International Office

International Office

Each year, our institute receives a large number of graduate students, postdocs and senior scientists from all parts of the world. Our International Office (IO) provides guests and new employees the necessary support and all information needed to enable a smooth transit into a successful and exciting work period at the institute.


MPG-Guide ‚Living and Working in Germany“
A good start for non-German students and staff members is the guide ‚Living and working in Germany‘ of the Max Planck Society, which is intended to help one to get settled and feel at home in Germany, and to handle the daily business of living and working here. mehr


If you need help with the following issues, please feel free to contact Ms. Jenny Görg or Ms. Franziska Hainer:

  • VISA (Extensions, contact with the immigration office etc.)

  • Assistance before arrival

  • First steps after arrival

  • Financial questions (e.g. bank account, taxes, tax office)

  • Insurances (e.g. health, liability insurance)

  • Health care

  • School system, local day care centers etc.

  • Driver's license (transfer, etc.)

  • Living and housing in Bad Nauheim

  • Cultural and social affairs
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