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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 need to worry about this. Our team from International Student Assistance will look after you right from the start.

One of our first tasks is to support you with the enrolment process and several more will follow during your time in Bremen which will be hopefully great! That´s our mission.

We are here for you!

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


Advisory services right from the beginning

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

  •  Information on the semester ticket
  •  General information about living and studying in Bremen
  •  Extension of your visa/residence permit
  •  Application for Job Seeker Visa



Meet Christian Frank from ISA


Excursions, parties, and cultural events - you name it.

ISA is regularly organizing events for IGC students. Join in and get to know the students from other programs as well. So join in at get-togethers, sightseeing trips, the Christmas party, BBQ and excursions to several cities. Next to hard work, studying abroad is about getting to know the culture and having fun.

Orientation Week at IGC!

In German called "O-Woche"

Our ISA team organizes various activities to 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 intended to give first-year students the smoothest possible start to their studies. Our motto at IGC is, as the people of Bremen say, Buten un Binnen, which means you will see Bremen from the outside and of course inside. We not only show you the campus, but also introduce you to Bremen as a whole.

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 Weser River. 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 Weserstation is located directly on the river. With the Überseestadt, a new, innovative district has been created.

In short, the perfect place to study.

Enrolment and paper work

As soon as you are on campus, ISA supports you in getting all necessary done. Next to enrolling we guide you through the most important stages of seattling in:

  • Enrolment
  • 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 shared room.

We provide information and contact details of several private and commercial landlords in Bremen. The cost for a single student room in a shared flat is approx. 300 - 380 Euro including all additional costs like water, heating, and electricity.
Single appartments are starting up at roughly 450 - 750 Euro.

Arrival in Bremen

Pick-up service from the airport or central station

Let us know your arrival time and our ISA team is happy to welcome you at the airport or at the station. A friendly face is the best way to start your stay in Germany! You can share your impressions and first questions directly after arrival. Bremen has a commercial airport, called "Bremen Airport", which is located near the city center. The tram services stop directly in front of the terminal.