In nursing students spend two days a week at a vocational school where they acquire the theoretical knowledge that they need in their future occupation. The rest of the time they work in a nursing home or hospital, where they get to apply their newly acquired knowledge in practice and learn how their work spaces operate.

Employment prospects for students who have completed a dual vocational training program are very good. That is why this kind of training is very popular with young Germans: around two-thirds of all German students leaving school go on to start a dual vocational training program.  After passing the final exams, students are recognized professionals in Europe and stand a good chance of starting a successful career in Germany.


Educational qualification: 12th completed or diploma 10+3

(One should have your school-leaving certificate recognized to apply for a vocational training course.)

Language qualification: B1 Level Certification is mandatory

Age: 18 years – 24 Years


Maximum 6 Months of Pre Semester

3 Years of Job training with a minimum of 800 euros stipend /month

Pay during Vocational Training:

Trainees will receive 800 Euros – 1150 Euros (monthly gross)

Source: Bayerischer Rundfunk

  • Can I pursue vocational training after school?

  • Is German language certificate mandatory?

  • What if don't have B1 language certificate?

  • Does IAS helps on Language training?

The Dual Vocational Training as a nurse comprises theoretical as well as practical elements and is carried out at a state-recognized health school as well as outpatient and inpatient care facilities.

The theoretical part of the nursing education which comprises a total of 2100 hours, provides nursing-related knowledge in the following areas:

  • Nursing and Health Science
  • Natural Sciences and Medicine
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Economy, Law, and Politics

The practical training includes 2500 hours of practice in inpatient and outpatient facilities in various fields:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Maternity and Nursing Station
  • Gynecology
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics

As a qualified nurse, you take over the care, support, and advice of people in need of all ages and different life situations. You select appropriate preventative, curative and palliative measures and discuss them with the patient’s relatives. Your tasks include:

  • Body care such as washing, shower, and toilet
  • Help with food intake
  • Changing the bandages
  • Dressing of wounds
  • Measuring blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration
  • Observing the patient with regard to sleeping behavior and frequency of toilet visits
  • Documenting the data using appropriate software
  • Care of seriously ill and End-of-life care

Our Program consists of four stages:

Stage 1: Preparation in the country of origin (approx. 6 months)

  • Language course
  • Conclusion of a vocational training contract
  • Visa and recognition of certificates

Stage 2: Preparation in Germany (Maximum 6 months)

  • Intensive language course
  • Integration course & intercultural programmers
  • Excursions and visits of future companies

Stage 3: Dual Vocational Training in Germany (36 months)

  • Studying theoretical knowledge in the vocational school
  • Learning practical skills in the company
  • 12 month of personal support from AGENTUR DER WIRTSCHAFT

Stage 4: Working in Germany (open end)

  • Automatically absorbed by the workplace or one year time to find an employment
  • Signing a working contract and earning a German salary
  • Gaining indefinite residence permit just after only two years

Qualified Nurses are in high demand across Germany 

Healthcare workers and nurses find employment in the first place

  • In hospitals, medical practices or health centers
  • In old people’s homes and nursing homes
  • In facilities of short-term care
  • In outpatient care services
  • In dormitories for people with disabilities
  • In hospitals of ships

Admission Process

Steps for admission:

  1. IAS Document check
  2. AAF (admission acceptance form) will be sent once IAS has received all documents
  3. AAF needs to be signed by the student within a week
  4. Students need to pay administration fee by the date mentioned in AAF
  5. Student needs to pay course fee 3 weeks before the visa date

Documents required via Courier for the check at the ministry of education

(Once Step 4 completed)

Passport (Original of the notarized document)

12th-grade certificate or highest qualification (will be translated by a sworn German translator (taken care of by IAS)

Resume in tabular form in the German language (manually signed)


Once the Ministry of education accepts applications, work contract and admission will be prepared

What you receive before your visa date:

  1. Approval /acknowledgment of receipt of the ministry of education
  2. Admission letter for pre-semester (Maximum 6 months)
  3. AZUBI contract for 3 years





Document Checklist 

  1. Application Form
  2. Declaration Form
  3. Accommodation Form
  4. Notarized Copy Of 10th Grade Certificate
  5. Notarized Copy Of 12th Grade Certificate
  6. Notarized Copy Of Other Vocational Training Or Further Study Certificate (If Any)
  7. Resume In Tabular Form With Educational Background 1st To 12th Grade (Including Photo, Percentage Of The Results Of 10th And 12th Grade, Place, Date, Signature) As.Doc File
  8. Notarized Passport Copy
  9. Passport Size Photo In Good Resolution
  10. B1 Certificate (Needs To Be Available Before The Visa Interview)


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