Official Information Event
Dear new International first-year students,
The kompass team of the International Office welcomes you to the University of Bremen! Arriving at a new University in a new city can be filled with challenges. But don't worry, because we've got you covered!
Whether you have already arrived in Bremen or you are still at home and will be arriving soon, we would like to provide you with the most important information for the start of your studies. Join us on Wednesday, 05.10.2022, from 13:00-15:00 for the Official Information Event.
The event will take place via Zoom.:
Meeting-ID: 998 0140 8216
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the University of Bremen!
We wish you a good start for your studies!
Studying as a refugee:
exams, pabo and break talks
In this episode, Mohammed, Ismail and Mahmoud take us into their world at university. What does their path to success look like? What are the differences with studying in their home country? And who is this Pabo anyway?
Have fun listening! Do you have any suggestions or want to get in touch with the kompass team? Then write to us on Facebook or Instagram. We look forward to hearing from you!
Special vaccination campaign for students:
In the coming week, Bremen Vaccination Center will open its doors to students from all Bremen State universities for two days. Between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24, you can get your vaccination without prior appointment at the Bürgerweide vaccination center. This also applies even if your home is not in Bremen. Please bring your personal ID card or passport, your student ID card (alternatively the semester ticket or proof of enrollment), your health card, as well as your vaccination booklet if you have one.
If you can’t make it on those two days, you can still register for a vaccination on the Bremen Vaccination center website impfzentrum.bremen.de.
A high vaccination rate is an important factor on the path to more face-to-face classes and events on campus. The vaccine offers the greatest protection against COVID-19.
Good luck with your exams!
We hope you are getting through the exam period well!
We know that the exam period is very stressful for many of you. To better cope with this stress, we recorded for you.... our podcast episode!
And the episode is about the upcoming exam period. We talked about experiences and tips with two of our students and also interviewed a learning coach from the Studierwerkstatt! He also gives you helpful tips on how to get through the exam period well. If you have any further questions for the learning coaches, you can find their contact details via the link in the bio on Instagram!
Feel free to share our podcast with your friends and fellow students! You can find the podcast on Spotify, on Anchor, on Breaker, on Pocket Casts and Radio Public.
Have fun listening!
Your kompass team
Seems like this is the end of our lil‘ „blog - journey“ through Bremen! Kasper just released his final article; and with that, a special offer for you...but see for yourself here!
You want to get vaccinated?
Unfortunately, this is not possible without an appointment and these are highly coveted... Nevertheless, there are often appointments that become available at short notice! If you are interested in a vaccination appointment, you can register on the page of the vaccination center Bremen/Bremerhaven and put yourself on the waiting list. Then you will be informed as soon as an appointment becomes available! This can usually happen even very quickly after registration!
Important for the registration is that you are older than 18 years old, have a health insurance and live in Bremen!
Here you can register and be put on the waiting list at the vaccination center in Bremen.
In addition, here you can watch an information video of the "Flüchtlingsrat Niedersachsen", in which different doctors explain the vaccination in different languages. Feel free to check it out if you want to get more information!
Next Thursday, June 17th, the next Creative Thursday will take place! What's in store for you this time? Again a Game Night! Exciting online games are waiting for you! For example "Chinese Whisper", "Among Us", "Pictionary" and so on!
It starts on 17th of June at 7 pm. Conveniently via zoom. Finn & Jules are looking forward to meeting you!
Here you can find the zoom link:
Meeting-ID: 931 4812 2623
The new Podcast episode: How I met my WG - The culture of student living in Bremen!
The third episode is out! It revolves around finding accommodation in Bremen a very special form of student living: living in a WG. What is a WG, how do you survive a WG casting and what are the benefits of living in a WG? These and more questions will be answered in this episode. Thank you to Sarvesh, Matej and Tarik for sharing your stories, it was great fun!
What do you think about this episode? Have you had similar experiences? Feel free to write us your feedback, we look forward to it!
Have fun listening!
New to our lovely city ? Care for some info on one of our districts by a local ?
Well, you’re in luck! Check out Kasper’s newest chapter on Bremen’s district „Schwachhausen“.
Chapter 3: The Inner City - European Greatness
What kind of sights does Bremen’s inner city have to offer ? Who does the famous „Roland“ on the marketplace represent ?
And why does Kasper share an emotional bond with this part of Bremen specifically ?
This and more can be read up in our newest Blog - entry about Bremen!
Check it out here.
Corona Reporting Project - Jacobs University
There are so many news about Corona, you can get confused, right?
That's what some students at Jacobs University thought too, and that's why they founded a great and international project called "Corona Reporting Project".
A large collective of Jacobs University students have come together to create a weekly report about the latest CoVID-19 news and numbers. This report is translated into 6 different languages for the residents of Bremen. As part of their curriculum, students are partaking in a Community Impact Project (CIP), and these students goal is to spread important news to all residents of Bremen, so the spread of CoVID-19 can be stopped!
The reports can be found in English, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, French & Romanian.
The Psychological Counselling Center has released the English podcast "Self management for International Students in Corona Times." So if you're feeling overwhelmed and need some tips to better handle the whole situation, be sure to listen in!!
In this podcast, the Psychological Counseling Center wants to give international students some ideas on strategies for self-management and psychological well-being in Corona times.
In the 1st episode, some tips for a good work structure and a healthy work-life balance are given.
Episode 2 will talk about the difficulty of having unrealistically high expectations of yourself and how to deal with it.
The 3rd episode focus on stress management and ways to learn to relax.
The 4th episode deals with experiencing a crisis and ways to deal with it.
You can find the podcast on the website of the Studierendenwerk.
Students who are eligible to apply can now apply at the AStA for a refund of their semester ticket fee. All further important information and the application form can be found here under “Hardship cases” (english version below!).
Important: They can only approve applications as long as these funds are sufficient, there is no legal claim to reimbursement!
Please read all information carefully!
Students who can prove that they are in acute distress due to the corona pandemic can apply for interim aid from November 2020 to March 2021.
Find more information and the application (from 20th of November) here.
Also more information can be found here