Students wishing to be admitted to the course must generally hold a school-leaving certificate which permits admission to a university degree course. Information about the possibility of special admission conditions can be obtained from the Admissions Office of Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences. For applicants with no previous relevant education, completion of a basic training course in metals is a condition for admission to the course. European and US American school-leaving certificates are generally recognised. School-leaving certificates from other countries must be submitted to the ASSIST office for checking. Further information can be found under www.uni-assist.de.
In addition, very good knowledge of German and good knowledge of English are expected. No English language certificate is required. However, during the course individual subjects will also be offered in English and students should be prepared for this. At the end of the course by the latest, students should be able to demonstrate sufficient skills in general and technical English since the working language on board seagoing ships is English.