With some 8,600 enrolled students and more than 70 degree programmes in five departments, the University of Applied Sciences Bremen is one of the larger institutions of its kind in Germany. It offers academic programmes at undergraduate and graduate level covering the fields of science and engineering as well as business and social sciences. A strong link with industry and other relevant professional institutions is characteristic of all programmes, and a one-semester internship is an integral part of the curriculum.
In keeping with its official mandate, the University of Applied Sciences Bremen is involved in numerous research and development projects and operates research institutions in all areas, with a commitment to continual further expansion of these activities.
Internationality is the trademark of the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, as reflected in more than 300 cooperation contracts with partner universities all over the world regulating mutual exchanges between the respective institutions' students and academic staff. In more than half of the undergraduate study programmes, students are required to spend at least one semester abroad.
In addition to this, the university has an ongoing commitment to improve the quality of the on-campus experience of internationality. A selection of classes taught in English as well as intercultural training sessions for local and foreign students support the "Internationalisation at Home" initiative, with the goal of promoting an intercultural university culture.
The University of Applied Sciences Bremen is conveniently located in the centre of the city of Bremen, within walking distance of attractive locations for dining, shopping, leisure, and sports.
The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is the capital of the federal state of Bremen, the smallest state in Germany, with a population of 684,000 and an area covering 404 square kilometres, located in north-west Germany close to the North Sea coast.
As a unique city in which history comes alive and the future is being planned, Bremen is a place of sensual pleasures, including not only things which melt in your mouth, but also countless delights to see and hear.
It is a city of art and culture, parks and gardens, romantic quarters, and elegant shopping malls. Indeed, Bremen has even more to offer: tradition and cosmopolitanism. The people of Bremen are by no means as stiff as they are often said to be. On the contrary, they enjoy celebrating frequently, preferably with guests from abroad who look forward to returning to Bremen as good friends.
A city that can look back on a thousand-year history: nowhere is this more evident than on the famous market square, a favourite meeting place for the citizens of Bremen.
The statue of Roland is the symbol of civic liberty and freedom in Bremen. In the Town Hall, the pulse of political life of the Free Hanseatic City still beats. The magnificent renaissance façade and the Bremen Town Musicians just around the corner are world famous.
Trade and shipping have determined the character of the city for centuries and play an essential role in the business life of Bremen and of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Bremen is a significant site for the automotive industry, electronics, and nautical science as well as the aviation and aerospace industry, and at the same time a centre of food, drink, and tobacco production. These industries are represented by companies such as Mercedes AG, STN ATLAS Elektronik, Lürssen Werft, EADS Astrium, OHB, Beck's Bier, Kraft Foods, and Kellogg's.
Cultural life is characterised by numerous museums and art collections, theatre, ballet, opera, and music.
Bremen is a stronghold of sports such as football (SV Werder), horseback riding, handball, dancing, and cycling, with much-acclaimed international tournaments.
Living and studying in another country is both exciting and interesting, but at the same time it also necessitates organisational and administrative work. Our international applicants and students do not need to worry about this. Our Student Service (ISA) looks after them right from the start and answers all questions in advance with regard to their planned study visit in Bremen. The international student assistance takes on the task of finding accommodation, gives support with visa applications, clarifies insurance queries, and helps students in their dealings with authorities both at home and abroad. This service is available to students free of charge. Furthermore, ISA allocates tutors to students and regularly organises excursions and events during their period of study in Bremen.