:prime – the preparatory programme for Bremen and Bremerhaven

Language acquisition – subject preparation – key qualifications

Preparation for university and mentoring for international prospective students

:prime yourself for university

Our :prime preparation course combines language training, subject preparation and mentoring in a single programme. As a joint project of the University of Bremen and the Universities of Applied Science in Bremen and Bremerhaven, our graduates can choose between three universities. :prime mainly focuses on the natural sciences and engineering. We give you the opportunity to prepare for a degree course in the ENG Cluster or the MCSNS Cluster. These clusters are important for the TestAS and the student's choice of the degree subject.

 

Our :prime preparation course combines language training, subject preparation and mentoring. We offer courses with two different entry levels: 1.) completed B1 and 2.) completed C1. Depending on the language level, different deadlines must be met.

Requirements

To apply to :prime you need the following documents:

  • Secondary school qualification requiring the student to attend a "Studienkolleg" preparatory college
  • German skills at level B1 or better (including proof; for more information see the bottom of this page)
  • TestAS with at least 190 points in the MCSNS or ENG cluster
    For more information on TestAS click here.

Your language lever matters

:prime B1

If you have completed (at least) level B1 you can apply for :prime B1 until 30 May. You start your course in September and will attend the following modules:

  • German courses up to the required C1 language level (September to March)
  • Tutorial programme (September to March)
  • Subject-specific preparation in the universities in the desired field of study (March to June)
  • Seminars and workshops on study techniques, intercultural training, presentation techniques (September to July)

Starting in June, you can take the entrance examination; you can then enrol for a bachelor's degree at one of the universities in Bremen and Bremerhaven until 15 July.

:prime C1

You can apply for :prime C1 if you have already gained the C1 language certificate or will have done so by March.
The following certificates are recognised:

  • TestDaF 16
  • DSH-2/-3
  • DSD2
  • Goethe Certificate C1/C2
  • TELC Hochschule

The one-semester course starts in March and comprises the following:

  • Subject-specific preparation in the universities in the desired field of study (March to June)
  • Seminars and workshops on study techniques, intercultural training, presentation techniques (March to July)

You must apply to uni-assist e.V by 15 January. More information will follow shortly. Until then, please use:

  • Language training up to C1

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    The language courses from B2 start in September in Bremen. You take your C1 language exam in March and then start preparing for university.

     

    The language training covers language courses up to C1 – run by the Goethe-Institut Bremen – and includes a supporting tutorial programme. This is offered by the Bremen foreign language centre. You will practice and improve your spoken and written language skills with your tutor, thoroughly prepare for your test and will be given advice for a successful learning strategy.

  • Subject-specific preparation

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    The subject-specific preparation focuses on your future degree subject. Which subject you choose when you register is therefore very important.

     

    Your lecturers help you coordinate the selected courses you attend at our universities. During the preparation course you will already have the opportunity to meet future fellow students and university professors and gain insights into university life in Germany. This ensures that you will be optimally prepared for your degree course at a university in Bremen. You will then consolidate your new knowledge in the :prime course units.

     

    Your lecturers will support you during this time.

  • General preparation

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    In-depth general preparation is an important component of :prime:
    In workshops you will learn about study techniques, time management, literature research and many other techniques that you will use during your studies.

     

    The intercultural training helps you understand social norms and manners as well as values.

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