Student Life


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

Jacobs University

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.


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.

    Key Facts

    Start date: First week of October

    Duration: 2 years full-time

    Tuition fee: None

    Application: 1 December through 1 February

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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