Living in Germany as a Student Series: Part-I

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Working and Social Security system in Germany

Many of students wish to work during their stay in Germany. Some wish to have job experience and some just need the money. It is important that the study is not neglected. For the assessment of social insurance, it is important that the student is “properly registered” and enrolled. The study must be at the forefront and the student must be mainly devoted to the study. For more details on eligibility to work, taxes and social security etc, we recommend the article on “Working in Germany“.

Health Insurance for Students

Health insurance is mandatory in Germany, whether you are a student, traveler or employed. For many foreign students, this can be a complex maze. One should think about this topic early because it is necessary for the application. It is said by law that every person that lives in Germany has to have a health insurance. Health and Medical TreatmentThere is a difference between the compulsory health insurance in which one is a member automatically and the private health insurances that require certain circumstances. For international students there are some more appointments, for example, the health insurance from EU-countries can be accepted in Germany. Those who already have an insurance in their home country should ask if this is accepted in Germany. For more detailed information, please check the article on “Health care in Germany“.

Driving in Germany

If you are looking to fully enjoy the incredible country of Germany for any extended period of time, then you will need to be able to drive in Germany. The country has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, especially along its well-kept road system. Speaking of that road system, it is also one of the best in the world, featuring the world famous Autobahn, but hardly ending there. The process to obtain the right to drive in Germany is not difficult, but it is precise, and there are some things that you definitely need to know about it. You may actually already have the right to drive in Germany and not even know it. If you have a drivers license that was issued by a country that is currently within the European Union, then you automatically have the right to drive in Germany indefinitely. If your driver’s license was issued by a country that is outside of the European Union, then you can legally drive in Germany for six months starting from the date of your arrival. For more details, check the article regarding “Driving in Germany

How to transfer money abroad

Money transfer is transferring money from one bank account to another through one special transferring form. Usually, you receive bills with specified amounts of money and relevant bank details of the recipient. It is a good idea to keep a copy for yourself whenever engaged in transactions. Depending on where you transfer money – either inside your country or abroad – there are corresponding methods to perform the procedure. The full article is available at “Money transfer