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  • Visa
  • Your entry permit to Germany depends on your country of origin (need of visa, need of admission letter, confirmation of financial support etc.). You will need the letter of admission to the Postgraduate Programme Environmental Physics which will arrive several weeks after the admission board has made its decision about your application. We strongly advise to arrive about 4 weeks before the programme starts, to complete all the necessary steps in the VISA process. You will have to contact a private health insurance via a local travel agency until the students health insurance will be valid. We recommend to start the application procedures for entry as soon as possible.
  • If you have to apply for a visa make sure it is issued as Student-Visa!
  • The German Embassy issues a study visa and after arrival the Aliens Office in Bremen a residence permit only on the condition that the student has a minimum allowance of 720 EURO per month. Students from non-EU Member States must provide documentary proof (from their parents, from the grant-awarding authority etc.) that they have enough money to cover the costs of living and studying in Bremen. They may also be asked to present bank statements. Students/Citizens from EU Member States do not have to apply for a visa.

  • Financial Support
  • At present there are no official student sponsorships available which will cover all living and study costs. The University of Bremen participates in the programme "Deutschland Stipendium". This programme supports selected students with € 300 monthly. Students which need a full scholarship should contact e.g. one of the following organizations (please note that the application deadline for this stipendium is usually about one year before you start to study):
  • https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/en/
  • Universität Bremen: Stipendien und weitere Förderungsmöglichkeiten (Informations in German)
  • http://www.mystipendium.de/ (external page with information about scholarships / in German)
  • https://www.sparheld.de/stipendium /external page / in German)
  • Our experience shows that students have better chances of gaining sponsorship if they apply early and from their country of origin. Your national organizations should be able to help you further here. Emphasis is placed on students which must gain sufficient funding for living costs during the study period. Should references or any information regarding the courses be necessary to aid in gaining funds then we will be glad to help you. It may also be possible to gain sponsorship from individual companies for the period of study.
  • Health insurance
  • A requirement for enrollment at a German university is a legal form of health insurance. It is available from the German national health care system. The monthly rates are:
  • about EURO 70/month (family members are included) for students younger than 30 years old
  • about EURO 160/month (family members have be insured separately) for students of any age. The maximum duration of health insurance of this type is two years.
  • This health insurance covers all necessary medical treatment, apart from diseases previously diagnosed and certain deductibles for dental treatment and glasses as well as co-pays for certain medicines. Under certain conditions it is possible to retain coverage through your health insurance plan in your home country. Please check with your current health insurance company before coming to Bremen. (Your insurance company would have to certify that prior to your arrival)
  • Accommodation
  • Students can find a place to stay in the Student Welfare Service (Studentenwerk) maintained student houses which are located around the university, most of them within walking distance. When the student's application form has been received, the Studentenwerk may arrange accommodation for the duration of the study programme. The university student houses boast modern student living facilities. The rooms and flats all have cooking facilities and bathrooms. There are apartments for one up to eight. Student clubs which exist around the houses promote an open student life and international flair.
  • For further information and the application form for housing in a dormitory, please follow this link http://www.stw-bremen.de/en/wohnen/student-accommodation (check the information provided under FAQs, too).
  • Monthly rates for private housing vary from EURO 250/300 for a single-room apartment (20 qm) up to EURO 600 for a three-bedroom apartment (70 qm) with bathroom and kitchen. Private apartments are put up for rent in the local newspaper. Additionally there is a website known as “WG-Gesucht” which many students use to find both temporary and long term housing. Probably about 2000 students are looking for accommodation in Bremen at the beginning of October and the situation is getting tight. In general private apartments are not furnished.
  • How to find us
  • All foreign students are offered help for getting to Bremen once you arrived in Germany. In any case, please inform us in time of your flight arrivals / train arrivals!
  • The Institute of Environmental Physics is located in the Building NW1 at the southern part of the campus (grid square C1) on the Otto-Hahn-Allee.
  • If you arrive in Bremen via airplane you easily get to the University campus with the tram line no.6 (the stop closest to our building is named “Universität Süd Naturwissenschaften 1”)
  • If you arrive in Bremen via railway please leave the station in direction "Zentrum" center/city and also take tram no.6 (in the direction University).
  • To see where the university is located in the city area of Bremen please click here