I'm taking a master degree in Germany, and I was going to apply for a Student Visa this week, but in the meantime, I was also looking for a student job, and I got an offer yesterday.
From what I can tell from the requirements for the student visa and the work visa, the requirements for them are pretty much the same, except for the former you need only a study offer and for the latter your need a job offer.
The only difference that I can tell from the two is that a student visa limits me to only working at most 20 hours a week, and 240 half days a year, or 120 full days, while the work visa doesn't impose any limits on that.
Am I missing something else?
If so, what are the advantages afforded by a Student Visa that aren't given by a Work Visa in Germany, assuming you have both a study offer and a job offer?