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TVET in Germany for Culinary Arts, Events Management and Hotel Management

TVET in Germany for culinary arts

Do you know that there are also TVET in Germany? It’s called the Ausbildung or Dual Vocational Training (DVT). The TVET in Germany is a 3-year apprenticeship programme where students will get on-the-job training as well as attending classes at a vocational school.

German companies are assured that graduates from this programme are both competent and experienced. In addition, this TVET in Germany is recognised not only in the EU, but also in Switzerland and Austria. That means you can work in the Switzerland and earn in Swiss Franc.

Best thing about this programme? You will get a monthly allowance starting from €950 in the first year and it can get up to €1150 in the third year. That’s enough to cover your living expenses and you will not need to worry about working part-time.

 Programme overview 

Learn on-the-job in the hospitality industry

Study duration

8 - 9 months

Intake month

January, April and July

Offered in

Petaling Jaya

Courses available

Culinary, restaurant and events management and hotel management

Academic requirement

Completed SPM, IGCSE, Diploma, UEC

Age requirement

16 to 30

You should join

If you want to be a chef, or be in restaurants, events or hotel management, you should consider the TVET in Germany as you will gain an international experience and education while getting an allowance (instead of paying expensive tuition-fees!).

Graduates of this programme are in high demand and you should be able to find a job in Germany or in other European countries.

There are requirements which you will need to fulfil though. You will need to be fluent enough in German and have completed your secondary school education. That means you can apply to this programme after completing your SPM, IGCSE, Diploma, Foundation or UEC.

Your journey to study culinary arts, restaurant, events and hotel management in Germany


Complete high school

DVT Preparation Programme

(8 – 9 months)

Learn German A1 to B1. Class are full-time (Monday to Friday).

DVT application preparation and arrangement for interview.

Dual Vocational Training in Germany

(3 years)

You’ll be learning on-the-job 70% of the time at a company and 30% classes at a vocational school.

Work in Germany, in other EU countries or in Switzerland

Your qualification is recognised in Germany, other EU countries as well as in Switzerland.

Hear from trainees


Yahya is from Morocco and is a trainee chef at the Possen Leisure and Relaxation Park.

He came to Germany alone and initially found it challenging to adapt to the culture and the German language.

He adapted well and now enjoys spending time with friends. Yahya hopes to one day open a German restaurant in Morocco.


Thao is from Vietnam and is a trainee at Sante Royale Hotel- & Gesundheitsresort.

She finds the programme beneficial and enjoyable.

One advice from Thao. If you are interested to train in Germany, you must be highly motivated to learn the language and a passion for learning new culture.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Trainees will spend about 70% of their time with a company for their hands-on training and 30% of their time studying at a vocational school.

Exams will be conducted twice yearly. Trainees who fail are allowed to repeat during the next available exam period.

Officially trainees are allowed to work part time up. For this particular programme, trainees can work part time after getting permission from their employers. However, the allowance they receive should be sufficient to cover their living expenses.

Yes, you can! Upon completion of the DVT programme, you will be required to work for at least 3 years before applying to further your studies and obtain your Bachelor’s Degree.

Yes, it’s possible – but only if you’ve worked in Germany for a few years.

Have more questions about studying and living in Germany? Visit our FAQ page to learn more.

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