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

Would you like personal advice online or at the Goethe-Institut? We can answer your questions about everyday life and working life in Germany, proof of language proficiency, exit procedures, leaving the country, and everyday life in Germany or the German working world.

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Write us an email or give us a call:

☎ +234 1 454 9515
Wednesdays and Fridays between 10h00 and 14h00
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Our information sessions provide you with information on living and working in Germany. The topics range from proof of language proficiency, recognition of certificates, health and school systems to the visa process. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get an overview of other advice centres.

When people from different cultures meet, uncertainties and irritations can arise. Living in a foreign society is successful when trusting relationships can be built and maintained. For this to happen, criteria must be fulfilled, which we would like to introduce to you through our intercultural workshops.

To take up a job in Germany, you have to prove your German language skills. In our workshops on examination and learning strategies, we support you in developing learning strategies and preparing for the language examinations of the Goethe-Institut.

Are you leaving for Germany soon or are you already there? In our regular workshops "My German Course" you will receive comprehensive information to support you on your arrival and make it easier for you to settle in.


Online offers by the Goethe-Institut

Useful Links

Make it in Germany

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

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


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.

Visas and entry

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


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