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Attention: All Internet pages are in English!

What does career-start-bw mean?

Career means career.
Start also means start.
BW means Baden-Württemberg.

Our website is for people from other countries.

For example:  

  • Students
  • People who want to study
  • Researchers

We want to provide information on how they can live in Baden-Württemberg.
And how they can study or work here.

The website is from BW_i.
You can find more information about BW_i here:


On our start page you will find

  • News
  • Universities introduce themselves
  • Information about Baden-Württemberg
  • YouTube films about foreign students from the University of Stuttgart

At the top right you will find the social media channels of career start bw.
You can click on them. This will take you there.
These are: YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
The icons look like this: 

Do you see this little black man with the lock?
You can click on it.
You can log in there.
There are 2 possibilities:

  • Employer: This is for universities in Baden-Württemberg.
    Universities can advertise their vacancies there.
  • Applicant: This is for researchers.
    If you are looking for a job.


You can find news here: create the future.
Here you can read news about research and universities in Baden-Württemberg.
And there are many stories about foreign students and researchers in Baden-Württemberg.


Here you will find important information about Baden-Württemberg:

  • How Baden-Württemberg is connected to the world.
  • What you need to know if you live here.
  • What leisure and cultural activities are on offer.
  • And which companies and jobs are available

For students 

Here you can find out everything you need to know if you want to study in Baden-Württemberg.
And come from another country.
For example:

  • How to apply to a university.
  • What is important when studying
  • How to find a good job after your studies

Study Search:

Here you can search for degree programs that are taught in English.

For researchers:

Here you will find everything you need to know if you want to pursue a career as a researcher. For example, which degrees you can do.

Open Positions:

Here you can search for vacant research positions in Baden-Württemberg.


Here you will find everything you need to know about universities and research institutions in Baden-Württemberg.

Study and research locations on the map:

Here you can find a map and a list with all research institutions and universities.

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Pictures: © Lebenshilfe für Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung Bremen e.V.,
Artist: Stefan Albers, Atelier Fleetinsel, 2013
Plain language symbols: © Inclusion Europe, © Netzwerk Leichte Sprache