Services for international students
Good technical and social support is a prerequisite for ensuring that studying in Germany is not only a success academically but also a personally enriching experience. The International Office is always available to provide international students with help and advice to deal with any problems. The Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences also has a number of advisory services for students that are specifically designed to meet the needs of international students:
- Social support ‘buddy programme’
- Learning German
- Mentoring programme
- Activities organised by the International Office
Assistance for foreign students – “HifaS” (Hilfe für ausländische Studierende)
We are the HifaS. The aim of our project is to lend our support to the foreign students at our university in their day-to-day lives.
We shall be glad to help you
- counselling on the topics of studying, living and life in Neubrandenburg
- exchanging information with students, lecturers and other staff at the university
- networking with counselling centres and other contact points
- Filling out applications or other documents
Our current team is composed as follows:
Since March 2023, Bachelor student Luise Grünert from the Bachelor’s Degree in the course "Health Sciences" has been coordinating the student site. Subject-related guidance is provided via the in-coming coordinator Sabine Fritsche from the International Office, with Professor Júlia Wéber from the Faculty of Social Work, Education and Pre-school Education acting in a supervisory capacity.
Contact via: firstname.lastname@example.org and as well as during regular consultation hours in person or via Webex.
Social support – buddy programme
The first steps in a foreign country are not always easy. There are so many visits to authorities and it takes a while until you find your feet in your new life and make new friends. To make this transition period easier for you, you will be met at the station by a student buddy who will help you with your visits to the authorities and introduce you to life on campus and in Neubrandenburg. This services is organised by the International Office.
Buddy-brochure (de, en, ru, port)
The Language Centre offers language courses before and during semester to improve your German language skills. You may also be interested in a language exchange that gives you the opportunity to improve your German language skills and to teach your native language in an exchange. This language exchange not only enables you to practise speaking German but also increases the contact you have with other students.
You´ll find information to offered language courses in the course catalogue (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) or on the web page of the Language Centre.
As part of the mentoring programme mentors doing the same course as you provide specialist support during your studies. These programmes are organised by the departments with the aim of contributing to successful study outcomes and can be used by exchange students and those students in their first semester. If you are interested, please contact the deans of the particular departments.
The International Office organises a number of activities for you during semester. On the excursions you will have the opportunity to become more familiar with the region and cities such as Berlin, Schwerin, Rostock and Potsdam, and you can make contact with other students during our friendly social and sporting activities. The programme is published at the start of the semester and added to as the semester progresses. We are happy to accommodate your requests.
Research report on participation and integration
Participation and integration in higher education within the context of forced migration. Potential and requirements from the point of view of refugees and other members of the university
Final report on the research project “Arriving in the town of Neubrandenburg. Participation and integration opportunities and related offers from the point of view of refugees and education professionals”
Authors: Professor Dr. Júlia Wéber and Frauke Risse
Psychosocial care at our university
A sympathetic ear for students = psychosocial care from students for students
“A sympathetic ear” is a free counselling service offered by students of the Master’s Degree course “Psychosocial Care” for all students of Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences on personal matters, psychosocial concerns and problems or with regard to study-related issues as well as the simple desire to talk about their experiences.
All of the counsellors work according to a professional standard: impartial & appreciative, open to address any topic and in consideration of the needs of the respective individual, with the aim of helping the students to help themselves. Confidentiality is guaranteed here and the counselling can take place anonymously if requested.
Psychological counselling services of Greifswald Students’ Union
The psychological counselling services are aimed at all students whose ability to study and motivate themselves are adversely affected against the background of the crises being experienced in these times, and who feel a need for one-on-one support to address their particular issues.
Although the counselling offered is no substitute for any psychotherapy which might be required, its objective is to provide orientation and support within the scope of the necessary steps to obtain such treatment.
The psychosocial care is carried out within the framework of one-to-one discussions, whereby several of these consultation hours may be held depending on the individual’s requirements. The specific problematic situations are ascertained and worked through as far as possible. If requested, these consultations may be carried out anonymously.
Due to the current Coronavirus situation, the counselling sessions are not held in the office but rather conducted outside during a walk or on the telephone. These appointments are arranged individually.
Person responsible: Sandra Schumann
Counselling sessions in room 268, main building | Brodaer Str. 2 | 17033 Neubrandenburg
Social counselling of Greifswald Students’ Union
The social counselling is offered by Greifswald Students’ Union and implemented by one of the staff members, who is on hand to offer advice to the students of Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences on all social issues.
Unfortunately, on account of the current situation, no counselling services can be provided on site in Neubrandenburg. Students can contact the staff member by email or telephone on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm, and on Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm and arrange a counselling appointment. Counselling may also take place online by means of a live video link.
Person responsible:Christin Rewitz/ Frau Dr. Kolbe (temporary)
Telephone: 0395 - 56 93 9109 | 0 38 34 - 86 17 10
Counselling sessions in room 268, main building | Brodaer Str. 2 |17033 Neubrandenburg