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German courses

Free German Courses for Students and Academics in Bremen

We have over fifteen years of experience in the field of German courses and integration courses. So far, we have started 18 German intensive courses and more than 300 people have already taken advantage of an offer for a German intensive course. In our intensive courses you learn German, and in addition you acquire knowledge about the political system and the history of Germany.

With this additional offer, our intensive course is also officially recognised by the BAMF as an integration course. This means that you can receive the "Integration Certificate" after passing the course. With this certificate, you can prove that you have not only acquired German language skills, but also have social knowledge about Germany. This will be of use to you during a longer stay, when looking for a job in Germany or even when naturalising in Germany.

German courses Bremen

Times: 6pm to 10pm Mon to Fri morning or afternoon  
430 teaching units (45 min. each) 15 units per week / 3 days per week  
  From A1 to B1 in 6 1/2 months  

The registration process for your free German course in Bremen

You have the opportunity to attend a free German course / intensive course at the BSB Erwachsenenbildung GmbH. When you register with us, we check whether you meet the requirements for free participation.

In 95% of cases, the course fees are covered by the BAMF or the state of Bremen. We take care of the necessary application procedure.


After you have registered with us, we send the necessary application forms to the BAMF. The BAMF decides whether to approve or reject your application for participation in an integration course. This depends on the type of residence permit you have. If your application is approved in full by the BAMF, this means that the BAMF will cover the costs of the course completely. If your application is rejected by the BAMF, you would normally have to pay the course costs (458,00€ per 100 teaching units of 45 minutes each) yourself. However, we have another state funding option for students and academics. Thanks to this funding, our German courses have been free of charge for over 95% of the participants rejected by the BAMF.

Further information

Participation fees

  • Free of charge for 95% of applicants
  • Funding for participants in our intensive courses is provided by the BAMF or other government funding.


  • For a simplified and quick registration, please fill out the contact form below completely and upload scans/photos of your residence permit (both pages) and your current matriculation certificate or the degree certificate of your university.
  • Please make sure that both documents are legible.
  • By uploading your documents beforehand, we can check your data and enter it into our system.
  • This will save you about 20 minutes when registering on site.

Contact us!

Do you still have questions? Or do you need help choosing the right course? We will help you, by phone, by e-mail or via our contact form.

Why do we need your documents?

In order to check whether the costs are covered, we need to send the relevant authority a valid copy of your ID and a valid copy of your current enrolment certificate or graduation certificate from your university.

Your data will be treated confidentially and will only be passed on to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of the registration process with the authorities cooperating with us.

Participation for people outside the target group:

Would you like to take part in an intensive German course but are not part of the target group of students/academics?

It is still possible to participate in the intensive course as a self-payer.

In this case, you will have to pay the full course costs of 458.00€ per 100 teaching units yourself.


Frequently asked questions

How often does a course start?

Courses start approximately once a month.

Where do the courses take place?

All of our courses take place at our locations Herdentorswallstr. 93, 28195 Bremen or at Findorffstr. 14, 28215 Bremen.

How many hours does a course run per week?

As a rule, an intensive course runs 15 hours per week (teaching units (UE), divided over three weekdays, 5 UE per course day).

How many modules/levels are there?

The whole course covers levels A1, A2 and B1, divided into 4 modules.
Module 1: A1
Module 2: A2
Module 3: B1.1
Module 4: B1.2
The modules do not always correspond exactly to the different levels, there are variations depending on the course.

In which module do I start?

To find out which entry level is right for you, there is a compulsory placement test. If the result is a higher entry level, you will enter a running course from the appropriate module. All courses start with module 1 (A1).

Which levels are reached?

The target level to be reached is B1. This is the only level that is officially tested at the end of the course. There are no exams for levels A1 and A2.

In which format does the B1 exam take place?

The examination is a German test for immigrants, which we conduct as a licensee on behalf of TELC Language Tests. A telc certificate is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. A telc certificate is considered a meaningful proof of qualification.

What is the test “Leben in Deutschland”?

The test "Leben in Deutschland" takes place subsequent to the module "Orientation Course". It consists of a test questionnaire with a total of 33 questions on politics and society in Germany.

How much do the teaching materials cost?

There are a total of three course books and three workbooks for the whole course from A1 to B1. The cost of all books is approximately 60,00€ to 80,00€. These costs must be covered by the student.

How does the registration process work?

For a time-saving on-site registration, first upload a scan or photo of your valid residence permit and your valid enrolment certificate, respectively your degree certificate from university or college on our website. Furthermore, fill out the registration form completely. The next step is to register at our school on site. Come in person to the Herdentorswallstraße 93, 28195 Bremen and report to the reception office. You can find the opening hours on our website.

In a personal consultation, we will clarify everything else, check the possibility of funding and initiate the application process for your free German course at the BSB Erwachsenenbildung GmbH.

How soon can I join a course?

Usually, about three to four weeks elapse between the application to the BAMF and course participation.

Registration form intensive course

Please upload the front and back of your ID card/residence permit.

Please upload the front and back of your enrollment certificate.

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Our current courses

Here you will find an overview of our current course dates. If you have any questions, we will help you by phone, email or via our contact form.

About us

The BSB Erwachsenenbildung GmbH is your specialist for integration courses of all kinds, which include German language courses, literacy courses in German, parent integration courses and courses with childcare.  We also carry out “Deutschtests für Zuwanderer” (German tests for immigrants.)  Our language courses conclude with the B1 certificate of proficiency.

ESF project "Literacy for Prisoners in the JVA Bremen/Bremerhaven" funded by the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe with financial resources from the European Social Fund and the State of Bremen.

BSB Erwachsenenbildung

Herdentorswallstr. 93
28195 Bremen
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Findorffstraße 14-16
28215 Bremen
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+49 (0)421 357550

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Das Projekt Alphabetisierungskurse, Diagnostik und Sensibilisierungsschulung in der JVA Bremen und BHV wird durch die Senatorin für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Europa aus Mitteln des Landes und des Europäischen Sozialfonds gefördert.

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