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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:

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

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.

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

Email: infoprotect me ?!aheadbremenprotect me ?!.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


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
Parkstraße 107
28209 Bremen

facebook: esg bremen
instagram: @esgbremen

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:
Claudia Pellegrino

E-Mail: claudia.pellegrinoprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de           
Phone: (+49 421) 218-60365


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

Dr. Jutta Paal

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


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

The Language Center offers language learning advice and language training.


Christine Rodewald,
Phone: 0421 218-61965


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.

counseling times:
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

E-Mail: petruschkprotect me ?!inneremission-bremenprotect me ?!.de


The University of Bremen offers Preparation Studies for international prospective students who have direct admission and have not yet reached the C1-level of German required for their BA studies. Furthermore, they can go for trial studies and enrol into study courses when they have reached a B2-level in German language.

You can find more information about preparation studies under:

In principle, preparation studies can be started at any time, most beneficially at the beginning of a semester.


Katrin Dorow
phone: +49-421-218-60383
email: katrin.dorowprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Ann-Christin Giesenhagen

email: prepareprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Glashalle, level 0


Phone: (0421) 2201-116/ -117/ -118/ -119/ -120

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.



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