Your application was successful and you will start soon working at IHP? Congratulations! To make your start in Frankfurt (Oder) easier, our Relocation Service will contact you as soon as possible.
The Relocation Service of the IHP:
- informs you about life in Frankfurt (Oder)
- helps you to find accommodation: More Information
- accompanies you to authorities
- supports you with the opening of bank accounts
In accordance with possible temporary applicable entry regulations due to the pandemic, we will advise you on the precautions to be taken and organize, for example, accommodation and care for domestic quarantine.
We are available to answer questions of any kind, e.g. regarding medical care and insurance. Our welcome brochure helps you with the preparations before your arrival in Germany and during the first days and weeks.
We offer weekly German lessons on site at the institute and enable you to participate in two up to three week intensive German courses.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
About Frankfurt (Oder) and the region
Frankfurt (Oder) with its about 58,000 inhabitants lies directly at the German-Polish border. The European University Viadrina, one of the most international universities in Germany, is also located here, as well as The “Technologiepark Ostbrandenburg” (technology park of East Brandenburg), what makes it an important location for technology, science and education.
Frankfurt (Oder), the birth place of the famous dramatist Heinrich von Kleist, offers venues for various cultural activities. The Kleist Forum does not only host guest performances in the fields of theater and opera. The festival for world music and chansons "Transvocale" enjoys a considerable national reputation. Moreover, Frankfurt (Oder) is the home to an A-orchestra, the Brandenburg State Orchestra.
Frankfurt (Oder) is also a sport city. Here, at the Olympic base, national squad athletes, club members in 80 sports clubs in over 60 different sports as well as sports enthusiasts train at numerous meetings and in relaxed groups.
The surrounding region is known for its varied landscape, the large protected areas in forests and waters and numerous castles and palaces.