General Information

International Summer School - Meet the World in Bremerhaven!

The International Summer School offers education in a relaxed and cross-cultural atmosphere for young people. Undergraduates, graduates, young professionals and lecturers from all over the world come together in Bremerhaven for 2 weeks in the beginning of August for cultural exchange, learning and of course to have fun. After successful completion, participants can receive 5 ECTS and a certificate, as well as an unforgettable experience.

Why Bremerhaven?

There is not only a lot to learn in Bremerhaven but also a lot to experience. Bremerhaven’s exclusive location on the coast provides a large spectrum of maritime sports and activities. Indeed, the wide variety of sports and cultural events in and around the city leaves no time for boredom and nearby beaches offer delightful destinations for a day out. 

Everything is easy to reach in Bremerhaven. The beach, the harbor, the city center, museums, various restaurants and cafés in this seaside city are located in direct vicinity of the university.


Cancellation of this year's summer school due to Covid-19!!!

Who can apply?

The International Summer School Bremerhaven welcomes participants from a wide range of academic backgrounds - not only students currently enrolled at a university or college but also graduates and young professionals with a university or college degree. An open mind and lots of enthusiasm for Europe as well as a good general education are the only requirements. Participants need to have a good level of English.

In this presentation you can find all relevant info concluded for you.

How much?

Students Course and Lecturers Course:

Two-week programme (incl. accommodation*): EUR 2050
accommodation for the full period of the Summer School (arrival and departure day included), incl. breakfast

Two-week programme (without accommodation): EUR 1550

Included in the price: 

  • Service
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks at our Summer School Students' Café
  • Bus ticket valid to travel within Bremerhaven for the whole period of the Summer School
  • Tuition fee and course materials
  • Bus excursions to Bremen, other european cities, boat trip to the island of helgoland
  • Site visits to local companies
  • Entrance fees for organised leisure and cultural programme 
  • Pick-up service
  • Tango Training
  • Catering at welcome and farewell parties 
  • Visa support



To register, please fill in the registration form and send it to

Please note: If you need a visa for entering Germany, you have to apply for it at your nearest German Embassy or Consulate. We recommend to apply for a tourist visa for the Summer School period. Due to the time it takes for embassies to process visa applications, please submit the visa application at the embassy early in advance.

2019 PRELIMINARY program - International Summer School

Date, Day Morning (09:00 - 12:30h) Afternoon (13:30 - 17:00h) Evening
Aug 1, Thursday Arrival in Bremerhaven Arrival in Bremerhaven Welcome Dinner at campus
Aug 2,
Opening Ceremony and Introduction Workshop Workshop Intercultural Sensitivity and Awareness Welcome Party
Aug 3,

Lecture 1: Course Program

Sightseeing and Cultural Program: Visit of City Tower and Emigration Center Free time

Aug 4,

Excursion by boat to Helgoland IslandExcursion by boat to Helgoland IslandBoat return from Helgoland Island

Aug 5,

Lecture 2: Course Program Lecture 3: Course Program  Tango Training
Aug 6,
Lecture 4: Course Program Lecture 5: Course Program Tango Training
Aug 7, Wednesday Lecture 6: Course Program Lecture 7: Course Program Tango Training
Aug 8, Thursday Excursion to Bremen City and guided city tour there Company Visit to Mercedes plant in Bremen City Free time for shopping and sightseeing in Bremen
Aug 9,
Lecture 8: Course Program Workshop Intercultural Teambuilding free time
Aug 10, Saturday

Optional combined charter bus excursion to other German or European cities

Optional combined charter bus excursion to other German or European citiesOptional combined charter bus excursion to other German or European cities
Aug 11,
Optional combined charter bus excursion to other German or European cities Optional combined charter bus excursion to other German or European cities Optional combined charter bus excursion to other German or European cities
Aug 12, Monday Lecture 9: Course Program Lecture 10: Course Program Free time
Aug 13, Tuesday Lecture 11: Course Program Lecture 12: Course Program  Tango Training
Aug 14, Wednesday Workshop: Lessons learned from Summer School Company Visit of Lloyd Shipyard Bremerhaven Graduation ceremony and farewell party 
Aug 15, Thursday Departure Departure  Departure

Course Offers for International Students





Changes, Challenges and Intercultural Sensitivities in International Economic and Business Relations


By the end of the course the students will have a better understanding of new trends in global Economics and Businesses and the corresponding internal and external dynamics of change in the socio-economic, financial, entrepreneurial and technological environments in a global, regional and intercultural context and be able to evaluate the global challenges and dynamics of change in these fields.

Target group

   Undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals from all over the world with interest and basic experience in globally changing economic, market and business environments

-     Students with an interest to learn about the transformation of economies, companies and institutions and how to successfully drive change processes forward.


New aspects in International Trade, Investment and Business Relations

·       Forms of Capitalism and their influence on Economic Policy and Business
·       Multilateralism versus Bilateralism in the World Economy
·       Monetary and Currency Policies in an international comparison
·       Competition, Competitive Strategies and gaining Competitive Advantages
·       Internationalization strategies of international and multinational companies in the global market place
·       Stock Exchange developments in EU, USA, Japan and China
·       Asset Markets, Money, Prices and Capital Formation
·       Essential Elements of Change and Communication of Change
·       The Learning Organization & Appreciative Inquiry
·       Understanding and Steering of Change Processes
·       Chaos Theory & Complex-Adaptive Systems
·       Intercultural Sensitivity and Teambuilding
·       Cultural Challenges and Change in cross border Activities and Management

Learning Methods

Lectures and group discussions
Case studies, project work in teams based on the method of problem based learning
Company visits

Credit points: 5 ECTS (for a total student workload of 150 hours) + certificate


Innovation on Container Terminal Operations Towards Sustainable Development Goal and Industrial Revolution 4.0



The students will work on a project with the a.m. topic.

The lecturers will give input in
 - sustainable operation
 - safety and security in ports
 - digitisation and AI in port operation
 - pool of methods in projectmanagement
 - terminal automation (process and equipment)

 Furthermore each group of students will be supported by one lecturer each to solve the project's challenges in the team.

Credit points: 5 ECTS (for a total student workload of 150 hours) + certificate


Technology Management for Engineers



By the end of the course the students will be familiar with significant objectives and contents of technical project management, including the practical application of technical projects in international business relations.

Credit points: 5 ECTS (for a total student workload of 150 hours) + certificate


Summer School 2018 Photoshow

Visiting the Louvre in Paris
Day trip to Bremen
Visiting Amsterdam
Somewhere in Paris
Enjoying some Icecream
Visiting Amsterdam
Uzbekistan Night
Everyone is dancing at the Uzbekistan night
Graduation ceremony
Group picture from the first day
Soapbox race
Indian dance performance
Everyone is busy in class
Enjoying the afternoon courses
Sightseein in Bremen
Relaxing in the sun somewhere in Bremen
On top of the Atlantic hotel in Bremerhaven
Enjoying the tango lesson
Everyone is hungry
Birdwatching in Helgoland
Day trip to Helgoland


Telephone: +49(0)471-4823-362

Fax: +49(0)471-4823-369


International Summer School
Hochschule Bremerhaven
An der Karlstadt 8
D-27568 Bremerhaven