Informationen für Doktorandinnen, Doktoranden, Postdocs und Professorinnen und Professoren
To get enrolled at Bielefeld University, you have to apply directly at the student's office (Studierendensekretariat). You will find the office at D0-104.
You can get more information about the procedure at the student's office or at their webpage.
The UniCard is the NEW Card at Bielefeld University which substitutes all older cards. The card has the following functions:
How to get the UniCard:
After that you can start using it.
As an enrolled Ph.D.-student at Bielefeld University you will get the "Semesterticket" to use all buses, trams and trains in North-Rhine-Westphalia. To get the ticket you have to pay the social contributions ("Sozialbeitrag") and sign up here to download it. The ticket is valid for the whole semester. Within Bielefeld a valid Unicard with another form of personal ID is also regarded as a valid ticket.
The Asta-Verkehrsgruppe offers further information about the ticket here, including a map of the region in which the ticket can be used
More detailed information you can find on the Website of the "AStA-Verkehrsgruppe".
The InterKontakt-Program was created in order to support international PhD students and Post-Docs at Bielefeld University. It provides them with a mentor who knows Bielefeld University and has lived in Germany for some time. Mentors are volunteers and help their mentees settle into Bielefeld, find their way around the university and support in administrative matters. They can give useful tips as well as help in making social contacts.
The three most important goals of the mentoring program:
Of course, participation is free of charge!
The Servicecenter for young researchers is the central place to go/contact point for all Postdocs, PhDs, and for students who are interested in doing a PhD. Also as an international PhD the Servicecenter can give you a piece of advice abput Your Doctorate.
More Information on this topic You can find here.
The Personnel Development for Researchers and Teachers − in short PEP − provides all Researchers and Teachers further training and couselling services.
You can find more detailed information on their offers here.