Germany’s fast-rising economy makes it one of the most attractive countries for foreigners. The country has easily transformed into a thriving economy using manufacturing and export revenue, enabling it to build diverse sectors in finance, food, tourism, education, health, transportation, etc. This has, in turn, brought in many job opportunities that international Qatari students can apply for.

Students can find part-time jobs as library assistants, research assistants, or tutors on campus. While off-campus, Qatari international students can work as servers, cook assistants, and valets at restaurants, cafes, or hotels, and they can also find paid internship opportunities in several organizations willing to accept students.

However, finding a job as a student in Germany can be challenging. Having ample experience can go a long way to getting a suitable job within a limited time.

The following are five part-time jobs for Qatari international students in Germany. Make sure to read this article until the end for all the important details.

Part-time Jobs for Qatari Students in Germany

Financial challenges are some of the most complex parts of being a student in Germany. However, a part-time job can be a reasonable source of income without hurting your academics. Here are five part-time jobs Qatari students can do in Germany.

1. Language Tutor

  • Approximate hours a week: 20 hours
  • Average salary per hour: €20
  • Required skills: Language Proficiency, Patience, Motivational Skills, Continuous Learning

Many Qatari students have excellent Arabic and English speaking skills which can be valuable when finding work as a language tutor. Several people in Germany are looking to hire Arabic language tutors to help them become proficient in the language. Some include language enthusiasts passionate about learning a new language, children of Arab origin, or diplomats and government officials.

Arabic and English Tutor jobs are available on campus or on different online platforms. The job will typically pay an average salary of €20 per hour. This means students can make up to €1600, working 20 hours a week, which is enough to cover rent and feeding expenses.

2. House Cleaner 

  • Approximate hours a week: 20 hours
  • Average salary per hour: €13
  • Required skills: Knowledge of Cleaning Supplies and Equipment, Physical Stamina, Punctuality, Trustworthiness

Another suitable job for students is house cleaning, and most houses in cities like Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, etc. have a high demand for home cleaning services since there is a more significant number of residential properties owned by professionals and families who gladly outsource their house chores.

There are Arab or English-speaking families who demand the service of people who can speak Arabic or English fluently so that they can easily communicate what they need to be done in their home. Hence cleaning agencies like Hlepling, Spic & Spac, and Cleaning Ways will hire Qatari students part-time.

Qatari students can earn up to €260 per week working for 20 hours and earning a minimum of €13 per hour. This way, they can cover any extra cost of living in a month.

3. Freelance Writer / Translator 

  • Approximate hours a week: 20 hours
  • Average salary per hour: €30
  • Required skills: Language Proficiency, Computer Skills, Attention to Detail, Organizational Skills

Qatari Students do not need to be confined to a physical place before they can work. Instead, they can become freelance writers and translators on online freelance platforms. Clients from all over Germany and the world seek Arabic writers or people who can translate English into Arabic.

These freelance platforms also enable them to set the amount they would like to earn per hour, which can be more than €50 per hour. If they work up to 20 hours a week, their weekly earnings would be enough to cover their necessities.

This is also an excellent job for students in the language department of their university as it can be a great way to gain work experience before graduating.

4. Gym Receptionist

  • Approximate hours a week: 20 hours
  • Average salary per hour: €11
  • Required skills: Basic Computer Skills, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Fitness Knowledge

There are quite a number of gyms in cities like Hamburg, Munich, Doha, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Oberhausen, etc. This Gym usually needs receptionists who welcome gym members, provide information on gym services and facilities, schedule appointments, handle payments, etc.

Gyms like MunichGym, Body Street, Kia Ora Sports, etc. have international clients from all over the world, including Arab-speaking countries, who would be interested in hiring international students from Qatar as part-time receptionists to make them feel at ease and ensure better communication. However, working in a gym requires experience, and you must be able to quickly learn on the job.

Qatari students who choose to work here can earn a minimum of €11 per hour, working up to 20 hours per week. You can make up to €880 a month, which can cover rent, transportation, and feeding expenses.

5. Home Caregiver 

  • Approximate hours a week: 20 hours
  • Average salary per hour: €17
  • Required skills: Compassion, Understanding of Personal care and Hygiene, First Aid, Emergency Response

A home caregiver is responsible for helping individuals who can not care for themselves due to old age, injury, disability, or illness. A caregiver would usually be responsible for Cooking, Doing laundry, Cleaning the house, Buying groceries, etc.

Qatari students can find jobs as home caregivers on platforms like StepStone and Indeed. However, they will be required to have experience and be able to speak German fluently as English-speaking. Home caregiver jobs are rare, but they come in handy when there are Arab native families in Germany who need home caregivers.

The average salary for this job is between €25,000 and €35,000 per year. Depending on qualification and location.

FAQS About Getting a Part-time Job in Germany

Can I Get a Part-Time Job in Germany as a Qatari Student? 

Yes, Qatari students can get part-time jobs in Germany if they meet the necessary criteria. Qatari students can work as research assistants, delivery drivers, receptionists, tutors, cleaners, call center operators, gardeners, etc. These jobs are convenient and flexible, enabling students to remain fully committed to their academics while working.

Aside from earning a living and becoming financially independent, these part-time jobs also help Qatari students gain experience and improve their language skills. They will also be able to enhance soft skills like communication, time management, problem-solving, adaptability, customer service, multi-tasking, creativity, work ethic, teamwork, leadership, financial literacy, etc.

Do I Need a Work Permit to Find Work Off-Campus in Germany as a Qatari Student? 

Yes, Qatari students need a permit to find work off-campus. This is because Qatari students are non-EU/EEA, which means they will need a special permit that explains that they are allowed to work up to 240 days a year or 20 hours per week as part-time workers and will earn a minimum wage of € 9.82 per hour. The Agentur für Arbeit employment agency and the immigration office will issue this permit.

However, Qatari students can earn more during semester breaks, when they can work up to 40 hours as full-time workers. However, they must request approval for additional hours from the Federal Employment Agency and Foreigners Office in Germany before proceeding.

 

These jobs are suitable for Qatari students studying in Germany. They are flexible and would not affect one’s academic study. They are also perfect for covering the extra cost of living in Germany. They can be a suitable way to gain experience, understand German culture, and learn how to speak German better.

 

We hope you are now aware of part-time jobs available in Germany as a Qatari International Student. Head over to our Germany Page for more details about studying in Germany – from the different universities to the numerous scholarship opportunities! You can also check out the Open Courses Page for programs you can enroll in.

About the Author: Hyun Lee

Hi! I am Hyun, and I am the founder at Global Scholarships. I've received a full-tuition scholarship at Birmingham-Southern College and a $1,000 Burger King Scholarship for my undergraduate degree and was offered a fully funded scholarship consisting of tuition, living stipend, and health insurance for computer science Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University. You can read more about my scholarship journey here. If you are interested, you can follow me on Linkedin where I regularly write about scholarship opportunities.

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