FAQs

APPLICATION PROCESS

Who is eligible to apply?

There are three requirements to be eligible to apply with Care With Care:

      1. You must be a registered nurse.
      2. You must be willing to commit to a 8-10 months intensive German language training (4h/day, 5days/week).
      3. You must be willing to invest PHP 30,000 into the A1 German language course and the translation fee.

If you fulfill all three requirements, congratulations — you are qualified to apply!

I am caregiver/doctor/nursing assistant. Would you accept me?

Unfortunately we’re only able to recruit registered nurses at the moment.

Is any work experience needed?

No, there’s no minimal work experience required to participate in the Care With Care program. However, in the end, our employers will decide which candidate to hire. Some employers prefer to hire nurses with some work experience. Others prioritize strong German language and communication skills.

I submitted the application, what next?

After submitting the application, you should have received an email with the New Candidate To-Do List and our Language Program. Please go through it carefully, start collecting the documents you need and enroll into the A1 language course as soon as possible. Shortly afterwards, you will also receive a call from one of our profiling agents to confirm your application.

LANGUAGE TRAINING

How long does the language training take?

The language training is an intensive course that lasts 8-10 months with classes taking up 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. On top of this, you also have to allow some time for the homework. Schedules vary school by school, but generally morning and afternoon classes are the most common.

Is it possible to work while studying German?

It is very difficult to successfully complete the intensive German language course while continuing a full-time job. Many of our candidates cannot balance the 4-hour class commitment, 1-2 hour homework requirement, and commute with a full-time job. Some candidates have successfully taken part-time jobs on the weekends. We strongly recommend you take care of yourself and pace your schedule. The more energy you dedicate to language study, the sooner you will pass your B2 exam and the sooner you will start working in Germany.

Where are your language schools located?

We have partner language schools in many locations across the country (Manila, Makati, Quezon, Cebu, Bohol, Bacolod, Iloilo, Baguio, Laoag, Santiago City, Dagupan and Olongapo). You can choose whichever is closer to home.

There is no language school in my location — what can I do?

If there is no approved language school close to your home, you have two options: (1) You can relocate to a location with an approved language school for the 8-10 months language training (In this case we will shoulder the A2 to B2 language course costs.). OR (2) You can do self-learning. If you already apply with a completed language level, you would receive a monetary bonus upon deployment to compensate for your language costs: € 750 for B1, € 1,000 for B2, and € 1,200 for B2 exam passers.

Do you offer online language training?

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide online language courses at the moment, but are working on it. Meanwhile you can do self-learning or find another language school close to your home. If you apply with us with a completed language level, you would also get a monetary bonus on deployment: € 750 for B1, € 1,000 for B2, and € 1,200 for B2 exam passers.

I already go to another language school — can you shoulder the costs?

Unfortunately, we cannot shoulder the expenses for language training in a school outside of our partner list before a candidate passes the B2 exam. But if you apply with us with a completed language level, we will award you with a cash bonus upon deployment to compensate for your language costs: € 750 for B1, € 1,000 for B2 level completed, € 1,200 for B2 exam passers.

I already go to another language school — how do I switch?

All our partner schools have assessment placement tests. In order to continue your education in one of these, you’ll have to pass this test. Alternatively, if you already hold an officially recognized test certificate in A1, A2 or B1, it could also serve as a proof of your language level. Unfortunately, we cannot accept candidates with certificates issued by their previous school without a placement test.

Which language exam do you recommend to take?

We do our best to ensure that students in our partner language schools reach the language level that allows to successfully pass any of the exams accepted in Germany: Goethe-Zertifikat, ÖSD or TELC. In the course of training candidates are getting prepared for all 3 exams. We also strongly advise our students not to focus on one test type only, as there are not so many slots available for each every month. If you aim at a faster deployment, be ready for any of the three tests and book the first slot available: If you studied hard, you’ll pass any of the tests.

COSTS

How much does the language training cost?

Care With Care is happy to cover all costs of your language training starting from A2 level (A2, B1, B2) as well as the B2 certificate exam fee. You would only have to pay for the A1 course in the beginning to show commitment to the program. The A1 language training costs around PHP 15,000 to 20,000, depending on the school of your choice.

Which costs are covered by Care With Care?

Care With Care has no placement fees and covers the following costs for each candidate:

  • A2-B2 German courses: PHP 98,000.
  • B2 certificate exam: PHP 15,200
  • Qualification recognition fee: > PHP 15,000
  • Visa application fee: PHP 4,500
  • OWWA and Exit clearance (OEC) fee: PHP 6,000
  • Airfare to Germany: PHP 60,000
  • Ground transportation in Germany: PHP 5,000
  • 6-week qualification recognition course in Germany: PHP 100,000

Total cost covered by Care With Care is PHP 303,500.

What are the costs the candidate needs to shoulder?

Care With Care has no placement fees and covers all costs for your training starting from the A2 level (A2, B1, B2 and the B2 certificate exam fee – being PHP 113,000 altogether), as well as qualification recognition, visa application and relocation costs.

Each candidate agrees to cover:

  • A1 German course: PHP 15,000-20,000. To be paid before you start A1.
  • 50% of the translation fee: PHP 12,500. To be paid before you start A2.
  • Documents notarization costs: only if needed, costs vary. To be paid before you start A2.
  • Medical checkup: PHP 3,500. To be paid just before departure to Germany.
  • Travel insurance: PHP 4,000. To be paid just before departure to Germany.
Is there a monthly allowance during the language training?

Unfortunately, we’re not able to offer our candidates any allowance during the language training at the moment, but we’re happy to cover the costs of the training itself, starting from A2 to B2 level as well as the B2 certificate exam fee (PHP 113,000 altogether). Furthermore, we cover as well as qualification recognition, visa application and relocation costs. For candidates who choose to study the language in Manila we’re also happy to recommend you subsidized housing at a bedspacer rate of PHP 5,000 per month.

I already go to another language school — can you shoulder the costs?

Unfortunately, we cannot shoulder the expenses for language training in a school outside of our partner list before a candidate passes a B2 exam. But: If you apply with us with a completed language level, we will award you with a cash bonus upon deployment to compensate for your language costs:  €750 for B1 level completed,€1,000 for B2 level completed, € 1,200 for B2 exam passers.

Is there a bonus for candidates who already speak German?

Yes, of course! If you apply with us with a completed language level, we will award you with a cash bonus upon deployment to compensate for your language costs: € 750 for B1 level completed, € 1,000 for B2 level completed, € 1,200 for B2 exam passers.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CARE WITH CARE

What is Care With Care? Which services do you offer?

Care With Care is a global employment program for healthcare professionals powered by Care.com and Magsaysay Global Services. We recruit registered nurses to work in hospitals, senior care homes or rehabilitation facilities across Germany.

Where is your partner agency in the Philippines located?

Our partner agency in the Philippines is Magsaysay Global Services, Inc. (MGSI). MGSI is operating with the license number POEA-013-LB-032714-R and is located at 7F Times Plaza, Taft cor. UN Ave.Ermita, Manila.