"In Bielefeld, I met people from all over the world and found a second multicultural family." - Michelle from Mexico, English Studies
There are many institutions at Bielefeld University that do their best to support international students so that settling in and living in Bielefeld becomes a lot easier.
The students are welcome to address the area-coordinator with any questions.
Please register per mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Office organizes city trips, games and film evenings as well as other cultural events. You can get the leisure time brochure with all events and more information in D0-138 or you can look at it online.
The student staff members also have frequent office hours, so you can stop by whenever you have a question. Please find the office hours on the door of D0-138.
The mentoring program for international students
Association to support international students in Bielefeld
- PunktUm (in German)
PunktUm supports you in your academic career by offering language courses, counseling on academic papers and various workshops.
The Assocciation of international students (Willkommensgruß für internationale Studierende)
The ZSB is the central counselling centre of the University of Bielefeld. The ZSB offers information and advice on any question concerning studies, for instance questions of study possibilities, admission problems, guidance for studying and counselling in producing academic papers. In addition, the ZSB provides a number of brochures and leaflets.
Moreover, the ZSB provides psychological counselling, e.g in the case of contact problems, difficulties with concentration and work, fear of examinations and seminars, or a lack of ease and self-confidence. The psychological counselling can be found in the main building (Section R, 5th floor, Room 147 or 151, Tel. 0521 / 106-3017 / 3019).
The Student Association represents all students of the University of Bielefeld. German as well as international students can turn to the association with questions and problems. On a regular basis, social and legal counsel is carried out. The AStA also offers non-recurring loans if students face financial difficulties. Every winter semester the AStA publishes a semester magazine in which the university, its organs, its scope of function of the several AStA groups are portrayed. Additionally, hints concerning extra-curricular political, cultural and social groups and institutions are given. The AStA can be found in room C1 - 154.
In the ESG people (mostly students) meet to work together, eat together, hold services, throw parties and engage in weekend activities. At the beginning of semester and in December there is a First-Semester Weekend (programmes are issued at the beginning of each semester). In addition, students with problems and questions can turn to the ESG.
The KHG understands itself as a union of Christian motivated students who meet in various research groups, like for instance "Assistance for Ex-Offenders" or homework help for foreign children and youths. Regular events during the semester are a book table in the university hall and services in the KHG.