Jacobs University

Bremen, GE

Jacobs University

Bremen, GE

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Undergrad International

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.

Program overview
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. 

Campus life
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. 

Career opportunities
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.



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 international universities 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

Campus life and services

• 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 to help facilitate 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 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, project management training, 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...

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

    • Franziska Ehlert
  • “Jacobs is the perfect place for eager learners because every day you get to learn something new. Besides having devoted and experienced professors, you get to know unique individuals that you can share amazing perspectives and great stories and become close friends with.”

    • Juan Ignaciao Oviedo
  • “Jacobs is a place of wonder. People live in harmony despite conflicts between their countries or religions. At Jacobs, I acquired not only a global mindset but, more importantly, the hope that one day world peace can be realized.”

    • Jiaqi Song