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Living in Bremen and Bremerhaven

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The demand for apartments and furnished rooms is high and therefore we recommend you to look for accommodation in time. On this page you will get some suggestions so that you can start your search right away.

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Learning German

For daily life outside of work it is a great advantage to know at least some basic terms. Especially in everyday situations such as shopping, at the ticket office or when visiting government offices, knowledge of German simplifies communication. We support you in learning the German language - even before your arrival.


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Your health is very important.
Here you will find an overview of different point of contacts in Bremen.

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In Germany, there is a well-developed system of public transport. You can easily reach most destinations with the Deutsche Bahn and with S-Bahn trains, buses, streetcars and subways. In Bremen and Bremerhaven there are also well-developed bicycle paths.

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The team of SeniorCitizens looks after international PhD students, researchers and their families and thus contributes to a good arrival and international science in Bremen. The "SeniorCitizens", an association of senior students at the University of Bremen, has been providing support since 2011 through divers activities such as joint trips to the North Sea, cabbage rides, coaching and help and comfort in case of homesickness.

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Leisure and Shopping

Bremen and Bremerhaven - metropolises on river and sea. In both cities you will find a wide range of leisure and shopping opportunities. Here are some suggestions for leisure activities.

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Jobseeker and Unempployment

You have received notice from your employer or your employment contract is about to expire? In this case, you can register as a job seeker with the "Agentur fü Arbeit".
If you register as unemployed, you have the possibility to receive unemployment benefits from the "Agentur für Arbeit".


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Stay with Family

You go to Bremen together with your family? Here you will find some necessary indormation.

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Life on Campus

In order to better orientate yourself on the campus of the University of Bremen and to get to know the local offers, this page summarizes general information about the library, gastronomic offers, It-Support and university sports.

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