On this page you will find some useful links to inform yourself about a research stay in Germany.
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent, non-profit research organization. It was founded on February 26, 1948, and is the successor organization to the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, which was established in 1911.
The primary goal of the Max Planck Society is to promote basic research at its own institutes. It is not a government institution although it is funded to a large extent by the federal and state governments. Instead, it is a registered association and has its registered seat in Berlin. The Administrative Headquarters and office of the President are located in Munich.
This PhDnet portal serves as a platform for exchange among doctoral students at Max-Planck-Institutes. Regardless of their particular fields of research, all PhD students strive to maximize their achievements during the PhD period, to avail of and contribute to the scientific profile of their respective MPIs and to effectively plan their career.
The portal “Research in Germany” is the central information platform of the initiative to "Promote Innovation and Research in Germany" by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim of the internet portal is to give an overview of the German research landscape and funding system.
The web pages of the Federal Foreign Office are one of the best sources to discover Germany by the internet. This link provides information about visa regulations and a direct link to a German Embassy in your home country.
DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. The service offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others with higher education. In many countries you will find an office of the DAAD.
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