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The Institute of Political Science actively promotes the internationalization of research and university teaching. IPW members maintain close contacts and implement cooperation projects with a number of universities in other countries.

Studying abroad: The Erasmus student exchange program
IPW fosters international student exchange. The main focus here is on the Erasmus+ Program, which enables students to spend one or two semesters studying at a European partner university. With altogether 44 partner universities in Northern, Central, Western and Southern Europe, IPW offers a wide spectrum of possibilities for Erasmus student exchange. Students on bachelor’s as well as master’s degree programs can participate in student exchange. And students on the master’s program “Complex Decision Making” and the MA “International Relations” can also apply for a student exchange place through IPW. you can find more information on the detailed page on studying abroad and by contacting the Erasmus coordinator for Political Science, Sebastian Haunss.

Studying abroad: Partnerships outside Europe
Partly in cooperation with other study programs, the IPW also has partnerships with universities outside of Europe – in Taiwan, Shanghai and Washington. More information is available on the page on partnerships outside Europe and at the International Office.

Studying abroad worldwide – in self-organization
In addition to the above, support is also available for so-called “free movers”: These are students who on their own initiative apply for a study place at a university abroad. The academic work performed while abroad can be credited towards their German degree much in the same way as the Erasmus+ Program. Before going abroad, though, these students must enter into a Learning Agreement. If  you would like to know more, you should contact the IPW International Exchange Coordinator, Frank Nullmeier.

Studying abroad on the master’s program “Social Policy”
Outstanding students on the master’s program “Social Policy” can apply for an exchange semester at the Center for European Studies of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in den USA. And since winter semester 2015/16, the master’s program “Social Policy” at the University of Bremen cooperates with Università degli Studi di Milano on a double degree program. After spending a year in Bremen and a year in Milan, participating students are awarded two master’s degrees. The program offers an interdisciplinary education in the area of European Industrial Relations with special focus on Germany and Italy. For more information, please contact the Erasmus coordinator for the MA Social Policy, Anna Hokema.

Semester in Political Science at the University of Bremen
IPW offers incomings (B.A. and M.A. students) a range of courses and lectures delivered in English. Incomings can attend courses and lectures in both the B.A. as well as the M.A. study programs in Political Science. For more information, please consult the page for incoming stuidents.