Making Tübingen/Stuttgart your home and not just your work place as quickly as possible is the aim of the Welcome Service. The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems wants to welcome you by assisting you in settling in. You are becoming not just part of an institute but of a community.
Here we try to answer general question on all topics that concern everyone who comes to Tübingen/Stuttgart: directions, bus lines, dealing with authorities (visa, residence permit, etc.), house hunting, and becoming a PhD student:
Living and working in Germany
Please notice the different deadlines!! All of the procedures mentioned above have to be completed before your visa expires. Some of them have to be completed in order for you to get paid by the MPI IS.
Apartment / Living Information
NEVER transfer any money or send any personal data or documents to anyone who has advertised an apartment before seeing the place! This is a popular scam! Please be very alert if an ad sounds too good to be true! It is common to pay a deposit AFTER you have seen the place/signed the contract, never before.