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Preparation Studies

Preparation Studies at the Hochschule Bremen (HSB)
You are already qualified for studies at a German university but have not sufficient knowledge of German yet?
Then our preparation studies programme could be of interest to you!

What is the Preparation Studies programme?
While you prepare for the German language exam in Bremen, you may enroll as an HSB preparation student for up to 1 year/2 semesters. The letter of admission from HSB can be used to apply for a visa at the German embassy in your home country.

The preparation studies programme does not offer any classes and does not count towards your main studies.

After having passed the German language test (e.g. TestDaF with a minimum of 16 points or Goethe Certificate C1) you can apply for a degree programme at HSB.

Which German language courses are accepted in the Preparation Studies programme?
In order to get enrolled in the preparation studies programme, you need to attend an intensive German course which takes at least 3 months in each semester and covers 20 hours of lessons per week. The language course must take place during the semester in which you plan to enroll in the preparation studies programme:

Winter Semester: September 1 – February 28/29
Summer Semester: March 1 – August 31

Please note: We do not accept German language courses that do not fulfill all requirements mentioned above, especially concerning the weekly amount of lesson hours. As HSB does not offer such classes, please contact one of the language schools in Bremen. Besides the language test, the TestDaF Test Centers also offer intensive German courses.

How do I apply for the Preparation Studies programme?
Application Deadlines
Applications for the winter semester are open June 1 – July 15, applications for the summer semester are open December 15 – January 15.

Application via uni-assist
If you have obtained your general university entrance qualification outside of Germany, you must apply via uni-assist. uni-assist checks all foreign certificates. The handling fees for evaluation of international certificates are 75 EUR. The fees for each additional application to another university are 15 EUR.

Important: You must complete the online application via uni-assist and send your paper-based documents to uni-assist by the end of the application deadline. If you receive hardcopies of your qualification certificates later, you can send them to uni-assist until July 31 / January 31.

Start your application via uni-assist

After registering at uni-assist, you can start your online application via uni-assist. Choose the degree "Bakkalaureat/Zertifikat", then as place of study "Bremen, Hochschule Bremen". Click "Start search/Suche starten", then choose "Vorbereitungsstudium/Preparation studies". Complete the online application.

Application documents

  • application form (printed and signed online application)
  • proof of university entrance qualification (see below)
  • CV
  • copy of ID or passport

If your application was complete and meets all the requirements, uni-assist will forward it to the HSB.

Note on certificates/proving your university entrance qualification:
As a general rule, you need to document your educational background from your secondary school leaving certificate up until your present educational level. Hand in certified copies of university entrance qualification and proof of successfully completed study semesters at a university outside of Germany (if applicable). Please submit all necessary documents: your certificates and the corresponding subject and grade summary and any appendices to your certificates (e.g. a Diploma attachment). Individual pages must not be missing! If your subject and grade summary does not include the applied grading system, please include information on the grading system used by your school or university as well. All certificates must be submitted as officially authenticated copies in the original language and in sworn translation form – this is not possible in electronic form, only paper-based.

After your successful application: Enrolling at HSB
If your application was successful, you will receive an e-mail from HSB. The e-mail will contain your login data for our applicants’ portal “CampInO”.

In CampInO, you will find an admission offer (“letter of admission”). You have to accept this offer online in CampInO. If you do not accept this offer within the deadlines stated in CampIno, your admission will become invalid. After accepting the admission offer, you must enroll online in CampInO. During this process, a PDF file called “Application for enrolment“ will automatically be generated . You have to print and send this to HSB within the deadline stated in the file. In the PDF file, you will also find a list of other documents that you have to send along with it. You also have to pay the semester fee.

Click here for a CampIno tutorial

The documents are:

  • proof of health insurance
  • proof of registration for a German language course in Bremen (min. 3 months, min. of 20 hrs/week)
  • copy of residence permit or proof/confirmation that a residence permit has already been applied for (only for non-EU-applicants)

After completing the enrolment, you will receive your student ID and semester ticket via mail.

You passed the German language test – Application for a degree programme at HSB
Once you have passed a German language test (e.g. TestDaF with at least 16 points or Goethe C1), you can apply for a degree programme at HSB. Please be aware that entry requirements for the degree programmes may vary. Make sure you meet all programme-related requirements such as English language skills or an internship etc. Detailed information is given on the programmes' individual websites.

As a Preparation Studies student, you may apply directly via HSB’s applicants’ portal “CampInO”. In CampInO, please enter the grade and the date of your university entrance qualification as stated in your uni-assist evaluation.

If you have any questions, please contact us!
Name Phone E-Mail
Krebs, Christiane +49 421 5905 2214  send
Sgonina, Christiane, Dipl. Betriebswirtin ( B.A.) +49 421 5905 2160  send

Application deadlines are:

June 1- July 15 for the winter semester

December 15 - January 15 for the summer semester
Please apply via uni-assist!

After completing the online application via uni-assist, you have to send a hard copy of your application incl. certified copies of your certificates by post to uni-assist, too.


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