Living and working in Germany

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Have you decided to live in Germany permanently, for professional or private reasons? You will need German language skills and up-to-date information about life in Germany. The Goethe-Institut offers you quality support to best prepare you for a successful life in Germany.

Our Offer

We offer personalised advice online and appointments at the Goethe-Institut. Consultation topics include information about German everyday life and working culture, language proficiency and proof thereof and exit procedures when leaving the country.

To register for an appointment, click the link below:
Registration for appointments

Alternatively, contact us on:
☎ +25 19XXXXXXX

Personal consultation at the Goethe-Institut:
Tuesday: 10:00 h - 12:00 h
Friday: 14:00 h - 16:00 h

Telephone consultation:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 h - 10:00 h

Our information sessions provide information about living and working in Germany. Additional topics such as language proficiency and proof thereof, recognition of qualifications and certificates, health and school systems and visa processes etc. are also explained. You can ask questions and find out about additional information sources and partners.

Experiencing different cultures, may cause uncertainty and frustration at first.  To live a fulfilling life in a foreign society, you need to build and maintain trust in the community.  Certain societal rules and norms need to be considered which are often unclear and confusing.  Our intercultural workshops address these cultural differences, promote self-awareness and provide you with essential skills to ensure a successful work and social life in Germany.

Before leaving the country or to take up work in Germany it is advisable to have a basic knowledge of the German language and in some cases, it is even mandatory. The exact level depends on the profession and requirements of the new German employer, or whether you are moving to your family or spouse in Germany.
We offer tutoring, exercises on learning and exam strategies as well as speech training in the form of workshops, group or individual appointments.

If you are interested in these free offers, please email us here at

We will then contact you as soon as possible to discuss your options.


Online offers by the Goethe-Institut

Useful Links

The portal for international experts offering comprehensive information on living and working in Germany.

Is an advisory service of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) and provides free and reliable guidance on everything you need to know when looking for employment in Germany.

This database provides information on educational certificates in classifying foreign qualifications in the German education system.

This portal provides tips and information about work and study and addresses current topics in Germany and abroad.

On the website of the German Embassy Addis Abeba you will find information about different visa options, requirements and procedures for applications.

My life in Germany

Young people talk about their first steps in Germany, about their work, about their free time and their plans for the future.


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