Degree Bachelor of Science
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 8 semesters
Credits 240



Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or placement examination/special admission
  • English language skills at level B1.2 (can be acquired as part of the degree programme, in which case proof must be submitted by the end of the 4th semester at the latest);
  • Special requirements
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Social Sciences
Integrated stay abroad Yes

The international B.Sc. programme in nursing trains you in the care of adults, children and elderly persons. Over a programme encompassing eight semesters, you acquire comprehensive skills for a wide range of applications – firm foundations in nursing science as well as practical know-how. After successfully completing the programme, you will have two qualifications: The Bachelor of Science and the state licensing examination as a nursing specialist. The Skills Lab / Simulation Centre on our health campus in Bremen is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is unique in Germany in this form. The international degree programme in nursing at the HSB encompasses:

  • Competences for independent and process-oriented nursing care
  • Reflection and further development of one's own activities on an academically framed basis
  • Perceiving requirements and implementing new tasks independently
  • Learning in practice at external cooperation partners (for example at clinics, nursing services or counselling centres) and in the Skills Lab / Simulation Centre

Career prospects

Nursing is a fast-growing area of the services sector in Germany. Highly qualified nursing professionals, both in outpatient and inpatient care facilities as well as in clinics and other areas of health care, are in high demand.

With the introduction of the new Nursing Professions Act, it is now also possible to study nursing as an academic subject in Germany. Go for it!

The advantages over conventional vocational training include:

  • You get a higher starting salary.
  • You have more extensive professional opportunities.
  • The degree programme is internationally recognised – you can also work abroad.
  • You can set individual specialisations by selecting elective and optional modules.
  • You are not bound to an institution or an employer by a training contract.

In addition to providing nursing care to people in all sectors of health care, you can also take on tasks such as advising patients and caring relatives, staff training, planning and networking health and nursing services or implementing the latest findings from nursing science into practice. In addition to your excellent career prospects in the German and European health care systems, you also have good career opportunities outside of Europe because of the international orientation of the degree programme.

The Bachelor's degree entitles you to take up further Master's studies. Graduates of the international Bachelor's degree programme in Nursing at the Hochschule Bremen are also eligible to apply for the Master's degree programme in ‘Community and Family Health Nursing’ at the University of Bremen: Moreover, there is also the possibility to have 135 credits recognised for the vocational teacher training programme in nursing at the University of Bremen.

Programme structure

Examination regulations (German)

Practice orientation

The degree programme is primary qualifying. This means that the Hochschule Bremen is exclusively responsible for the entire programme, including the training modules undertaken in practice. Such practical modules are an integral part of the degree programme in each semester. You complete a total of 13 practical modules in different health care facilities, such as clinics, outpatient care services, counselling centres or in palliative care. The Hochschule Bremen is responsible for the coordination.


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