Location: Bremen, Germany
Language: English, German
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours), students arrange for their own housing and meals. Students should budget 700€ per month for accommodations, meals, health insurance, and city/regional transportation. It is strongly recommended that you get insured in Germany on a public students' insurance plan (for students until the age of 30) for about 80€ per month. Visit the TK-Techniker Krankenkasse or AOK Bremen health partners.
Contact: Chris Moos or Chad Stebbins
Website: School of International Business: http://www.sib-io.hs-bremen.de and Faculty of Social Sciences: http://www.hs-bremen.de/internet/en/einrichtungen/fakultaeten/f3/einrichtungen/IRO
While a working knowledge of German is helpful for living in Bremen, the Bremen University of Applied Sciences offers more than 30 classes taught in English, including Journalism, Human Resource Management, Business Ethics, Global Business Strategies, International Finance, International Tourism Management, Management Theories, Strategic Marketing, Intercultural Management, Introduction to Politics, Politics and Policy-Making in the European Union, and The Political Systems of the World. Some programs, e.g. Journalism, run in German only and good German skills are a necessary requirement. The university, with 8,000 students from nearly 100 counties, also offers German language courses for international students. The 1,200-year-old city of Bremen (population 660,000) is considered a gateway to the world.
June 1 is the application deadline for the Winter semester, which runs Sept. 1 through Feb. 8 (vacation break is Dec. 22 to Jan. 4). Jan. 15 is the application deadline for the Spring semester, which runs March 1 through July 8. For answers to specific questions about the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, please contact Claudia Kuhlmann, Exchange Programme Coordinator in the School of International Business, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jana Grünewald, exchange programme coordinator in the Faculty of Social Sciences, at email@example.com.