List of Contacts for Students and Staff
Counseling for FLINT* persons and contact persons for equal opportunities
(FLINT* is the German acronym for women, lesbians, intersex, non-binary, transgender persons. The gender star is used in German for inclusive, gender-neutral language. It explicitly includes non-binary people.)
Equal Opportunities Unit
The Equal Opportunities Unit advises students, staff, supervisors, and the University Executive Board on the implementation of gender equality. In addition to gender and diversity-sensitive activities, it runs programs, projects, and events for particular focus groups.
Email: chancen1protect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone: +49 421 218 60181
Autonomous Feminist Department of the AStA Students' Union at the University of Bremen
The Autonomous Feminist Department understands itself as a body independent of the university and deals at various levels with issues related to women* and diversity and offers further services for all women* and LGTBQI.
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Faculty Gender Equality Commissioner
The faculty gender equality commissioners are responsible for the implementation of the statutory gender equality mandate within the faculties and the Collaborative Research Centers as well as the central research units and institutes. This also includes support and advice for female students and researchers.
Gender Equality Officer
The gender equality officer’s task is to support the university boards in the implementation of the statutory gender equality mandate as stipulated by the Higher Education Act of the State of Bremen (BremHG). She* is the contact person for female* professors, academic staff, doctoral students, and undergraduate students and offers advice and assistance when problems arise.
EMail: zfrauenprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone: 0421/ 218 60074
Counseling for persons who face discrimination
Advicoy and Information Centre against Discrimination and Violence (ADE)
ADE is a counseling and advisory center for dealing with conflicts, discrimination, and violence in education, studies, and at the workplace. The services offered include counseling, information, events, and training. Here ere are the services offered by ADE.
Phone consultation hours:
Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
Thursdays 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Telephone: 0421 / 218 60 170 Email: adeprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Counseling for persons with care responsibilities
Family-Friendly University Working Group
The Family-Friendly University working group consists of students who are actively committed to improving conditions for students with children or other care responsibilities at the university. They are affiliated with the Equal Opportunities Office.
Family Caregiver Working Group
The Family Caregiver Working Group initiates and accompanies offers for university members with domestic care obligations. The monthly Family Caregiver Support Group is an opportunity for staff with domestic care responsibilities for networking and exchange with others who are in a similar situation. With approval of the Director of Finance and Administration, participation in the support group is regarded as regular working time
Since 2007, the university has been explicitly committed to being a family-friendly university. The aim is to ensure that students and staff are able to reconcile working, studying, and researching at university with caring for children or other relatives. The Staff Portal provides valuable information on childcare services and legal as well as financial matters.
Dual Career Welcome Center
The University of Bremen supports newly appointed professors and their partners in getting settled in Bremen. The Dual Career Welcome Center can assist in organizing childcare or finding suitable employment for accompanying partners.
Email: abdelwahedprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone: 0421 218-60857
Here you will find legal information on fixed-term contracts, maternity leave, parental leave, special leave, and working part-time.
More information for staff with children is available here.
Health care and mental health services
Addiction Prevention Office
The Addiction Prevention Office can be contacted by university staff on all matters and questions related to addiction prevention and addiction counseling in the workplace.
Contact: Iren Collet Telephone: 0421 218-60105
In-Housing Social Counseling Service
The certified physiologist Kassandra Ruhm of the in-house social counseling service provides counseling on topics such as reconciling work and caring for relatives, flexible work arrangements, and much more.
Email: sozialberatungprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone: 0421 218-60106
The University Doctors are at our university on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You can talk to them in person by appointment. Scheduling for occupational medical examinations is coordinated by Administrative Unit 09.
Email: betriebsarztprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone: 0421 218-60140
Psychological Counselig Centre (PBS)
The PBS offers assistance with study-related and personal problems. It provides counseling and coaching in case of test anxiety and speech anxiety, supports individuals with difficulties in studying/ working, as well as supports students with mental health issues. All offers are free of charge and confidential. The counselors working at the PBS are subject to the principle of confidentiality.
Email: pbsprotect me ?!stw-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone: 0421/ 2201 11310
Support for students with special needs
Citical Initivative for Diversity and Inclusion (kivi)
The Critical Initiative for Diversity and Inclusion (kivi) is an independent student initiative that advocates the interests of students with special needs and is committed to working towards a sustainable non-discriminatory and barrier-free organization of university studies. kivi supports students with special needs and assists them if they have any problems or questions.
Email: kiviprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone :0421 218-69748
KIS - Office for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases
KIS offers individual and peer group counseling and organizes events on the topic studying with special needs.
Email: kisprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone: 0421/ 218 61050
Depatment for Barrier-Free Studios of the AStA Students' Union
The Department for Barrier-Free Studies is a point of contact not only for those who encounter barriers in their studies or day-to-day university life but also for everyone who is interested in dealing with the topic. If you are interested, you can make an appointment for consultation with the AStA department.
Email: inklusionprotect me ?!asta.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Represantative for Disabled Emplyees
Kristin Hoppe advocates for the interests of staff with disabilities and provides advice and assistance. She is also the contact person for any questions related to workplace integration management (BEM) at the University of Bremen.
Assistance in Day-to-Day University Life:
Among the services of the University of Bremen are a Room of Silence, a Mensa cafeteria service, individual campus tours, and short-term assistance.
Here you can find further information on academic adjustment and additional services.
The International Office provides a wide range of services for international students to assist them before and during their stay in Bremen. It coordinates activities, provides valuable advice, and refers to further available programs and institutions.
Telephone: +49 421 218-60360
kompass is a group at the International Office of the University of Bremen, which realizes numerous international and intercultural projects. The diverse programs and events, such as the Study Buddy program, facilitate connecting international and German students, provide orientation, and help international students to quickly settle into Bremen.
Email: jutta.paalprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telefon: 0421-218-60363
Newcomer Service for Exchange Students
The Newcomer Service of the International Office is intended for all international exchange students from our international partner universities that come to the University of Bremen as part of an exchange program (for example, ERASMUS or international cooperation worldwide).
Email: newcomerprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone: +49 421 218-60375
While learning German, you can enroll as a preparation student at the University of Bremen. As a preparation student, you can enjoy many student benefits, such as having a student ID, a semester ticket, being able to eat in the Mensa cafeteria at the cheaper student rate. It also allows you to get to know the university.
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HERE - Higher Education Refugees Entrance
HERE offers counseling for refugees who plan to study in Bremen or Bremerhaven. It is a joint office of all state universities in Bremen and Bremerhaven, and is located on the campus of the University of Bremen.
Das Welcome Center der U Bremen Research Alliance unterstützt internationale Wissenschaftler*innen und deren Familien bei der Planung und Durchführung ihres Aufenthaltes in Bremen, unabhängig von Dauer und Finanzierung des Aufenthalts.
Download the arrival checklist here. Further information on formalities, such as visas, residence permits, or bank accounts can be found here.
Email: welcomecenterprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de Telephone: +49 421 218-60381/60382
Student funding and social counseling
- BAföG Loan Office of the Bremen Student Services Organization
- Career Center of the University Bremen
- Social counseling service of the Bremen Student Service Organization
- BAföG and Social Counseling Service of the AStA students' union
- International Office
How much does it cost to study?
BAföG Loan Office of the Bremen Student Services Organization
BAföG and Social Counseling Service of the AStA students' union
For more detailed information, you can download the brochure “Jobben” (temping) by the German National Association for Student Affairs – DSW. It is available in German only.
Advice on examinations
Further information on examinations
- credit points
- recognition of credit points
- academic adjustments
- IT-based administration of examinations
If you have general questions, please contact the relevant examination office.
Faculties 6 to 12 and Teacher Education: Central Examination Office (ZPA)