hochschulenUniversity-level institutions

Bremen has 4 state Universities: University of Bremen, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Bremen School of Art and University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven. To be eligible for studying at University, you need a university entrance qualification as well as language lever C1. You have to apply before the deadlines which is January 15th to start at summer term and July 15th to start at winter term.

Bremen Universities have teamed up in order to support refugees in learning german and reaching the required language level. If you already have University experience, you can apply for a study preparation course In-Touch and HERE. In In-Touch provides access to University offers and HERE aims at language qualifications.

You can find out more about the individual study programmes of Bremen Universities on the following websites:

  • How can I apply for University place?

    University of Bremen, Bremen University of Applied Sciences and University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven accept applications for Bachelor programmes until the 15th January (summer term) and 15th July (winter term). These are the deadlines for handing an your application. Your application should contain university entrance qualification (Abitur – A-levels), a CV, a language certificate and a residency permit (for non-german citizens) and additional documents. Please contatct the institution directly and early on as some studying programmes might have varying deadlines or conditions.

    Bremen School of art only accepts applications to start in winter term. In addition to an application you also have to take an entrance exam.

  • Which University is the right one for me?

    The Universities in Bremen offer a broad spectrum of study programmes such as computer science, engineering, teacher training, social work, art and music.

    To find the best study programmes for you, you can arrange a meeting with the head of the academic counselling service.

  • Are there any other courses I can appy to?

    In addition to the mentioned Universities and preparation courses at HERE and In-Touch there are online course programmes.

    So called MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) are compiled as Blended-Learning offers and available from Kiron Higher Education.

    They offer a broad courses programme by many renowned Universities and are most of the time free of charge. To use these online offers you will need a laptop computer or mobile phone and a bit of time. Below is a selection of courses:


Offers for refugees

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