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Who will pay my pension, some day ...? Information event on 16th of April 2015

Pension Rights for Internationally Mobile Researchers

MUNICH WELCOME! invites all international researchers of TUM and MPG to join us on our 4th “Meet the Expert” information event on Thursday, 16th April 2015 from 4.00 pm to approximately 8.00 pm.

The information event takes place at Technische Universität München, Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 München; Room: Vorhoelzer Forum (5th floor).

The information session will deal with the complex and increasingly important topic of the German statutory pension sys- tem (Deutsche Rentenversicherung DRV) and occupational pension scheme for the public sector, provided by the Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL).

Our information session aims to answer the following questions:

  • Do I qualify for a pension in Germany?
  • 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, how can I have my contributions reimbursed?
  • What do I need to do in order to collect my pension on retirement?

Expert talks

The DRV and the VBL will be on site with their experts to represent the German pension landscape.

In addition, you will be introduced to the information portal This website portrays the various pension providers within the  different European countries.

Individual consultations

After the event and additionally on Friday, 17th April 2015, short individual consultations with the DRV and the VBL are offered (15-20 min).

Please register by Wednesday, 25th March 2015 via e-mail to: for the event as well as for the individual appointments, which will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you register for a consultation, please provide your name, your affiliation/institution (TUM or MPG), your nationality, the duration of your stay and your German social insurance number to allow the experts to prepare for your consultation. Please bring your passport to identify yourself (matter of data privacy) as well.

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