HIST Bremen

Help for International Students

Support in financial emergencies, advice on legal issues, community events, advice on mental health problems

The Academy HERE AHEAD offers foundation programs for international students and refugees. The programs include German language courses up to C1 as well as a curricular and extra-curricular preparation.

As a refugee please find further information on the foundation program HERE Studies under: www.herebremen.de/en/here-studies/

International students whose school leaving certificate entitles them to visit a „Studienkolleg“ will find further information on our website: www.primebremen.de.

Furthermore, we offer a career support for students looking for internships or job alternatives.

Hochschulring 40, 28359 Bremen
Phone.: +49 421 218-69681

Email: infoprotect me ?!aheadbremenprotect me ?!.de
Internet: www.aheadbremen.de

For questions about BAföG, financing, rent, exams, social security etc., visit
Glashalle / StudentInnenhaus, Raum A 2350, AStA-Etage

Internet: https://www.asta.uni-bremen.de/service/bafog-und-sozialberatung/

Phone: (0421) 218 - 69 727

Neustadtswall, Werderstraße und Flughafen (ZIMT)

Phone: (0421) 5905-3640

Internet: http://www.asta-hsb.de/bafoeg-sozial

E-Mail: bafoeg-beratung@hs-bremen.de


The Career Center is a joint venture between the University of Bremen and the Agentur für Arbeit (German Federal Employment Agency) Bremen-Bremerhaven. Its goal is to support students who wish to prepare themselves for their career as well as alumni and research assistants on their career paths.

ZB (Zentralbereich B/Central Area B), B 0560, B 0570, B 0580 and B 0590 (using the passageway to the Mensa/cafeteria close to the university’s theatre hall)
Career Center University Bremen /  Campus map University of Bremen

Internet: www.uni-bremen.de/en/career-center

  • Events & Voluntary Services for and by Students
  • Counselling for International Students and Financial Support in Cases of Hardship

Person in charge: Marie-Lena Berger
Email: beratung.esg@kirche-bremen.de
Internet: www.esg-bremen.de
Instagram: @esgbremen

Support and advice for foreign applicants and students on questions of residence and work permits, housing, subsidies, studies, financial support in economic emergencies.

Phone: +49 421 5905-2148, -2160

E-Mail: katharina.wittigprotect me ?!hs-bremenprotect me ?!.de, studyprotect me ?!hs-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Internet: http://www.hs-bremen.de/internet/de/international/office/

Support and advice for international students

E-mail:  internationals@hs-bremerhaven.de

Phone: 0471 4823 - 361

Internet: https://www.hs-bremerhaven.de/en/organisation/departments/international-office/

The International Office is the contact point for international students who are completing all or part of their studies at the University of Bremen.

Contact person for questions regarding residence permit and financial emergencies:

Jens Kemper
E-Mail: jens.kemperprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Tel.: +49 421 218-60365

Internet: http://www.uni-bremen.de/international.html

In the KHG, international students can receive counselling in a (financial) emergency and, if necessary, receive financial support – regardless of their religion.

In addition, the KHG offers a wide range of social, cultural and social activities: theme nights, film/game and cooking evenings, intercultural evenings, devotions, trips and excursions.

The services and events are open to all interested students - regardless of origin, religion or sexual orientation.

A warm welcome!

Contact person: Martina Rolfes (Pastoral Advisor and University Chaplain)
Phone: (0421) 36 94 150
Hohe Straße 7 (Schnoorviertel)
28195 Bremen

E-Mail: m.rolfesprotect me ?!kirchenamt-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Internet: www.khg-bremen.de

Academic success through internationalization and student networking. Students create an international campus.

Dr. Jutta Paal

E-Mail: kompassprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Internet: www.uni-bremen.de/kompass

facebook: kompass-forum international



Psychological Counseling Centre / Psychologische Beratungsstelle (PBS)

As a student, you are entitled to informal counseling from the “Psychologische Beratungsstelle” at any time, including the semester break. We are here to help if you struggle with personal or study-related matters, e.g. if you find it hard to adjust to, feel overwhelmed by your new reality or if you simply need someone to talk to. The consultations are free of charge and strictly confidential.

Psychological Counselling Centre at University Bremen: Bibliothekstr. 7 (Zentralbereich Campuspark)
Psychological Counselling Centre at University Bremerhaven: Building C, Room C22.

Contact person: Sophia Oelmann

Office hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am to 1 pm
Wednesday: 2 pm to 4 pm

Phone: +49 (0) 421 22 01 - 1 13 10
Email: pbsprotect me ?!stw-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Website: https://www.stw-bremen.de/en/counselling-social/psychological-counselling

The Language Center offers language learning advice and language training.


Christine Rodewald
Phone: 0421 218-61965

Internet: www.fremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de

Graduation support for students from developing countries in their first degree.

Bibliothekstraße 7 / Studentenhaus
Contact person: Frau Wellbrock-Haren

E-Mail: service-buero.bafoegprotect me ?!stw-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Social legal advice for students

Social counselling at the university (at the “Mensasee”); appointments can be made through the secretary’s office, telephone: (0421)  2201 11310

Contact person: Sonja Vieten

Open consultation: Wed.14-16 h, Fri. 10-12 h

Telephone consultation hours: Tues. 11-12 h: (0421) 2201 11340

E-Mail: sozialberatung@stw-bremen.de


Elke Bakker
Studierendenwerk Bremen AöR
Sachgebiet 51/ Studentisches Wohnen
Bibliothekstr. 7 28359 Bremen

Phone: +49 (0)421 2201-10129
Email: wohnraumvermittlungstw-bremen.de

Internet: https://www.stw-bremen.de/de/wohnen

The support association XENOS helps foreign students at Bremen's universities if they get into a financial emergency situation for which they are not responsible. The founders deliberately gave the association the (Greek) name XENOS: The "foreigner" should be treated like a "guest."
The application procedure is kept as simple as possible and the students can apply for a one-time support grant at any time.

Applications can be submitted to the International Office of the respective university: University of Bremen, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences.

Internet: www.xenos-bremen.de/en/