After completing a degree in Germany, a graduate can apply for a job search visa for up to 18 months if he / she can prove that he / she is able to secure a living. This time can also be used for internships or job.
With a concrete job offer for an activity appropriate to the academic qualification, international graduates can apply for a residence permit for the purpose of employment or an EU Blue Card, depending on their salary; Approx. 2 years later, a resignation permit can be applied for.
If you are interested in hiring an international specialist, but additional knowledge (e.g. language skills) is required, the relevant services may be funded by the Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit).
Foreign students are also allowed to work during their studies, for 120 full days or 240 half days. You can get to know them before they graduate and hire them as working students.
International students from the member states of the European Union are not restricted in their length of employment, and a visa is not required.
Further information on hiring international employees:
Make it in Germany - The federal government's portal for skilled workers from abroad
Federation of German Employers (> Welcome Culture - A Guide for Companies)
Around 2,400 international students are studying or doing a doctor degree at the University of Siegen
Many of them study in the natural sciences and technology, but also economics and law as well as socio-political subjects are - among many others - very popular.
Around half of the foreign students at the University of Siegen are enrolled in a master’s degree.
The three countries of origin with the largest number of students are China, India and Cameroon.