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Incoming Students

The Institute of Political Science offers a great range of courses for exchange students in German and also English language.

The Institute of Political Science offers several BA- and MA study programmes: BA in political science, MA in political science, MA in social policy and MA in international relations, global governance and social theory. For your learning agreement you can choose from courses in these study programs as well as from other courses offered in the Department of Social Sciences (FB 8). Courses in political science usually offer the option to obtain 3 or 6 credit points depending on the kind of exam you have to pass at the end of the semester.

You can find a list of all courses offered in the different study programmes in the course catalogue (look for “Fachbereich 8” for the social science courses).

A list of English language courses for the current semester in the department fo social sciences is available here:

A list of English language courses for previous semesters are available here:

Please also look at the information leaflet for incoming students that is available in the download secion of this page.

You may also want to have a look at the research institutes affiliated with the Department of Political Science, which are the SOCIUM (Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy), the Institute of Intercultural and International Studies and the Jean Monnet Center for European Studies.

The International Office of the University of Bremen offers a great range of information regarding the Erasmus program and your stay in Bremen in general. If you are enrolling at the Institute of Political Science via an exchange program, you can read the relevant information about your nomination and important deadlines here. The IO has also put together a list of practical information about studying in Bremen concerning topics like housing and finances in this section. Additionally, you can have a look at the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which also provides lots of information about studying in Germany.

You are welcome to participate in the orientation program for incoming students organised by the International Office in cooperation with the Erasmus Initiative Bremen which usually takes place two or three weeks before lectures start. In the first week of each semester, the Erasmus coordinator of the Institute of Political Science also offers a special office hour for incoming Erasmus students.

For more information about studying political science in Bremen as an exchange student please have a look at the download section and contact the Erasmus coordinator for political science PD Dr. Sebastian Haunss or, if he should not be available, Dr. Carina Schmitt.