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Welcome Center

The Welcome Center of the U Bremen Research Alliance supports international researchers and their families before and during their stay in Bremen regardless of the length of their stay or how the stay is financed. As a central service point, it assists all newcoming researchers in non-academic matters to help organize their life in Bremen and make it as enjoyable and uncomplicated as possible. Whether you are here for a month or have been appointed to a permanent post, our services are available to you. Through a broad network of internal and external partners the Welcome Center provides a range of administrative and social services.

The information below will help you prepare for your stay in Bremen before arrival.

Visa and Entry Regulations


Stay with Family


Arrival Checklist

Recognition of degree certificate


While planning and carrying out your research and professorship in Bremen, there are a number of formalities that you will need to take care of. The Welcome Center offers an initial orientation, as well as assistance completing all the these formalities.

City Registration

Residence Permit

Health Insurance

Pension Insurance

Tax Information


We have gathered together a few helpful resources to help you settle in and adjust to your new surroundings.

In addition, the Welcome Center organizes events primarily for international guest reseachers and their families.


German Courses

Doctors and Health

Public Transportion

Culture Tips

Leisure and Shopping

Stay with the Family


We would like to have you in our alumni network and stay in touch with you even after you leave Bremen!

If you had a work contract here, make sure you check up on the status of your Pension Insurance before leaving.

Alumni Network

Registration for Research Alumni Map

Pension Insurance


Online Registration

Register here as an international researcher


Important forms and documents

Arrival checklist

Important forms


Julia Holz & Janna Wilbers

SFG 0330
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 7
28359 Bremen

Tel. +49 421-218-60381/60382

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Service and Advice for At-risk and Refugee Scientists

If you host at-risk or refugee scientists or have this status yourself, you will find helpful information here.

Supporters and Partners

  • Euraxess
  • Santander
  • Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
  • Make it in Germany