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.
Please contact Jens Kemper and Andrea Thode for questions on HERE Studies or :prime.
For career support, contact Johanna Schwarz.
Academy HERE AHEAD
Hochschulring 40, 28359 Bremen
Phone.: +49 421 218-69681
AISA supports and advises foreign students in a range of university and non-university areas.
StudentInnenhaus (Glashalle) A 2030, AStA-Etage
Phone: (0421) 218-69 746
For questions about BAföG, financing, rent, exams, social security etc., visit
Glashalle / StudentInnenhaus, Raum A 2350, AStA-Etage
Phone: (0421) 218 - 69 727
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”
At ESG, international and national students can take part in events and/or be actively involved.
Events are also organised in cooperation with, for example, kompass international and the Catholic University Community (KHG).
Our programme is diverse: culture nights, international cooking, inter-religious dialogues, choir, feasts, discussions and presentations, worship, pastoral care, skiing & snowboarding and much more.
We, students and employees, see ourselves as contact persons in all life situations. Everyone is welcome, regardless of origin, religious or non-religious background, skin colour, sexual orientation etc.
Contact person: Marie-Lena Berger (coordinator for projects and events)
E-mail: marie-lena.bergerprotect me ?!kirche-bremenprotect me ?!.de
facebook: esg bremen
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
Birgit Harte and Anke Schmidt
Phone: (0421) 9595 -1040 or (0421) 9595-1042
Support and advice for international students
Phone: 0471 4823 - 363
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 financing, residence, housing and financial emergencies:
E-Mail: claudia.pellegrinoprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Phone: (+49 421) 218-60365
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 convivial activities: theme nights, film/game and cooking evenings, intercultural country evenings, devotions, trips and excursions.
The offers 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)
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
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
Graduation support for students from developing countries in their first degree.
Bibliothekstraße 7 / Studentenhaus
Contact person: Frau Wellbrock-Haren
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
For international students we offer counseling regarding to many different subjects, for example, all around study, work, stay, other support offers etc. In difficult life situations students find advice and support in our advice centre. Under certain conditions, we can grant financial aid to overcome a financial predicament.
Tuesday:12.00 - 2.00 p.m. / Wednesday: 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Am Brill 2-4, 28195 Bremen
Contact: Kerstin Petrusch
Tel.: (0421) 98 96 62 19
Preparation studies Language – Learn German and Study
The University of Bremen offers Preparation Studies Language for international prospective students who have direct admission and have not yet reached the C1 German level required for their BA studies, need to apply for a visa (non-EU) and want to get a taste of our courses.
You can find more information about preparation studies under:
In principle, Preparation Studies Language can be started at any time, most beneficially at the beginning of a semester.
email: katrin.dorowprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Studierendenwerk Bremen AöR
Sachgebiet 51/ Studentisches Wohnen
Bibliothekstr. 7 28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 (0)421 2201-10129
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-off 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.