Welcome at the MPQ
These webpages provide useful information concerning your stay with us
Moving to Munich 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 the things that may await you in Germany, and to make the transition as smooth as possible, we have compiled valuable information for you as to what needs to be done before, upon and after your arrival.
Preparations before you start
Visa application, accommodation and health insurance are the most important things you need to take care of before coming to Germany.
UPON & AFTER ARRIVAL
First days & weeks in Germany
Registration at local residency, applying for a residence permit, opening a bank account and other important formalities and registration procedures.
LIVING IN MUNICH / METROPOLITAN REGION
Once you are settled
Childcare, language courses, other formalities and useful information about healthcare and what to do in your freetime in Munich and the surrounding area.
Your direct contact at the Institute
The assistant of your department or research group is happy to help you with all questions you may have before starting to work at our institute. Please feel free to contact them at any time.
Get to know us!
The Max Planck Society put together a booklet with all the helpful information concerning your stay in Germany. Please study it prior to your arrival in Germany, as it contains most of the information that will help you to enjoy your stay in Munich and your work experience at our institute. For more information you can also visit the Max Planck Society Website.