Jacobs University

Bremen, GE

Jacobs University

Bremen, GE

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An outstanding education at Jacobs University

Jacobs University is one of Germany’s most inspiring international universities, where students from all over the world study in a diverse, stimulating, and rigorous research-oriented environment. The private English-speaking University has more than 1,500 students from over 120 countries who call the residential campus their home away from home. 

Teaching and learning
At Jacobs University, the student-faculty ratio is a low 16:1, meaning faculty members can effectively mentor each student. Students are actively involved in research from their first year of studies with access to modern lab facilities and state-of-the-art technology. An interdisciplinary approachis one of the core elements of a Jacobs University education.

Living on campus
Students live in modern two-bedroomapartments in one of four residential colleges on the beautiful green 80-acre campus. Inside each college are study areas, group meeting rooms, and recreational lounges as well as a cafeteria. Students can easily walk from their college to lecture halls, research laboratories, sports facilities, the rowing tank, the theater, the cinema, and the student bar and café. 

Campus life
Throughout the year, many student-driven events invite you to explore cultural diversity, from the brilliant Deepavali Festival of Lights to the celebratory Lunar New Year to the various Country Information Days. A variety of student clubs, ranging from arts to sports to community groups, provide further opportunity for students’ to foster the development of their interpersonal and intercultural competencies.  

Career opportunities
Jacobs University offers outstanding career opportunities worldwide. ManyUniversity graduates have continued their studies at some of the world’s most prestigious universities—such as Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge—or landed careers with multinational companies. Google, Microsoft, Roche, KPMG, Daimler, and Amazon are among the top 10 employers of Jacobs graduates



Ranked the #1 private university and #1 for “International Outlook” | Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021

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Ranked among the top 300 universities worldwide | Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021

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Ranked #33 among “young universities” worldwide and #9 for Teaching | Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, 2020 

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Top ranked for “International Orientation,” “Regional Engagement,” and “Teaching and Learning” for graduating bachelor’s students on time | U-Multirank, 2020

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Consistently ranked among the top universities for “Support at the Beginning of Studies” and “International Orientation” | Centre of Higher Education, Germany Rankings


Jacobs University is located in the north of BREMEN, GERMANY—a city with a maritime atmosphere and over 1,200 years of history. It’s home to the “Freimarkt,” Germany’s oldest fun fair, and the traditional Christmas Market is a popular destination. Centrally located in Europe with an international airport close to the city center, Bremen is an ideal starting point for trips to destinations such as Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, and Amsterdam.

Jacobs At A Glance

Type of School: Founded in 2001, Jacobs University is a top-ranked, English-speaking, research-oriented, state-recognized private institution. 

Size of Campus: 80-acre campus with approximately 60,300 square feet of laboratory space and four residential colleges

Number of Students: Approximately 1,500 students

Number of Faculty: More than 200 professors and lecturers

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Students may complete the one-year International Foundation Year for orientation and preparation before entering their three-year bachelor’s program. 

Bachelor’s programs
Biochemistry & Cell Biology (BSc)
Chemistry & Biotechnology (BSc)
Computer Science (BSc)
Earth & Environmental Sciences (BSc)
Electrical & Computer Engineering (BSc)
Global Economics & Management (BA)
Industrial Engineering & Management (BSc)
Integrated Social & Cognitive Psychology (BSc)
International Business Administration (BA)
International Relations: Politics & History (BA)
Mathematics (BSc)
Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (BSc)
Physics (BSc)
Robotics & Intelligent Systems (BSc)
Society, Media & Politics (BA)

Geographic Diversity: Students from over 120 countries; 82% international

International Student Services: Orientation, student advisors, Student Services Center, Counseling & Intercultural Services, academic advising, Student Financial Services, Campus Jobs Office, Career Services Center, Host Family Program

International Student Budget: (2020–2021)
• Undergraduate Programs: $24,300
• Room and Board (per nine-month academic year): $
• Other Fees: $

* Please check current Euro exchange rates for accurate fees.

Financial Aid: Merit-based scholarships up to $18,200; EU students are eligible for a minimum guaranteed scholarship of $4,800. Financial aid packages involve grants, scholarships, and tuition deferrals. 

Application Deadlines and Fees:
Early Decision: November 1
• Early Action: December 1
• Early Action II: February 1
• Rolling admission:
   Students who require a visa to study in Germany: June 1
   EU students and students who don’t require a visa: July 20
• No application fee

Jacobs University Fast Facts 

Residential university campus with 24-hour security 
Modern single rooms and three meals a day 
Residential support team in each college 
Visa and pre-arrival support 
Orientation Week facilitating the transition to living on campus and in Bremen 
Student clubs in sports, fine and performing arts, technology, and social engagement 
• Modern recreational facilities, including a soccer pitch, outdoor volleyball court, indoor sports hall, fitness gym, rowing tank, music studio, theater space, and cinema 
Host Family Program
• Career support through career fairs, company recruiting events, training on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more
• Work and intercultural experience through internships, start-up track, and semesters abroad

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The study program, the interdisciplinary approach, and English speaking on campus were all equally appealing and eventually convinced me [to attend Jacobs]. Everyone is approachable, including the professors, which is very helpful."

    • Lisa Tichagwa
  • “The interdisciplinary approach of my program is something that’s served me well, both in my career and in my personal life.”

    • Franziska Ehlert
  • “Throughout my time studying at Jacobs, I’ve experienced amazing support from my professors. Not only are they passionate about what they’re teaching, but they’re ready to adjust their course structure to help students learn more efficiently and succeed.”

    • Jonathan Rittmayer
  • “In an increasingly globalized world, studying at Jacobs University grants students the possibility to participate in course discussions with various regional and cultural points of view. This opens doors to more meaningful dialogue and fosters respect of diverse perspectives.

    • Timo Behrend