Work and Travel Germany
Work and Travel in Germany Visa Information
Germany is an exciting country to travel and work in, with working holiday visas available to citizens of many countries.
The basic criteria for a working holiday visa to Germany is:
You must be aged between 18 and 30 (35 for Canadians);
You must have health insurance for the entire year;
You must have the appropriate funds (about $4000); and
You must be from the approved list of countries (includes Canada, Australia, Argentina, Israel,
Chile, Uruguay, Japan, South Korea or New Zealand)
For more information on the Work and Travel Germany program. Have a look at Working holiday Germany for a few extra resources
Please note that if you are from a country that is the member of the European Union, you almost
certainly have the right to live and work in Germany without a working holiday visa.
In addition, please note that depending on what country you are from, there are different limitations onwhat you can do while on your visa. For example, while Australians may work for any employer for up to twelve months, visitors from Chile are limited to working for one employer for a maximum of six months.
English speaking jobs in Germany and other
Au Pair World – https://www.aupairworld.com/en/au_pair_program/germany – Au Pair jobs are popular
amongst working holiday makers. Generally, you work caring for children in exchange for
accommodation, meals and pocket money.
Nomaden Berlin – https://www.nomadenberlin.com/ – This is an organisation that assists young people
to migrate to Berlin. They have different packages of assistance available (from a basic checklist to one
on one visa advice) to help you get started in Berlin. This includes access to a job search tool.
Monster – https://www.monster.de/jobs/ – Monster is a popular and comprehensive job listing website.
It allows you to narrow your search by location, field or job type, to help you find employment that is
suitable for working holiday makers.
Go Abroad – https://jobs.goabroad.com/search/germany/jobs-abroad-1 – this website is specifically
aimed at international visitors, including working holiday makers. It lists many different job types that
are suitable for those working in Germany, including those who have limited German language skills.
Hosco – https://www.hosco.com/en/jobs/in/berlin – a jobs website for the hospitality industry, Hosco
lists many open positions for hospitality jobs such as waiting and bartending in Berlin, Germany’s ultra
Go Overseas – https://www.gooverseas.com/teach-abroad/germany – this organisation has been
assisting travellers to find teaching abroad placements for a number of years. Teaching English is an
excellent option for working holiday makers in Germany, as there is a strong demand for tuition from
A comprehensive and helpful guide to finding accommodation in Germany:
Just Landed – https://housing.justlanded.com/en/Germany – an English-language website that is aimed
at new arrivals to Germany, Just Landed lists many different apartments and homes all over Germany.
EasyWG – https://www.easywg.de/ – a great website for finding shared accommodation in Germany.
Although many places in Germany are surprisingly affordable, if you would prefer to live in a big city
such as Berlin, sharing is a good option.
WorkAway.info – https://www.workaway.info/hostlist-DE.html – a website that lists homes that are
available as ‘work exchanges’ where you receive free or heavily discounted accommodation in exchange
for work such as gardening, general maintenance or caring for children.
Work and Travel Germany and Language Courses
Language Course.Net – https://www.languagecourse.net/schools–germany.php3 – a comprehensive
listing of all different language courses in Germany, including immersion courses and regular courses up
to a year.
Goethe Institut – https://www.goethe.de/ins/de/en/index.html – A well regarded language school that
offers various courses for beginner to advanced students.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Germany can vary depending on what city or area you live in. Some popular cities