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
https://www.dihk.de/en/segments/law-taxation – Detailed information on law and taxation from the Deutsche Industrie und Handelskammer (Chamber of Commerce)
Moving to Germany – Info and links covering all topics on moving to and living in Germany (family, living, studying, visa, accommodation, etc…) from the Goethe Institut.
Finances – Infos on bank accounts and finances in English
Civil Rights and Public Life – 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
https://www.goethe.de/prj/mwd/en/idl/sas/sys.html – German School System
Accreditation of Academic and Professional Qualifications
Information in both German and English
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.dihk.de/themenfelder/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildung-international/auslaendische-abschluesse/anerkennung/pro-recognition – The AHKs give advice on accreditation from almost every country
https://www.goethe.de/prj/mwd/en/idl/deu/woh.html – Everything you need to know about housing, tenant’s agreements, etc