Frequently Asked Questions

1.    Do you offer placements for guest researchers?
2.    How can I finance may stay?
3.    Can you book an accommodation for me?
4.    How do I get a residence permit? Do I need a visa?
5.    What kind of insurances do I need?
6.    How can I prepare for my stay?



1.    Do you offer placements for guest researchers?
Placements for guest researchers are agreed upon individually between the international scholar and an institute at the University of Stuttgart. Please contact directly the institute you would like to work with.
You may find all the faculties and institutes of the University of Stuttgart here.


2.    How can I finance my stay?
Many guest researchers finance their stay through their regular salary and/or a scholarship from their home country. For scholarship possibilities of German organizations please visit:



3.    Can you book an accommodation for me?
There is a guest researcher house on the Vaihingen Campus for short and long term stays. A room or a flat can be booked by the institute you will be working with.



4.    How do I get a residence permit? Do I need a visa?
Please contact a German embassy or consulate in your home country for information concerning visa. Please note that as a guest researcher you may need a visa to enter Germany even if you would not need one as a tourist or student. After arrival in Stuttgart you will need to take care of the following formalities
-    Residence Registration (Anmeldung)
-    Residence Permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis)
You will receive detailed information about these formalities after your arrival from your institute or at the International Center (IZ).

 

5.    What kind of insurances do I need?
Health insurance:

Usually citizens of the European Union do not need an additional health insurance. Please ask your health insurance company at home for details.

Other guest researchers need to take out a private health insurance policy in order to receive a residence permit in Germany. We recommend you to take out a travel health insurance certificate for the first days and conclude a German health insurance policy once you have arrived in Stuttgart. Suggestions and tailored offers for international scholars can be obtained from the Office of International Affairs.

Personal liability insurance:

We recommend strongly taking out a personal liability insurance policy. It covers damage you might accidentally cause to other people or their property (traffic accidents, loss of key to your rental apartment etc.). Tips and suggestions can be obtained from the Office of International Affairs.




6.    How can I prepare for my stay?
The following webpages offer plenty of information about living and doing research Germany: