International Office

International Office

The International Office (IO) provides information and extensive support for new and prospective foreign scientists coming to the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry (MPIB) and for Biological Intelligence (MPI-BI). Each year, both institutes host a large number of visiting graduate students, postdocs and senior scientists from all parts of the world.

Welcome to Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

The aim of the IO is to make the transitions of our visiting scientists smooth and fast, so they can profit from a successful and exciting work period at the institutes.

The International Office will help you with the following issues:

  1. Visa and guidance for application
  2. Preparation before coming to Germany
  3. How to find a flat & housing
  4. First steps after arrival
  5. Financial questions
  6. Medical and liability insurance
  7. Healthcare
  8. Schools and day care in the vicinity
  9. Support for spouses and children of visiting scientists
  10. Driving license and vehicle registration
  11. Visa extension procedures and contacts with the German Foreign Office
  12. German and English language courses at various levels
  13. Living in Munich
  14. Travel information
  15. Cultural and social background information
Living and working in Germany - Booklet
A guide for international scientists at Max Planck Institutes. more
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