Social security

Germany boasts exemplary social welfare. If you are employed as a researcher, you will be protected by a comprehensive system of social security comprising health, accident, pension, unemployment and long-term care insurance.

Social insurance and health

If you are employed by a university or company, you will automatically be insured against key risks such as the consequences of illness and unemployment, old age and reduced earnings capacity.

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Pension insurance in Germany is an important factor that helps to guarantee financial security in later life. As an employee in Germany, you become a member of the statutory pension insurance or can sign up voluntarily.

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