International Programmes 2023/2024

Space Sciences and Technologies – Sensing, Processing, Communication (Space-ST) Space Sciences and Technologies (Space-ST)

University of Bremen • Bremen

Master of Science
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English. German language classes can be chosen as an elective module.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

30 April for the following winter semester starting on 1 October

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The programme combines physics and electronics engineering. It is application-oriented and provides knowledge in the fields of remote sensing, earth observation, retrieval theory, electronics and communications. Lectures on measurement techniques impart advanced skills and methods in sensing and processing. Methods of data transmission in communication networks complete the range in the field of communications.

Course organisation

The structure of the programme is modular and comprises mandatory core modules, specialisation subjects, elective modules and practical courses. In the first academic year (semesters one and two), students read about the foundations and choose one out of two specialisation subjects (either Physics for Space Observation or Information Technologies for Space). In the second academic year (semesters three and four), the study of the specialisation subject continues and research starts, culminating in the Master's thesis.

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
Integrated internships

Lab work (internship) is integrated into the programme.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

The semester contribution is around 380 EUR and is due every semester. It includes the costs for a semester-long public transport ticket for Bremen and the region.

Costs of living

Students need to pay approx. 70 EUR per month for health insurance. Accommodation on campus costs approx. 600 EUR per month. An inexpensive lunch in the refectory is available from 1.35 EUR per meal. Other costs (food, books, supplies, travel, clothes, sports/leisure, etc.), albeit individual, are unlikely to be less than 250 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

The University of Bremen takes part in the government's programme "Deutschlandstipendium". Upon successful application, excellent students are granted a scholarship of 300 EUR per month for the duration of one year.

Academic admission requirements

Academic admission requirements include a first academic degree (equivalent to the Bachelor's degree) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Industrial Mathematics or a course of studies which does not reveal any significant differences in the content, scope and requirements of those mentioned above, with at least 180 credit points (CP) according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), thereof 90 CP in physics or 65 CP in electrical engineering or information technology and 16 CP in mathematics courses.

Language requirements

English (C1)

German (A1 at the time of application, A2 at the time of enrolment)

Application deadline

30 April for the following winter semester starting on 1 October

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On and near campus, there are single flats and shared flats for up to eight people, provided by the Student Service Office (in German: "Studierendenwerk"). The rent per person for these rooms ranges from 200 EUR to 400 EUR.
See for application and further information.
However, managing to get a room in one of the shared flats can be hard, and the waiting lists for single apartments are long.
Most students do not live in these residences. Instead, they usually find a room or flat on the private market. The price range is higher there.

Career advisory service

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme
  • Specialist counselling
General services and support for international students and doctoral candidates

The Study Centre at Department 1 provides counselling services and help in programme-related questions and beyond.

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