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Welcome Centre

Help Desk

Welcome Centre Servicedesk:

Monday-Friday: 1pm-2pm, Room C5-133 (UHG)

Individual Consultation (Zoom) via prior appointment, please sent an email to


Universität Bielefeld
Welcome Centre
Universitätstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld

Tel.: 0521 106 12186
Fax: 0521 106 154880

Our Team

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Online Registration

Online Registration


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:

  • cashless payments in the university
  • copying and printing in the HRZ, Canon Shop and library
  • Borrowing books at the Library
  • Identification as an employee or student
  • Access to sport facilities at the university

How to get the UniCard:

  1. register online with your access details, which you got by mail after getting enrolled at the university or after you got your working contract
  2. upload your picture here
  3. you will receive an email when your card is ready to be picked up
  4. bring your ID or passport and 10 Euros to the InfoPunkt to pick up your card
  5. insert the card into one of the machines close to the InfoPunkt to validate the card

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".


Mentoring Programm

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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:

  • Support in matters concerning the university
  • Support in administrative matters
  • Support in making social contacts

Of course, participation is free of charge!

Register for the mentoring-program interKontakt

Call for Volunteers

interKontakt is looking for volunteers from all aspects of the university who would like to support international researchers. Further information (in German) can be found here.

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.

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