Questions & answers about IMPRS-HD

This webpage provides some links to detailed information for IMPRS students and applicants. Much of the information is already present on the IMPRS webpages, but is here collected as a kind of summary.

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A) A general overview about IMPRS and living in Heidelberg is provided by the IMPRS manual (updated, but preliminary version June 2017) produced and updated by the IMPRS students and the coordination office.
B) A general overview about IMPRS and living in Heidelberg is provided by the How to Germany. Check also their main page.
C) Here is a link to the Faculty's webpages where you could download the admission forms for registration as a PhD student, and the Dean's information about general conditions for PhD studies in Physics and Astronomy in Heidelberg.
D) IMPRS students should have their first thesis committee (TC) meeting within 2-4 month after arrival. Here is an info about the TC rules and also a form (for astronomy PhD students) to be filled out after the first TC meeeting.
E) Here are some links offering accomodation (sorry, but some are in German only):
An overview is presented by our International Officer Heide Seifert, see her webpage.
We list here zwischenmiete and HomeCompany who are dealing with the private market.
The Studentenwerk is a non-profit organisation linked to the university who also offers rooms/appartments in dormatories.
A shared appartment is the most common way how students live in Germany, and can be found by that link.
F) Here is link to a webpage of Heidelberg University offering a social program for foreign researchers, called PFIF.
G) Here is some information of things to do before and after your PhD examination - kindly provided by Steve Boudreault. Please, help to keep this up-to-date.
H) Here is some information about how to fill the tax report (in order to get back some of the tax you have paid) - again provided by Steve Boudreault.