Helmholtz Research School ESCALATE

Studenten in Leipzig


... at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig, Halle and Magdeburg! We hope you enjoy your stay, feel welcome and have a successful time. To make your start as easy as possible, we provide a list of the most important things you have to think about when you come to Germany. It differs from case to case, but here is a general starting point.
On this webpage and in the following chapter "Start in Germany" you will find useful information for the beginning in Germany.

How to get started in Germany

With any starting problems concerning german administration and especially residence permit ... you can get first advices at Michael Beckmann, phone: +49 341 235 1946.

Finding a room

in Leipzig


The UFZ in Leipzig offers a guesthouse for a limited time. We would like to recommend you to ask your supervisor or your contact person at UFZ for arranging a room or a flat for you during the first time.

Finding a flat in Leipzig is quite relaxed compared to other attractive cities, and prices are low. Information about flats and rooms to rent you get Wednesdays and Saturdays in the "Leipziger Volkszeitung" (LVZ), see the printed media or e.g. the following links:

Infos about Leipzig:

in Halle

See e.g. advertisements in the local press "Mitteldeutsche Zeitung" or look at the Network "Living in Halle" under

Sports activities



ESCALATE Welcome Day
20th of April 2017, 9:30 - 16:00
Kubus Lecture Hall 1B

We invite all new and old ESCALATE PhD students to the first ESCALATE Welcome Day.

Upcoming ESCALATE colloquia

20th of April, 14:30,
Kubus Lecture Hall 1B

Steve Beissinger (University of California, Berkeley), 

24th of April, 14:00,
Kubus Lecture Hall 1CD

Mark Costello (University of Auckland, NZ) and Mike Gill (Canada)