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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​ 

I meet the formal requirements – how do I apply?

​Great that you are interested in a position with us!

Here you will find our vacant positions in the nursing service (only German) or in the medical technical service (only in German). Apply for your desired position with the following documents:

      • a covering letter in German language
      • a CV in German in tabular form
      • into German translated and officially certified copies of your professional certificate, transcript and birth certificate
      • B2 certificate or C1/C2 certificate of German 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


Attention! Please ensure that you meet the formal requirements above.


We look forward to receiving your application!