University applications: how to win a place by being unconventional 

University applications: how to win a place by being unconventional 

Applying to universities can be a nerve-wracking experience. In competitive field, what’s the best way to stand out? The Local looks at how making an unconventional application – and using digital media to present your authentic self – could secure your place at a top university or business school.

KPMG, MIT or the UN: where could this German business degree take you?

KPMG, MIT or the UN: where could this German business degree take you?

Mental health: what are the warning signs international residents should look out for?

Mental health: what are the warning signs international residents should look out for?

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EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about parental leave in Germany
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EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about parental leave in Germany

Both new mums and dads in Germany can take advantage of a generous parental leave policy. Here’s what you need to know, including the unique way leave can be split up, how it applies to freelancers, and where the Bundesrepublik stands in comparison to other countries.

Eight unique words and phrases that tell us something about Germany
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Eight unique words and phrases that tell us something about Germany

Reader question: Can I get a retirement visa for Germany?
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Reader question: Can I get a retirement visa for Germany?

OPINION: Is it true that Germans don’t understand sarcasm?
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OPINION: Is it true that Germans don’t understand sarcasm?

Reader question: Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Germany?

Reader question: Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Germany?

ANALYSIS: Merkel’s CDU gains momentum after victory in key state election

ANALYSIS: Merkel’s CDU gains momentum after victory in key state election

Angela Merkel's conservatives were heaving a sigh of relief on Monday after a convincing win in the last regional vote before a general election that also exposed the weaknesses of the Green party, their main rival at the national level.

ANALYSIS: How do Germany’s Covid-19 numbers compare to other European countries?
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ANALYSIS: How do Germany’s Covid-19 numbers compare to other European countries?

What happens if Brits in Germany don’t apply for post-Brexit residence card by deadline?

What happens if Brits in Germany don’t apply for post-Brexit residence card by deadline?

Britons who were legally living in Germany before the end of the transition period are being urged to apply for a residence document before June 30th. We look at what happens if people miss the deadline.

Postcode lottery: Brits in Germany on what it’s like to apply for the post-Brexit residence card

Postcode lottery: Brits in Germany on what it’s like to apply for the post-Brexit residence card

Studying in Germany: These are the words you need to know
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Studying in Germany: These are the words you need to know

We break down the words you need to know when starting your studies in Germany, whether it's your first day or you're well into the semester.

Everything you need to know as an Indian student moving to Germany
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Everything you need to know as an Indian student moving to Germany

German phrase of the day: Das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen

German phrase of the day: Das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen

Many parts of Germany have been blessed with seemingly unending clear skies over the last few weeks. This useful German phrase wards you off getting too comfortable with this kind of weather.

German phrase of the day: Alter Schwede

German phrase of the day: Alter Schwede

Everything you need to know as an American moving to Germany
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Everything you need to know as an American moving to Germany

Thinking of making the big move across the pond to Deutschland? From getting a work visa to the differences in work culture, here’s our comprehensive guide to the basics you’ll need to know.

10 mistakes everyone makes when they first arrive in Germany

10 mistakes everyone makes when they first arrive in Germany