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Jacobs University is a private, English-language campus-based university located in Bremen, Germany offering the highest standards in research and teaching. As one of the most international and intercultural universities you can find in Germany, Jacobs University attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world; More than 1,500 students from over 120 nations currently live and study on our residential campus.
Admission to Jacobs University is selective and based on a candidate’s school and/or university achievements, recommendations, self-presentation, and performance on required standardized tests. Students admitted to Jacobs University demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, intellectual creativity, and the desire and motivation to make a difference in the world.
You are considered a first-year applicant if you are currently in your senior (final) year of high school, or you have completed (graduated) from high school (or equivalent), or you have attended another university and received university-level credit, but you have not completed two or more semesters of full-time study.
You must apply through the Common Application, an online application platform used by universities worldwide. Please note that there is no application fee to apply to Jacobs University.
Jacobs University does not only offer an excellent academic education but also many opportunities for student activities outside of the classroom. The variety of over 50 student clubs and more than 100 student-driven events during the year such as cultural festivals like the Deepavali Festival of Lights or Chinese New Year, and educational events like Country Information Days, are the hallmark of our vibrant campus community.
On campus everything is within easy reach: A Student Activities Center, various sports facilities, a cinema, a music studio, a student-run café /bar, concert venues, and our Interfaith House ensure that you will always have something interesting to do.
An important component of Jacobs University's educational mission is to foster student growth and development of interpersonal and intercultural competencies which are increasingly important in an interconnected globalized world.
Jacobs University has derived four core objectives for its educational profile from this mission statement: #1 ACADEMIC QUALITY among other things through interdisciplinary learning, individualized academic mentoring and early involvement of students in research projects #2 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT increasing self-competence and social skills in a community characterized by diversity #3 INTERNATIONALITY promoting intercultural skills through living and learning on a campus with people from more than 100 nations #4 READINESS TO JOIN THE WORKING WORLD imparting the specialist and interdisciplinary skills required for a successful career in business or science