FAQ - International Applicants

We have more to offer than just chemistry.

Yes - you can apply for an apprenticeship position at BASF from abroad i.e. if your are not living in Germany. However, travel expenses for participation in the recruitment test or interview will only be reimbursed within Germany, i.e. from the German border or the airport of arrival. In order to start your training at BASF, a valid residence and work permit must be available. Furthermore, German language skills at level B2 are required. You can find our open positions here.

Foreign applicants who do not have a report / certificate from a german school must have a good knowledge of german.
(language certificate level B2 required)

There are numerous ways and institutions from which you can aquire a german language certificate. The most-known institute is the Goethe-institute. You can find further information here.

Apprenticeship year Salary
1.  1.039 €
2.  1.116 €
3.  1.216 €
4.  1.345 €

*According to chemical tariff as of January 1, 2023. Depending on the Group company, remuneration and additional benefits may vary.

The apprenticeship at BASF gives me financial freedom. I also really like the many top additional benefits, which is rounded off with the opportunity to take part in a stay abroad.


Apprentice industrial clerk