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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 for the use of language in science and everyday University life. Our students acquire the language skills they need for careers on the German as well as the international job market. The University encourages and actively supports all its members to learn new languages, to make use of their native language in everyday working life, and to help breathe life into multilingualism on the campus.

Sustainable Promotion of Multilingualism – The language policy of the University of Bremen

Learning German

In preparation for studies

You want to learn German in Bremen and then study here?
We offer a pre-studies program for all prospective students who would like to take a bachelor's degree.

If you want to apply for the master’s program in Production Engineering: SpeakING.
Have you fled your home country? HERE/AHEAD.
The following language examinations are recognized by the University of Bremen.

For exchange students

Shortly before the start of each semester, the International Office, in cooperation with the Language Center (SZHB), offers intensive German language courses for Erasmus students and exchange students from 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 Language Center.

For academic staff

The University offers exclusive German courses at various levels for members of the academic staff. The courses are run in cooperation with the Goethe Institute and the Language Center (SZHB). They usually take place in the evening and are co-financed by the Personnel Development Office.

More information is available on the homepage of the Welcome Center.