Teachers who have passed their state examinations in Bavaria and are not on a waiting list, as well as applicants from outside Bavaria who have a recognized teaching qualification, may apply for employment as teachers at elementary and middle schools, special schools and vocational schools with the responsible government.
Free applicants are applicants who have acquired their teaching qualification in another German federal state or another state of the European Union or who are no longer on a waiting list in Bavaria (even with a Bavarian state examination), who have initially waived employment after successfully completing a second qualification, or who complete an adaptation course in accordance with § 11 EGRiLV-Lehrer and wish to be employed in the state school service of the Free State of Bavaria.
Applicants for the state school service who have acquired their teaching qualification in another German federal state or another state of the European Union will receive, together with the recognition of the teaching qualification or the reference to a necessary subsequent qualification, a comparative grade which is decisive for future employment.
With this grade, the applicant then competes with teachers in Bavaria who have completed their training in the year of the requested employment.
For state elementary and middle schools and special schools, the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs determines the applicable hiring grades each year before the start of the hiring campaign (announcement: around mid-July on the State Ministry's website).
For vocational schools, a direct recruitment process takes place first, followed by an assignment process for hiring. The hiring grade results in the conclusion from this procedure. Further information can be found under "Further links" under "Information for non-Bavarian applicants without a permanent position".
Applicants with a comparative grade lower than 3.50 are currently not eligible to participate in the recruitment procedure for the state school service.