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Mind the Gap!

Matej Meža
International Office
SFG Building, Room 0300
Phone: (0421) 218 - 60380
Email: matej.mezaprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Meike Goos
Start-up Consulting Service University of Bremen
SFG Building, Room 2200
Phone: (0421) 218 - 60 346
Email: meike.goosprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Dr. Nadine Binder
Evaluation Research
Tel.: +49 40 8060276-21
E-Mail: nadine.binderprotect me ?!interculturprotect me ?!.de

© Photos: Matej Meza/University of Bremen

Where to find us:

University of Bremen
International Office
Enriqué-Schmidt-Str. 7
SFG Building, Room 0300
28359 Bremen

Starting Up Your Career in Germany

“Mind the Gap!” is a project at the University of Bremen, preparing international students for the German job market and / or a business start-up. Mind the Gap! prepares bachelor, master and Ph.D. students in the final phase of their studies for a successful professional career. 

One part of the programme supports the acquisition of intercultural competences, language skills and soft skills with workshops, seminars, visits to companies and job-application trainings. In addition, the project supports students in building up a professional network and gathering information on potential occupational fields.

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The second part of the programme is dedicated to business start-ups. Here, the project partner is the university initiative BRIDGE – Supporting start-ups from Bremen Universities. Students participate in seminars, workshops and coaching sessions spread over two semesters, gaining knowledge about how to start up a business and getting access to individual coaching.

The project is evaluated by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). A cohort comprises 25 students. from all faculties. A total of 100 international students are able to participate in the program.

How to apply

The next cohort will start in summer semester 2020. Do you want to apply?

Please send your CV and the application form to mindthegapprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


     - Bachelor students: 4th semester at least
     - Master students: 2nd semester at least
     - German language: A2 or better


Application deadline is the 10th of April 2020.

The application form [EN] [DE]

or download as .pdf [EN] [DE]

For potential employers

Would you like to get to know international students of the University of Bremen? Are you looking for international junior staff? Why not invite some international students to visit your premises or offer a workshop in the context of Mind the Gap!. Matej Meza is looking forward to your receiving your call or email.

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Project evaluation

Throughout the project, the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGGGS) is conducting a follow-up study on the program content and the subsequent professional success of the program participants.

Mind the Gap! is also evaluated in the course of this research. This facilitates the adaptation of existing offers to students’ needs. In addition, accompanying research on Mind the Gap! may serve as a potential model for other universities.

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