University Bremen

University of Bremen

The University of Bremen is a mid-sized university in Northwest Germany and one of just 11 German ‘Universities of Excellence.’ Offering over 100 degree and master programs as well as a State Law Exam, the opportunities for study at the University of Bremen are varied.

The university has a long-established tradition of interdisciplinary cooperation so successful it is named the ‘Bremen model’ and has since been adopted by many modern German universities. Founded as a reform university, it has a continually progressive approach to learning and research.

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University of Bremen in numbers

International students

The University of Bremen was founded in 1971. It is home to around 19,500 students, with 13% of the student population, some 2,500 students, coming from over 110 non-German countries. The university offers courses across 12 faculties.

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The University of Bremen is considered one of the best research universities in Germany. Across the 12 faculties are six high-profile interdisciplinary focus areas including Social Conflicts of Modern Welfare States, Oceans & Global Climate and Equity in Healthcare. In cooperation with local partners and institutes, it forms the leading research center in Northwest Germany.

The university’s commitment to ‘internationalization’ can be experienced in lots of ways, thanks largely to the Kompass team who works hard to bring national and international students at Bremen closer together through intercultural events and projects. The university’s ‘Mind The Gap!’ project aims to help international students prepare for and enter the German job market.

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Explore the University of Bremen English study programs:


  • English-Speaking Cultures/Englisch,
  • Marine Geosciences


  • Applied Geosciences,
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
  • Communication and Information Technology
  • Control, Microsystems, Microelectronics,
  • Digital Media,
  • Digital Media and Society
  • Ecology,
  • English-Speaking Cultures: Language, Text, Media
  • Environmental Physics,
  • International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory,
  • Marine Biology,
  • Master
  • Marine Microbiology,
  • Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy,
  • Medical Biometry/Biostatistics,
  • Neurosciences,
  • Physical Geography: Environmental History,
  • Space Engineering
  • Space Sciences and Technologies – Sensing, Processing, Communication

To know more about the University of Bremen study programs follow the link.

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Health insurance cover is mandatory by law for all residents in Germany, including international students.

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  • Discounted rate for university students aged under 30
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  • Dental hygiene and basic dental treatment coverage
  • Coverage of vaccinations recommended by the International Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO)
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At Expatrio, we partner with TK to help register international students into the public healthcare system, ensuring they can apply for their visa and are legally covered during their studies.

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