... 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 Barbara Timmel, phone: +49 341 235 1843.
Finding a room
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:
See e.g. advertisements in the local press "Mitteldeutsche Zeitung" or look at the Network "Living in Halle" under
See e.g. advertisements in the local press "Magdeburger Volksstimme" or look at