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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
Kenncode: 041379 


We are looking forward to welcoming you at the University of Bremen! 
We wish you a good start for your studies!



kompass is a team in the International Office at the University of Bremen that carries out international and intercultural projects. Our programs and events bring foreign and German students together. We provide orientation, broaden horizons, highlight points in common, and build bridges for your professional future. Friendly, welcoming, and open for all!

International Communities

The Student Communities and project groups supported by kompass are vivid examples of the cultural diversity that shapes campus life at the University of Bremen. They help make our international students feel welcome - almost like home away from home. At the same time, they foster communication among students of other nations and thus make an important contribution towards international understanding and integration.

The Communities and project groups currently supported by kompass: Bangladesh Community Bremen, Cameroonian Community in Bremen e.V.(CCB), Chinese Student Community in Bremen, Ghanaian Students in Bremen, Guenian Students Association in Bremen, Indonesian Student Community Bremen, Islamic Student Association (IHB), ISAB (Indian Students Association Bremen), Ivorian Community (Elfenbeinküste), Nigerian Community, Pakistan Students Association at University of Bremen (PSA), Turkish students in Bremen (TSB)


kompass Team 2020

We are open to new people and ideas. Just come and join! Intercultural events such as kompass Cooks, Culture Nights, Jam Sessions, World-Cafes, Happy-Hours in student residences, excursions to other cities, or creative project work groups offer many possibilities to get to know kompass.

Due to the current contact restrictions, there will be no face-to-face events until further notice.  Please check out our current online programs here on the website or on our Instagram or Facebook page.

With this new program the International Office of the University of Bremen supports students with refugee background at the beginning of their studies.

The kompass team offers counselling by appointment. We speak English, German and Arabic


The project is being evaluated by a monitoring group.

Funding: Welcome fund and Integra fund of the DAAD.


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Study Buddy helps international students find their way quickly around Bremen. Through the program, you can build new friendships, practice
foreign languages, and gain international contacts. 

You can find more information here!

Advice for international students, international graduates and international academic staff can be found on the Career Center page.
Contact: Rebekah Cramer (
Further information:

The BRIDGE team is available for advice on all aspects of setting up a business or startup.
Further information:

Intercultural training offers the possibility to find out more about the
causes of intercultural misunderstandings that can arise among students
or professors in a different university system.

International students can receive a scholarship for voluntary work in the international context of the University of Bremen (at kompass for example) from the DAAD's STIBET program.

Guidelines for awarding support within the framework of the DAAD Stibet Program:

An application for spring 2022 (deadline 14th of April) can be submitted by students who are enrolled at the University of Bremen (BA, MA, PhD), did not obtain their university entrance qualification from Germany and participated in volunteer work in an international field at the University (for example in cooperation with the kompass project). The sscholarship is for all who committed to an international campus and presents this in their application. Examples of commitments:

  • Coordination of a student community (regional, e.g. Pakistan, Cameroon etc., or social-artistic: e.g. Chinese dance group)
  • Coordination of events that reflect the international campus (e.g., worldcafé, tours, international sports and cultural events)
  • Coordination/supervision of measures for the academic success of international students
  • Coordination/supervision of measures for the successful transition into the job for international students
  • Coordination/initiationof a (new) kompass project, e.g. networking into the university or networking into the city
  • Other contributions to our “international campus”

Applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of students as well as an employee from the International Office and a further employee from another University department.


Diwali @ Uni Bremen 2019

Open Campus 2019

Kompass Workshop for Communities

On October 3 and 4, the compass-program of International Office organized a workshop: The leaders of the international student communities were trained in project and time management, event security and intercultural communication.

kompass Q&A

online Q&A sessions once a week on Mondays between 3:30 pm-

Here you can find the presentation from the orientation week with all important links.

Listen to the new kompass podcast!




Pocket Casts

Radio Public

Our Blog

„Growing up in the true pearl of the North“ ~ What it‘s like to be an 18-year-old in Bremen today~

Virtual Campus Tour

We'll show you around the campus! Just click "Load third-party cookies" - have fun!

kompass info flyer

German [PDF] (163 KB)

English [PDF] (158 KB)

The event close to our heart: The International Day. Check out more videos here.


Our Team

Jutta 2020

Jutta Paal

Project coordinator
kompass international

Fiona Lanigan


Heleen Rip

Events & Social Media

Mohammed Hamzat

Social Media

Finn Völkel


Tarik Nissen


Jasna Blendermann


Shivani Nadkarni

Social Media

Mostafa Ibrahim


Office hours:

You can join our weekly office hours!

Every monday from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm we answer any questions you have. 

Try this link to join: 
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 994 9091 0410
Passcode: 499590



Gladly we will answer your questions via email kompassprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Who we are & what we offer:


Dr. Jutta Paal

Phone: 0421-218-60363
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