Starting your studies in the winter term 2021

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The upcoming winter term 2021 will start as scheduled!

Because of possible visa delays and travel restrictions that you might face, we will start the semester in a hybrid mode. Digital teaching formats will continue as an addition to the curriculum and you can switch to an on-campus mode at any time, if the situations allows it. With this, even if your visa process is delayed, you will be able to participate in your lectures.



Admission....and what to do now

You have received your offer of admission?

Now, it is time to apply for a visa if you have not done so already.

The ISA-team will support you, answer all your questions about visa application, and will keep you informed on a regular basis. You can also read more about visa application here.

Online Enrollment - 8 Easy Steps

To be completed after a successful application process and being accepted

We know that not all of you will make it to Bremen on time. Therefore, we offer you an online solution for enrollment

Please make sure to follow the instructions below carefully as soon as you got accepted and do every single step one after the other to have a successful enrollment and a smooth start in Bremen!

If you are already in Bremen please make an appointment with the International Student Assistance (ISA) office  to enroll in person.

Step 1: Save your place of study

  • To save your place of study at the IGC please transfer your down payment of 1,000 euros. This down payment is already the first instalment of your tuition fee and no additional fee.
  • Please transfer your down payment only via our IGC down payment portal  (please click on the link and follow the instructions). You may pay by credit card or bank transfer.

Step 2: Accept your place of study

  • After having transferred the down payment please additionally accept your place of study by filling out the online acceptance form (please click on the link - or send the PDF)
  • It is very important that you 1. do the down payment and 2. accept your place of study in that order to guarantee your study place.

Step 3: Accept the special conditions in time of the pandemic

Step 4: Fill out and send your application for enrollment

Step 5: Choose your tuition fee payment plan

Please note the different bank accounts for the tuition fee and the semester contribution (step 6)!

Step 6: Transfer the semester contribution

Please note the different bank accounts for the tuition fee (step 5) and the semester contribution!

  • The semester contribution is a compulsory student fee payable per semester by every student in Germany. It contains costs for several student services and the semester ticket (student travel pass for public transportation).
  • Please pay your semester contribution only via the HSB semester contribution portal (please click on the link and follow the instructions). You may pay by credit card or bank transfer.

Step 7: Get your Student ID, semester ticket and access to university platforms

  • Only after we received your semester contribution you will get your student ID, access to all university systems and platforms that you will need for your studies and your semester ticket.
  • Please, wait one day before activating your university account to avoid technical problems.
  • Please note, that not all university systems are connected and you will need to activate and update all accounts regularly. Especially, make sure to keep you address up to date in all systems.

Step 8: Inform us about your arrival date and meet us at the IGC

  • You have made your travel plans and booked your transportation? Great, almost done! Now, you just need to inform the International Student Assistance (ISA) service about your date and time of arrival by e-mail.
  • After your arrival in Bremen please arrange an appointment with the ISA service to pick up your documents and complete your enrollment at the IGC.

We warmly welcome you at the IGC and hope to meet you soon in person!



Your question has not been answered? Please have a look at our FAQ. You can also contact your program coordinator at all times. 


MBA in Global Management

Astrid Decker
Sara Franzeck

MBA in International Tourism Management

Sara Franzeck
Dr. Mihaela Jucan

MBA in European/Asian Management

Dr. Mihaela Jucan

International MBA

Usanie Dennerlein-Mann

Master in European Studies

Deborah Mintken
Portrait picture of Prof. Dr. Markus Louis

Master in Aeronautical Management

Prof. Dr. Markus Louis

Coming to Germany?

The days are passing so quickly and there is still so much to prepare for the start of your studies at IGC! In this context, we would like to remind you of some important information which will aid you in your preparations.

Something very important first: As you certainly know, Germany is one of the safest countries in the pandemic. Compared to many others, the number of cases is manageable and the healthcare system is in an excellent position. Germany managed the pandemic much better than many countries basically because of its strong health care system, early progress on detection and an effective containment strategy. We cannot predict future developments, but we will do everything to keep students safe and make sure that you experience the high-quality education you expect.

The service our ISA-department usually provides is, unfortunately, somewhat limited due to Corona-related conditions. This status is also subject to rapid changes due to changing legal regulations, also Corona-related. What this exactly means is:

  1. Pick-up service at the airport or train station
    We will be waiting for you upon your arrival and will provide you with current information concerning the Corona situation in Bremen and what procedures you may need to follow in the near future. Unfortunately, we cannot accompany you by train or cab, but we will inform you how to best reach your destination.
  2. Quarantine requirements
    The Federal Government publishes in co-operation with the Robert Koch Institution appropriate information and rules for the behavior with entry from Corona risk areas to Germany. This may mean that you have to go directly into domestic quarantine for 10-14 days after your entry. The only ones who needn’t follow these regulations are those who can prove a negative Corona test result not more than 48 hours before entering Germany.
    As the worldwide Corona situation is changing almost every day please inform yourself pro-actively on the RKI website and of the federal government which countries are currently designated as international risks areas.

    Based on the recommendations of the German virologist Christian Drosten, the Graduate Center has established the following regulations for persons entering the country from risk areas:
    Even if the test result is negative, a 5 day domestic quarantine with subsequent re-testing has to be conducted. This policy has been implemented in order to exclude a possible infection that has occurred during the journey to Bremen.
    It is therefore, extremely important to arrange accommodation in advance, at least for the period of quarantine. The ISA-team will be happy to help you organize apartments or rooms in shared flats, either prior to your arrival or at a later date. Please contact us in advance for it.
  3. Dates in the IGC/IWW
    Appointments in IGC/IWW are only possible after the required quarantine period has elapsed. The ISA-team will contact you by e-mail and arrange an appointment.  According to the currently valid guidelines of the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, only firmly scheduled meetings in accordance with the hygiene concept in the IGC/IWW are possible.

    The temporary study visa allows you to enter the country at any time during the specified period.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further or very specific questions.

Health insurance

Compulsory health insurance for students is a major issue in Germany. So we are very happy to inform you that you do not need a German health insurance if you study online from home during the first weeks or months. 

The German government and the statutory health insurance companies have decided to suspend the existing regulation for the online phase. 
Only after your entry to Germany you have to take out a health insurance for your studies. You will receive support and help from your ISA-team in choosing and applying for the right health insurance. For your entry to Germany you need a simple travel insurance, depending on the requirements of the respective embassy.


View over the market square in Bremen

Social network and safety

Your social network in Bremen
We know that your educational experience very much depends on networking and interactive exchange and, therefore, we will offer you a number of online networking and social events right from the beginning.

Safety and hygiene
Be assured that we will apply the highest safety and hygiene standards to make sure that you, our students, as well as our faculty and staff are safe at all times. Our whole team is monitoring the situation in Germany and especially in Bremen very closely and appropriate decisions and measures will be taken whenever the need arises.