:prime – your way to a university in Bremen/Germany

You want to study in Germany? You are interested in studying subjects of natural and computer sciences or engineering? But you still need a „Feststellungsprüfung“?

Come to Bremen and become part of :prime! – our toll-free preparation study program.

:prime includes:

  • Intensive training for university qualification exam
  • Language courses up to C1 – if not yet completed
  • Visiting regular seminars in your future study field at one of Bremens universities
  • Introductory courses to your future study field
  • Extra seminars on study techniques and crosscultural training
  • Matriculation with students ID and semesterticket

Furthermore, :prime invites you to take part in the welcome and graduation events, a fun and interesting social program as well as close support.

And the best: There are no tuition fees for :prime! As a pilot project :prime is currently free of charge. You only pay for the C1-certificate (approx. 180 Euro) and the semester fee of currently 383 Euro per semester. (costs of living not included)

But be quick – places are limited!

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Any questions? We are glad to help!

Find out why Bremen is the right choice for you!

At home in Bremen and Bremerhaven

People in Bremen and Bremerhaven are friendly, sometimes eat funny things like Grünkohl und Pinkel [kale and sausage] and love their soccer club Werder Bremen. But Bremen and Bremerhaven have much more to offer:

  • Bremen is an open and safe city
  • Our internationally-oriented universities are highly recognized worldwide
  • Our researchers work on trendsetting technologies such as produktion engineering, computer and material sciences as well as sustainale technologies and many more
  • Close collaborations with our home industrie enable internships during your studies.
  • Futhermore: Bremen culinary consumptions are enjoyed every day everywhere in the world – enjoy Bremen coffee, chocolate, fish sticks or beer.



Our Universities – Your University Career

From :prime to your Bachelor studies

After successfully passing the :prime Zugangsprüfung, you can apply for one of our :prime Bachelor study program at one of our universities.

Start your Application now!

What you need for your successful application:

  • Secondary school leaving examination, that entitles you for a “Studienkolleg”
  • German Language B1 (with certificate)
  • TestAS with a minimum of in total 190 points

2 Steps to your Application

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

  • 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. On the website of uni assist you can apply for :prime from the end of April to mid-June 2019. Just choose the city "Bremen" and the university "AHEAD Academy.

Application support

You have questions on TestAS, uni assist and the application process? Feel free to contact us - we will guide you through the process step by step:

Jens Kemper
+49 421 218-69677
mail: info@primebremen.de

Time schedule

A) for prospect :prime-students with German level B1.2 (starting B2 courses)

Application for :prime asap via Register your Interestour online form

Duration language course: September 2019 to March 2020

Duration preparation for entrance exam: March 2020 to July 2020

Entrance exam: End of June/Beginning of July 2020

Application at universities: until July 15, 2020

Start university: October 2020


B) for prospect :prime-students with German level B2/C1

Application for :prime until January 15, 2020 with B2 certificate and the confirmation of participating in a C1 course via our online form

Duration language course: September 2019 to March 2020

Duration preparation for entrance exam: March 2020 to July 2020

Entrance exam: End of June/Beginning of July 2020

Application at universities: until July 15, 2020

Start university: October 2020

Good to know!

:prime graduates are allowed to enroll into a study program at one of our universities in Bremen only. Be aware that the places are limited.

The :prime concept


Apply now and start your course in September in Bremen, Germany. Internationally renowned experts of the language center Bremen have developed these excellent language courses. Tutors support your individual language training.

The language course starts in September and ends March with the C1 exam. You will have to spend at least 25 hours per week on language courses. The courses are exclusively taught by the Goethe-Institut Bremen.

Key Qualifications

A further part of :prime is a qualified extra-curricular preparation: We offer workshops on study techniques, time and self-management, presentation techniques, research techniques which you will have to apply throughout your studies in Germany. Intercultural trainings will help you to understand the German culture.

Preparing your university access qualification exam

During the application process you choose your future study program. According to this choice, you will recieve a qualified preparation enabeling you to pass the university access qualification test. Together with your Professor you choose recommendable lectures you will visit at one of our universites. By this you’ll get in contact with your fellow students and Professors at an early stage. You experience university life during your preparation courses and will be profoundly well-prepared for your start at our universities. During the whole :prime time, your professors and our team will support you whenever you need help.


The preparation study program :prime is a pilot project of the Federal State of Bremen and the universities of Bremen. :prime students don't pay tuition fees, their place in the program is financially supported by the State of Bremen. The directive called "Richtilinie der Hochschulen im Land Bremen für das Pilotprojekt :prime" gives more information on goal of the project, the requirements to participate in the program, the selection procedure and the duration of the support.

Richtlinie as pdf (in German only)