STAIR (Studium- Arbeit- Integration am Rhein)


„STAIR“ is part of the initiative „Study + Work“ which was founded by the representative of the German Ministry of Economics and Energy and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. STAIR as one of the successful projects focusses on the employment situation especially in the Rhine Neckar Area (including Palatina Region).
Together with partners from industry, science, management and administration, the universities accompany their international students through their courses of study/ study course, suggest ways of entering the job market and assist in integrating them into society.

Our university joined this project (started by the Hochschule Worms and Hochschule Ludwigshafen) to widen the range of activities for international students within the Rhine-Neckar-Region and to get in contact and interact with different institutions in this area.

The program consists of three “Steps” to integrate international students.

1. INFORMING - Receive information on :

  • employment laws for foreigners in Germany
  • employment situation in the region
  • the services of the IHK and the regional Employment Agency
  • getting in contact with employees of those agencies


2. TRAINING - Acquire:

  • linguistic competences
  • skills for successful internship or job search (written application, job interviews, elevator pitch, etc.).


3. EMPOWER - Apply and improve:

  • your newly acquired knowledge and skills in meetings with potential employers during project events, e.g. Business Speed Dating

By taking part in this project, companies can not only get into contact with qualified young academics, they can also add to their pool of applicants and enhance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

If you have further questions please contact ishalaginova [at]

Flyer for the Project

Application form