Application Round 2024

Starting in the winter semester 2024/25

New Study Programme: First Law Examination & Bachelor of Law

The new study programme of the Faculty of Law leading to the degrees First Law Examination and Bachelor of Law will start in the winter semester 2024/25!

This programme offers you a first professional legal qualification, enabling graduates to apply for an LL.M. programme or to directly enter into professional employment. You can of course complete your studies with the First Law Examination to continue the path to become a fully qualified lawyer!

New Location in the City Centre

In the winter semester, the Faculty of law will be moving to its new location in the city centre.

In a great location directly next to Bremen town hall and cathedral, the state-of-the-art building offers optimal teaching and learning conditions.

The new building will also house the restructured library, our Juridicum, and our own Mensa!

The proximity of the main station and the central BSAG stop "Domsheide" guarantee easy accessibility.

Application deadline is the 15th of July 2024!


Where and when?

The application deadline for the winter semester 2024/25 is the 15th of July 2024!

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

Information day for prospective students

Downloads from the information day for prospective students on 12 June 2024 will soon be available here.

Study regulations

There will be new Examination Regulations for the new study programme. A link will be available here once they have been published in the Official Journal.

The Bremen Act on Legal Education and the First Law Examination (JAPG) can be found here. It 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?

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

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 %).

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).

The University of Bremen offers the option to complete the Bachelor of Laws while studying for the First Law Examination. You can already obtain a fully accredited degree after eight semesters independently of the state compulsory subject examination! This reduces examination stress and makes studies more compatible with different ways of life.


Areas of Specialisation

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

- Climate - Environment - Sea

- Labour and Social Security

- Criminal Law and Criminal Policy in Europe

- International and European Economic Law

- Philosophy - History - Reality

- Transnational Law

The area of specialisation Transnational Law is taught exclusively in English.

Uni Rep

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).

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.