Support for new employees at AK Bolm

Step 1: Registration in the Welcome Center

By registering at the Welcome Center, one gains access to continuing education opportunities, one has the opportunity to participate in social and cultural activities and receives invitations to information events.

Step 2: Preparation for the stay

  • Applying for a residence permit (important information)
  • Contract of employment – Employment with a foreign university degree

Academic degrees obtained abroad are checked for equivalence to ensure that they meet the requirements. We apply for the review at the International Office and for doing so, we need the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of all foreign academic degrees in English or German translation by an official interpretor certified by a German court
  • Copies of subject grade lists or Transcripts of Academic Records for all academic degress in English or German translation by an official interpretor certified by a German court

Step 3: Recruitment documents

If equivalence is certified, the human resources department require the following documents for recruitment:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Birth certificate (birth certificate of the children, if applicable)
  • Marriage certificate
  • 2 passport photos (for foreign employees 4 pieces)
  • Copy of identity card or passport
  • Residence permit
  • Certificate of qualification for university matriculation
  • Bachelor's degree certificate and Bachelor's transcript including grades
  • Master's/Diploma degree certificate and Master's/Diploma transcript including grades
  • Doctoral certificate (if available)
  • Certificates of all contractual activities in the field of chemistry
  • Police clearance certificate (Citizens Service)
  • Health insurance documents
  • Tax identification number (Citizens Service)
  • Certificate of equivalence

If you are on-site, you must sign the employment contract with the Human Resources Department. Please bring all original documents with you. The personnel department is located in the Backsteingebäude (building number 1190) of the RWTH Aachen University (Templergraben 86, 52062 Aachen) on the second floor.

From now on you will receive your salary on the bank account that you have communicated to the Human Resources Department. You will receive your salary statement or salary notification from the Landesamt für Besoldung und Versorgung (LBV). They will inform you about the exact calculation of your salary as well as any deductions and back payments. You will receive a new letter if there is a change from the previous month.

Step 4: Formalities

Mrs. Bertrand will make an appointment for you with the Citizens Service. Appointments can be made online or by phone via +49 241 432-1234. The appointment will be confirmed by e-mail, and you will receive a barcode. This barcode must be scanned 10 minutes before the appointment at the terminal in the foyer.