Location: Bremen, German, Europe

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program

Language of Instruction: English and/or German

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year, Spring, Summer

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Academics Year: Mid September - Mid July with one month break
Spring Semester: Early March - mid July

Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to this program to apply by the priority deadline - your chances of admission are increased by doing so.

  • Academic Year: February 16 (priority), March 16 (final)
  • Spring: September 23 (priority), October 23 (final)

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility RequirementsThis program is open to second semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors as well as graduate level business students. Students should have a business focus major or minor. German language experience is not required, however, a minimum of two semesters of German is strongly recommended.


Subjects Available:

  • Business - Accounting
  • Business - Business Administration
  • Business - Finance
  • Business - International Business
  • Business - Management
  • Business - Marketing
  • Business - Accounting
  • Business - Business Administration
  • Business - Finance
  • Business - International Business
  • Business - Management
  • Business - Marketing


The University: The Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences (Bremen UAS) is a state institution of higher education. It has the academic status of a Fachhochschule, a university of applied studies in the areas of design, business administration and economics, engineering, social service, and nautical science. The Hochschule Bremen has an enrollment of about 8,000 students. There are nine departments and 23 degree courses. The Department of Business is the largest of the nine departments, with an enrollment of about 2,500 students.

Academics: UMSL students may take classes at the Bremen UAS School of International Business. They offer a number business and international-related courses taught in English each semester. 

Internships: The Study & Internship Program is a one-year program for US and Canadian students. It offers semester study at Bremen UAS followed by a paid (700 euros/month) six-month internship. It is sponsored by a consortium of German universities of applied science and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Participants are provided with free accommodation, a 3-week German intensive class, student mentors, and organized cultural and recreational activities. There is a separate application for this program that is due by Feb 1. Please coordinate your application with the UMSL study abroad office.

Housing: Bremen UAS offers student residence halls. You can live in a single apartment or shared flat, and rent ranges from 250-300 Euros per month.

Activities and Programs: Some local students will be "buddies" for incoming exchange students. They will help them in their first days in Bremen. They will help you during your first days in Bremen and with any kind of question you have upon arrival.


Location: Bremen's history goes back over 1,200 years. Located on the River Wester, it has a beautiful waterfront and lively cosmopolitan feel. The Two-City-State of Bremen lies in the north of Germany and is an important center for the North-West German region. Bremen and Bremerhaven have a population of 681,000 inhabitants. 

International Office Website:

Course Offerings:

Study and Internship Program Website:

Bremen Tourism Information:

Cost Estimates for 2013-14*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3789.60
Books and course materials $160.00
Mandatory HTH insurance $140.00
Accommodations  $1700.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $2000.00
Airfare $1400.00
Local Transportation $225.00
Other $625.00
Total $10039.60*

Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2013/14 rate - 2014/15 tuition rate TBA April 2014. Non-resident fees may apply. 
* Costs are based on a four month semester.
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.
* Other expenses includes cost of Residence Permit upon arrival and insurance through Bremen.