In general, the above-mentioned requirements must be fulfilled in order to be admitted to the trial study program.
In the case of subjects with open admission, enrollment in the trial study program can take place directly. For subjects with restricted admission, a selection procedure is carried out first. For applications without a high school diploma, for whom admission to the study program is to be based on a placement examination or a trial study, 2% of the study places are made available. Study places are awarded according to the results of a lottery procedure. Grades or waiting time do not play a role in the allocation of study places.
The trial study can last up to 3 semesters. At the end of the trial study period, the required academic achievements from the trial study period must be proven by 15.08. at the latest (for admission to the summer semester) or by 15.02. at the latest (for admission to the winter semester); the certificate of the subject-related university entrance qualification can be submitted up to 4 weeks after the start of the courses. This results in enrollment in the regular study program (see admission to the regular study program below).
It is not possible to interrupt the trial studies by taking a leave of absence or exmatriculation. If the required achievements are not proven at the end of the trial study, the trial study cannot be repeated. However, it is possible to take up a trial study again for another subject or subjects.
For enrollment in regular studies, certain knowledge or skills must be demonstrated for many degree programs. These include, for example, prior internships or language skills. These so-called course-specific prerequisites are intended to enable students to pursue a qualitatively demanding course of study. Which prerequisites are required by the study subjects is stated on the website of the study program of the University of Bremen under the respective subject information.
Missing prerequisites can be acquired during the trial studies and must be proven by the end of the trial studies at the latest. Only for Music Education an entrance examination passed before the trial study is required.