Moving to the Hamburg area

European XFEL supports its new colleagues as far as possible during the moving process, not only by financial subsidy, but also by practical help.

Relocating in connection with a new assignment always means a certain strain, especially if a partner and children are also concerned. To make such changes easier, European XFEL helps cover certain costs, including:

  • Removal costs for staff member and family
  • Travel expenses to the new place of residence
  • Preliminary accomodation
  • Double rental costs
  • Lump-sum payment for other relocation efforts
  • Grant for trips home
  • Additional tuition for children grant

The process usually starts as soon as the employment contract has been signed by both sides. In most cases the new colleague decides for a preliminary accommodation for the first three to six months. The preliminary accommodation is covered by the company up to 1000 € per month. For the first two weeks, usually the DESY Guest House can be booked, followed by an external furnished housing, arranged by the DESY Housing Office. Most of the apartments offered by them are very close to our premises. Another possibility for external furnished preliminary housing would be to use the Theodorhöfe, also close to our premises, as well as the website WG-Gesucht. A WG (Wohngemeinschaft) is a shared flat. Preliminary accommodation is subsidized until the move into a permanent flat, which usually takes place within the first six months of employment.

We offer to support job-seeking activities of your partner, for example by professional coaching.

The HR group consults and supports in all regulatory affairs associated with your move.