Incoming Students

The Institute of Political Science offers for exchange students a great range of courses taught in German and in English.

The Institute of Political Science offers several BA- and MA study programmes: BA Political Science, MA Political Science, MA Social Policy and MA International Relations, Global Governance and Social Theory. For your learning agreement you can choose from courses in these study programs as well as from other courses offered in the Department of Social Sciences (FB 8). Courses in political science usually offer the option to obtain 3 or 6 credit points depending on the kind of exam you have to pass at the end of the semester.

Please have a look at the web pages of the four study programs for further information about courses and study plans.

More information on studying social sciences in Bremen is available in an information brochure.

You can find a list of all courses offered in the different study programmes in the course catalogue (look for the entries below “Fachbereich 08: Sozialwissenschaften” for the social science courses). A list of courses taught in English is available here:

Please note that complete course lists usually are not available before August for the Winter Semester and not before before February for the Summer Semester.

A list of courses for previous semesters is available here:

Please also look at the information leaflet for incoming students that is available in the download secion of this page.

You may also want to have a look at the research institutes affiliated with the Department of Political Science, which are the SOCIUM (Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy), the Institute of Intercultural and International Studies and the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy".

The International Office of the University of Bremen offers a great range of information regarding the Erasmus program and your stay in Bremen in general. If you are enrolling at the Institute of Political Science via an exchange program, you can read the relevant information about your nomination and important deadlines here. The IO has also put together a list of practical information about studying in Bremen concerning topics like housing and finances in this section. Additionally, you can have a look at the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which also provides lots of information about studying in Germany.

You are welcome to participate in the orientation program for incoming students organised by the International Office in cooperation with the Erasmus Initiative Bremen which usually takes place two or three weeks before lectures start. In the first week of each semester, the Erasmus coordinator of the Institute of Political Science also offers a special office hour for incoming Erasmus students.

More Information

For more information about studying political science in Bremen as an exchange student please have a look at the download section and contact the Erasmus coordinator for political science Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss (Email: