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Newcomer Service for Exchange Students

Coronavirus Update


NEW: The offices on campus will remain closed until further notice. Most office staff is working from home now, also the Newcomer Service Team of the International Office. We will try to answer your requests via email, but please have patience if we do not answer immediately, since we are receiving a lot of emails in these days.
It is therefore not necessary to come to Bremen for the time being.

More information are here

All lectures or exams where students have to be present in person are suspended until 17th of April 2020 until further notice.

The University of Bremen is currently busy switching to online teaching and elearning. 

Everybody is requested not to go out unnecessarily and to stay away from each other at least 1,5 metres. Avoid going out in groups of more than 2 persons.

Original documents for signing can be sent by post or electronically only. 

Check also the homepage of the University of Bremen for latest updates: Corona Update FAQs

The university library is also closed for the public until further notice. Digital access is still possible.

All dining halls for students are closed until further notice. The accommodation office of the "Studierendenwerk" is closed to the public as well, please contact them via email or phone.

The Bremen Service University (BSU) is closed. All formalities have to be done electronically or by post.


Exchange students coming from or via a "risk area" must adhere to an isolation period of 14 days and thus are not allowed to arrive on campus for 14 days after the departure from the risk area.

Risk areas according to the “Robert-Koch-Institut”  as per 25th of March are:

parts of the People’s Republic of China (Province Hubei incl. Wuhan)
parts of South Korea (Province Gyeongsangbuk-do and
parts of France (Region Grand Est)

parts of Austria (South Tyrol)
parts of Spain (Madrid, Navarra, La Rioja und Paìs Vasco)

parts of the US (California, Washington, New York)
parts of Switzerland (Kantone Tessin, Waadt und Genf)

Risk areas are updated daily, therefore, please check the website above for latest information (this website is only available in German, check the grey box in the 2nd paragraph)


If you get a fever or other symptoms which may be caused by coronavirus (coughing, difficulty in breathing, running nose etc.) please do not go to a doctor or to a hospital!

Instead, please stay at home and call a local doctor to clarify the further steps.

You can call any doctor or find a doctor (“Hausarzt”) here:ärzte .
Tick your part of Bremen (“Stadtteil”) and your preferred language (“Fremdsprachen”) to find a “Hausarzt” in your neighbourhood.

Outside of the doctor’s office hours you can contact the after-hours service of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of the City of Bremen: .

Bremen has installed a Corona Center near the Main Station to where your doctor might refer you (only available in German).


Even if you are not travelling from or via a risk area we still recommend to observe some preventive hygienic measures to minimize the risk of getting infected yourself or spreading the virus without knowing:

- wash your hands very regularly and thoroughly (min. 20 sec. with soap)
- do not touch your nose, mouth or eyes
- cough or sneeze into your elbow, use disposable tissues
- greet each other without shaking hands, avoid hugging each other, keep a distance to others (esp. vulnerable persons, i.e. elderly or ill persons).


General information:
in German, English, Chinese
in German, English, Italian
Corona Update FAQs

The Newcomer Service of the International Office is available for all interntional exchange students of our partner universities (e.g. ERASMUS, overseas cooperations etc).


Cornelia Krain


Tel.: +49 421 218-60375

Newcomer Service