last updated: January 14, 2022



As member of the HfK, you will receive the latest information and current developments on this topic through your HfK email account. Please ensure that you can be reached via your official HfK email address.
In spite of the restrictions, faculty, workshop directors and staff can be contacted. Please always contact us first by e-mail or telephone. You can find contacts on this page or here:
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You can also contact corona@hfk-bremen.de if you have any questions. .
The following information is subject to change, depending on the dynamics of the coronavirus pandemic. Short-term changes may occur and will be communicated by e-mail first.

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1. News

University operations will start on startingJanuary 17, 2022

University operations at the HfK will start on January 17,2022.
Classes and events that can be conducted online must be held digitally. Events that must be conducted in person may take place with stricter hygiene measures.

Please note that FFP2 masks are now mandatory. Please ask our colleagues at the reception, if don’t carry a FFP2 mask with you. Furthermore The exceptions for wearing a mask have also been adjusted. See point 12 HfK HYGIENE CONCEPT "Which exceptions apply to the mask obligation?".

Regulations for external audiences apply. See point 5 HfK ROOMS & GROUNDS "What rules apply to external audiences?"

Please find further details in the Opening Steps of the departments (see Corona-Downloads for Department of Arts and Design & for the Department of Music).

If you have any questions, please contact your teacher or your dean's office first.

Please find the Mail „Corona Update // Neue Regelungen ab 17. Januar 2022 // New regulations starting January“ on our website Corona-Downloads.

Please find the chancellor's update for the staff“Aktualisierte Corona Schutzmaßnahmen für den Dienstleistungsbereich“ (German only) on our website Corona-Downloads.

Regulations for special events

Regulations for special events at the HfK are currently being coordinated between the university management and the dean’s office and will be published here asap.

UPDATE: Regulations for external audience!

The regulations for external audience at HfK events had to be updated again.
External audience is only permitted when complying with 2G+.

Please read all details under point 5: "What rules apply to external audiences?".

*“3G” and "2G"/”2G+” are German abbreviations and stands for: people who have been vaccinated (“geimpft”), can show a recent test (“getestet”) or can prove that they have recuperated from Corona (“genesen”). The “+” refers to an additional rapid test.

Vaccinations!

Unfortunately, the vaccination initiative on our campuses will not be continued.

All persons registered or wokring in Bremen can visit the Vaccination Centers in Bremen. The Vaccination Center Am Brill is open from Monday to Sunday between 9 am and 7 pm and you can go without an appointment. Please find all information here (German only): https://www.gesundheit.bremen.de/corona/impfen-38848

Videos in 16 languages on vaccinations are available here: https://covid.nds-fluerat.org/ For questions and advice about vaccinations you can also contact the Corona Officer of the HfK Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de, 9595-1147 or by MS Teams to Clara Weustink). She arranges individual appointments for all HfK members with a doctor in the Walle district as needed and can issue codes for appointments at other Vaccination Centers.

Access only for vaccinated, professionally tested or recovered persons.

Access to HfK's buildings and events will be exclusively granted to persons who

are professionally tested. The professional corona rapid test (or PCR test) must be no older than 24h. Self-test won’t be accepted. Digital and printed proofs will be accepted.

are fully vaccinated. It is required that you are fully vaccinated, thus 14 days must have passed since your last. Digital proof (CovPass app and Corona warning app) and vaccination cards or replacement document will be accepted.

have recovered from Covid. Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and have not been vaccinated require proof of a positive PCR test, which is valid in the period from 28 days after said test to a maximum of six months after the test.
We recommend that vaccinated and recovered individuals voluntarily test themselves once a week.

Proof will be checked at the entrances.

Special regulations apply for external audiences. See point 5. HfK ROOMS & GROUNDS. "What rules apply to external audiences?".

How will I be informed about news and new rules?

As member of the HfK, you will receive the latest information and current developments on this topic through your HfK email account. Please ensure that you can be reached via your official HfK email address.

2. semester & classes

Will events held in person be possible?

Yes.
Please find the steps towards opening as defined by the Department of Art and Design here: Corona Downloads < 2. Documents Art & Design < Steps towards opening HfK Dept. Arts & Design
The steps towards opening as defined by the Department of Music will be soon published here: Corona Downloads < 3. Documents Music

What semester fee do I have to pay?

For the winter semester 2021/22 a semester fee of 357,81€ will be charged.
You can find more details here: https://www.hfk-bremen.de/rueckmeldung-info-wintersemester20-21

I don't need the student ticket for public transportation, do I still have to pay for it?

The contribution for the ticket is part of the registration as a student. It is based on a solidarity principle. Please contact Dezernat 1 student’s office (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) for information about applicable exceptions (e.g. in case of severe disability, leave of absence, semester abroad).

You can't use your semester ticket because you don't live in the area of validity during the Corona summer semester 2021 ? There is a way to be exempted from the ticket and get the fee back!
You can find all the necessary information and application forms on the AStA website at https://asta.hfk-bremen.de/semesterticket/. If you have any questions or need help, please contact asta-soziales-antidis@hfk-bremen.de.

The application and the accompanying documents are ready? Just send them by post or in-house mail to

AStA HfK Bremen

Am Speicher XI, 8

28217 Bremen

Deutschland

Can I apply for a semester off?

Please contact Department 1 (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) if you have questions about requesting leave of absence.
You can find further contact persons for questions concerning studies and semesters under point 14 "Help & Support".

Are excursions and business trips allowed?

Yes, with restrictions.
All applications will be assessed individually for risks depending on the destination country/region and the current situation there.

Business trips and excursions will exclusively be approved for vaccinated persons or persons who recovered recently from a COVID-19 infection. Proof must be presented to our Corona Officer (digitally, in person, or by mail).
Business trips and field trips to areas of virus variants of concern areas won’t be approved.
Please note the deadlines for submitting mission and field trip requests. Those who leave without approval will not receive subsequent approval and reimbursement of expenses or the like.

How do I categorize my event as "2G", "2G+" or "3G"?

We distinguish between curricular events (where participation is mandatory) and non-curricular events (where participation is voluntary/optional).

Permanent security can be requested if the situation is unclear, the decision and notification is made by the teacher. Otherwise, the present security can randomly visit events on campus, the decision and notification is made by the instructor. The person inviting to the event (student or teacher) is responsible for compliance with hygiene rules, on site other persons can be assigned with these tasks.

All curricular events are “3G” events: → The hygiene concept (mask requirement, documentation, etc.) applies without exemptions.
→ Only people who have been vaccinated (“geimpft”), can show a recent test (“getestet”) or can prove that they have recuperated from Corona (“genesen”) are permitted.
to enter the premises of the HfK (including rented spaces) and HfK events (including events held outside our premises).
→ No food/drinks may be offered at the events.
→ Special regulations apply for external audiences. See point 5. HfK ROOMS & GROUNDS. "What rules apply to external audiences?". All non-curricular events may be implemented as “2G” or “2G+” events. → The hygiene concept (mask requirement, documentation, etc.) applies without exemptions. Access may be restricted further to “2G” or “2G+”: Only people who have been vaccinated (“geimpft”) or can prove that they have recuperated from Corona (“genesen”) plus a professional rapid test from the same day are permitted to enter the premises of the HfK (including rented space) and HfK events (including events held outside our premises).
→ The hygiene concept (mask requirement, documentation, etc.) applies without exemptions.
→ No food/drinks may be offered at the events.
→ The 2G rule always refers to an enclosed area (a room or venue) and must be checked at the entrance.
→ Singers and wind players must also present a professional rapid test. Costs will be covered by the HfK.

*“3G” and "2G"/”2G+” are German abbreviations and stands for: people who have been vaccinated (“geimpft”), can show a recent test (“getestet”) or can prove that they have recuperated from Corona (“genesen”). The “+” refers to an additional rapid test.

What counts as a curricular event?

At the Department of Music:
→ All classes and events related to classes such as exam concerts, auditions, etc. are part of the degree program and are considered curricular.

At the Department of Art and Design the following events are considered curricular:
→ all events listed in ARTIST
→ all workshop classes
→ diploma/final exams
Note: Diploma exhibitions -following the actual exam- are not directly related to curricular teaching and can be offered as a 2G event
→ Lectures

3. Examinations

Can I postpone my exam?

Yes.

Are exams allowed to take place online?

Yes, if possible and in accordance with your professor.

Are non HfK members allowed to participate?

Yes.

Regulations for external audiences have changed. See point 5 HfK ROOMS & GROUNDS "What rules apply to external audiences?" and “Are external participants allowed for classes/events?”

Additional rules for regarding exams in the Department of Music

Examinations can take place with of up to 10 persons present. In exceptional cases and on application in the dean's office up to 15 persons may be allowed.
2 examiners are allowed and do not count towards the maximum number of persons.
The Dean (dekanat-musik@hfk-bremen.de) and the Campus Office Music (campus-office-musik@hfk-bremen.de) must be notified at least 2 weeks in advance.
During exams with many participants, a member of security will be detailed to oversee the observation of the hygiene rules during the preparations and the actual exam. Please contact Dezernat 4 // a.granda@hfk-bremen.de
The HfK hygiene concept applies as stated under point 12.
Please see FAQ-point "8. access & use of space Dechanatstraße".

4. participation in digital teaching

Can I borrow equipment and instruments to participate in teaching digitally?

Yes. Please contact us in advance by mail or phone.

Dechanatstraße:
Instruments can be requested and collected by contacting Veronika Greuel: v.greuel@hfk-bremen.de
Further equipment for online teaching can be requested from Ali Isciler: a.isciler@hfk-bremen.de // 0421 – 95 95 15 80

Speicher XI:
You can book appointments to pick up equipment at the central circulation desk and at the circulation desk for online teaching via »Getin«. If you have questions about the respective equipment, please contact:
- Christian Meyer at the central circulation desk: christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de or by phone: 95 95 12 99
- circulation desk for online teaching: onlinelehre.technik@hfk-bremen.de

What equipment is available to students and teachers for digital teaching, among other things?

The following material lists can be found online on the HfK- Corona Downloads page. They should give you an overview where you can get which equipment and who you can contact for more detailed questions.

Material list Central lending store XI:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Zentrale Ausleihe // Equipment List Central Lending Desk
For questions and rental requests, please contact Central Lending Desk, Christian Meyer: christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 12 99

Material List Online Teaching Speicher XI:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching
For questions and rental requests, please contact: onlinelehre.technik@hfk-bremen.de

Equipment List Online Teaching Dechanatstraße:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 3. Unterlagen Musik > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching
For questions and rental requests please contact Ali Isciler: a.isciler@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 15 80

How do I sign up for Microsoft Teams?

Log in to the HfK-Portal with your HfK email address. On the start page of the portal, you will find HfK Cloud Services on the right. Click on "Teams". Download the app (it’s free!) or log in via your browser. Again, you will need your HfK email address and password. You can also install the app on your cell phone or tablet.

Where can I adjust my personal settings?

You’ll find “settings” when you click on the avatar on the upper right corner. for example your microfon and cameras setup or there you can log out from your account.

Is there a team etiquette?

Yes.
→ Mute your microphone when you are not speaking
→ Test your microphone and camera before your first team conference
→ Raise your digital hand when you want to speak
→ Use the @mentions function to address people directly
→ Be aware of your surroundings, because others see them too. You can use backgrounds via the settings, or via shortcut Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + P // cmd + Shift + P
→ Never record conference without consent of everybody participating

How can I chat / call someone?

Enter the name of the person you want to contact in the upper search bar. This allows you to find any person with an HfK email address.

What are teams?

A team is generated for each class. In a team you can communicate with your teachers and co-students, share documents, make appointments and discuss topics. In each team you can create different channels. It is best to communicate with your teacher if you are not sure about the structure.

What can I do with the calendar function?

The calendar allows you to see which appointments you have been invited to, to schedule appointments and invite others, for example, to organize a study group. MS Teams is connected to your Outlook (calendar), so Teams appointments will show in both calendars and persons will receive invites to appointments automatically by mail.

If you want to join an event, access your calendar and click on "participate".

Your question is not there? Check the Quick Quide from MS Teams

On the HfK-Corona Downloads page you can find a Quick Guide that answers many small questions about using MS Teams.
You can find it here:
HfK-Corona-Downloads > 6. General Documents > Quick Guide MS Teams English

5. HfK rooms & grounds

Is access to HfK locations and events restricted?

Yes.
Access to HfK's buildings and events will be exclusively granted to persons who

are professionally tested. The professional corona rapid test (or PCR test) must be no older than 24h. Self-test won’t be accepted. Digital and printed proofs will be accepted.

are fully vaccinated. It is required that you are fully vaccinated, thus 14 days must have passed since your last. Digital proof (CovPass app and Corona warning app) and vaccination cards or replacement document will be accepted.

have recovered from Covid. Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and have not been vaccinated require proof of a positive PCR test, which is valid in the period from 28 days after said test to a maximum of six months after the test.
We recommend that vaccinated and recovered individuals voluntarily test themselves once a week.

Proof will be checked at the entrances.

Regulations for external audiences apply. See point 5 HfK ROOMS & GROUNDS "What rules apply to external audiences?"

Are libraries open?

Yes. The libraries can be accessed without prior appointments.
→ Library Dechanatstraße: Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am — 1 pm; 2 pm – 4 pm, , Friday 10 am – 1 pm.
Veronika Greuel: v.greuel@hfk-bremen.de // tb-musik@suub.uni-bremen.de // phone: 9595-1509
→ Library Speicher XI: Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am — 12 pm; 1 pm – 4 pm, Friday 10 am – 1 pm.
Agnes Knütter: tb-kunst@suub.uni-bremen.de // phone: 9595-1209

I would like to borrow instruments or technical equipment, is that possible?

Yes. Please contact us in advance by mail or phone.

Dechanatstraße:
Instruments can be requested and collected by contacting Veronika Greuel: v.greuel@hfk-bremen.de
Further equipment for online teaching can be requested from Ali Isciler: a.isciler@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 15 80
A general overview of the equipment at Dechanatstraße can be found here:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Musik > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching

Speicher XI:
You can book appointments for pick-up at the central lending desk and at technical department for online teaching via »Getin«.
A general overview of the equipment can be found here:
Central Lending Desk: HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Zentrale Ausleihe // Equipment List Central Lending Desk
Online Teaching Speicher XI: HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching

If you have questions about the respective equipment, please contact:
- Central Lending Desk, Mr. Christian Meyer: christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de oder Telefon 95 95 12 99
christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 12 99
- circulation desk for online teaching: onlinelehre.technik@hfk-bremen.de

Can I pick up my things from the Speicher XI or from Dechanatsraße?

Yes.

I need to use a HfK printer, is it possible?

Yes.

Are cafeterias open?

Yes.
Mensa 13 at Dechanatstraße offers a take-out menu. Opening hours are Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Mensa at Speicher XI also offers a take out menu. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

I would like to use a room outside the HfK, is that possible?

Yes. Rooms outside of the HfK (no private spaces!) may be used for HfK events as long as
→ there is a hygiene concept in place, or the HfK’s concept rules can be applied
→ Faculty will keep a list of all participants on the HfK form and will confirm in writing that all hygiene rules have been observed

In order to keep travel expenses as low as possible and not to burden students unnecessarily with long journeys, rooms in the municipality of Bremen should be used as a matter of priority.

Do I have to attend classes in private rooms?

No.
Classes and events of the HfK may under no circumstances take place in private rooms. If you have any questions, please contact your dean's office or the President (rektor@hfk-bremen.de).

I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?

Yes.
Please note the access regulations (see FAQ- point "5. HfK Rooms & Grounds").

Are non-HfK members allowed as participants of classes/events?

Yes.
Participants who are necessary for the event (lecturers, musicians, photographers, etc.) are treated as HfK members regarding access restrictions.

Please note the access restrictions under point "5. HfK Rooms & Grounds - "Is access to HfK locations and events restricted?".

Is audience allowed at the HfK?

Yes, with restrictions.

Which rules apply for internal audience?

HfK members are allowed as audience at HfK teaching events. The HfK hygiene concept applies without restriction.

Permanent security can be requested; the decision and notification must be made by the teacher responsible. Otherwise, the present security can drop in randomly at events on campus, the decision and notification must be made by the teacher.

The person inviting to the event (student or teacher) is responsible for compliance with hygiene rules, on site other persons can be assigned with these tasks.

Which rules apply to external audience?

External audience is only permitted when complying with 2G+:
→ Only people who have been vaccinated (“geimpft”) or can prove that they have recuperated from Corona (“genesen”) plus a professional rapid test from the same day are permitted to enter the premises of the HfK (including rented space) and HfK events (including events held outside our premises).
→ The hygiene concept (mask requirement, documentation, etc.) applies without exemptions.
→ No food/drinks may be offered at the events.

Permanent security can be requested if the situation is unclear, the decision and notification is made by the teacher. Otherwise, the present security can randomly visit events on campus, the decision and notification is made by the instructor.

The person inviting to the event (student or teacher) is responsible for compliance with hygiene rules, on site other persons can be assigned with these tasks.

*“3G” and "2G"/”2G+” are German abbreviations and stands for: people who have been vaccinated (“geimpft”), can show a recent test (“getestet”) or can prove that they have recuperated from Corona (“genesen”). The “+” refers to an additional rapid test.

What counts as a curricular event?

At the Department of Music:
→ All classes and events related to classes such as exam concerts, auditions, etc. are part of the degree program and are considered curricular.

At the Department of Art and Design the following events are considered curricular:
→ all events listed in ARTIST
→ all workshop classes
→ diploma/final exams
Note: Diploma exhibitions -following the actual exam- are not directly related to curricular teaching and can be offered as a 2G event
→ Lectures

6. access & use of space Speicher XI

Is access to Speicher XI restricted?

Yes.
Access to HfK's buildings and events will be exclusively granted to persons who

are professionally tested. The professional corona rapid test (or PCR test) must be no older than 24h. Self-test won’t be accepted. Digital and printed proofs will be accepted.

are fully vaccinated. It is required that you are fully vaccinated, thus 14 days must have passed since your last. Digital proof (CovPass app and Corona warning app) and vaccination cards or replacement document will be accepted.

have recovered from Covid. Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and have not been vaccinated require proof of a positive PCR test, which is valid in the period from 28 days after said test to a maximum of six months after the test.
We recommend that vaccinated and recovered individuals voluntarily test themselves once a week.

Proof will be checked at the entrances.

Special regulations apply for external audiences. See point 5. HfK ROOMS & GROUNDS. "What rules apply to external audiences?".

Do all students have access to Speicher XI?

Yes.
All students and alumni/ae have access to Speicher XI and workshops.
Starting with this winter term, students can request key cards facilitating their access to rooms at Speicher XI, Segments 08 – 17 again. Please note that you can also book rooms and workshops through »Getin«. How this works you can find under FAQ-point "7. room booking with "Getin" Speicher XI" or in the info flyer under Corona Downloads < 5. Getin & Checkin Speicher XI.

In which period are rooms bookable?

Speicher XI is open 24 hours a day.

Do faculty, staff and student assistants have access to Speicher XI?

Faculty, staff, students, alumnia/ae and student assistants have access to Speicher XI.
All must document their stay in Speicher XI via »Checkin« and/or the key card system.

Please see FAQ- point "5. HfK Rooms & Grounds" for all details.

How many people are allowed to be together?

Room capacities as shown in Checkin may never be exceeded.

→ Classes/events: Max. 15 personen plus teachers
→ (Preparation for) Exams: max. 10 + examiners
→ (Preparation for) Competitions: max. 10
→ (Student) Workplaces: According room capacity as shown in Checkin

Please see the matrix about the steps towards opening here:Corona Downloads < 2. Documents Art & Design < steps towards opening HfK Dept. Arts & Design

Can I use the Workshops?

Yes.

The max. number of persons per room is determined by the hygiene concept of the room. And might be reduced at the discretion of the workshop director. Bookings are made through getin.hfk-bremen.de

Are external persons allowed to enter Speicher XI?

Yes.

See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

Is audience allowed?

Yes.

See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

May I invite a curator or gallery owner?

Yes. See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

When do I need to request security?

Permanent security can be requested, if the event requires it; the decision and notification must be made by the teacher in charge. Otherwise, the present security can drop in randomly at events on campus, the decision and notification must be made by the teacher responsible.
The person hosting the event (student; teacher) is responsible for the compliance with HfK hygiene concept.
Contact via Department 4 // Angela Granda: a.granda@hfk-bremen.de

Are events outdoor allowed?

Yes.

Which rooms are available for individual access via Getin or key cards?

The administration can make most rooms accessible for your uses with a locking permit. At this time, some rooms can be booked by using Getin, among them work shops and rooms at the external segments 4, 6 and 7. All relevant information is available in Getin.

How can I acquire locking privileges for a room?

To acquire locking privileges for a room you have to turn to the individual responsible for the respective room, such as a teacher or the head of a work shop. Only they can register you with the room team by name and room number.

How can I acquire a key card?

You can register for a key card in Getin. Actual key cards are then handed out by house management (Dezernat 4).

How do I activate my key card again?

Enter the number of your key card in Getin as soon as possible. This will register your locking and access privileges on your card. If you currently hold a number of cards you should decide for one card to keep and use to register all of your privileges on. Then please return to other cards to Dezernat 4.

Will locking privileges be transferred into Getin?

Yes. If you have already received booking or access privileges to a room in Getin, your access permits will be activated in the near future. Please contact us if you encounter any kind of problems with key cards at schluessel@hfk-bremen.de

7. room booking with »Getin« Speicher XI

What kinds of deadlines do apply for my booking request?

Rooms can be booked up to 14 days in advance. This rule does not apply for examinees!
Processing a room request can take up to 48 hrs.
Our employees managing workshops and offices usually do not process booking requests during their weekends off. As an example for how this works: If you would like to book a workshop for a Monday morning at 10 am, you would have to file your request by Thursday morning at 10 am at the latest do allow for processing.

Can I book a room for an extended period of time?

Rooms can only be assigned continuously to a member of our community for a period of up to 7 days.

How do I know whether my request has been approved?

Please open getin.hfk-bremen.de in the browser of your smartphone, tablet or pc. You can access your complete information by clicking on your name at the top left corner of the display. You will see the current status of your booking as “requested”, “confirmed”, “denied” or “ cancelled”.
You will be notified on any changes in the status of your booking requests or bookings via an email to your HfK account.

Why has my booking been denied?

Request are being denied if a room has already been assigned to another member of the community or if your request does not fit the specifications of the room. But in such cases you should receive a note with an explanation from the person managing booking decisions.

Can I change booking requests and bookings after filing them?

Yes and no. Once you have send or confirmed your request, it has entered processing and you can cancel it via »Getin«. You therefore can cancel requests and bookings of rooms as well as file new requests. But you may change details of bookings you have requested or have already received – such as the time –, by contacting the people managing these bookings. To do so, please answer the mails that those officials have already send you via Getin in response to your request.

Can I cancel a request or booking for a room?

You can access your complete information by clicking on your name at the top left corner of the display in »Getin«. You now can view all of your requests and bookings. Click on the one you wish to cancel. Then click on “cancel”.

How can I get approved to access a room?

The person responsible to manage a room has to approve you in »Getin«. As soon as you have filed a request for a room that you have not yet been authorized to enter, »Getin« will pass on the request to the person in charge. You may also first get in touch with the person responsible for managing the room, e.g. professor, and ask them to authorize you to enter the room via »Getin«. You then can book the room using »Getin«.

Do I still have to use Checkin?

Yes.
You are booking rooms at Speicher XI via »Getin«. Once you have arrived at the building you will have to document your presence via »Checkin«.

The filing form does not work. What should I do now?

Please send us an email to getin@hfk-bremen.de.

Questions or feedback?

Answers for many questions can be found under “Help” in »Getin« and »Checkin« or here at the FAQ.
Please contact us by email with any questions, issues or suggestions you may have at getin@hfk-bremen.de.
Any other questions or feedback on Corona and our University may be directed at corona@hfk-bremen.de

8. access & room booking Dechanatstraße

Is access to Dechanatstraße restricted?

Yes.
Access to HfK's buildings and events will be exclusively granted to persons who

are professionally tested. The professional corona rapid test (or PCR test) must be no older than 24h. Self-test won’t be accepted. Digital and printed proofs will be accepted.

are fully vaccinated. It is required that you are fully vaccinated, thus 14 days must have passed since your last. Digital proof (CovPass app and Corona warning app) and vaccination cards or replacement document will be accepted.

have recovered from Covid. Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and have not been vaccinated require proof of a positive PCR test, which is valid in the period from 28 days after said test to a maximum of six months after the test.
We recommend that vaccinated and recovered individuals voluntarily test themselves once a week.

Proof will be checked at the entrances.

Special regulations apply for external audiences. See point 5. HfK ROOMS & GROUNDS. "What rules apply to external audiences?".

Booking rooms or practicing cells

By clicking on the following link to the portal you will find all important and current information: Music – Service > Room Booking https://portal.hfk-bremen.de/startseite/music/SitePages/Raumbuchung.aspx

Do faculty, staff and student assistants have access to HfK-Dechanatstraße?

Faculty, staff, students, alumni/ae and student assistants have access to Dechanatstraße.

All must document their stay at Dechantstraße via »Checkin«.

Please see FAQ- point "5. HfK Rooms & Grounds" for all details.

How many people are allowed in a room?

Group sizes according to room capacity and in consultation with the Room Team. Large groups (over 15 people) are permitted up on request to the dean's office.

Are non-HfK members persons allowed to enter HfK-Dechanatstraße?

Yes. See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

Is audience allowed?

Yes. See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

When do I need to request security?

Permanent security can be requested, if the event requires it; the decision and notification must be made by the teacher in charge. Otherwise, the present security can drop in randomly at events on campus, the decision and notification must be made by the teacher in charge.

The person hosting the event (student, teacher) is responsible for the compliance with HfK hygiene concept. Contact via Department 4 // Angela Granda: a.granda@hfk-bremen.de

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10. »Checkin« - digital self-documentation on HfK Campusses

What is »Checkin« and why does it affect me?

In an effort to keep exposure to infections as low as possible, our University is bound by government rules to control access to our facilities. This procedure also serves to document every person using the facilities. This information is a crucial tool to establish and trace chains of infections.

»Checkin« is the proprietary system of the HfK that enables you to document your stay in a flexible way. Checkin is a website, not an app and works on smartphones, tablets, or a pc: checkin.hfk-bremen.de

Please do use »Checkin« online, as only the digital system enables our staff member tasked with handling issues relating to the pandemic, the Corona-Beauftragte, to inform you quickly if an infection risk arises in your close environment. She will also be able to identify and narrow down infection chains so that only a small group of people or limited parts of our operations will be impacted.

What advantages does »Checkin« offer me?

»Checkin« is a website and not an app and works on smartphones, tablets, or on the PC:checkin.hfk-bremen.de.

Quick actions in case of an infection and improved protection of your data!

Our University will only make progress in a gradual reopening, if we all strictly follow the rules on self-documentation.

If an infection risk arises in your close environment, our staff member tasked with handling issues relating to the pandemic, the Corona-Beauftragte, can inform you quickly. She will also be able to identify and narrow down infection chains so that only a small group of people or limited parts of our operations will be impacted.

»Checkin« is following the privacy rules set by the official DSGVO and your self-documentation data will be automatically deleted after four weeks. You will enter your personal data yourself. A third person - the Corona-Beauftragte - will only access your data if an infection occurs.

How does »Checkin« work?

→ Step 1: Open checkin.hfk-bremen.de in the browser of your smartphone, tablet or PC and register with your HfK email address, your HfK password and your personal phone number. You will not have to enter that information again once you have registered with »Checkin«.

→ Step 2: Visit Dechanatstraße/Speicher XI for an appointment you have booked for a class, to pick up items or other needs; for a room or a practice cell you have booked; or just to visit the library.

→ Step 3: Do check in yourself right away by using »Checkin«: You will find an individual label at the entrance lobby and in every room at the building at Dechanatstraße/Speicher XI. Type the four-digit code into checkin.hfk-bremen.de as soon as you enter the building.

Then you enter the code for any room that you are using for a longer duration.
OR
You may also scan the QR code on the label instead of typing the number code into your phone, tablet or pc.
You may be checked into a number of rooms simultaneously and there is no need to check out of rooms if you only leave them for a short break. But please do check out as you leave a room and the building at the end of your stay.

→ Step 4: Please inform the receptionists of your presence when you enter the building. That is all you needed to do! Your presence now has been digitally documented.

Do I have to use »checkin« online?

Please do use »Checkin« online, as only the digital system enables our staff member tasked with handling issues relating to the pandemic, the Corona-Beauftragte, to inform you quickly if an infection risk arises in your close environment. She will also be able to identify and narrow down infection chains so that only a small group of people or limited parts of our operations will be impacted.

»Checkin« is following the privacy rules set by the official DSGVO and your self-documentation data will be automatically deleted after four weeks. You will enter your personal data yourself. A third person - the Corona-Beauftragte - will only access your data if an infection occurs.

If you cannot use »Checkin« online due to exceptional circumstances, you can ask for a paper protocol to use the system at the reception and fill it out by hand.
Return the paper protocol for Checkin at the reception as you leave the building for the day.

Do I still need to book rooms?

Yes. »Checkin« is only the digital documentation of your presence at the HfK.

Do I still have to sign up for classes on the paper-form?

Yes. When participating in a class, please register on the form and use »Checkin« at the same time. We are working on reliably documenting teaching events with »Checkin« as well.

Access »Checkin« faster? Bookmark!

For the Apple iOS: → Open Safari
→ Go to checkin.hfk-bremen.de
→ Open the function share (↑) at the center of the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.
→ Choose “Zum Home-Bildschirm” (go to home screen).

For Android with Chrome or Firefox: → Open Chrome or Firefox
→ Go to checkin.hfk-bremen.de
→ Enter (⋮) on the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.
→ Choose Zum "Startbildschirm hinzufügen" (add to the start up screen).

11. international students

Will international students also get a vaccination?

Yes. Please contact coron@hfk-bremen.de for counselling or appointments.

I have problems with my visa/residence permit, what can I do?

Dezernat 1 Student’s Office (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) and International Office International-Office@hfk-bremen.de (International-Office@hfk-bremen.de) will be happy to advise you. Please contact them.

You can also contact the Migration Office located at the University of Bremen: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/bsu/news

Who will help me understand and translate texts?

Your fellow student at Language Assistance will support you in understanding texts. They will not only help you with English, but also with other languages (e.g. Korean, Arabic, Spanish or Chinese) through their network.

They offer:
→ Support for the translation of tasks in teaching
→ (Call for) tenders in German
→ When writing short texts or filling out forms in German
→ Accompany you to important meetings or appointments and help with translations

You can reach Language Assistance at language_assistance@hfk-bremen.de.

Is there support for international students?

Yes.
The International Committee of the HfK will be happy to help you with general questions and can be reached at istc@hfk-bremen.de.

In addition, various contact persons are available to support you. Please see point 14 ”Help & Support” for all contacts.

Where can I find information about local laws regarding the coronavirus?

Please find the current Corona Ordinance and FAQ of the city of Bremen here (available in English, Arabic, Bulgarian, French, Kurdish, Farsi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish): https://www.bremen.de/corona/corona-international

12. HfK hygiene concept

What is the HfK hygiene concept and why does it concern me?

The Corona Ordinance stipulates that all facilities must present a hygiene concept in order to minimize the risk of infection. With the HfK hygiene concept, general rules apply to all areas and events at the HfK.

If all HfK members reliably implement the hygiene concept - i.e. distance rules, wearing masks, ventilation and documentation - the risk for everyone is reduced and even if there is an infection case, only small parts of the university have to be closed. In addition, a solid hygiene concept helps in arguing for more flexibility with the state government for the next few months.

What does the HfK hygiene concept cover?

The HfK hygiene concept applies at all times on the entire HfK premises and at all HfK events.
→ Access to HfK buildings is only possible for the "3 Gs": vaccinated (geimpft), recovered (genesen) or professionally tested (getestet) persons. This will be controlled accordingly at the entrances and has to be proved with an appropriate proof.
→ he minimum distance is 1.5m inside and outside the HfK. The minimum distance may be undercut (see FAQ-point "Which minimum distances apply?").
→ Inside the HfK a FFP2 mask must be worn at all times. For exceptions see point 12 → ”What are the exceptions to the mask requirement?”. A medical mouth/nose protection must be worn at all times. For exceptions see point XY. For which kind of masks are allowed see point 12 → "What masks are allowed?".
→ All persons entering the HfK must document themselves, via »Checkin« and/or the key card system (concerns: administrative staff)
→ Thorough ventilation is required every 20 minutes. In every room (office, classroom, meeting rooms, etc.) and during all activities. It is best to set a cell phone alarm and borrow a CO2 meter from the reception desk if needed. For exceptions to this ventilation rule, see point 12 → "Exceptions to the 20-minute ventilation rule".
→ Disinfection of surfaces - you can borrow disinfectant at the reception.
→ Wash your hands regularly and thouroughly.
→ Adherence to sneeze and cough etiquette.
→ Stay at home if you feel sick or have flu-like symptoms.
→ Smoking is prohibited on the entire premises of the HfK Bremen.
→ The preparation of food and beverages in the rooms of the HfK by teachers and students is not permitted.
→ Additional hygiene measures that may apply to individual areas will be posted in the affected areas.

What are the minimum distances?

→ The minimum distance is 1.5m inside and outside the HfK.
→ The minimum distance may be undercut during courses and examinations indoors.
→ In the corridors, offices and outside, the distance of 1.5m must still be maintained.
→ Outside, the minimum distance of 1.5m to other persons applies.
→ Singers and wind instruments must always and without exception maintain a minimum distance of 3m to the front and 2m to both sides

May I enter the HfK without a mask?

No.
Our colleagues at the reception must check whether you are wearing the correct mask. In case of doubt, you will not be allowed to enter the HfK.
For exceptional cases, if you do not have a suitable mask with you, you can get a medical mask at the reception.

What are the exceptions to the mask requirement?

→ If you are working alone in a room (office, practicing rooms, practice cells), you may remove the mask.

→ Since it is impossible to sing or play a wind instrument with a mask on, these people are allowed to remove the mask. Minimum distance must be maintained (3m to the front, 2m to both sides).

→ In the outdoor areas of the HfK and at outdoor events, the mask requirement is waived, provided that a minimum distance of 1.5m can be maintained.

→ Persons with medical exemption certificates and upon presentation to the Corona Representative are exempt from the mask requirement.

→ The person performing (music, performance, lecture etc.) may remove the mask if minimum distances are observed.

What masks are allowed?

Medical masks classified as FFP2, N95 or KN95 without valve with CE marking and reference to the standard EN 149:2001+A1:2009 are permitted.

Please ask our colleagues at the entrances, if you don’t have a suitable mask with you.

How to wear masks correctly?

Good fit: All masks must fit over your mouth, nose and cheeks and must fit tightly, especially around the edges of the mask so that as little air as possible passes past the mask.
Change regularly: A moist mask should be changed. When removing the mask, touch only the straps and then wash your hands thoroughly. Most masks are labeled as disposable products by the manufacturers. They should be changed regularly and disposed of after use.

Please ask our colleagues at the entrances, if you need a mask to switch.

Are there maximum wearing times for masks?

→ For FFP2 masks, the public insurance carrier (Unfallkasse) prescribes a break of 30 minutes after a wearing time of 75 minutes.
Please switch the mask when moist or damaged. Please ask our colleagues at the entrances, if you need a mask to switch.

Which basic rules apply when using a room?

Only rooms that can be sufficiently ventilated will be made available for use.

CO2 measuring devices can be borrowed at the reception at both campuses.

Maximum occupancy per room will be established depending upon the physical characteristics of the space, the activity taking place inside of it, and how much minimum distance per person is necessary. The room’s actual measurements are secondary; it is more important to maintain the minimum distance between people and to ventilate thoroughly.

Disinfectants and spacer bands will be available at the reception desk in each location.

How often do I need to ventilate?

Ventilate the room thoroughly when you enter it and every 20 minutes thereafter. This applies to every room (office, classroom, meeting rooms, etc.) and to all activities.

To make ventilation as easy as possible for you, it's best to set an alarm on your cell or to borrow a CO2 meter at the front desk.

Exceptions apply only to rooms with ventilation units, see item 12 → "Exceptions to the 20-minute ventilation rule".

Exceptions to the 20-minute ventilation rule

In the Dechanatstraße concert hall (Konzertsaal), it is sufficient to switch on the permanently installed ventilation system with pre- and post-running times – in there it is not necessary to ventilate with open windows.

In rooms with mobile air purifiers there is no need to ventilate with open windows. The devices switch on automatically. If necessary, you can switch on the power mode with the blue "Booster" button.

Mobile air purifiers are located at Speicher XI:
→ Großer Theorieraum # 4.15.070
→ Kleiner Theorieraum # 4.15.090
→ Magazin #1.10.080
→ Siebdruckwerkstatt #3.15.070
→ Konferenzraum # 4.10.060

Mobile air purifiers are located at Dechanatstraße:
→ Galerie # 0.05
→ Raum # 1.01
→ Raum # 2.17
→ Kammermusiksaal # 1.05

Please note:
→ The devices only filter dangerous aerosols from the air, you can still open the windows for fresh air.
→ In rooms with technical ventilation, the CO2 meters are only of limited use (the logic is: the higher the CO2 level in the air, the higher the load of aerosols in the air).
→ The air purifiers reduce the level of aerosols significantly but the risk of infection through droplets remains. This means that all of our hygiene rules are still very much in effect and remain crucially important.

Additional mobile air purifiers will be installed soon.

What are CO2 meters?

These devices measure the CO2 content of air in real time and indicate the quality of the air with LED lights:
The worse the air inside a room, the higher the CO2 content in the air and the higher the aerosol/virus load.

The devices are especially recommended for events in groups, as they remind regular ventilation, especially during longer events.

The Co2 meters can be borrowed at the reception at both campuses.

Do I need to request security?

At larger events with many participants or at exams that are taken one after the other, compliance with the hygiene rules can quickly become confusing when everyone is engrossed in their work. For this reason, in these situations you can call in a security guard to help you comply with the hygiene rules.
Contact via Department 4 // Ms. Angela Granda: a.granda@hfk-bremen.de

13. COVID 19: rights & duties

What to do in case of COVID 19 infection or urgent suspicion?

→ Stay home and avoid all personal contact.
→ If you are infected, or if you have an urgent suspicion, report to your physician.
→ Outside office hours, you can reach the medical after-hours service by calling 116 117 or HERE.
→ In case of emergency, call the emergency number 112.
→ The hotline for citizens of Bremen can also help you regarding general questions: 115
→ Inform the HfK as early as possible by sending an e-mail to corona@hfk-bremen.de The notification to HfK should include the following information:
→ Were you at the HfK or at HfK events within 48 hours before your first symptoms or 48 hours before you took the coronavirus test? Where exactly were you? → With whom did you have close contact? Were these persons already informed about the increased risk?

See also point 13 → ”Who do I have to inform when and about what?” about who to notify).

Why am I required to report my infection or travel activities?

In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the health department must be informed about infections, urgent suspicions of infection or entries from foreign risk areas. As a member of the HfK you must also inform us: corona@hfk-bremen.de).

HfK is required to report confirmed infections of individuals who have been at HfK or HfK events.

Who do I have to inform when and about what?

If you are entering Germany from a risk area, you must register here: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/#/

If you have been infected with the coronavirus, or if there is an urgent suspicion, please contact:
→ the Health Office of Bremen:infektionsschutz@ordnungsamt.bremen.de or office@gesundheitsamt.bremen.de
→ the HfK: d3corona@hfk-bremen.de (employees) oder corona@hfk-bremen.de (students)
The notification to HfK should include the following information: → Were you at the HfK or at HfK events within 48 hours before your first symptoms or 48 hours before you took the coronavirus test? Where exactly were you?
→ With whom did you have close contact? Were these persons already informed about the increased risk?

Can I come to HfK with a Corona infection or cold?

No. If you are officially subject to an isolation measure, you are also neither allowed to enter the Hochschule für Künste Bremen nor participate in HfK events in presence during this time. As a precautionary measure, this also applies in the case of strong suspicion of an infection.
Also, if you are sick and have symptoms like a cold or flu, you should not come to HfK.

Does isolation automatically count as time off if I can't get to HfK?

No. The period of isolation for students will be considered as sick leave. Please inform your examination office if necessary: dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de

The salary of staff members who are unable to come to the HfK due to isolation measures, will remain unaffected, as I assume that tasks defined contractually, will still be carried out within the limits applied.

I had contact with an infected person, what to do?

If you have had close contact with an infected person, contact your family doctor immediately (see point → What to do in case of COVID 19 infection or urgent suspicion? ") and arrange further steps.
You may also be contacted by the health department and quarantined.

In both cases, please inform the HfK by email to corona@hfk-bremen.de.

As long as the suspicion is not clarified or as long as the quarantine is in effect, you are not allowed to enter HfK premises, or to attend HfK events in person.

Will I be informed if a person at HfK is infected and I have had contact with them?

Yes. As soon as the HfK-Corona-Beauftragte learns about an infection risk in your close environment, she will inform you.

Therefore, it is very important that infections or an urgent suspicion are reported quickly to corona@hfk-bremen.de and that all HfK members document themselves correctly.

What does "Category I / II contact person" mean when talking about chains of infection?

If you have had contact with an infected person, you will be categorized as "Contact Category I" or "Contact Category II":

Category I contacts: "higher risk of infection"
→ Close contact for longer than 15 minutes without minimum distance or without mouth-nose protection OR
→ Contact for longer than 30 minutes in a room, regardless of distance and without good ventilation OR
→ Other very close contact (singing/sporting together, traveling on planes, etc.)

Category II contacts: "lower risk of infection"
→ Close contact for less than 15 minutes without minimum distance but with mouth-nose protection
→ Contact for less than 30 minutes in a room regardless of distance and without good ventilation.

You can find more information on the Homepage of the RKI (german).

Where can I find the current status of risk areas in Germany and abroad?

You can find the latest status of risk areas on the RKI homepage (German):
For risk areas abroad
For risk areas in Germany

Which means that access to HfK is only available for "the 3 Gs"?

"3G" stands for: vaccinated (geimpft), recovered (genesen) or tested (getestet).

Access to HfK's buildings and events will be exclusively granted to persons who

are professionally tested. The professional corona rapid test (or PCR test) must be no older than 24h. Self-test won’t be accepted. Digital and printed proofs will be accepted.

are fully vaccinated. It is required that you are fully vaccinated, thus 14 days must have passed since your last. Digital proof (CovPass app and Corona warning app) and vaccination cards or replacement document will be accepted.

have recovered from Covid. Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and have not been vaccinated require proof of a positive PCR test, which is valid in the period from 28 days after said test to a maximum of six months after the test.
We recommend that vaccinated and recovered individuals voluntarily test themselves once a week.

Proof will be checked at the entrances.

Which rapid test is accepted for access to HfK?

We only accept professional rapid tests (or PCR tests). To enter the HfK, your test result must not be older than 24h. We accept digital or printed proof.

Self-tests are not accepted in this context.

What do I do with the test result?

If you are not vaccinated or have not recovered, you will need the test result as proof at the entrances of the HfK in order to gain access.
Depending on the test center you will receive your result by mail, by SMS or as a printed version. All forms are valid as proof at the entrances of the HfK.
Your status will not be documented or stored.

Is a rapid test 100% safe?

Not completely. The current rapid tests are already very sensitive, but it is still true that rapid tests are snapshots. If you are in a very early stage of infection at the moment of testing, i.e. you have a low viral load in your body, the test result may show negative. Therefore, the recommendation remains: get vaccinated if possible.

What happens, if I get a positive test result?

In case of a positive test result, please go immediately to a test center to have a PCR test done, or phone your physician. Not all rapid test centers also offer a PCR test. The PCR test is free of charge for you as long as you can show your positive rapid test result and your ID card. Between the PCR test and the test result you have to quarantine.

I got a COVID infection at work – is this considered an occupational accident?

In the case of a proven COVID infection that occurred at the university, it is possible to report this as an occupational accident.

14. Help & Support

Where can I get my vaccination?

We will continue our vaccination initiatives for members of HfK. We will inform you about our latest initiatives by mail to your HfK mailbox and under Nr. 1 "NEWS".

Of course there are many other options to get your vaccination:
Please find dates and locations for vaccination trucks and mobile vaccination teams here: Mobile Impfteams und Impftrucks (German only)

All persons who are registered or work in Bremen can visit the Vaccination Centers in Bremen. Register here and get your appointment (German & English) www.impfzentrum.bremen.de

Videos in 16 languages on vaccinations are available here:here

For questions and advice about vaccinations you can also contact the Corona Officer of the HfK Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de, 9595-1147 or by MS Teams to Clara Weustink).

Who helps with psychological or social problems?

Studying can be a great psychological strain during this time and we would like to encourage all students to seek help if the strain becomes too great. Talking to friends, teachers or experts, for example the psychological counseling service of the Studierendenwerk or the social counseling service of the Studierendenwerk can help.

The AStA of the HfK is also there to help you. Contact the Social Affairs & Discrimination Department (asta-soziales-antidis@hfk-bremen.de). Details about the department can be found on the AStA website AStA website > Social Affairs & Discrimination.

Who can I turn to in case of domestic violence?

The AStA of the University of Bremen has compiled an extensive help phone list. This currently includes:
→ Help hotline "Violence against women": 08000 116 016 (free of charge)
→ Help hotline "Pregnant women in distress": 0800 40 40 020 (free of charge)
→ Children's and young people's telephone "NummerGegenKummer": 116 111 (free of charge)
→ Parents' telephone: 0800 111 0 550 (for parents in stressful situations, free of charge)
→ Sexual Abuse Help Line: 0800 22 55 530

The AStA of the HfK also keeps you up to date on the topic of funding and consulting: asta.hfk-bremen.de/en/

How to find a family doctor?

In Germany, you are free to choose any family doctor of your choice. If you display symptoms or need medical advice contact your doctor initially only via telephone, in order to clarify the further steps.
You can google “Hausarzt” or “Hausärztin” to find a family doctor in your area.
All students must be insured by an health insurance and this insurance will cover the costs of basic treatments and counselling.
In acute medical emergency, you should immediately dial 112, the emergency telephone number.

Who helps with general questions about the study and semester?

Leave of Absence & General Studies:
→ Department 1 - Student and Academic Affairs: dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de

General studies in the Department of Art and Design:
→ Dean of Studies Prof. Andrea Rauschenbusch: a.rauschenbusch@hfk-bremen.de

General Studies in the Department of Music
→ Dean of Studies: Studiendekanat-Musik@hfk-bremen.de

Financial problems? The HfK Social Fund!

The HfK- Social Fund helps students who are in financial need. You can apply if
→ you are enrolled at the HfK and
→ you suffer under financial duress due to the pandemic

Contact us early if you are in financial need! Your application will be treated confidentially.
→ International students: international-office@hfk-bremen.de
→ German students: dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de

Looking for student side jobs? Sidejobs!

If you are looking for a side job, the website “Sidejobs” contains tips and offers for student jobs at the HfK as well as for positions outside of the University (at cultural institutions and other places): https://sidejobs.hfk-bremen.de/

Please do not hesitate to direct questions and offers to: sidejobs@hfk-bremen.de

Studiyng abroad (Incoming/Outgoing)? International Office!

The International Office supports and advises international students in all aspects of their stay in Germany (financing, accommodation, visas, etc.) as well as HfK members who want to study abroad.
→ Contact: International-Office@hfk-bremen.de
→ Link: HfK < International
→ Financial tips: HfK < International < funding opportunities
→ The International Committee of the HfK will be happy to help you with general questions and can be reached at: istc@hfk-bremen.de

Who will help me with scholarships and residencies?

Together with the Department of Research Development and Research Funding, students will advise you in English or German via Skype on the topics of scholarships and residencies.
→ Which foundations offer what kind of scholarships? What are the criteria? How and when do I apply?
→ How do I write a convincing application and what points does a resume include?
→ What are the calls for residencies and how do I apply?
→ For questions regarding the extension of your scholarship (e.g. DAAD scholarship)

Please contact Stipa: stipa@hfk-bremen.de

The team from Elternkompass also provides support and advice in the search for scholarships. The free and independent advisory service can be reached at 030 278306-777. In addition, the information portal www.elternkompass.info/english offers comprehensive orientation in the scholarship jungle with information specifically on scholarships for German and international students as well as students with a refugee background.

I have problems with my visa/residence permit, what can I do?

The staff in Department 1 for Student and Academic Affairs (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) and in the International Office (International-Office@hfk-bremen.de) will be happy to advise you. Please contact them.

You can also contact the Migration Office located at the University of Bremen.

Who will help me understand and translate texts?

Your fellow students at Language Assistance will support you in understanding texts. They will not only help you with English, but also with other languages (e.g. Korean, Arabic, Spanish or Chinese) through a student network.

They offer:
→ Support in the translation of tasks in teaching
→ For tenders and tender texts in German
→ When writing short texts or filling out forms in German
→ Accompany you to important meetings or appointments and help with translations

You can reach Language Assistance at language_assistance@hfk-bremen.de.

What is the loan fund of the Studierendenwerk Bremen?

The Studierendenwerk Bremen offers temporary assistance in the form of interest-free loans to students. The amount of the loan is determined by the extent of the financial emergency, but may not exceed a sum of € 550.00 per month. The loan is granted for a maximum period of 3 months. You can find more information and application documents here(german):
https://www.stw-bremen.de/de/studienfinanzierung/darlehensfonds

Where else can I find out about support services at HfK?

The AStA also keeps you up to date on the subject of funding and advice:
https://asta.hfk-bremen.de/en/

What does the cultural sponsorship of the Studierendenwerk Bremen do?

Due to the discontinuation of numerous events and projects that make up student life in Bremen and Bremerhaven, the Studierendenwerk Bremen's culture department has financial resources at its disposal.

The Studierendenwerk Bremen would like to support creative ideas that can be implemented despite the coronavirus pandemic. The application form for the funding of student cultural projects can be found here: www.stw-bremen.de/en/culture

Does the Federal Employment Agency also offer financial assistance?

The Federal Employment Agency Basic introduced an income support program for self-employed persons, freelancers and other affected persons. Please find current information on the website or call the hotline (0800 4 5555 23).

What is the next step with BAföG?

The subject of grants and support received under the federal law concerning the promotion of education and training (BAföG) is complex. We recommend that you contact the BAföG office early on if you have any questions or if your situation changes:
https://www.stw-bremen.de/de/bafoeg/aktuelles

The Studierendenwerk has set up an extensive FAQ page.

Solo self-employed? Cultural worker? State aid-programs!

There are various assistance programs for self-employed and workers from the artistic/cultural field at an state level and at a federal level.

You can find information on the following website:
Senator for Culture Bremen < Corona Hinweise für Kulturakteure (german)