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Collected Information and FAQ

On the following pages you can find information for researchers who are returning to Germany after spending a longer period of time researching abroad.

  • In the section Information and assistance you can find information on the following topics which are also relevant to returning researchers:

    Daycare, Schooling and Family Related Issues

    Funding Database

    Intellectual Property

    Optional Insurance Schemes

    Social Security

  • Health Insurance

    Pension Scheme

Further Information

The GSO Leadership Academy

This programme is designed for 25 outstanding researchers of all disciplines who are about to take the next step in their career – as a junior group leader in science or industry, as an assistant or full professor, as founder of a start-up or as someone taking responsibility in a research-related organization. Applicants for the program must currently work outside of Germany and should be interested in working in Germany.

Zurück nach Deutschland (in German)

A publication from Research in Germany addressing German researchers abroad who are thinking of returning to Germany. It gives an overview on the most important changes in the German research landscape within the last years and the involved career perspectives.

Your Europe - Advice

Advice service of the European Commison on issues relating to EU-law in the fields of life, work and travel in the EU.