Ausbildung is also known as Vocational Training, Apprenticeship where students undergo 3-4 years of training and work and are paid right from the first month in Germany. This is another way to enter and settle in Germany. How to apply for Ausbildung in Germany for Indian Students is a prevalent question that I get from my followers on Instagram.

This is process is not easy, actually, nothing is easy in life. Every achievement comes with continuous dedication and hard work. Getting into an Ausbildung program has a few basic requirements.

Basic Requirements for Ausbildung in Germany

  1. Get school-leaving certificates recognized and translated
  2. The maximum age should be 25 years
  3. Mostly B2 German Level and sometimes B1 German Level
  4. Apply for a vocational training online
  5. Apply for a visa once you get the confirmation from the vocational training program

I have already mentioned earlier in my blog posts that having proficiency in German Language plays essential role in study, working and living in Germany. Here are the Top 5 Resources to learn German language.

How to Apply for Ausbildung / Vocational Training

There is only one popular website to apply for Ausbildung or Vocational Training and it is

Initially, you might find the user interface tricky, so try to spend some time on this website and then it would be very easy for you to search for a suitable ausbildung program in your profession.

What is the deadline for Ausbildung / Vocational Training

The deadlines are clearly mentioned in the application guidelines of each job description which you will find on However, in general, the apprenticeship can begin on 1st August or 1st September or even on 1st October every year. 

There are thousands of job opportunities in Germany and not enough applicants every year, so your chance to succeed is more if you have the basic requirements fulfilled as per the job description of the program.

Most companies start looking for their trainees a year earlier. If you haven’t started learning german yet, try to reach B1 level or B2 level and target for the next year now.

What is the difference between Duales Studium and Ausbildung / Vocational Training?

In simple words, both are studying and working with a single company that hires you. They will also pay you every month. The theoretical knowledge in Duales Studium is more when compared to Ausbildung.

Ausbildung is more like training and hands on knowledge and school training. Ausbildung helps you to enter the job market quick and start earning immediately.

One doesn’t get as many semester break and free time in Ausbildung, which is there in Duales Studium.

In the end, both are almost same and it really depends on what you want to study. There are many interesting programs to become Nurse, Baker, IT Specialist in Ausbildung.

Where to find Duales Studium ?

Here is the portal to look for Duales Studium.

Where to find Ausbildung ?

You will find all the Ausbildung program here.

What are the popular professions in Ausbildung Program ?

How much can a student earn in Ausbildung in the first year?

On average, students would receive at least €600 Euros grant in the first year and for some professions like Nurses, they can get €1190.

Steps to Apply for Ausbildung for Indian Students?

I am sharing the screenshots of the official website’s application, however you can also go through the complete pdf document here : Ausbildung Guide

1. Get School Leaving Certificates

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2. Application for Vocational Training Online

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3. Visa Application for Indian Students

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4. Travelling to Germany

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  1. I love the way you present such amazing information in your blog
    It was very helpful for me. Usually i don’t comment but I couldn’t stop myself. I am also looking for ausbildung in Germany and it was very helpful for me…. keep up the good work ….

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