Work in Germany

One country, endless possibilities

We build bridges between people and countries

Europework is your Golden Gate to Europe

We build bridges between people and countries

Mediation agency for medical doctors

We work with all clinics and hospitals throughout Germany.

We work free of charge for doctors

Building bridges

A bridge is so much more than just the connection of two points. On closer look, you realise: a bridge is custom-made. It must be strong and durable to serve its purpose. To use it, the user must trust it. Europework fulfils such a bridge function. As a recruitment agency, we have specialised in the placement and accompaniment of foreign doctors within Germany for over ten years.

What we do

Europework is a recruitment agency for foreign doctors based in Germany. Through our competent advice and our Germany-wide network, we put you in contact with German hospitals or clinics. This gives our international doctor clients access to the German health care system.

How we help you

Our service includes complete support on your way to a signed employment contract with a German hospital or clinic.

For foreign medical doctors who have studied medicine in or outside the European Union.

The German health system is very attractive in international comparison. In Western Europe, further training as a specialist is a paid further training, whereas in Eastern Europe it is still not the case – the person who wants to be trained as a specialist has to pay for it himself or herself. Germany occupies a special place in Europe, as only in Germany do almost all hospitals have a further training authorisation to train assistant doctors as specialists. In all other nations in Europe, only the university hospitals have authorisation for further training. With over 2,000 acute hospitals and 300 rehabilitation clinics, Germany is an ideal country for young doctors who want to become specialists – and already receive a very good monthly salary along the way. This is why many foreign doctors move to Germany: to start their careers. First and foremost, to complete their specialist training here or even to expand their specialist knowledge as a medical specialist.

We support foreign doctors with:

  1. Support for getting a national Visa at the geman embassy.
  2. learning the German language
  3. applying for a licence to practice medicine
  4. writing a professional application
  5. finding an assistant doctor position in a German clinic
  6. preparing for the interview
  7. assessing an employment contract

Getting a position as an EU or non EU doctor in Germany

Germany is one country which is divided into 16 federal states. Each state has its own chambers of doctors (NRW even has two chambers of doctors) and its own health authority. Each federal state has its own rules and laws, as well as its own immigration procedure for foreign doctors. In Germany, you are free to apply for a vacancy and any qualified doctor who studied medicine in or outside the European Union, if you passed the german medical language test (FSP) you can start to apply for the temporary licence ( Berufserlaubnis) at the health authorities an starting to send out youre application to hospitals in a certain federal state for a postion as an assistent- doctor.

1. Learning the German language

Since January 2017, all foreign doctors in Germany have to pass the so-called Fachsprachenprüfung (FSP) in order to obtain a licence to practise medicine. This specialist language examination is conducted exclusively by the respective medical associations in each federal state. You need a German B2 language certificate to apply for a professional licence, but you need a C1 level to be granted one, as the FSP examination level is C1.

Your preparation for the professional language exam should look like this:

You can take a general language diploma at Goethe language schools up to C1. We also know various private teachers who can teach you German language online. From A1 to C1 level.

Our doctor clients who have studied medicine in the European Union receive professional online preparation courses for the FSP from Europework – free of charge.

We will organise the preparatory courses for the medical german language exam (FSP) for you. The costs for these preparation courses for the FSP will be covered by Europework. For you, the EU doctors, this is free of charge if you work with us. For the preparation for the FSP, we have online language schools in Germany that will effectively prepare you for the FSP.

Since the Corona Pandemic, German lessons have mostly taken place online. Behind your own computer. We also have various private language teachers who can give you German lessons online. From A1-C1 level.

2. Apply for a licence to practise medicine

Europework will email you a list of documents you need to apply in order to get your temporary licence ( non EU-Berufserlaubnis) or the permanent licence ( EU-Approbation). We will then have these documents translated into German by an accredited translator who lives in Germany. We will also fill in the application form for the licence to practise medicine and submit it together with the translated documents to the relevant health authority.

3. Creating a professional application

Create a CV

You only have one chance to make a good first impression!

  • Letter of motivation: a meaningful and authentic description of your personal reasons for wanting to work in a particular field and / or what level of experience you bring with you or what professional skills you have.
  • Photo: Add a recent professional photo. Please smile! Please wear clean and professional clothes (For men: tie. For ladies and gentlemen, plain clothes).
  • Personal information: first name, last name, address, phone number, email, date of birth, place of birth, gender, marital status.
  • University education: Name of university, internet address/home page address from when to when ( –
  • Career: jobs, further education, internships, etc. (
    Always indicate from when to when you have been employed somewhere!
  • Languages: Which languages do you speak and at what level (A1-C2)?
  • OP catalogue: For anaesthetists and surgeons, add your operating theatre catalogue.
  • Please do not use abbreviations: Write everything out.

Once all points have been filled in, please send your profile to

Please send the completed form to

4. Apply for assistant doctor position in a German clinic

Europework has been active as a placement agency for foreign doctors in Germany for over 10 years. We therefore have the contact details of all clinics and hospitals in all federal states.(16 states) We have recorded the contact details of the hospitals and clinics for each federal state seperately in our comprehensive database.

5. Preparation for a job interview in Germany.

We will prepare you particularly well here, as the interview is one of the most important stages in the entire immigration procedure of a foreign doctor. (There are simply different customs and rules in Germany than in other EU countries).

Salary for doctors in Germany.

The salary is more or less the same no matter which hospital you work in. It also doesn’t matter what field you work in, so a psychiatrist gets the same salary as a surgeon. You always receive your monthly salary on the 28th day of each month.
Assistant doctor salary list . Thise is the official rate.

1 year experience €4.938,79
2 years’ experience €5.218,73
3 years’ experience €5.418,68
4 years’ experience €5.765,29
5 years’ experience €6.178,49
6 years’ experience €6.339,66
Specialist doctors ( Fachärzte) are starting from €6.518,41 – up to around €8.164,68, – (depending on the years of experience).

Specialist doctors + 6 experience you become ” Oberarzt”. They are responsible for several assistant doctors.+ €90.000,-

Leading Oberarzt.+€120.000,-

Chiefdoctors who are responsible for the whole department. + €200.000,- a year.

At Europework, we will make every effort to have the professional experience you have already gained in your home country recognised in Germany. This means that you can earn up to € 1,400 more in remuneration as soon as you start working as a doctor in Germany. We will show you the ways to do this.

P.G. Verweij

Pieter Guweltherus Verweij

I’m happy to help you find the job you’ve always dreamed of!

My life has taken me through several European countries so far. I was born and raised in the Netherlands, but worked for a long time in Germany, France and Switzerland. I use my personal experience to place doctors in and out of Germany, in a job that matches their medical qualifications as well as their own personality and individual life plan.

More than 10 years ago, I started with to place foreign doctors in Germany. Many of the former doctors in training are now specialists, many of whom are now also working in Switzerland. Every success confirms my motivation to focus even more on placing doctors in and to Germany.

Why? Firstly, because I have an excellent network in Germany and thus know that there are countless opportunities in Germany. However, getting to know these requires a lot of time and energy as well as continuous attention to building and maintaining contacts. In addition, the experiences I have gained in other countries and their cultures, languages and customs have enriched my life and career enormously. Even though many of my decisions were accompanied by great uncertainties, I was able to develop further precisely because of these experiences. And I wish you this development as well.

I use my own experiences to accompany and support you on your way to a great career in Germany. I have personally experienced what it’s like to be alone in a foreign country and try to build a new life there. If you then have someone who knows the country well and has also travelled these roads themselves, it makes integration much easier.

I hope that you will come across me through your trust so that I can help you with advice and support.

Sincerely yours, Pieter Guweltherus Verweij

Recommendation letters

After graduating from china a chapter closed itself and there I was looking for another Adventure. Germany showed itself quite promising. After some research and contacting Europework, I was advised to go to Germany and study the language first. The adventure started by attending language courses at Goethe Institute. When I completed the B2 level, I contacted Mr. Verweij and he advised me to continue the language courses and to complete the C1 level. After obtaining my C1 level he suggested 2 language institutes in Düsseldorf, where I was able to learn and prepare for the medical German exam. Mr. Verweij provided me also with a personal coach, who offered valuable information and tips about both the upcoming job interviews and exam. All praise to God, I was able from the first interview to get a job in a rehabilitation klinik. I was first offered the opportunity to undergo a practical training which proved itself very helpful for the exam. The next step will be to get my “Approbation” but meanwhile I can enjoy working in Germany for 2 years. I would like to use the opportunity to thank Europework and Mr. Verweij for their help and support. Thus a Journey full with doubts and difficulties; which seems impossible to reach at the beginning. Do contact Europework and Mr. Verweij will gladly help you through it alleviating the burden.

Dr. A., Mauritius, China – Germany, NRW
Internal Medicine

My Experience with Europework and Mr. Pieter Verweij. As a new bee in Germany with so many challenges ahead, it was a big challenge to find a workplace in a hospital, in which I could finally begin my speciality training. From day one I came in contact with Mr. Pieter, it was not just the formal relationship. It was the assurance and the support he offered me. I was completely messed up, my cover letter to my CV. Mr. Verweij and his assistants at Europework turned it into a piece of gold. The cover letter and the CV was absolutely well formed and written. Last but not the least Mr. VERWEIJ is a warm hearted man. Stay care free, send your letter to Europework and let them guide you. I wish you all the best, EUROPEWORK REALLY WORKS!!! Cheers!!!

Dr. G., Tirunelveli, India – Thüringen
Internal Medicine

My name is Dr. Vinod Kumar Malik. I come from Haryana in India and I have done my Medical University in Romania. I was highly interested to do my postgraduate studiess in Germany because Germany is famous for structure and high-quality. So I decided to go to Germany and did overhere my German language courses until the C1 level. I started to try to find a postion by myself and I wrote a lot of Letters to a lot of hospitals and I had even one Interview but this was also without any result and I was close to give up after all my struggle to find a postion in Germany. Then I found on the Internet “Europework”and I met in Person the Director,this nice gentleman Mr. Pieter, who gave me hope and adviced me. His secretary practise with me several times “how to do Interviews” in Germany and they made a complete makeover off my CV and we finally found a job where I feel like home! I truely thank Mr. Pieter (Europework) for whatever they did for me and I truely appreciate it . I recommend everyone to go through Europework to FIND your dream job!

Dr. M.
from Hatyana, India now in Saarland, Germany


How is it possible that Europework works for free for doctors?
Because the hospitals pay us a mediation-fee as soon as doctor starting officially in a hospital. Thats why we and the our doctors-clients have the same goal, for us it is very important that the doctors starting as soon possible officialy ( with the licence to practise medicine) in Germany because only then the hospital pay us the mediationfee!

Need more information about the possibilities or want to start working in Germany?