethe.de/prj/mwd/de/ – Info and links covering all topics on living in Germany (family, living, studying, visa, accommodation, etc…) in German

https://www.goethe.de/prj/mwd/en/idl/leb/grl.html – Civil Rights and Public Life

Info on (Tertiary) Education and Professional Training

https://www.mastersdegree.net/masters-degree-germany/ – Comprehensive information on Master’s Degrees

https://www.goethe.de/resources/files/pdf172/mwnd_berufsausbildung_en.pdf – Chart on how Professional Training (learning a trade) works in Germany

Accreditation of Academic and Professional Qualifications

Information in both German and English

ttps://www.goethe.de/de/spr/mag/dfb/21455202.html– finding help and advice on what qualifications are recognized

https://www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de/html/en/index.php – Recognition Finder from the German Government

https://www.goethe.de/resources/files/pdf172/mwnd_anerkennung_beruf_nicht_eu_en.pdf – Chart on how recognition of PROFESSIONAL qualifications works outside of European Union

https://www.goethe.de/resources/files/pdf172/mwnd_anerkennung_studium_en.pdf – Chart on how recognition of ACADEMIC Qualifications works outside of EU

https://www.netzwerk-iq.de/berufliche-anerkennung.html  – Information in German on the accreditation process and who can help

https://www.goethe.de/prj/mwd/en/idl/deu/woh.html – Everything you need to know about housing, tenant’s agreements, etc