Academic excellence with a global perspective
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.
The International Foundation Year at Jacobs is a one-year preparatory program for University orientation and skill building. Three-year undergraduate programs allow students to pick a major as well as a minor, offering flexibility to change majors within the first year and opportunities to do a semester abroad. With employability as the focus, an internship or start-up project is required for all students.
Teaching and learning
Jacobs University’s 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 study. An interdisciplinary approach is one of the core elements of a Jacobs education.
Living on campus
Students live in modern two-bedroom apartments in one of four residential colleges on the University’s beautiful, green 80-acre campus. 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.
Throughout the year, countless student-driven events invite you to explore cultural diversity, from the celebratory Lunar New Year to the various Country Information Days. A variety of student clubs provides further opportunity for personal growth, friendship building, and fun.
Jacobs University offers outstanding career opportunities worldwide. Many Jacobs graduates have continued their studies at some of the world’s most prestigious universities—such as Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge—or pursued careers in multinational companies, with Google, Microsoft, Roche, KPMG, Daimler, and Amazon listed among the top 10 employers.