Get placement confirmed for a holiday job for foreign students Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you would like to employ foreign students or vocational school students in the context of a holiday job in Germany, the Federal Employment Agency can support you in your search for suitable applicants.

Students and technical students who are enrolled abroad can work a holiday job in Germany during the semester break.
As an employer, you can use them wherever you need them, for example


  • in the kitchen
  • in service,
  • in agriculture,
  • on the assembly line or
  • in the cleaning of buildings.

The Federal Employment Agency can help you fill vacancies for holiday jobbers by placing holiday jobs with foreign students. Your point of contact for all matters relating to the employment of foreign students and students of technical colleges is the Agentur für Arbeit in Cologne.

If all requirements are met, the Employment Agency issues a placement confirmation for the holiday job.

In the case of establishing contact between you and the student or student specialist without the involvement of the Federal Employment Agency (for example, through a private placement agency):

  • Form "Declaration on Enrolment Certificate".
  • Declaration of employment relationship (EzB)
  • Original of the certificate of enrolment of the foreign university or college in German or English, in case of other languages additionally with translation into German or English
  • Copy of the applicant's passport

If the Federal Employment Agency has established contact between you and the student or vocational school applicant

  • Declaration of employment relationship (EzB)

Forms: yes
Online procedure possible: yes
Written form required: yes
Personal appearance required: no








Related Links

  • Vordruck "Stellenangebot für einen Ferienjob in Deutschland"
  • Vordruck "Antragsformular Ferienbeschäftigung für ausländische Studierende, Fachschüler/innen"
  • Vordruck "Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis (EzB)"
  • Vordruck Erklärung zur Immatrikulationsbescheinigung
  • Upload-Service der Bundesagentur für Arbeit für die Ferienbeschäftigung ausländischer Studierender und Fachschüler/innen

Preconditions

In order for students from abroad to be allowed to work in your company, they must be

  • be enrolled at a university or technical college abroad,
  • complete the holiday job when the location of their foreign university or college is officially on holiday, and
  • comply with the possible employment period of a maximum of 90 days within a 12-month period.

Related Links

  • § 14 Absatz 2 Verordnung über die Beschäftigung von Ausländerinnen und Ausländern (Beschäftigungsverordnung, BeschV)

Related Links

  • Informationen zur Ferienbeschäftigung von ausländischen Studierenden auf der Internetseite der Bundesagentur für Arbeit
  • Merkblatt der Bundesagentur für Arbeit zur Beschäftigung ausländischer Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmer in Deutschland
  • Fachliche Weisungen der Bundesagentur für Arbeit zum Aufenthaltsgesetz und zur Beschäftigungsverordnung

If you wish to be placed by the Federal Employment Agency, proceed as follows:

  • Go to the website of the Federal Employment Agency, download the form "Job offer for a holiday job in Germany" and fill it out. The Cologne Employment Agency will suggest suitable applicants to you.
  • If you have finally decided on an applicant, fill out the application form "Vacation employment for foreign students, vocational school students" in duplicate.
  • In addition, fill out the form "Declaration of employment relationship".
  • Send the completed forms to the Cologne Employment Agency. Please note that your application can only be processed if you have completed the forms in full and submitted the application form "Holiday Employment for Foreign Students, Pupils" in duplicate.
  • The Cologne Employment Agency will check your documents and certify your intended holiday employment if all requirements are met.

If you have already made personal contact with a student, proceed as follows:

  • Go to the website of the Federal Employment Agency, download the form "Antragformular "Ferienbeschäftigung für ausländische Studierende, Fachschüler/innen" and fill it out in duplicate.
  • In addition, fill out the form "Declaration of employment relationship".
  • Forward the form "Declaration of enrolment certificate" to your future holiday employee so that the university or college can complete this form. In addition, we require an original certificate of enrolment issued by the university or college in German or English, alternatively with a translation.
  • Please send the completed forms together with a copy of the applicant's passport to the Cologne Employment Agency.
  • Please note that your application can only be processed if you have completed the forms in full and submitted the "Application Form for Holiday Employment for Foreign Students, Pupils" in duplicate.
  • The Cologne Employment Agency will check your documents and, if all requirements are met, will certify that you intend to take up holiday employment.

Alternatively, you can also apply for holiday employment at www.arbeitsagentur.de.

  • Go to the website of the Federal Employment Agency.
  • Fill out the forms "Application form for holiday employment for foreign students, students of technical colleges" and "Declaration of employment relationship" online and save these forms.
  • If the application is submitted electronically, the company stamp and signature are not required.
  • Upload the application form and the following documents in our "Upload-Service" of the Federal Employment Agency:
    • Declaration on matriculation certificate
    • Passport copy
    • Certificate of enrolment
    • Translation, if necessary, if the matriculation certificate is not available in German or English.
  • In order to use the upload service, you must be logged in with your user account. If you do not have a user account, you must register once.
  • Then send the original certificate of enrolment to the Federal Employment Agency.
  • The Cologne Employment Agency will check your documents and, if all requirements are met, certify your intended vacation employment.

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Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Last update or date of publication
20.07.2021