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Monday til Friday 10:30-11:30

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Universität Bielefeld
Welcome Centre
Universitätstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld

Tel.: 0521 106 12186
Fax: 0521 106 154880

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In our newsletter you may find all important information regarding the upcoming events of the Welcome Centre, events of Bielefeld University, an overview on current scholarships, grants and career resources, as well as further information on cooperations and international programmes, our available housing offers and happenings in and around Bielefeld.

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Find your Pension – Who will pay my pension one day?

Careers of researchers are becoming more and more international. One important aspect of moving and working abroad is the question, if and how accumulated pension rights are accumulated.

Two guestspeakers from Deutsche Rentenversicherung and Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL) will give an overview and input to the German and European Pension system.

This workshop is open to all mobile researchers that would like to know:

  • Do I qualify for a pension in Germany?
  • What is the difference: statutory pension, occupational pension and private pension savings
  • What pension benefits can I expect?
  • Will I still be entitled to collect a pension from Germany once I leave the country?
  • If I do not qualify for a pension, can I have my contributions refunded?
  • What do I need to do in order to collect my pension on retirement?
  • Can I transfer my entitlements from Germany abroad?
  • How can I transfer entitlements to Germany which I collected abroad?

Welcome Centre  | Deutsche Rentenversicherung | VBL


Wednesday, Octobre 16th  from 15.30 to 18.00 in Room V2-105/115

Thursday, Octobre 17th  from 9.00 to 11-00 in Room C5-133 (individual consultation, 15-20minutes)


Until Octobre 14th. Please do sent an email to welcome@uni-bielefeld.de


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