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Starting your Career in Germany: Information and Services for Refugee and International Students at UMR


The successful step from university to working life starts during your studies.

Whether student job, internship or permanent employment: Starting your career in Germany raises many questions. The International Office supports international and refugee students with counselling, information and workshops during their career start.

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Consultation Offers

In a consultation, we can discuss and answer your questions, outline your next steps and pick up new perspectives.

Counselling at the International Office

Open Office hours

The International Office offers open office hours for international and refugee students without appointment every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm. At: Bunsenstraße 3, 4th floor, room 411.

Possible subjects for your consultation:

  • Initial information regarding (legal) questions about student jobs and career entry with residence permits
  • Tips for career orientation
  • Information on the German job market and the general application process
  • Information and tips on shaping your indiviudal profile at the University of Marburg
  • Information on and reference to other consultation offices

What our consultation cannot do:

  • Individual counselling on career paths and specific job fields (“Coaching”)
  • Mediation or facilitation of jobs
  • Checking applications

Registering for an appointment outside the open office hours is also possible:             

Contact: Pia Schöngarth

Other Consultation Offices:

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Every semester, the International Office offers a series of workshops. These workshops particularly address refugee and international students and are all about working in Germany and career paths after graduating from a Germany university.

Registration is possible via Ilias and it is binding. All workshops are listed in this Ilias-course. You first have to register for the course, then you can fill out the registration poll for the workshop of your choice and thus register for it.  

Workshops Winter Term 2023

Here, only the English workshops are listed. For workshops in German, please change the language of the website.

  • Prepare for the fair: Getting Ready for a Career Fair, October 04

    October 04, 15.00-17.30 p.m.


    Online Workshop for refugee students and international students

    You are writing many applications and not getting any feedback? How about trying to get directly in touch with companies at a career fair? There are many career fairs in the region this fall and winter, so be sure to be prepared. This workshop will help you in getting ready. You will practice pitching yourself at a company’s stand and practice short interviews. You will also learn about the recruiter’s point of view at a career fair.


    Trainer: Andrew Cerniski

    Language of instruction: English

    Place: Online via zoom

    Binding registration via this Ilias poll:  (you first need to enter the course “Workshops career entry for refugee students and international students”). Refugee students have priority for registration. International students may attend if spaces remain available.


    Funded by the BMBF through the DAAD Integra program

  • Motivation letter and CV – Your application portfolio check! November 10 & December 01

    November 10, 09:00-11:45 a.m.; December 01, 09:00-11:45 a.m.

    Personal online counseling appointments for refugee and international students.

    You would like feedback on your motivation letter? Wondering if you structured your CV correctly? Take the chance to have your documents checked by an experienced application trainer! On Friday, November 10, you can book a personal appointment.


    Trainer: Rebekka Mejda

    Language: German & English

    Location: Online on Zoom

    Binding registration via this Ilias survey: (You must first join the course "Workshops career entry refugee students and international students). Refugee students have priority for registration. International students may participate if spaces remain available.


    Funded by the BMBF through the DAAD Integra Program.

  • Further Workshops in German

    There are plenty of other workshops and talks for all students – including international students – over the course of the entire year at the  Career Service.

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Student Jobs and Internships

With a student job, you are not only earning money – you also gain important professional experiences and establish new contacts.


Career Guidance

What kind of jobs can I work with my degree? There are plenty of choices. Therefore, it is important to create an individual profile, gain experience, get to know different fields of work and become familiar with your own strengths and wishes.

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After your Studies

You have finished your studies and would like to stay in Germany and work here? Here you can find important information on residence permits and tips for planning your career.


Search and Apply

How do you find jobs in Germany and how do you apply? These are important questions for landing your dream job.

Funded by the DAAD INTEGRA Projekt with resources from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

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