Application Round 2023

Application deadline is the 15th of July 2023!


Where and when?

The application deadline for the winter semester 2023/24 is the 15th of July 2023!

We only accept new students in the winter semester.

How to apply?

To apply at the University of Bremen, new students need an application identifcation number (BID) and an application authentication number (BAN). BID and BAN can be obtained by registrating with the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for University Admission). The application at the University of Bremen then requires a second registration in the online application portal of the University of Bremen. New students can submit up to twelve applications within the dialogue-oriented service procedure. For the winter semester, the application portal is open from the beginning of May.

Further, more detailed information can be found on the central university pages here.


Links and Downloads

(only available in German)

Information day for protective students

Downloads from the information day for prospective students on 10 May 2023

Study regulations

The Examination Regulations can be found here. They are the formal basis for studies at the university, regulating contents and examinations.

The Bremen Act on Legal Education and the First Law Examination (JAPG) can be found here. In is the basis for the First Law Examination, the First State Examination.

Application procedure

FAQ on the application procedure

The Central Student Advisory Service provides advice on all general questions concerning the university.

The application procedure is supervised by the Student Office.

Questions about the Law Programme?

Frag uns!

Interesting downloads can be found on the left of the pages.

Further information on the study programme can be found below.

If you have any question regarding the contents of the study programme, please contact us:

Study Centre Law

Universitätsallee GW1

Room B1050

28359 Bremen


Phone: ++49 (0)421-218-66066


A short explanation of terms

First Examination, State Examination, First Law Examination?

They all mean the same.

The First Law Examination used to be called First State Examination. This has changed since part of the examination takes place at university.

Frequently, the term is shortened to State Examination.

The First State Examination consists in:

  1. the State compulsory subject examination (70 %)
  2. the university examination in the chosen area of specialisation (30 %).

Starting in the winter semester 2024/25

Bachelor of Law

The university is planning to introduce an integrated Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) programme as part of the classical law programme, starting in the winter semester 2024/25!

This programme offers a professional legal qualification, enabling graduates to apply for an LL.M. programme or to directly enter into professional employment.

If you start your studies before this time, you can still profit from the new programme! Your credits obtained up to date will be recognised.

New Location in the City Centre!

The University intends to establish a new location in the Bremen city centre in 2024 with the Faculty of Law.

You can look forward to an up-to-date building with an ideal teaching and learning environment in a prime location right next to the town hall and the Bremen cathedral.

At the new location, you will also find our redesigned library, the Juridicum, as well as our own canteen!

The short distance to the main station and the BSAG main stop "Domsheide" promise easy accessibility.

We are looking forward to taking the University into the city together with you.

Research and Teaching


Research at our faculty concerns itself with the central challenges facing a modern society.

The transnationalisation of law, digitalisation and the foundations of law are among the main research areas in Bremen. 

The professorship for gender and diversity dimensions of law is concerned with the consideration of gender in law.


At present, there are 13 full-time professors teaching at our faculty. In addition, there are research and honorary professors, lecturers working in legal practice and numerous research assistants.

We cooperate with a large number of lawyers, public prosecutors and judges and are able to fully integrate their practical experience into our study programme.

Course of Studies, Areas of Specialisation & Uni-Rep

Short summary

As the first part of legal education, university studies of law extend over ten semesters and prepare for the "First Law Examination". They comprise a basic studies and a main studies part. Basic studies take place in the 1st and 2nd semester and are completed with an intermediate examination, to be followed by further compulsory studies in the 3rd to 5th semester. Subsequent main studies comprise studies in chosen area of specialisation and exam preparation (the order of these can be chosen individually).


Areas of Specialisation

You can choose from six different areas of specialistion at our faculty:

- Foundations of Law

- Environmental and Public Economic Law

- Criminal Law and Criminal Policy in Europe

- International and European Economic Law

- Labour and Social Law in the International and Supranational Context

- Transnational Law

The area of specialisation Transnational Law is taught exclusively in English. Further information on the available areas of specialisation can be found here.


Our "Uni Rep" programme offers high-quality exam preparation free of charge.

Experienced examiners will guide and support you in studying for the compulsory subject examination.

The revision programme is complemented by a free written exam course, which takes place once a week. Test your level of knowledge with realistic tests and get valuable feedback.

Further information on Uni-Rep can be found here (only available in German).