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International skilled workers in a health profession

What are the formal requirements?

​If you are seeking employment as a health professional at UKL, our requirements are as follows:

If you are a qualified nurse, you may have to sit an examination at Leipzig University Hospital to demonstrate your level of proficiency. In specific cases, you may also have to attend an adaptation training course.

If you are still living abroad, you will need to apply for a combined visa and work permit from your local German embassy or consulate. You will also need to meet the above criteria.

EU citizens do not require a visa or work permit, but they will still need to fulfil all of the conditions listed above.​

What can we offer you?

  • We will help you to obtain an equivalence certificate for professional qualifications in a health profession​ you obtained abroad.
  • We will provide support with occupational and social integration.
  • We will help you to find accommodation, improve your language skills, and deal with red tape.
  • We can offer you flexible working hours, career opportunities and much more. ​10x better –​ what we offer as employer​ ​​

What forms do I need to complete for my application?

If you would like to apply, please contact us directly.

We will need you to supply the following documents:​

  • a covering letter
  • a CV in tabular form
  • translated and officially certified copies of your professional certificate, transcript and birth certificate
  • B2 certificate of language proficiency
  • Reference letter (if available)
  • where possible: your licence to use your professional title, a notice of assessment, or a copy of your application for recognition of a professional qualification obtained abroad​​

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
You should contact:​

Doris Gering
Tel.: 0049 341 97 26035

Akademie für berufliche Qualifizierung, Fort- und Weiterbildung
(Academy for Professional Qualification, Training and Development)​​

Richterstraße, 9 - 11
04105 Leipzig
0341 - 97 25100