International Office

Planning your stay

A research stay in Germany, whether short-term or long-term requires some preparation.


  • Register with the Welcome Centre
  • Compile the most important documents (further information can be found in Chapter Five of our Guide for international researchers)
  • Make contact with the German embassy to clarify immigration matters and, if applicable, apply for your visa (and those of any family members accompanying you)
  • Find accommodation (you can reserve an accommodation in one of our guest houses)
  • Arrange health insurance coverage (as well as for those accompanying you)
  • If applicable, enquire about local child care/schools well in advance
  • If possible, apply for an eduroam account at your home university
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An overview of central resources and contact persons for international researchers at RUB.

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