HERE AHEAD – Higher Education Access Development

Bremen and Bremerhaven are international and cosmopolitan, and international students love coming to our famous universities. The local five public universities combine to offer more than 300 courses of study in different fields. International students are especially interested in STEM subjects. Since studying abroad always comes with its challenges, HERE AHEAD support international university applicants.

HERE AHEAD is a cooperation of the universities of the state of Bremen as well as the Center for Foreign Languages Bremen. It develops and realizes outstanding programs for preparing international students for the demands of university life in Bremen and Bremerhaven. The German university system is often very different from that in their home countries. Techniques for studying, self-organized learning and studying, the way scientific work is performed – everything is different. The Academy provides preparation and orientation.

HERE AHEAD has enjoyed a great Europe-wide reputation since 2015 with the programs HERE Studies and IN-Touch. Both programs have the goal to make it easier for prospective international students with a refugee background to enter into the German university system. In addition to language courses, they provide a well-founded technical preparation.

Our preparation program :prime offers the chance to achieve the university access qualification for international students who have to pass the "Feststellungsprüfung". Please contact us for further information.

Any further questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

HERE AHEAD – Higher Education Access Development
Hochschulring 40
28359 Bremen
+49 421 218 69681

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Preparation studies :prime – start your application now!

You need

  • Secondary school leaving certificate that entitles your for a "Studienkolleg"
  • German Language B1 (with certificate)
  • TestAS with a minimum of 190 points

2 Steps to your Application

  • Step 1 – Test AS:
    You need to pass the TestAS with at least 190 points. Please find more information and the dates for the TestAS (Test for Academic Studies) here:

  • Step 2 – uni assist:
    You can register here for the preparation study program :prime. This link leads you to uni assist, a portal for all German universities.
    Apply for :prime until mid-July, courses will start this fall under