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How to get along at the institute and in Berlin

Arriving in Berlin can be overwhelming. We collect information that makes your life easier and more fun.


Getting started at the Fritz

We put together a list of things that will help you to get started at the FHI.


Administrative Struggles

When you first arrive in Berlin, words like "Einwohnermeldeamt", "Krankenkasse" and "Wohnungsgeberbestätigung" seem daunting and finding an appartment close to impossible.

Our Welcome Office will help you!


What to do with your free time

Work-life balance is a very important topic during your PhD. After a tiring day or week in the lab or at your desk, there are plenty of great things to do in Berlin. They will take your mind off work, refresh your brain and open up new horizons.

Berlin is also great to find your personal style and like-minded people.

We collected our favorite leisure activities in and around Berlin for you!


Mental Health

Doing your PhD is hard. Many students struggle with mental health issues during their graduate studies. The MPG Mental Health Collective (Twitter) collects information and organizes virtual gatherings to talk about solutions to mental health problems. They also have a mailing list!

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