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Welcome Center

The Welcome Center of the 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.

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


Tax Information

We have gathered together a few helpful resources to help you settle in and adjust to your new surroundings.
Here you will find an overview with useful information from the German Association of International Students.

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


Learning German

Help for PhD students / researcher

Dual Career


Public Transportation

Leisure and Shopping

Cost of living

Internet, telephone, TV and licence fees

Stay with the Family


Bremen Welcome broshure

Jok-seeking and unemployment

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union, member states and associated countries, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.

Are you interested in learning more about EURAXESS? And would you like to know what they can exactly for you?

Watch their presentation video!

EURAXESS helps you in every possible area. It offers information about living and working in Germany, about the possibilities to go abroad and to return. On a search platform you can look for suitable job offers and scholarships all over Europe.

By creating a profile, you have the opportunity to network worldwide and get offers that fit exactly to the current career level and your own research area. Companies and other members also have the opportunity to search direct for you and, based on the data stored in your profile, to find out whether cooperation would be an option.

We would like to have you in our alumni network and stay in touch with you even after you leave Bremen!

If you had a work contract here, make sure you check up on the status of your Pension Insurance before leaving.

Alumni Network (Alumni Map)

Formalities after departure

EURAXESS provides information and assistance for German researchers planning to return to Germany.

Transfer of entitlements accrued abroad

Networks for returning researchers

Collected information and FAQ


Online Registration

Register here as an international researcher


Important forms and documents

Arrival checklist

Important forms


Janna Wilbers, Julia Holz & Franziska Treviranus

SFG 0330
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 7
28359 Bremen

Tel. +49 421-218-60381/60382/57122

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Digital Office Hours

Monday and Thursday, register  here.

You can call us from monday to thursday, please use the answering machine.

Team of the Welcome Center

Service and Advice for At-risk and Refugee Scientists

If you host at-risk or refugee scientists or have this status yourself, you will find helpful information here.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens assist international guest students and researchers. They are supported by the Academy of Continuing Education.

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Supporters and Partners

  • Euraxess
  • Santander
  • Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
  • Make it in Germany

* The office stays closed on public holidays and during the University's Christmas Break.