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Looking for job in Science, what are the requirements?


Hello, I'm about to graduate from my Masters in Biomedical Science in Germany. As I only really speak English (my german is at roughly A1-2) I'm expanding the range of my job search. How likely is it for me to find a job speaking only English in Belgium? Do I need to apply specifically for a work permit prior to trying to get a job or will I that be taken care of by the company (I tried looking it up at but it kept pointing me in circles and the linked site didn't work)?


English is often the only language requirement for international companies in Belgium.
However, if you're non-EU, you may have an accent, which could be a problem.
Also, non-EU means that you are at a distinct disadvantage over EU students, as you will need to find an employer who is prepared to get you a work permit, and as a new graduate, you don't have enough work experience to justify that.

Jun 15, 2024 11:18

I see at least I don't have to worry about the language requirement. Fortunately for me at least with regards to my accent I've been told by most Europeans that my accents isn't really detectable. Thanks for the information.

Jun 19, 2024 20:28