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Orientation

Comprehensive advice at the University of Bremen

You have your high school diploma in your pocket and want to study at university, but you still don’t know which subject is best for you? You cannot make up your mind among the many offers? We have various offers for orientation and support in making your decision. From online self-tests, through trial experiences, up to subject-specific courses for high school classes; the wide range of study orientation courses at the University of Bremen is truly comprehensive. Browse through our orientation offers and / or come along to our Central Student Advisory Service. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

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Central Student Advisory Service
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Mon, Tue, Thu 9-12 am, Wed 2-4 pm
+49 (0) 421 218-61160
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First point of contact for gaining information about studying at the University of Bremen is the Central Student Advisory Service, which advises you in all relevant areas such as application and admission, the content of study programs, and study requirements as well as change of subject or university.

 

In-depth subject-specific questions can be clarified by the Study Centers in the Faculties or in the subject-specific counseling service. For questions about career orientation and career start, you should ask the experts in the Practice Offices. Details of whom to contact can be found in the Studies Database.

You don’t have to face this challenge alone. In the summer of 2007, the University of Bremen was accredited by “audit familiengerechte hochschule” [audit family-friendly university]. Childcare, nappy changing or games on campus are projects that have since been realized. The Family Portal of the University of Bremen helps you to find the right contact persons.

The work of the University’s International Office revolves around questions that could not interest German students. The multilingual consultants in the International Office inform about options, outlooks, and individual procedures. This way we ensure that you get off to a good start when taking up your studies. And the kompass program for international students brings foreign and German students together, building a bridge to the University of Bremen.

The University takes care of the needs of students with disabilities or chronic illnesses. You will find help and support at the contact and information center for students with disabilities or chronic illness KIS, at the self-help initiative IG Handicap and the psychotherapeutic counseling center ptb.

A study costs and wants to be financed. If you have any questions regarding the financing of your studies, you can contact the Sozialberatung of the Studentenwerk. Because of benefits according to the Federal Training Assistance Act BAföG you need to contact the Office for Training Support, in case of problems you can take advantage of the Bafög and social counseling at the AStA. Scholarships can also be used to (co-) finance your studies. The University of Bremen annually awards Germany scholarships.

We have put together more information about student financing and jobs for you.

Self-Test

When looking for orientation about what to study, you can also use so-called self-tests or self-assessments for yourself. These tests are designed to identify your personal inclinations and interests as well as your strengths and abilities. The purpose of these tests is to give an assessment of which subjects or fields you might be most interested in, or how well your personal characteristics fit into specific subjects or fields.

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The agony of choice

You have your Abi in your pocket and want to study, but do not know what? You can not decide among the many offers? We offer you various orientation and decision support. From online self-tests to taster courses to subject-specific courses for school classes, the wide range of study orientation courses at the University of Bremen is sufficient.

Watch, try and decide. You should choose this path in your study decision. We give you some tips here.

What interests you? Can you deal well with numbers or have you been most enjoyable getting to know foreign languages ​​and cultures? The University of Bremen offers prospective students a variety of courses for study orientation. In the interdisciplinary events workshops, coaching, short presentations of study courses are offered.

Events that specifically introduce individual subjects or subject groups complement the multidisciplinary offers.

If you want to try studying or are looking for authentic testimonials from students, you are in the right place with the study slots.

Browse through our orientation offers and / or come by our Central Student Advisory Service. We look forward to you!

 

Our orientation offers

Below is a list of the orientation offers sorted by subject, occupational field and our multidisciplinary offers. Enjoy browsing around our web pages! If you have any questions, please contact the Central Student Advisors Service.

  • Studienlotsen [study pilots]
  • Information day for prospective students
  • Student counseling in schools
  • EINBLICKE magazine
  • “taster” courses
  • kompass for international students

Orientation offers for the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics and Geography

  • Girls' Day
  • Fraunhofer Talent School
  • Summer Academy
  • MARUM UNISchullabor
  • Science-technical autumn internship in the Technology Park
  • Student Internship Genetics
  • Backstage Science
  • Free Experimenting Chemistry
  • School Laboratory Chemistry / School Laboratory Physics
  • Senior High Profile in Sustainable Chemistry
  • Senior High Profile in Sustainable Technology with a focus on physics
  • Bremen Online Physics Study Course BOPS
  • Bremen Day of Physics
  • Physics Experimental show for Advent
  • Online math bridge course
  • Database Studies: Here you will find detailed descriptions of the degree programs
  • Study Centers: Here you can get advice regarding the specific study content, focus and planning

Orientation offers for the subjects Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, Production Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Technomathematics, Computer Science, Digital Media, Industrial Engineering, Business Informatics

 

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  • Girls' Day
  • Fraunhofer Talent School
  • Summer Academy
  • MARUM UNISchullabor
  • Science-technical autumn internship in the Technology Park
  • Student Internship Genetics
  • Backstage Science
  • Free Experimenting Chemistry
  • School Laboratory Chemistry / School Laboratory Physics
  • Senior High Profile in Sustainable Chemistry
  • Senior High Profile in Sustainable Technology with a focus on physics
  • Bremen Online Physics Study Course BOPS
  • Bremen Day of Physics
  • Physics Experimental show for Advent
  • Online math bridge course
  • Database Studies: Here you will find detailed descriptions of the degree programs
  • Study Centers: Here you can get advice regarding the specific study content, focus and planning

Orientation offers for the subjects Business Administration, Economics, Law, Comparative and European Law: At the moment, the University of Bremen offers no special orientation offers. To find out more about these courses of study, you have the following options:

 

  • Datenbank Studium: Hier finden Sie ausführliche Beschreibungen zu den Studiengängen
  • Studienzentren: Hier können Sie sich hinsichtlich der konkreten Studieninhalte, Schwerpunktsetzungen und Studienplanung beraten lassen

Orientation offers for the subjects German Studies, Linguistics, English-Speaking Cultures, Franconian Studies, Hispanics, Dutch Studies, Slavic Studies: At the moment, the University of Bremen offers no special orientation offers. To find out more about these courses of study, you have the following options:

 

  • Datenbank Studium: Hier finden Sie ausführliche Beschreibungen zu den Studiengängen
  • Studienzentren: Hier können Sie sich hinsichtlich der konkreten Studieninhalte, Schwerpunktsetzungen und Studienplanung beraten lassen
  • Sprachkurse: Schülerinnen und Schüler können Kurse und Angebote des Fremdsprachenzentrums der Bremischen Hochschulen zur Studienvorbereitung nutzen und Sprachzertifikate erwerben.

Orientation offers for the subjects Cultural Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Art Media Aesthetic Education, Musicology / Science, Material Culture, Digital Media:

 

  • Datenbank Studium: Hier finden Sie ausführliche Beschreibungen zu den Studiengängen
  • Studienzentren: Hier können Sie sich hinsichtlich der konkreten Studieninhalte, Schwerpunktsetzungen und Studienplanung beraten lassen
  • Sommerakademie

 

  • Brückenkurs Mathematik: Der Brückenkurs Mathematik richtet sich an alle angehenden Studierenden der Fächer Mathematik und Technomathematik, einschließlich der Mathematik mit Lehramtsoption. BrückenMathematik bietet eine optimale Vorbereitung auf das Mathematikstudium.
  • Datenbank Studium: Hier finden Sie ausführliche Beschreibungen zu den Studiengängen
  • Studienzentren: Hier können Sie sich hinsichtlich der konkreten Studieninhalte, Schwerpunktsetzungen und Studienplanung beraten lassen

Orientation offers for the subjects History, Political Science, Sociology, Integrated European Studies, Geography, Philosophy, Religious Studies:

  • Datenbank Studium: Hier finden Sie ausführliche Beschreibungen zu den Studiengängen
  • Studienzentren: Hier können Sie sich hinsichtlich der konkreten Studieninhalte, Schwerpunktsetzungen und Studienplanung beraten lassen
  • Projektwerkstatt Geschichte: projektorientiertes Lernen im Geschichtsunterricht
  • Sommerakademie
  • Bremer Stadtforscher:  Schülerinnen und Schüler erforschen selbstständig ein Thema aus Politik, Geschichte oder Geographie 

Orientation offers for the subjects Public Health, Psychology, Nursing Science: Currently, the University of Bremen offers no special orientation offers. To find out more about these courses of study, you have the following options:

 

  • Datenbank Studium: Hier finden Sie ausführliche Beschreibungen zu den Studiengängen
  • Studienzentren: Hier können Sie sich hinsichtlich der konkreten Studieninhalte, Schwerpunktsetzungen und Studienplanung beraten lassen

What is it like to study at university?

Find out! You can spend some time studying with our student Study Pilots before you formally take up studies yourself. Our Study Pilots are students from different disciplines, who are happy to answer your questions and take you along with them to explore day-to-day student life on campus, so that you can benefit from their experience. But you can also get a picture of the University with a self-organized trial experience.

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Student counseling in Schools

Every year during the period from November to April, the Central Student Advisory Service offers special events for Bremen schools in at which high school students get the most important information about their future studies.

 

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All offers for kindergartens and schools

On the University school portal, you will find an overview of various offers for kindergartens and schools or teachers.

 

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Deciding on what to study in 5 steps

  • 1st step: Know what you want

    What skills and interests do I have? What do I like doing at school, in my spare time or in my job? Do I want to study at university or start a course of vocational training instead? And what would be best for me – studying at a university or rather at a university of applied sciences? What knowledge would I like to deepen during my studies and what do I expect from my studies? Self-tests can give you hints, but the decision is still up to you.

     

    Note down answers to these questions in keywords. Of course, you can also visit the Central Student Advisory Service to talk about things.

  • 2nd step: Information Search

    Look for the subjects that suit your interests and future intentions. Find out as much as possible about your intended degree program. Try to figure out what studying certain subjects requires of you and whether you feel up to these requirements. Counseling centers such as the central student advisory services for higher education institutions, program advisors and student counseling such as the student council or StugA, vocational information centers, career counseling offices of the labor exchange can help you in the decision-making. You should also make use of written sources of information, such as information leaflets on study programs, course catalogs and the green book “Studien und Berufswahl” [Studies and career choice] available from the of the Labor Exchange.

  • Step 3: First, see what studying and your chosen career field are like

    Nothing beats trying something out first. Make use of information days and trial offers. Most universities allow students to attend courses in the current semester without the need for formal registration. The Central Student Advisory Service will be happy to help you plan and prepare a self-organized trial experience.

    Also try to get in contact with students. Who else is able to tell you better what to expect? And if you are interested in certain occupational fields that require a university degree, you should explore such professions as early as possible via an internship. This will help you to check your motivation and estimate whether you can imagine doing the job in future. A brief spell in a company or organization active in the field or talks with people already working in the sector, can be enlightening.

  • Step 4: Make a decision & apply

    If you are uncertain about what to study, think about what is still needed to come to a decision. Problems in the choice of studies can also be discussed in the consultation hours of the Central Student Advisory Service. Once you have made up your mind, the all-important step follows: The application! From the beginning of May, you can obtain the required documentation; and see if you can apply online. Information on applications can be found on the Internet. The brochure “Studying at the University of Bremen” contains all the important information about studying at the University of Bremen as well as details of how to apply. It will be available in printed form from the beginning of May in the Bremen schools, at the Agentur für Arbeit [labor exchange], and in the administration building (VWG) of the University of Bremen. Many courses have subject-specific enrollment requirements (language certificates, internships etc.), which you should inform yourself about in good time. Application deadline for most undergraduate courses at the University of Bremen is July 15 of every year.

  • 5th step: Take up studies

    Incidentally, once you have obtained a place at the University of Bremen, you can prepare for your studies even before the official start. And it’s always helpful to improve your foreign language skills, because English literature is commonplace in every study program! The University also offers options for improving your math or EDP knowledge.

    The orientation week and Uni-start events take place before the instruction begins in October and will help you get off to a smooth start. There are non-subject-specific events, guided tours, introductory courses, details of study programs, and lots of opportunities to meet your future fellow students. Good luck and a good start into the new territory of university studies!