3.7 Part-time job

Part-time Job[]


Do you have a student job? How did you secure it? What is your job description?

Students have the opportunity to take on a part-time job alongside their studies. There are both part-time jobs directly related to your studies and others (e.g. in catering, logistics, production, childcare, etc.).

Jobs that are related to your studies are not offered as often in Lübeck and hard to find. In any case, make sure that you allow yourself plenty of time to find a job.


Do not expect to be able to finance yourself from your first day in Lübeck through a side job.

The more advanced your German language skills are, the easier it will be to find a side job.

The Career Development will gladly support you in finding a job and help you writing your application.

In Germany, you have to pay taxes for salaries that exceed 450 €. Thus, so-called 450 € jobs are most common for part-time jobs in Germany, because these payments are not required to be taxed.

The legal minimum wage in Germany is currently (July 2021) 9.60 € per hour and is supposed to increase every six months.


Please note your visa regulations. Students from non-EU countries may work a maximum of 120 full working days or 240 half-days per year.

If you have any questions, please contact the International Office.