Requirements of Ausbildung in Germany: Know before you apply!

Requirements of Ausbildung in Germany

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A very common question among those who want to do Ausbildung in Germany that, what are the requirements for Ausbildung in Germany? That’s why in today’s blog, I will try to let you know what kind of requirements are there if you want to do an apprenticeship (Ausbildung) in Germany, what kind of documents you need or what kind of qualifications you need etc. Please read the topics to the end to know more about them.

Ausbildung in Germany (requirements)

To be honest, there are no specific requirements for Ausbildung in Germany. But it is expected that you are able to read, write and speak German at a workable level. Some companies are very strict about language certificates. And embassy also asks for the certificate if you are trying to come to Germany to do an Ausbildung as a foreigner.

As far our research we saw that at least an A2 level of German is very important and fortunately it is very easy to achieve. But sometimes some employers can ask for at least a B1 or even B2 level. So my suggestion would be, to have your B1 certificate as soon as possible and learn to speak German as much as possible too.

Academic requirements of Ausbildung in Germany

For the academic side, if you have an 11-12th class of study then this is enough even some companies can offer you the apprenticeship only with the study of class nine or ten. So try to have your academic certificates ready in German and also verify by German authorities.

We have interviewed our CEO Mr. Thomas and he said, documents aren’t important for us. We want an application for Ausbildung which should be really creative. Not only Alphanauten but also every employer will try to know why are you perfect for that position. That’s why try to elaborate on your strength in a smart way, so that employers get more insights and could be impressed.

Apart from this, your overall profile is important, which the employer will try to understand. Your overall profile can give the employer a very good impression of you to offer you the Ausbildung.

What documents do you need to apply for Ausbildung?

We have seen that, if you are from Germany then only a few documents are enough for the Ausbildung application such as Anschreiben (Application, where you should show your motivation and strength), Lebenslauf (Resume or CV) and your academic documents. Your CV should be in EUROPASS format.

If you are a foreigner or outside of Germany and want to do your Ausbildung then you might need some extra documents as per the embassy’s demand in your home country. By the way, we have answered a lot of questions about Ausbildung in Germany in another blog post. Please check that.

Requirements of Ausbildung in Germany
Before you apply you have to know the requirements of Ausbildung in Germany

Normally embassy can ask for around 10-12 documents from you. The German embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro shared a document and they have mentioned a comprehensive list of the documents they need to process your visa for Ausbildung. But in your case, it might be different. That’s why you need to contact the German embassy in your country.

Ausbildung Application & CV Examples

As we mentioned earlier your application for the Ausbildung should be creative. Don’t copy someone’s write-up. Keep in mind that, ‘honesty is the best policy‘. But for your ease, we have added here an example of a CV and application for Ausbildung.

If you wanna apply for Ausbildung in Alphanauten then please check this Ausbildung Application Form and apply there.

What are requirements of Ausbildung in Germany?

Normally there are no fixed requirements of Ausbildung in Germany. But at least an A2 level of German is very important, sometimes some employers can ask for at least a B1 or even B2 level. And a school passing certificate is also very important.

How to apply for Ausbildung in Germany

It is really not hard at all. You need to find an employer who’s offering an Ausbildung and then just apply via email. We have a template of the application and CV above. After downloading that do some personalize and just apply for your dream Ausbildung in Germany.

How to get Ausbildung visa in Germany

If you’re not from the EU, you’ll need to apply for a visa at the German embassy in your country. Foreign students (Azubi) must meet certain criteria in order to be granted an apprentice visa. It depends on your home country and what type of documents they want. But normally they want an Ausbildung contract, an Approval letter from Arbeit für Agentur, financial proof to cover your costs during your stay in Germany, health insurance, visa fees, biometric pictures etc.

How can I join Ausbildung in Germany?

There is nothing to join really. 😉 If you find an employer who can offer you an Ausbildung then you are good to go. Just apply via email with the necessary documents and wait for the reply. It is better to apply to several companies so that you can secure at least one position.

How can I apply for Ausbildung in Germany?

As we mentioned earlier, finding an Ausbildung is not hard if you follow the system. First of all, you have to find a company by searching on the Internet. There are huge websites where you can find lots of offers of Ausbildung. But the easiest way would be LinkedIn or XING.

Let’s say, you have searched and found some offers that suit you. Now what? You have to apply, right? OK, so let us help you by providing a sample of the Ausbildung application and a CV. By the way, you must write both of these in German.

If you have already seen our sample CV (Lebenslauf) and application (Anschreiben) then you will see how it is described. What format is used here? But please never copy this and don’t apply it to all companies with the same words. If possible then take help from someone who’s native German or at least has very good knowledge of German.


Due to the worker crisis, there are many vacancies in Germany in which people can get jobs if they try. Ausbildung is also something like that. There are a lot of people who are needed for several types of apprenticeships in Germany. From today’s blog post you must have understood what kind of qualifications you need or what are the requirements of Ausbildung in Germany. If you find this post helpful then please share it with your friends and family members who are eager to find an Ausbildung in Germany.

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