Firstly, you should know that you’re allowed to work for 20 hours per week and during semester breaks you’re allowed to work for 40 hours per week maximum. Keep these regulations in mind so that you don’t end up in any kind of trouble in the future.
Now let’s explore some methods which you can explore to get yourself a part-time job in Germany when you come to Germany for your Masters.
- Your University’s Notice Boards: Start your search with your German university’s notice boards. You can check the university notice boards in Germany to find about any Werkstudent, part-time jobs (for example, someone might want you to teach them English). Feel free to call them, send them an email, or go personally to talk to them.
- Google Maps: I am amazed about the things that the Google Maps can do, it can also find you a potential part-time job in Germany. For example for a field like Civil Engineering, there is always a need for consultant engineers in Germany. So you can go to the Google Maps search bar and search for “Beratende Ingenieure near Hamburg” and then you’d easily get a list of all the engineering offices and firms near you, you can write them all down, then you can make a list and then start applying to them.
- Research Assistant or Hilfswissenschaftler/ HiWis): If you want to work as a research assistant during your Masters in Germany, you can check out the university’s notice boards, check out the offers they have posted, and contact the respective departments. You can also visit your German university’s website and search for such jobs.
- eBay: Yes! Germans use eBay for almost everything, even for jobs! So, you can visit eBay, go to categories, jobs and then search for mini and Nebenjobs. You’d see a list of available part-time jobs’ advertisements. You can reach out to them and know more about the details and how you can apply to those part-time jobs. If you want to give tuition as your part-time jobs, then go to the search bar and type “nachhilfe” and then you’d find every individuals or institutes who are looking for a tutor. But you need to know a bit German to post the advertisement, for the people to read them and so on.
- You can check out local cafes and restaurants (Obviously, after the lockdown ends!): You can visit the local cafes and restaurants and see if they have any vacancies for a student-job but in this case, you need to have some level of German language proficiency.
- Jobbörse or Websites for finding Jobs: Search on Google “Teilzeit jobs” or part-time jobs and you’d get websites where you can apply for a part-time job in Germany as a student.
- Notices on Supermarkets: While taking a walk around the streets of Germany, as a student looking for jobs always keep your eyes open! You’d surely find notices on supermarket or shop windows asking for part-time workers. As a student in Germany, if you wish you can apply to them.
- Ask!: Ask your batchmates or flatmates about any vacancies in the organizations where they are doing their own part-time jobs! They might surely give you a good suggestion or help you get a part-time job there.
When things get normal, and the economy opens up it won’t at all be an issue in finding a part-time job in Germany, like it was used to be. But one key thing which you should keep in mind is, it will be really easy for you to get a part-time job when you know the German language!
If you want to know more about getting a part-time or a full-time job in Germany you can also check out my course: A Complete Course for Finding Jobs in Germany.