Information on recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Includes a telephone hotline for unanswered questions and a list of local counseling partners within Germany and abroad.
Besides the ministry the Chamber of Industry and Commerce gives advice on the recognition of foreign professional qualifications.
The German system of professional training is unique. You can find information about it on this English website of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Finding a job
Should you look for a recruitment agency or headhunter in your region these are useful search keywords:
recruitment agency = Personalvermittlung
jobs for college or university graduates = Stellen für Akademiker or Jobs für Akademiker
Job vacancies are posted in these newspapers:
- Rheinpfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz)
- Mannheimer Morgen (Mannheim)
- Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (Rhein-Neckar-Region)
- Zeit (all of Germany, jobs for highly qualified people)
- Süddeutsche Zeitung (all of Germany, jobs for highly qualified people)
- Frankfurter Zeitung (all of Germany, jobs for highly qualified people)
All of these newspaper platforms are in German language, individual postings may be in English though.
Women and Career counselling
Free counselling for women in Heidelberg, who want to go for a leadership position, who are in such a position or who consider creating their own business.
Time: the third Monday and Friday of the month. Check out dates here.
Place: Bürgeramt Mitte, Bergheimer Straße 69, 69115 Heidelberg
Make an appointment: by phone 0621 2932590 oder e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Women and Career counselling
Counselling for women in Baden-Württemberg on career and economics by the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Housing in Baden-Württemb.
The website is in German, but counselling can be done in English.
Starting your own business
Entrepreneurs get advice from
- the Chamber of Industry and Commerce
- the city of Mannheim
- advisory centers in Mannheim including the GIG7 who gives advice to women
- advisory centers in Heidelberg
- the Heidelberg Technology Park (English language)
Most of these websites are in German language.
A service for women and girls who live in in Heidelberg. Order a taxi at 06221-30 20 30 between 10pm and 6am for 7€ only. You need to buy the ticket in advance at one of the Bürgerämter and have your passport with you. 2 or more women travel with one ticket, as long as they are going in the same direction.
The Intercultural Center, one half of the International Welcome Center Heidelberg focuses on intercultural work and networking for citizens with and without migration background. Have a look at their event calendar and their projects.
Intercultural town map
You are searching for e shop to get your traditional food? You want to meet people from your country of origin? Then have a look at the intercultural town map of Heidelberg.
A service of the Intercultural Center.
The Migrant Advisory Board in Heidelberg is a official contact of the Heidelberg town council. They can request discussion of integration topics in the council.
The board supports German and migrant associations and initiatives on intercultural dialogue and integration.
The Amt for Chancengleichheit was founded to ensure equal rights and participation for all people, regardless of sex, sexual identity, race, country of origin, religion, age, disabilities, social background and economic situation.
Their homepage is in German language.