Information for New Staff

Information for New Staff

Welcome to the Institute!

No matter whether you will be coming here for three months or three years, moving to Göttingen will bring about some important changes in your life. Some of you may have lived abroad before, while for others it will be an entirely new experience. To prepare you for things that may await you in Germany, and to make the transition as smooth as possible, we have compiled some valuable information for you.


Willkommen in Deutschland!
Welcome to Germany — a detailed online guide from the Max Planck Society on the steps you need to take before and after your entry. Here you will also find useful information about visas & entry, health insurance, opening a bank account, taxes and accommodation. more
Germany Guide — hilfreiche Informationen für neue Mitarbeiter von A-Z
Online Germany Guide for new international employees and visitors to facilitate their start at the institute and in Göttingen.  more
Leben und Arbeiten in Deutschland
A guide for international scientists at Max Planck Institutes provided by the Max Planck Society (PDF) more
Service Network for Mobile Researchers
A useful website with information and assistance to mobile researchers more
How To Germany
How To Germany tells you just about everything you need to know about living and working in Germany as a foreigner. more
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