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Our Team

Jutta Paal

Project coordinator
kompass international

Matej Meza

Matej Meza
Project coordinator
Mind The Gap! -
Starting Up Your Career

Jules Castner


Laura Biallas


Heleen Rip

Study Buddy

Finn Völkel


Laila Ashraf


Abdallah Elbreshy


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Ali Matar


Social Media

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Dilsher Sulaiman


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Nizar Ala Rashi



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Tarik Nissen


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!

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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, Iranian Community, 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

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

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. Participation in the program can be recognized for the Intercultural Certificate

You can find more information here!

With this program the "SeniorCitizens" - elderly students and former professors at the University of Bremen- support international students.

As mentors they support them in finding their way in Bremen and at the university. Especially for students whose families live abroad they can be an experienced attachment person and give advice. They enhance social integration and successful studies.

Find more information here.


Mind The Gap - Starting Up Your Career

Mind the Gap - Starting Up Your Career

The cooperation program “Mind the Gap! - Starting Up Your Career” prepares international students for the German job market and / or a business start-up. Mind the Gap! prepares bachelor, master and Ph.D. students in the final phase of their studies for a successful professional career. 
For further questions contact the project coordinator mr. Matej Meza (


Intercultural Certificate

With this certificate, you will acquire key qualifications that will surely
make a difference in international contexts, in both your professional and
personal life.

By participating in the training course offered by the International Office and successfully completing two of the three electives, students are able to acquire the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence“.

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 get a "Betruungsförderung aus dem STIBET-Programm des DAAD" for their voluntary engagement by kompass..

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

An application 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
  • Participated in volunteer work in an international field at the University

Examples of engagement: Coordination of a student community, coordination of an international event or 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.

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