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Welcome Center Potsdam Telegrafenberg

Service Point for International Researchers (GFZ, PIK, AWI, AIP)

Our Services

We offer comprehensive information, individual advice and support before and during your stay in Potsdam/ Berlin, e.g. on the following topics:

  • visa / residence permit
  • housing
  • place in kindergartens / schools
  • registration with / official notice of departure to the local Citizen Services Office
  • insurances
  • formalities regarding your work contract
  • enrollment for PhD students in the university
  • German language courses
  • information events (e.g. on German pension insurance scheme; tax refund)
  • unemployment benefits
  • monthly events / excursions / and other leisure activities
  • getting in touch with other international researchers

We also provide support for you when you depart.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Welcome Video for Internationals

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