Would you like to study or work in Germany?

Your personal German Case Manager will help you get there

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Your Challenges

You would like to build a life in Germany but don't know where to begin?

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You don't know whether you are qualified to start your career in Germany?

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You don't speak German or know anyone in Germany who can help you?

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Do all of your applications get rejected or ignored?

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You don't know how to navigate the German visa bureaucracy?

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Personalised counselling and career planning

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We help you apply and navigate the application process

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Individual application and interview preparation including coachings

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We support you in obtaining your visa and relocating you to Germany

Our Solutions

Don't you worry, your personal German Case Manager will help you!

For Students

Your pathway to German universities

Start your academic journey in Germany's renowned education system. Our services guide you through university selection and application, ensuring a seamless transition to student life.

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Our Services

Counselling & Profile Creation

Personalised advice and profile development to align with your academic goals.

University Shortlisting

Crafting a list of institutions tailored to your aspirations and qualifications.

Application Support

Hands-on assistance throughout the application process for your top five university choices.

Visa Assistance

Expert support in obtaining your student visa upon acceptance.

For IT Professionals

Get hired in top tech companies

In the heart of Europe's tech revolution, Germany welcomes IT professionals. Our tailored services navigate relocation and integration into Germany's vibrant IT sector, ensuring your skills find the perfect match.

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Our Services

Eligibility Analysis

We assess the equivalence of your degree and job experience to ensure you meet German professional standards.

Visa Document Preparation

Navigating the visa process from start to finish with comprehensive document support.

Application Document Support

Crafting your application documents to meet German employer expectations

Profile Publication

Showcasing your profile on our talent platform https://wte.work/ to already connect you with potential employers.

Interview Preparation

Equipping you with the insights of how German HR departments operate through a webinar and a mock interview.

Exploring other opportunities in Germany?

Whether you're a craftsman, a healthcare, education, or hospitality professional, an entrepreneur, or looking to do your vocational degree, Germany's diverse economy has opportunities for every talent. If your career aspirations don't fit neatly into the other two categories, we're here to carve out a path that's right for you. Share your aspirations with us, and let's explore the wealth of possibilities that Germany can offer.

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Meet Your Guides to Germany

The team behind "Make it to Germany" is led by two brothers who are also the founders of Welcome to Europe, a talent portal dedicated to bridging the gap between European employers and experts from across the globe. Based in the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany, the team is ready to make your dreams come true.

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Fabian Scholz

A law school graduate with a rich history in building global teams, turned his entrepreneurial spirit into venture building. He co-founded a leading IT recruitment agency, followed by a FinTech company, mastering the art of talent acquisition and placement both in a service capacity and as an employer.

Jakob Scholz

He brings the precision of a business school education and the rigour of investment banking to the table. Co-founding that FinTech company with Fabian, he had led the product, marketing, and IT teams, and recruited talents from around the world for those teams. Jakob is an expert in all things process and analytics.

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Begin your journey to Germany by reaching out for an initial consultation

Fill out our brief questionnaire and take the first decisive step towards your new life in Germany. The insights you provide will help us tailor our expertise to your unique path, ensuring a service that's as individual as your ambitions. Complete the questionnaire today and move one step closer to your dreams. Your dedicated German Case Manager will get back to you shortly after to discuss your case.

Why Germany? Your destination for opportunity

Germany stands at the crossroads of tradition and innovation, offering a high quality of life, robust job market, and world-class education. From the rich cultural history to the cutting-edge technological advancements, Germany is a place where your professional and personal life can flourish. Here's why Germany should be your top choice:

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World-Leading Education

Study at universities that are at the forefront of research and innovation.

In total, 50 universities in Germany are counted among the very best in the world by the "Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023"

More than 500 degrees (bachelor's and master's programmes) are taught in English at top German universities, so that no matter the subject you are interested in, you can study that degree in English in Germany

The top universities in Germany are scattered throughout the country, with options to study in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, and 37 other cities

Economic Powerhouse

Tap into a thriving job market that's bustling with opportunities, especially for skilled professionals.

Germany is currently the third largest economy in the world after the United States, China - and it is the largest economy in Europe

It is the third largest export nation globally

Unemployment is relatively steady at 5.5%

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Quality of Life

Enjoy a high standard of living with excellent public services and a strong emphasis on work-life balance.

Germany's health care system is often regarded as one of the best healthcare systems in the world, offering its population universal health insurance

Social security benefits cover other aspects of life also, including unemployment insurance and pension plans

The average life expectancy in Germany is 82 years

Quality of Life

Immerse yourself in a country known for its deep historical roots and vibrant modern life.

Strategic Location

Experience the heart of Europe, where travelling to neighbouring countries is just a train ride away.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Why should I move to Germany without having secured a job yet and how can MITG help me?

Securing a position in Germany's competitive job market from abroad can be a daunting task. Many potential employers may hesitate at the prospect of navigating the complex visa process and the logistics of international relocation. Yet, once you're in Germany, opportunities tend to unfold with surprising speed, leading to interviews and offers more readily.

Recent changes in the job seeker visa regulations, with more on the horizon, now permit professionals like you to relocate to Germany in pursuit of your career—without the prerequisite of a pre-arranged job. But the path through Germany's bureaucratic landscape can be intricate and overwhelming. That's where we come in. Make it to Germany is your ally, dedicated to guiding you smoothly through every step, making the process stress-free and clear.

Why is Germany a great choice for my academic studies and how can MITG help me?

Germany is home to some of the world's premier universities, renowned for their contributions to engineering and innovation. The “Made in Germany” hallmark stands as a testament to excellence that is recognised globally, with alumni leading some of the most illustrious brands across industries.

Embarking on your university application from outside Germany, however, presents its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to securing your student visa. Our role is to simplify this journey for you—from pinpointing the university that aligns with your ambitions to managing the intricate visa procedures—ensuring your path to a German education is as seamless as your aspirations are high.

I don’t know you. Why should I trust you?

Fair enough. Never trust anyone on the internet that you don’t know. That is why we are being very transparent with you:

The team behind “Make it to Germany” is led by two brothers who are also the founders of Welcome to Europe, a talent portal dedicated to bridging the gap between European employers and experts from across the globe. This is where we will allow you to publish your profile also, if you are contacting us to help with finding a job in Germany.

Based in the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany, the team has helped hundreds of talents from all over the world to relocate to Germany over the past few years. We have done those placements both as employers ourselves and as service providers to others. We know the ins and outs of German bureaucracy and most importantly: We know how you feel and what matters most to you - finding the right place to call home in Germany.

How much are your services going to cost?

That will depend on your individual situation, which is why we do not have a one-size-fits-all package. Please fill in our questionnaire and your personal German Case Manager will get back to you to discuss your best path forward. We aim to understand your situation first as best we can and will then discuss next steps including costs with you.

Is my personal German Case Manager going to be a German in Germany?

Absolutely yes. We believe the best help that you can get to navigate your career choices to and in Germany is from someone who is sitting in Germany and knows the system very well. That is why you will have access to your personal German Case Manager - and not anyone else who is not sitting in Germany. This person will be able to communicate with your potential universities or employers in German language, which makes the process so much easier.

Professionals

What are the qualifications that I need to match in order to be eligible for obtaining a visa, relocating to Germany, and finding a job there?

Of course, speaking German would be great and will help your case. However, if that is not the case but you speak very good English (B2 or better), you will not have a problem finding a job, as many teams are international already and used to working in English language.

You will also require to be able to show either two years of vocational training or a university degree that is recognised by Germany. If you have work experience, this will strengthen your case.

If you are younger than 35 years of age, your age will not have any effect on your chances to obtain a visa. If you are older, there are many other elements that can make up for it - such as your work experience.

In general, we will look at your case individually and assess the best path forward based on your specific circumstances and profile.

How long will it take to obtain my visa and start relocating to Germany?

This depends very much on your individual circumstances and the speed at which German authorities will handle your case. However, as a rule of thumb, most candidates will complete the process within 3 to 6 months.

What are the chances that I will find a job in Germany?

The chances are very good. Germany is looking for hundreds of thousands of skilled professionals each year to add to its economy. Therefore, it is currently simplifying regulation for various types of jobs so that international talents such as yourself can enter the country more easily. Recent changes in the job seeker visa regulations, with more on the horizon, now permit professionals like you to relocate to Germany in pursuit of your career—without the prerequisite of a pre-arranged job.

Your personal German Case Manager is going to help you assess your chances, of course. Also, we will allow you to present your profile to potential employers through our job platform at https://wte.work even before entering Germany.

How much salary will I be able to make as an IT or Engineering professional in Germany?

Of course, your salary will depend on many factors: Location, type of employer, industry, your individual work experience etc. However, as a rule of thumb, these are typical salary brackets for some of the most common jobs in the fields of IT and Engineering (all before taxes): 

- Juniors EUR 55,000 to 70,000
- Intermediates EUR 70,000 to 85,000
- Seniors from EUR 85,000
- Leadership from EUR 100,000

Taxes and cost for social security will be deducted from that at rates of 40 to 50% depending on your level of income. Important to know: This will allow you to live very comfortably in Germany, as the average salary is currently at around EUR 40,000 and you will be making significantly more than that.

How much is my cost of living as a professional in Germany?

It depends on the city that you will be living in. The biggest cost item for you is going to be rent, i.e. your cost of living. Larger cities are more expensive. A three bedroom apartment in a larger city will cost you around EUR 1,500 per month. Another EUR 1,000 per month will allow you to cover all of your other living expenses. Anything beyond that will be due to your individual lifestyle and choices.

Universities

Do I need to speak German to study in Germany?

In general: You do not. Many programmes are available in English language. Of course, sometimes German language skills will be required though. For example studying to become a lawyer, a teacher, or a doctor is possible in German language only. Also, not all universities will offer all programmes in English language. Let’s look at what you wish to do together and then find the best path forward including selecting the ideal programmes and universities for you.

Do you work with specific universities only or can you help me apply to any university in Germany?

We don’t have specific university partners. Since you will be our client, we will do anything required to find the best programme and university for you specifically.

How much does it cost to go to university in Germany?

In general, education in Germany is free, as most of the institutions are public institutions. However, there are private universities also and they do require their students to pay tuition fees. Those are usually in the region of EUR 5,000 to 10,000 per semester. Some programmes at public universities are also requiring international students to pay tuition fees with places for international students being limited. Once we know what you are looking for specifically, we will get you all the information including tuition fees that will allow you to make an educated decision.

How much is my cost of living as a student in Germany?

It depends on the city that you will be living in. However, a budget of EUR 1,200 per month without tuition and other study-related expenses will be the absolute minimum required to make do.

Can I earn money whilst being a student in Germany?

You are certainly allowed to. The most obvious and typical choice for you will be to take up a job as a working student or to help out in a restaurant, coffee shop, bar, or comparable type of role. Most students will be doing that for 15-20 hours per week to earn some extra income. The average working student salary is EUR 13 per hour before taxes. As that work comes with some tax benefits, most students will be able to take home around EUR 600 to 800 net per month.

Can I stay in Germany and find a job there after I have finished my university degree?

Yes, you can. There will be some things to consider, however, you will be able to find a job in Germany after graduating from university.