Take a virtual tour of Jacob’s University

  • Private
  • Residential campus in Bremen
  • 1500 students. Small scale.
  • The foremost international university in Germany – the only German university offering a full range of undergraduate courses in English. The majority are Maths/Science related.
  • 100% English taught
  • 124+ countries represented by the student body
  • 85% of students are non-German
  • 16.1 student to faculty ratio
  • Interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate teaching
  • Early research opportunities – possible from the 1st semester
  • In the 1st year students get experience in the three different focus areas – similarities to the US-style Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum
  • 15 English taught programmes
  • 3 year degree
  • Focus on developing 3 key skills: intercultural awareness; flexibility and ability to adapt to change; autonomy and independence.
  • The programmes are divided into three Focus Areas and there are seven academic departments:
    MOBILITY = Maths and Logistics, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering
    HEALTH = Life Sciences and Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences
    DIVERSITY = Business and Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Psychology and Methods.
  • 1st Year = Choice – students are not required to declare their major until the end of the first year (though many do) and take classes across all three focus groups.
  • 2nd Year = Core / 3rd = Specialisation
  • Mandatory internship between 2nd and 3rd year.
  • A wide range of major/minor combinations
  • Most popular majors: International Business Administration, Computer Science, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • 61 global university partners offer opportunities for joint degrees, Erasmus, exchanges and visits. Links include: University of Edinburgh, Warwick University, Cornell, NYU, Rice University, Amsterdam and Utrecht University Colleges, University of Seoul, University of Barcelona, and many more.
  • Very active career centre and alumni office
  • Accommodation is fully residential in 4 colleges. Each has a unique identity. Friendly competition between them.
  • Closed off and safe campus. 24/7 Residential Mentors. 5 minute walk to class. One bedroom apartments with shared showers.
  • Over 60 student clubs.
  • Vibrant campus life and students can access support and funding if they wish to start their own club, business or society.
  • Tuition fees = 20,000 Euros per annum / Room and board = 8,000 Euros + health insurance + books and personal expenses
  • Numerous sources of aid: merit-based aid (4,000 to 16,000 per year – automatic consideration), external scholarships, need-based financial aid, tuition deferral through the JuStudyAtEase programme – study now, pay later.
  • Common App or online application
  • June 1st deadline for those who need a visa. Decision usually within 2-4 weeks
  • No application fee
  • Application requirements: IB 35+, motivation essay, recommendations, extra curricular activities, English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo), SAT/ACT/TestAS – case-by-case basis as to whether these are required
  • Look at last 3 years of High School and ‘weigh’ predicted grades
  • Typical successful student: wants to study in Europe/Germany, and has an international outlook and/or multicultural background or interest. Many students have attended international schools.
  • Benefits of studying in Germany: right to settle upon graduation / unlimited work permit after graduation / all included medical and dental insurance / Right to Return (6 month job search visa) if go on to do a master’s in another country
  • Bremen is a medium sized city with a population of around 600,000. Very historic. The university is 12 minutes by train from the city centre. Very much a student city with four universities and a student population of over 30,000.

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