MAIR students are members of both collaborating universities and are thus entitled to apply for housing in the Bremen Student Association (Studierendenwerk Bremen) servicing all state-funded higher education institutions in Bremen.
Due to lack of room in the Jacobs University colleges, it is no longer possible for graduate students to obtain a room on campus. You should therefore begin to look for a room off-campus even before arriving in Bremen. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at Jacobs University provides further information.
While we cannot directly help you in finding the right apartment for you, we can give you some helpful tips. You can start your own search for your new home online via the webpage of the city of Bremen, which will help you to locate flatshares and flat vacancies. It is recommended to have a German speaker with you when looking at apartments or signing a contract.
University of Bremen
- Portrait of the University of Bremen
- International Office at the University of Bremen
- Directions and campus map
Career Services at Jacobs University
If you are interested in internships, mock interviews, help with applications, the Career Service offers a variety of workshops and online resources.
KEY ISSUES: Student journal for the social sciences in Bremen
KEY ISSUES is Bremen’s first and only peer-reviewed open access student-run academic journal. Founded in late 2014, it seeks to promote high-quality student research in the social sciences. MAIR students & almuni contribute to the journal both as editors and paper authors. Find out more on their website.
Further Information about the German Education System
- General information about Germany’s higher education institutions is available here.
- For more information about studying and living in Germany, please go to German Academic Exchange Service
The City of Bremen
Bremen is located in Northwest Germany with good train connections with Deutsche Bahn – German Rail – to the rest of Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium as well as access to several airports (Bremen Airport, Hamburg Airport, and Hannover Airport). If you are interested in learning more about the City, the Bremen Touristik Zentrale and Bremen city wepage provide more information.