International Office

International Office

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute of Biogeochemie in Jena! Our Welcome Center offers a free support service for all employees and guests to help organize your trip to Germany and settle in Jena.

Every year, we welcome colleagues from all over the world who come for the scientific excellence of our institute. However, an international move can be challenging. 

To help you focus on your research,  we offer the following services free of charge to MPI-BGC newcomers: 

  • Visa application for Germany
  • German health insurance
  • Finding an apartment
  • Finding school & daycare
  • Registration at the city
  • opening a bank account
  • Onboarding

You can find more detailed information about the German tax system, health insurance, education, ..., on these sites:

Make it in Germany

BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge - Migration and residence

MPG - guide for international guest researchers

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