Moving to a foreign country can be exciting and thrilling; but even if you think you are well prepared, you may find that your host country is much more different than expected. It is often the everyday and seemingly trivial things that make the beginnings in a new country difficult, confusing, and also annoying or even scary. The International Office will help and support preparing your move and relocation to Germany, guide through the steps of settling in, and advise and assist in all day-to-day matters throughout your entire stay at the MPI for Brain Research. Always remember that there are no stupid, unimportant or unnecessary questions in the International Office. If we are not able to help, we will try to find the places that offer advice and assistance.
We help with
- Preparing your move to Germany (visa, residence permit, general info)
- Your arrival in Frankfurt (health insurance and social security, registration at citizens office, bank account)
- Getting settled in Germany (house hunting, living costs, family matters, transportation, money issues, taxes)
- All issues that may arise during your entire stay at the institute