Study in Bremen (Germany): All private universities at a glance

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 · Last updated 21.09.2023

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In the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, in addition to the 5 state universities, there are 2 private universities, one of which offers exclusively distance learning courses, but the other is one of the few private universities in Germany: Constructor University.

So if you want to study with a strong research focus and are drawn to the natural sciences and engineering, Bremen is a good choice as a place to study.

All private universities at a glance

We have a total of 2 private universities listed in our database.

  • Bremen, Germany
  • 3251 Students
  • Health Management, Social Management, Social Work, Nursing Science, Psychology, Nutritional Science, Pedagogy
  • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Health Management, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration
  • 21 Degree programs in the directory

The multiple award-winning APOLLON University specializes in distance learning courses for the healthcare sector and has so far seen off more than 500 successful bachelor's and master's graduates, with an upward trend.

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  • Bremen, Germany
  • 1466 Students
  • Natural Sciences, International Management, Data Science & AI, Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Arts
  • 19 Degree programs in the directory
Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University) is a private, English-language campus-based university located in Bremen, Germany offering the highest standards in research and teaching. According to the renowned Times Higher Education Ranking 2022, Constructor University ranks among the 30 perc…

Other private universities with campuses in Bremen

In addition to the private universities headquartered in Bremen, there are others that have a campus, study centre or cooperation partners here:

IU International University of Applied Sciences

logo iubhThe IU International University of Applied Sciences is the largest university in Germany with over 100,000 enrolled students. The university is based in Erfurt in Thuringia, but IU also offers its campus study and dual study programmes at other locations throughout Germany.

The IU Campus Bremen offers students optimal conditions for dual studies as well as access to future-oriented industries and a variety of study programmes. The university also offers more than 100 distance learning programmes that can be studied regardless of location.

CourseDurationFees

Dual studies
8 Semester

Fulltime programm (blended learning)
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 390 € monthly

Fulltime programm (blended learning)
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 390 € monthly

Fulltime programm (blended learning)
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 390 € monthly

FOM University of Applied Sciences

logo fomFOM University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany and is headquartered in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Founded in 1993, a total of 53,836 students were enrolled at FOM in the winter semester of 2021/2022.

The university operates more than 30 locations in Germany, including one in Bremen. FOM's degree programmes are geared towards working professionals and offer flexible time models to enable face-to-face lectures parallel to work or training.

CourseDurationFees

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14990 € total
from 345 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14990 € total
from 345 € monthly

Part-time program
4 Semesterfrom 9480 € total
from 395 € monthly

Part-time program
8 Semesterfrom 17100 € total
from 350 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 12390 € total
from 295 € monthly

This is how much private study costs in Bremen

Access to higher education opens up numerous opportunities for personal and professional development. While state universities in Bremen are an attractive option, private universities, for their part, offer some advantages for prospective students: better access, smaller study groups, more personalised supervision and individual support. However, these advantages come with higher costs, which prospective students should be aware of.

Compared to state universities, private universities usually charge tuition fees. At first glance, this can seem daunting, but one should bear in mind that these fees are often invested in a modern infrastructure and intensive support.

The prices can vary greatly from university to university and depending on the degree programme.

The APOLLON University of Health Sciences, for example, offers its distance learning programme „B.Sc. Applied Psychology“ at a moderate price from €241 per month and €11,448 in total. In the same field, the IU International University of Applied Sciences offers the „B.Sc. Psychology“ as a campus programme with online modules from €390 per month (€14,739 in total).

The part-time degree programmes at FOM in Bremen are in a similar price range. At €295 per month and €12,390 in total, the popular „B.A. International Management“ and „B.A. Social Work“ programmes are available here.

The renowned Constructor University, meanwhile, leads the price list as a private university and offers, for example, its currently cheapest campus programme „B.A. Computer Science“ from €796 per month and a total of €28,650. Those who want to study „Society, Media and Politics“ here have to reckon with a price tag starting at €2,388 per month and €85,950 in total.

When looking at the costs, dual courses of study were of course disregarded, as here the training companies usually pay the tuition fees.

Here is an overview of the degree programmes mentioned:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11448 € total
from 268 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 28650 € total
from 796 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 12390 € total
from 295 € monthly

Fulltime programm (blended learning)
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 390 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 12390 € total
from 295 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 85950 € total
from 2388 € monthly

Dual study at private universities in Bremen

The dual study programme at private universities in Bremen offers an innovative and practice-integrated form of study that allows students to optimally combine theoretical knowledge and practical experience. With the IU International University of Applied Sciences, there is currently a leading private university in Bremen that offers this study model.

In dual studies, students complete vocational training or work in a company parallel to their university studies. This enables them to put theoretical knowledge directly into practice and, conversely, to bring practical experience into their studies. Through this close link between theory and practice, students gain valuable professional skills and competences that prepare them optimally for the labour market.

The costs for a dual study programme are usually not borne by the students alone and are usually covered by the companies providing the training. In addition, they grant the students remuneration as compensation for their work in the company.

This makes dual study an attractive option for obtaining a first-class academic education and valuable practical experience.

Here is a selection of interesting study programmes for dual study:

Most popular study programmes at private universities in Bremen

The private universities in Bremen offer a variety of popular degree programmes. These include computer science, business administration and law, which offer excellent career opportunities.

Here is an overview of what the private universities have to offer in terms of the most popular degree programmes:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11448 € total
from 268 € monthly

Dual studies
7 Semester

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

Dual studies
7 Semester

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 28650 € total
from 796 € monthly

Dual studies
6 Semester

Dual studies
7 Semester

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 60000 € total
from 10000 € Semester fee

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 68000 € total
from 1667 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 12390 € total
from 295 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 60000 € total
from 1667 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 14490 € total
from 345 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 85950 € total
from 2388 € monthly

Private universities in Lower Saxony

Since Bremen is located in the middle of Lower Saxony, we also list the private universities in Lower Saxony below. This may be of interest to anyone from Bremen who is not enthusiastic about one of the degree programmes offered by the four private universities in Bremen but still want to study near Bremen, for example in Hanover or Lower Saxony in general. These 7 private universities are located in Lower Saxony:

logo pfhPFH Private University of Applied Sciences: The state-recognised PFH is a renowned private university with over 4,500 students. Its campus degree programmes in Göttingen, Stade and Berlin offer innovative content in the fields of Management, Technology, Healthcare Technology and Psychology, which are practical and internationally oriented.

hochschule 21 - University of Applied Sciences: The University of Applied Sciences in Buxtehude has around 1,000 students and offers degree programmes in health sciences, engineering and economics.

Private University of Applied Sciences: This university of applied sciences, located in Vechta, has about 600 students and focuses on degree programmes in business administration and technology. In addition to campus study programmes, it also offers dual study programmes.

University of Applied Sciences for Business Hannover: With about 600 students and located in Hanover, this university of applied sciences offers degree programmes in computer science and economics. It emphasises practical training and close ties to the business community.

(HSW) Hochschule Weserbergland - UAS: This university of applied sciences in Hameln has around 500 students and offers degree programmes in computer science, engineering and economics. It emphasises practical training and close cooperation with industry.

University of applied sciences and arts in Ottersberg: The University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Ottersberg has over 350 students and offers degree programmes in the fields of art and social work. It emphasises the linking of artistic and social aspects in education.

Leibniz University Hannover: The University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover has around 570 students and offers degree programmes in health sciences, information sciences and economics.

Medical studies in Bremen

Unfortunately, none of the private universities in Bremen currently offer a degree programme in human medicine leading to the state examination. If you would still like to study human medicine privately, the nearest option is 120km away at the Medical School Hamburg. For private studies in dentistry, on the other hand, the shortest route leads to the University of Witten/Herdecke, which is about 250km away from Bremen.

CourseUniversityDurationFees

On-campus program
10 Semesterfrom 99300 € total
from 9930 € Semester fee

On-campus program
12 Semesterfrom 62880 € total
from 5240 € Semester fee

On-campus program
12 Semesterfrom 94500 € total
from 1500 € monthly
from 9000 € Semester fee

 

Alternatively, the APOLLON University of Health Care Management is located in Bremen and offers part-time distance learning courses for the health care industry.

Here is an overview of the distance learning courses at APOLLON University:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11448 € total
from 268 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12780 € total
from 288 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 1844 € total
from 268 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11448 € total
from 268 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12780 € total
from 288 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11448 € total
from 268 € monthly

 

Another alternative is the „Physician Assistant“ degree programme, which is offered by various universities in Hamburg or Hanover and by the IU International University of Applied Sciences even as a distance learning programme.

CourseUniversityDurationFees

On-campus program
8 Semesterfrom 30000 € total
from 625 € monthly

On-campus program
6 Semesterfrom 25020 € total
from 695 € monthly

Part-time program
6 Semesterfrom 18900 € total
from 525 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

Distance learning in Bremen: Top study programmes

Distance learning in Bremen offers an ideal solution for all those who are looking for flexible and location-independent study options and have not found what they are looking for in the local study offer.

This form of study enables students to obtain high-quality academic education and develop professionally regardless of their location. With a variety of top degree programmes, distance learning opens up a wide range of opportunities for education and personal development.

Whether you are a working professional, a parent or someone with other commitments, distance learning in Bremen also offers a flexible and tailor-made alternative to traditional on-site study.

Here is a selection for the top study programmes in Business Administration, Computer Science and Psychology by distance learning:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13284 € total
from 219 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12420 € total
from 215 € monthly

Distance learning program
8 Semesterfrom 12602 € total
from 249 € monthly

Part-time program
7 Semesterfrom 13968 € total
from 221 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12683 € total
from 333 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13284 € total
from 219 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12420 € total
from 215 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 11952 € total
from 332 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12564 € total
from 349 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

State universities in Bremen

There are 5 state universities in Bremen:

  • The University of Bremen: The University of Bremen is a medium-sized university with about 20,000 students and offers over 100 degree programmes in various scientific disciplines. The focus is on marine, polar and climate research, material sciences, information and communication sciences and health sciences, among others. The University of Bremen is characterised by its practical orientation, interdisciplinarity and good ratings in national and international rankings.
  • Hochschule Bremen: Hochschule Bremen offers a future-oriented and internationally oriented course of study in about 70 degree programmes with a total of over 9,000 students. The subjects are organised in five faculties, including Economics, Architecture, Construction and Environment, Social Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Nature and Technology. The university is characterised by its high number of international study programmes and stays abroad.
  • University of the Arts Bremen: The University of the Arts Bremen (HFK) is an art and music university with about 900 students. It offers seven fields of study in the areas of Liberal Arts, Integrated Design, Digital Media, Artistic Training, Artistic-Pedagogical Training, Church Music and Music Teaching. The HFK follows the concept of an artistic-scientific university and attaches great importance to the promotion of creativity, networking between departments and cooperation with the cultural and economic environment.
  • Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences: Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences is characterised by its maritime profile and its focus on technology and business. With around 3,000 students, it offers degree programmes in the fields of energy and marine technology, life science, logistics and information systems as well as tourism and management. The university maintains close cooperation with companies and other universities and attaches great importance to an international orientation and a practical focus.
  • The Bremen University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration: The Bremen University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration (HfÖV Bremen) is a university of applied sciences for public administration and serves to train civil servants in the higher career tracks. It offers a course of study in the area of police enforcement service, which combines practical vocational training components with the required study parts. In addition, there are external courses of study in the fields of taxation and law as well as risk and security management in cooperation with other universities.

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