What are the best part-time jobs for international students in Germany?
These jobs are great for international students:
1. Student assistant
One of the most popular jobs among international students is that of a student assistant. The reasons are obvious: You work at the university, often in a field related to your studies, and you can easily combine your working hours with your studies. Jobs as a student assistant usually offer the opportunity to work regular hours during the semester and to reduce your working hours during the exam period.
Your tasks as a student assistant can vary greatly. Depending on which institute you are assigned to, you will work on experiments, compile material for lectures, provide administrative support, or work on theoretical projects.
The salary range in this job is from about €10 to €17 per hour.
If you are particularly passionate about the content of a seminar in your degree program and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, this job can be especially rewarding for you. A tutor organizes courses that reinforce the study content as an exercise. Tutors either prepare the content themselves or get help from professors or other university staff.
You should have a talent for teaching and speaking freely and be very interested in the subject matter. You should also be prepared for possible background questions and therefore have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Your salary will be comparable to that of a student assistant, as you will be employed as such under contract.
Food, clothes, books, medicines and almost everything else we need on a daily basis can be delivered directly to our doorstep nowadays. As a courier, you will find a job very quickly, because they are always needed. As an international student, you will most likely be delivering by bike, so you should be physically fit for the job. Some delivery services also use e-bikes. Your hours will depend on your employer but can extend into the late evening.
Your wages will be paid by the hour or per delivery, depending on the company. You will also receive a small tip from many customers, which can be used to supplement your salary. As a rule, courier drivers receive €9 to €12 per hour.
4. Waiting tables
Waitressing can be a job that serves as a communicative balance to studying at a desk all day. You'll often work afternoons, evenings and weekends in bars or restaurants, so the job doesn't clash with your studies. Some days the job can be pretty stressful, but lots of guests also mean lots of tips. This is actually the biggest plus of the job because there is hardly any other job where tipping is so important.
However, the supervisors also know this and therefore often pay no more than €10 per hour. On good days, however, it is not uncommon to earn more as a tip than in the best-paid student jobs.
5. Part-time jobs for English speakers
Speaking German will greatly boost your job prospects. Nevertheless, you can also find part-time jobs on the job market that are well suited for English speakers with little or no knowledge of German. All of the above jobs can be done even if you speak only English.
While it can be difficult to waitress in English in the countryside, it should not be a problem in big cities like Berlin. It is easier to find jobs in big cities on an English-speaking basis.