Study in Bremen
All the information you need about studying in Bremen as an international student.
Why study in Bremen?
Bremen is a major economic and cultural hub for the northern areas of Germany. The city is home to many technology parks and companies, earning itself the title of “City of Science”. The architecture of the city center is steeped in history including a medieval market square.
Travelling around the city can be done by bus and tram or simply walking. For exploring more of Germany or Europe during your studies, Bremen has direct trains to larger German cities like Berlin and Munich(/germany/munich/), as well as an airport with flights to other countries in Europe.
Universities in Bremen
There are many highly regarded universities in Bremen meaning the city is a popular destination for students from all over the world, giving it a thriving international student community.
The city offers students the opportunity to study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and there are a wide range of programs and subjects available to choose from.
What to study in Bremen
You can study programs in every academic level in Bremen, including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. You can find a program in most subjects, but Bremen is particularly strong in the areas of applied sciences and marine sciences.
In Bremen, a bachelor’s degree will take three years to complete, master’s takes two years and a doctorate degree can take five years, depending on what you’re studying.
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How to study in Bremen
To study as an international student in Bremen, you’ll need to decide on a program and university, and check you meet the entry requirements.
When you’re ready to apply, you can make your application directly to the university. Some allow you to complete your application online on their website, or they may ask you to use another platform like UniAssist.
Once you’ve received an offer to study at a university in Bremen, you’ll need to apply for your German student visa.
Cost to study in Bremen
Undergraduate programs at public universities in Germany do not charge any tuition fees for domestic, EU and international students. Private universities will charge for tuition, but the exact amount will depend on the university and the program. You will also have to pay to study at postgraduate level in Bremen.
Living costs in Bremen are relatively affordable, especially compared to other major German cities like Munich - rent prices for example are more than 50% lower in Bremen.
Key facts of Bremen
62/35°F Summer/winter temperature