Study in Bremen, Germany

Earn a degree in the heart of Europe

Bremen has developed into a location with high technological competence and innovative strength in the center of Europe. With a population of over 570,000, Bremen is the second largest city in northern Germany and the first city in Germany to be awarded the title of "City of Science" in recognition of the optimal combination of science and business.

The free, cosmopolitan spirit of a city with 1,200 years of seafaring and merchant tradition has been preserved in the Hanseatic City of Bremen. This is also evident to visitors to the city, who quickly feel at home. Bremen is a lively, vibrant city, rich in tradition and history. Forward-looking science and research are as much a part of this mix as industry, trade and cultural diversity.

Bremen is your perfect European base

A city of short distances

In Bremen, they say everything is just around the corner! Whether you use the bus, tram, or bike, most destinations in Bremen are easy to reach without the hassle of finding a parking space.

Student life in the heart of the city

The ICG campus is located in the heart of the city. With over 35,000 students, Bremen is known as a student city in Germany. A wide range of cultural and social events, museums, concert halls and theaters provide Bremen with its fair share of culture. A wide variety of cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs add to the city's vibrancy. The Weser River is just a stone’s throw away, offering recreation and leisure activities in a beautiful natural habitat. In addition to the study programs, IGC also offers recreational actities as city tours in Germany, company visits, events and a tutoring service.

City of Science

Bremen has developed into a city of high technological competence and innovation - right in the heart of Europe. In recent years, Bremen has been able to achieve top rankings in a number of locations that assess economic dynamism. Bremen has an international presence – due to its high profile as a location for the automotive industry, aerospace and astronautics, food and bevarages, mobile technologies, life sciences and logistics.

Vital industry location in Germany

As a Hanseatic city, Bremen has a long tradition of trade dating back to the Middle Ages, when the association of trading cities along the coasts of the North and Baltic Seas was founded.

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Bremen sights

Manageable and affordable

The affordable cost of living and short distances make for an exciting social life in the city. Bremen has so much to offer: from (free) festivals and fairs to the Breminale, the Christmas markets and many attractions. It is a place where you can feel at home.


Leisure and sports

Bremen offers a variety of leisure activities

In addition to the Werdersee lake in the middle of the city, Bremen has several lakes that invite you to swim every summer. Every summer, the "Breminale" music and culture festival is held on the banks of the Weser River. In the fall, the Bremen "Freimarkt" invites you to ride the merry-go-round. Bicycling through Bremen's "Blockland," kayaking and canoeing on the Wümme River, and inline skating around the Werdersee lake are just a few of the many outdoor activities available. Bremen also has a historic old town, a vibrant nightlife, and a great promenade in the Bremer "Viertel", all of which enrich student life.

Bremen University Sports Association

The HSB is a member of the Bremen University Sports Association. Their program ranges from A for Aerobics to Z for Zumba. You can try out new sports or take part in competitions. Registration for the winter semester starts early in October and for the summer semester in mid- March:

Fit and active

There are about 430 sports clubs in the state of Bremen, offering a wide range of sports, from gliding to soccer to cheess. An overview of the clubs is available online:

If you like to get wet, you won't stay dry in Bremen. Several districts have outdoor and indoor swimming pools, as well as lifeguarded and unattended lakes. Many pools offer reduced rates for students. An overview of swimming facilities in Bremen is available online:


The city offers a wide range of cultural institutions and events including: renowned museums, theaters and a philharmonic orchestra, countless sights, a historic city center (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and the Weser Stadium with exciting Bundesliga soccer matches.


Bremen's theater scene offers a divers program, from Shakespeare classics to modern dance theater. Students who visit the Theater Bremen, the Bremen Shakespeare Company, the Schwankhalle or the Schnürschuh-Theater can experience the variety on Bremen's stages at reduced prices.


The spectrum of the Bremen's museums ranges from past epochs to modern art, from local history to distant cultures, and from history to technology. The following museums in Bremen offer reduced admission for students:

Movie Theater

Bremen has both large multiplex cinemas showing the latest blockbusters and smaller program cinemas such as the Bremer Filmkunst Theater, the Cinema im Ostertor or the City46 showing films of a higher artistic standard. All cinemas offer student discounts.


In addition to the State and University Library (SuUB), students can also use the city library free of charge. Anyone who has not studied and has already paid for the SuUB card simply pays the difference in order to be able to borrow from the City Library.

Boredom? Not in Bremen!

Throughout the year Bremen offers a varied cultural program with exhibitions, music, film and literature festivals. For an overview of facilities and current events you can visit the website of the City of Bremen.

The Studierendenwerk and the AStA of the HSB support and accompany student cultural projects.


Bremen is divided into two parts by the Weser river, and is known for its many open fields, parks and forests. There are 18 nature reserves, which cover almost 7% of the city area with a total of over 2000 hectares. The "Bürgerpark" and the associated Stadtwald, located near the main train station, cover more than 200 hectares of green space; both are well known and perfect for long walks on sunny days.




Explore Bremen's diverse neighborhoods or leave the hustle and bustle behind and head out into the countryside. With your student ticket, you can take advantage of an impressive network of free trams and buses in and around Bremen, or even rent a bike at special HSB rates.

Close to Bremen are other attractive cities such as Hanover and Hamburg, as well as the North Sea with the Frisian Islands and the unique Wadden Sea.