Preparing your Stay

Visitor's Folder

Please find here a pdf-file summarizing the most important steps to take before coming to Germany, as well as useful addresses for settling down. In addition, the University of Jena provides a website with useful hints and downloads for your preparation for living in Jena. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society compiled a guide for international scientists at Max Planck Institutes.

Useful web links to prepare for your stay in Germany

German Foreign Ministry: Visa regulations, travel recommendations

The Deutsche Studentenwerk compiled information especially for international students to support students who are new in town. The Deutsche Studentenwerk is the umbrella organization of the 61 Studentenwerke in Germany. The Studentenwerke are partner organizations of the universities and support the ca. two million students with lots of help and services.

Research in Germany: General overview of the diverse research environment in Germany including research institutions and sponsoring organizations. In addition, you will find useful tips regarding a research stay in Germany.

Campus-Germany: Studying and living in Germany (in several languages)


Intudoc: Starting out as a doctoral candidate in a foreign country can be difficult - there's a lot of paperwork and things to organize. Students from Intudoc are happy to support you in your first steps in Jena! The Graduate Academy offers doctoral candidates and postdocs a free support service to help you organize your stay in Jena. This service is funded by the DAAD.