Our Profile

Internationality is a key strategic feature of the University of Bremen’s profile. We see internationalization as a process that extends into all areas of the university. Being an international university, we welcome individuals from more than 100 nations who live, study, and work on our campus. They enrich our teaching and research and are a defining feature of our success.

Studying at the University of Bremen allows for a wide range of  international experiences. Our teaching and research activities are internationally oriented and we are part of many networks and partnerships around the world. The University of Bremen promotes and supports all its members in benefiting from its international orientation, but also in contributing towards it.

In awareness of its responsibility to the wider community, the University of Bremen works with its partners on finding solutions to pressing global challenges and thus contributes to sustainable development worldwide.

Our Activities

In addition to providing advice and information, the International Office also organizes various events, workshops and international visits.

Our last activities

Current Calls For Tenders

DAAD scholarships and project funding programmes

Currently advertised DAAD programmes and ongoing DAAD project funding programmes. The regular call dates are the beginning of April, mid-June and the beginning of October.

DAAD Project funding programmes

Internationalization Fund

Since its foundation in 1971, internationalisation has been one of the University of Bremen's key objectives. Every year, the University Executive Board provides funding from an internationalisation fund to enable academics to undertake more extensive projects.

Application for the Internationalisation Fund 2024

YUFE call for faculty activities

We would like to support the faculties and subjects in their YUFE activities with this call!

Information on the YUFE Call

Bridge Scholarships for Palestinians in Germany

The aim of the programme is to support students and researchers from the Palestinian Territories – especially from the Gaza Strip – with bridging scholarships after completing their studies or research in Germany

Application "Bridge Scholarships for Palestinians in Germany"

Internationalization Strategy

The internationalization strategy sets the university’s objectives in the frame of internationalization for the next decade. It defines thematic and regional priorities and promotes the continuous strategic development of our global cooperation.

A new internationalization strategy is currently being worked on and subject to a university-wide discussion process. The new strategy will further strengthen our profile and take into account the development of internationalization at all levels of the university over recent years. It links into the vision and the objectives of the university’s overall strategy.

The previous internationalization strategy was published in 2011:

Internationalization Strategy 2011-2017

[Translate to English:] Mehrsprachiges Schild am Verwaltungsgebäude


The University of Bremen is committed to multilingualism: In 2017, it was one of the first universities in Germany to publish a language policy paper 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 campus.

Language Policy


Strategic Partnerships

Our strategic partner universities are characterized by extensive networking and cooperation in research and teaching in several subjects as well as their comparability in terms of size, objectives, and resources. There is a mutual agreement to sustainably develop our partnership together.




Stays Abroad

We offer students and teachers a variety of options for a stay abroad: Whether within Europe via the ERASMUS program, outside of Europe at one of our international partner universities, or even at an international university of your choice initiated by yourself. Whether you want to study, undertake an internship, or a teaching or research stay, you will find more information here:

Studying & Internships Abroad

Teaching Abroad

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center offers visiting international researchers information and advice on their stay in Bremen. We answer questions about visas, residence permits, insurance, and child care and offer help in finding accommodation. In addition, we offer a comprehensive program of events.


Alumni International

Stay in touch! Together with the alumni association, we maintain a worldwide network of alumni. No matter if your stay in Bremen was for studying, research or work – we offer numerous events and worthwhile information. There are several regional groups spread around the world. Our “Research Ambassadors” contribute to visibility and networking.



As part of the kompass program, the International Office realizes numerous international and intercultural projects for and with international and German students. The events, organized by the students themselves, allow them to participate, orientate themselves, broaden their horizons, sharpening  their views of common issues and interests, and building bridges into their professional future. Welcoming and open to everyone!


Displaced persons

The University of Bremen offers prospective and current students as well as researchers who had to flee from their home countries various ways to access the university.

Prospective and current students will find support at the HERE AHEAD - office.