IQ Fachstelle Existenzgruendung
ism e.V. Mainz Mr. Ralf Sänger (PhD)

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Foreigners authority of City of Oldenburg
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Startups for internationals

Setting up a business for international students and academics

Are you of international origin and would like to set up a business in Germany or work as a freelancer. It is essential to pay attention to the following issues. Your citizenship (EU or non-EU-citizen), your grade of education and your residential permit status determine the qualifications, administrative procedures and permits needed for your business start-up.

Setting up a Business in Germany

The video ”Setting up a Business in Germany – for academics and students from non-EU countries“ provides a first overview.
The service department “IQ Fachstelle Migrantenoekonomie” offers detailed information and a support service for academics and business start-ups of foreign origin on their website Precise information and step-by-step advices will guide your path setting up a business in Germany. Th­is glossary (only in German) explains key terms in plain and simple wording.
(Changed: 20 Apr 2022)