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Welcome Center

The Welcome Center of U Bremen Research Alliance supports international researchers and their families before and during their stay in Bremen, regardless of the length of their stay or how the stay is financed. As a central service point, it assists all newcoming researchers in non-academic matters to help organize their life in Bremen and make it as enjoyable and uncomplicated as possible. Whether you are here for a month or have been appointed to a permanent post, our services are available to you. Through a broad network of internal and external partners the Welcome Center provides a range of administrative and social services.

Online Registration

Register here as an international researcher


Here you can find the arrival checklist

The information below will help you prepare for your stay in Bremen before arrival.

Visa and Entry Regulations


Stay with Family


Arrival Checklist

While planning and carrying out your research and professorship in Bremen, there are a number of formalities that you will need to take care of. The Welcome Center offers an initial orientation, as well as assistance completing all the these formalities.

City Registration

Residence Permit

Health Insurance

Pension Insurance

We have gathered together a few helpful resources to help you settle in and adjust to your new surroundings.

In addition, the Welcome Center organises events primarily for international guest reseachers and their families.


German Courses

Doctors and Health

Public Transportion

Culture Tips

Leisure and Shopping

After your stay we would like to stay in contact with you.

Furthermore you can find out about you pension if you were working with a contract here in Bremen.

Alumni Network

Pension Insurance


Janna Rodi

Tel: +49 421-218-60382
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Julia Holz

Tel: +49 421-218-60381
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Office Hours

SFG, Room 0330
Mon and Thu 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
and by appointment


Supporters and Partners