Foreign students from Non-EU-countries (enrolled at a German University) are allowed to work 120 days full time or 240 half days per year. 

You are not allowed to be self-employed or work as freelancers as long as you didn´ t get a permission from foreign authority. 

 

Any work as „HiWi“ (working as a student assistant) does not count on your 120(/240 half) days. 

 

Internships that are compulsory in your curriculum does not count  on your 120(/240 half) days either. If you plan to do your bachelor or master theisis in a company please get in contact with the foreign autority and bring along your contract.

 

Any other internship which is not forseen in your curriculum counts on your days no matter if it is payed or not. 

 

You can find more detailed information on the issue of working as a student on the web page of DAAD or on the page of Deutsches Studentenwerk.

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