The University of Bremen is committed to multilingualism: In 2017, it was one of the first universities in Germany to publish a language policy which makes recommendations how to incorporate other languages in science and everyday university life. The university encourages and actively supports all its members to learn new languages, to make use of their native language in everyday university life, and to breathe life into multilingualism on campus.
Sustainable Promotion of Multilingualism – The Language Policy of the University of Bremen
For Prospective Students
Do you want to learn German in Bremen in order to study here?
We offer a Preparatory Studies Program for prospective students who are going to take up a bachelor's degree.
If you want to apply for the master’s program in Production Engineering, the SpeakING program is for you.
Have you fled your home country? Check out the HERE/AHEAD program for refugees.
These language certificates are recognized by the University of Bremen.
For Exchange Students
Shortly before the start of each semester, the International Office in cooperation with the Languages Centre (SZHB), offers intensive German language courses for Erasmus students and exchange students from our partner universities. During the semester, exchange students can take a tuition-free German course at the SZHB. Further information can be found on the website of the Newcomer Service and the Languages Centre.
For Academic Staff
The University of Bremen offers exclusive German courses at various levels for its international academic staff. The courses are run in cooperation with the Goethe Institute and the Languages Centre (SZHB). They usually take place in the evening and are co-financed by the university's Administrative Unit for Human Resource Development.
More information is available on the homepage of the Welcome Center.