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Zarb Exchange Program at
Hochschule Bremen

Bremen, Germany

Hochschule Bremen


  • Description of School

    Hochschule Bremen (HSB), the largest university of applied sciences in the smallest German federal state, is rich in tradition. Established in 1799, the university is committed to innovation and internationalization and embodies excellence in applied and practice-oriented teaching and research. Approximately 8,000 students can choose from 70 international degrees offered by five faculties. The School of International Business (SiB) is the largest faculty at HSB and strongly believes in the value of internationalizing business education by sending students abroad and by hosting international students.

  • Location

    Bremen, Germany's oldest coastal city, is second only to Hamburg among German ports. Known as the "ancient town by the gray river," Bremen is one of Germany's major trade and industrial centers and earned the "City of Science 2005" distinction. With many magnificent parks, gardens and open spaces, the city is a paradise for cyclists. Museums, art exhibitions, theaters, football, festivals, concerts, opera and ballet provide Bremen with an abundance of cultural events.

  • Programs Available

    Fall (Winter) Semester (October to February) – Application due June 1
    Spring (summer) Semester (March to July) – Application due January 15
    Summer (July) – Application due March 31

  • Academic Requirements

    Students should have sophomore standing for semester-long programs. Summer program is open to all Zarb students.

  • Credit System

    Each course is equivalent through the European Credit Transfer System to a three-credit course at Hofstra.

  • Housing

    The international office assists students from partner universities to find housing in either dormitories or with families, and also to search for shared apartments.

  • Peer Support and Integration Activities

    Each semester the International Office organizes a comprehensive "Newcomer Service" program for international students, which provides all the necessary information on administrative matters, health insurance, registration, student identification and the "Semester Ticket" for public transportation. The "Adopt-a-Student" program links exchange students with families in Bremen for leisure and cultural activities. In addition, throughout the semester, the International Office organizes activities such as a welcome party, sightseeing tour of Bremen, trips to Berlin and other destinations, and various social events. HSB also offers a free, one-week intensive German language course before the start of each semester.

  • Visa and Insurance Requirements

    All students are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa. For more information, students should visit the U.S. Department of State at for links to each country's embassy. Students may be exempt from mandatory health coverage if they provide proof of health insurance coverage in their home country that is valid in Germany and provides unlimited coverage for outpatient and hospital treatment. The university strongly recommends that students purchase a public students insurance plan, which costs approximately €80 per month.

  • Program Cost

    For semester-long programs, students pay regular Hofstra tuition. For the cost of summer program, contact Associate Dean Gioia P. Bales at (516) 463-5703.

  • Contacts

    For additional details, contact Associate Dean Gioia Bales at (516) 463-5703 or via email at gioia.p.bales[at]
    Julia Leonhardt - International Program Coordinator
    Telephone: +49 (0) 421 5905 4105 Email: