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.
|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 (440,00€ 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.
- 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.
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 440.00€ per 100 teaching units yourself.
Frequently asked questions
Courses start approximately once a month.
All of our courses take place at our locations Herdentorswallstr. 93, 28195 Bremen or at Findorffstr. 14, 28215 Bremen.
As a rule, an intensive course runs 15 hours per week (teaching units (UE), divided over three weekdays, 5 UE per course day).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Usually, about three to four weeks elapse between the application to the BAMF and course participation.