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International Student Assistance (ISA)

We support our international applicants from all over the world!

Living and studying in another country is both exciting and challenging. And it means a lot of organizational and administrative work. When you come to study at the IGC you do not have to worry about these things. Our International Student Assistance team will take care of you from the very beginning.

One of our first tasks is to support you with the enrollment process and several more will follow during your time in Bremen, which we hope will be great! That's our mission.

Online Info Sessions

Introducing the ISA team and our services

Study in Bremen, Germany: ISA has the answers to subjects most relevant for you. On July 31, we will introduce our team and our services. Let's meet!

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Advisory services right from the beginning

We probably know the answers because we have already dealt with many similar issues before. You will find:

  •  Information on the semester ticket
  •  General information on living and studying in Bremen
  •  Extending your visa/residence permit
  •  Applying for a Job Seeker Visa



three team members who support students
three team members who support students

Meet our team from ISA

Our team from International Student Assistance

Our ISA team

Portrait of Robert Campbell-Rennie, Head of International Student Assistance

Robert Campbell-Rennie
Head of ISA

Portrait of ISA team member, Aileen

ISA team

Portrait of Derin, ISA team member

ISA team

Portrait of Janine, Janine, International Student Assistance team

ISA team

Portrait of Sarah, International Student Assistance team

ISA team

We are here for you!

International Student Service (ISA)
Robert Campbell Rennie
T: +49 421 5905-4181
E: isa@hs-bremen.de


Enrolment and paper work

Once you are on campus, ISA will help you get everything you need done. Next to enrolling we will guide you through the most important stages of settling in:

  • Enrollment
  • Registration office (city registration)
  • Opening of a bank account
  • Clarification of your health insurance

Why is a residence permit required?

Students who are not citizens of an EU country and want to study or work in Germany for a certain period of time need a so-called residence permit.
This permit must be applied for at a German embassy or consulate before entering Germany. We help with this with our service.



Accomodation search

Help for the search of room

We support you in looking for an apartment or a shared room.

We can provide you with information and contact details of various private and commercial landlords in Bremen. The cost of a single student room in a shared apartment is approx. € 300-500 including all utilities such as water, heating, and electricity.
Single apartments start up at around €450-750.

Arrival in Bremen

Pick-up service from the airport or train station: Let us know your arrival time and our ISA team will be happy to welcome you at the airport or at the train station. A friendly face is the best way to start your stay in Germany! You can share your impressions and first questions directly after your arrival. Bremen has a commercial airport, called "Bremen Airport", which is located close to the city center. The tram stops right in front of the terminal.

Orientation Week

Our ISA team organizes various activities to help you get to know our city in the north of Germany and meet your fellow students. Orientation weeks are often offered by and for individual departments at many universities in Germany. They are designed to help first-year students get off to a smooth start. Our motto at IGC is, as the people of Bremen say, "Buten un Binnen", which means that you will see Bremen from the outside and, of course from the inside. We will not only show you the campus, but also introduce you to Bremen as a whole.

Events and activities

Excursions, parties, and cultural events - you name it. ISA regularly organizes events for IGC students. Join in and get to know the students from other programs as well. So join us for get-togethers, sightseeing tours, the Christmas party, the annual BBQ and excursions to several cities. In addition to hard work, studying abroad is also about experiencing the culture and having fun.

International students taking pics in a photo box Students walk through the schnoor in Bremen A group of international students sitting at a table outside

Our beautiful Hanseatic city of Bremen - your new home!

Hanseatic City of Bremen - Full speed ahead!

1200 years of city history as a port city - Bremen has always been cosmopolitan and diverse. The old town with its stylish brick buildings is beautiful to look at. In the various coffee houses, especially in the city center, one feels a little bit reminded of Vienna. There is also a cultural scene in the city. Bremen is located on the river Weser. Many large international companies are located in the Bremen area. But Bremen is also a city of science. In addition, Bremen is known for its first division soccer team Werder Bremen. The Weser Stadion is located right on the river. The Überseestadt is a new, innovative district has been created.

In short, the perfect place to study.