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!
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)
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further information: https://www.uni-bremen.de/career-center/angebote/team-career-center
The BRIDGE team is available for advice on all aspects of setting up a business or startup.
Further information: http://www.bridge-online.de/bridge.html
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.