Banks and Insurance

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To deposit your salary or scholarship or to transfer money, you will need to open a bank account. Many German and some international banks have offices and ATMs in Tuebingen, and most offices have English-speaking staff to assist you.



Germany takes insurance quite seriously, and there is a variety of different types of insurance for all kinds of situations. Please find an explanation of the most important ones below.



Updated 27/03/2020 2:13pm

To open a bank account, you will need a German or foreign tax ID number (TIN). Not sure where to find your TIN from your home country? The homepage of the OECD provides country-specific information.

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Research in Tuebingen

Tuebingen is a special place for research. Very few locations offer such a wide range of research areas in such close proximity – both physically and figuratively. Not only are all of Tuebingen’s research institutions just a stone’s throw away from each other, they also collaborate closely within the Tuebingen Research Campus.

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Life in Tuebingen

Life in Tuebingen is life in the heart of Europe and in one of Germany’s most scenic and economically competitive regions. It's a bustling mediaeval town with a young, international, and vibrant population and a rich cultural and artistic scene. Lectures, concerts, film festivals, and more: life in Tuebingen never gets boring.

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Excellence Initiative

The unique research environment in Tuebingen provides an ideal ground for collaborative projects in various areas. This is one of the many reasons why Tuebingen has received funding from the German government's Excellence Initiative in all three funding lines. And excellence attracts further excellence: over the years, more and more top-level research institutions have come to the city, forming the rich and vibrant academic community of the Tübingen Research Campus.

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