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Getting started
Please find here information that might help you preparing your stay in Heidelberg.

Preparation stage - before coming to Heidelberg

 

A warm welcome to the CellNetworks community!

You have the privilege, and the benefit, of working in a unique environment. Not only is Heidelberg considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany – the picturesque ensemble of castle, Old Town and river nestled in the hills of the Odenwald. Heidelberg is also where future is shaped. The Ruperto Carola has been distinguished as a German elite university and is one of the leading universities in the world.

However exciting a new start may be, the first steps in an unfamiliar environment are always the hardest. This is why we have compiled some useful information. Besides, remember that our staff is ready to assist you at any time.

 

General information (e.g. Visas and entry procedures)

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

Housing and Accomodation

 

   

Moving to a new city is never quite easy. When you have finally found a place, you have to take care of things such as registering with the city or a finding a telephone or internet provider. The University and Studentenwerk offer help on a broad scale. Here are some useful contacts:

 

Permanent accommodation
 www.studentenwg.de
www.wg-gesucht.de
www.rnz.de
www.immobilienscout24.de
 
Short-term accommodation

 

 

 

 

 

 


Administrative Steps   

 

Employment contract
Health insurance
Social insurance
Tax
 
Bürgeramt, Heidelberg's city administration
  • Registration as a Heidelberg citizen
  • Registration of your car
  • Child care, schools
  • Marriage

 



     

Promoting Young Scientists

 

 

 

 

 Graduate Academy

 Travel grants

 

 

Life in Heidelberg

   

 

 

 Dschungelbuch

 Public transport

 

 

 

 

Free German classes at the Internationales Studienzentrum

Members of CellNetworks can participate in free language classes organized by Heidelberg University's Internationales Studienzentrum. Please register with our Project Management Office, indicating the Cellnetworks research group you belong to. If you are entitled to participation, the Internationales Studienzentrum will provide you with all necessary information on the classes currently available, grading tests, etc.

 

 

 

 

Women

 

 

 

Gender Equality at Heidelberg University Equal Opportunities Office

 

 

 

 

Family and Children

 

 

 

 

Child Care                                             

Schools

Financial Assistance for Families - Child Allowance Payments