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Jacobs University

Bremen, Germany

16 Undergraduate programs
4 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established
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Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 72%
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About Jacobs University

Jacobs University is a private, research-oriented, state accredited university with a broad portfolio of pre-degree, undergraduate and graduate study programs from the natural and social sciences, engineering, and economics. We attract highly talented and open-minded students from every corner of the world to our beautiful residential campus in Bremen, Germany. At Jacobs University, all programs are taught in English, and classes are small and interactive. Professors follow a trans-disciplinary approach, addressing issues from multiple perspectives in addition to acting as personal mentors and academic advisors. Students are actively involved in research from their first year of study. Extensive extracurricular activities support and strengthen our students’ personal development. More than 1,500 students from over 120 nations currently live and study on our residential campus. 

In Germany’s most comprehensive and detailed university ranking by the Center for Higher Education (CHE), Jacobs University has consistently achieved top marks since first participating in 2005.

Jacobs University offers merit-based partial scholarships to applicants. In addition, individualized financial aid packages make it possible for students to study at our university regardless of their financial background or nationality.



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Jacobs University is a residential university, which means you do not only study on campus but also live and learn in a social setting in one of our four residential colleges. The colleges are close to the lecture halls, research laboratories, sports facilities, the theater, cinema, student bar, or café.

At Jacobs University we are committed to making our campus and the colleges a comfortable and happy ‘Home away from home’ for you: a place to live, to work, to grow. Like a big extended family, campus staff is happy to help you with your personal and professional challenges and ambitions. Social activities ranging from dinner parties to large cultural events are the hallmark of our vibrant campus community.

All colleges on our beautiful green campus are home to a mix of ages, nationalities, and cultures. Undergraduate students receive their own furnished bedroom in a modern two-bedroom apartment, where you will share bathroom facilities with a student from another country. Each college has its own servery, where you can enjoy international cuisine with your fellow peers. There are study areas, group meeting rooms, and a recreational lounge in every college. Once you have been accepted to Jacobs University, you can choose which of the four colleges you would like to live in: Krupp College, Mercator College, College III, or College Nordmetall

Over the course of the years, each college community has developed its own character, its own version of a real ‘Home away from home’. Students feel especially connected to their home college and their college mates, a spirit that can be felt particularly during sports and arts competitions between the colleges. Students wear their college colors and chant their cheers. Each of the colleges also organizes a wide variety of student-driven events during the year such as large cultural festivals like the Diwali Festival of Lights or Chinese New Year, and educational events like the Global Issues Forum or Country Information Days.


Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded campus covers an area of 34 hectares. The architecture combines modern designs with gabled brick structures built in the last century. The campus features buildings for teaching and research with a total of 5,600 square meters of laboratory space equipped to the highest standards. Students live on campus in one of four residential colleges. The Campus Center is a defining feature on campus and home to the Information Resource Center (IRC), Jacobs University’s digital and reference library. Many of the main conference events and community activities are held at the

Campus Center throughout the year. Right opposite the Campus Center, you can find the Interfaith House – a place visited for worship by many different religions on campus. The Interfaith House is also often used as a concert venue for the Jacobs University choir. The latest addition to the campus is the Sports and Convention Center (SCC) where the annual festive Graduation ceremony takes place. Indoor soccer, basketball, hockey, cricket, badminton, volleyball, or handball can be played at the SCC, which also houses a gym for students, faculty, and staff.

Jacobs University does not only offer an excellent academic education but also many opportunities for students outside of the classroom. The various student-driven social and cultural activities encompass events throughout the year, and student clubs range from arts to sports and community groups. An important component of Jacobs University’s educational mission is to foster students’ growth and development of interpersonal and intercultural competencies which are increasingly important in an interconnected globalized world.

By Rail:

  • Trains from Bremen’s main station (Hauptbahnhof) to Bremen-Nord leave every 30 minutes. 
  • Take the train towards Vegesack and get off at Schönebeck station (6th stop). 
  • From Schönebeck station it is a five-minute walk down Schönebecker Straße and Bruno-Bürgel-Straße.

Travelling from the airport:

  • If you arrive by plane at Bremen Airport, take tram number 6 and get off at Bremen's main station (Hauptbahnhof) then follow steps above for rail journey.


More than ten percent of the two million students in Germany are international students, making Germany one of the most popular student destinations in the world. English is taught at German schools from an early age and counts as the main second language. Germany has a rich tradition of academia dating back to the 14th century. The country values close ties to industry and relies on excellent academic training to drive its economy. Each year, thousands of engineers, scientists, economists, and other university graduates join or support the efforts of German companies such as Allianz, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, SAP, Siemens, or Volkswagen. The country also
plays a key role in international politics, leading many diplomatic
efforts and championing environmental policies.


Jacobs University is based in the north of Bremen – a city with a maritime atmosphere and 1,200 years of history. About half a million people live in Bremen, it is easy to get around the city, which has a high quality of living. The historical market square is famous for Bremen’s mascots, the Town Musicians from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. More than 30,000 students live and study in Bremen and nearby Bremerhaven which together form the Bundesland (state) Bremen. There are many restaurants, pubs, clubs, museums, theaters, and other venues to explore in the city. Bremen is home to the Freimarkt, Germany‘s oldest funfair, and the traditional Christmas market is a popular destination not just for locals. The Schlachte area along the Weser River and the Viertel quarter are known for their vibrant night- life. Bremen boasts a great cultural life with theater plays, concerts, festivals, or flea markets. You can enjoy the great outdoors, head down to the river Weser in the summer, or catch a band at one of the many clubs and music venues in town. Students can go on excursions throughout the region. Centrally located in Europe, Bremen is an ideal starting point for trips to destinations such as Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Brussels, or Amsterdam, to name but a few. Bremen is also the only German city that has an international airport located within a ten-minute car ride of the city center.

Student population

Medium (1,001 to 10,000)

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