Jacobs University

    Jacobs University
    World Rank: 1338th by Best Global Universities
    Established on: 2001

    Jacobs University (abbreviated JU Bremen or JUB) is a private international research university in Vegesack, Bremen, Germany.

    Jacobs University offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral graduate degrees in engineering, humanities, natural, and social sciences. In addition, Jacobs University International College is a preparatory program in collaboration with the Oxford International Education Group.

    Jacobs University Bremen (formerly known as International University Bremen) was established in 1999 with the assistance of the University of Bremen, Rice University in Houston, Texas, and the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, with study programs beginning in 2001.

    Jacobs University is located in Bremen-Grohn on the site of the former Roland Barracks. During the National Socialist period, the area was built in 1938. Following World War II, the International Refugee Organization transformed it into Camp Grohn, a displaced-persons camp managed by American forces.

    The majority of university instruction is given in English. Students at Jacobs University come from more than 110 countries, with approximately 80% international students and about 33% international faculty members.

    Jacobs University provides undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees and a preliminary program. The university sees itself as a melting pot of societies, ideas, and points of view, to create a safe and appealing learning environment.

    Jacobs University, like faculties at other German universities, teaching and research are divided into three main areas of focus.

    Mobility: Understanding the transnational flow of people, goods, and details.

    Health: creating solutions to make the world healthier.

    Diversity: Understanding diversity in today's interconnected world.

    Jacobs University programs can be completed with the academic degrees Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Executive Master / Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.).

    Mission Statement:

    Jacobs University, according to its mission statement, "seeks to shape talented young people, regardless of nationality, religion, or material circumstances, into citizens of the world capable of assuming going to lead and responsible roles in the future sustainable and peaceful development of humanity through academic education focused mentoring, and living together on an international campus."

    Jacobs University has derived four core educational objectives from its mission statement:

    • Academic excellence: It includes interdisciplinary learning, individual academic mentoring, and initial student involvement in research projects.
    • Personal development: It entails students broadening their self-awareness and social awareness in a diverse community.
    • Internationality: Living and learning on campus with people from over 100 countries necessitate intercultural competencies.
    • Empowerment in the workplace: Students gain professional and interdisciplinary skills required for a career in business or academia.

    University Highlights 

    University Type

    Private Institution

    Established Year

    2001 AD



    Number of Courses

    18 programs

    Tuition Fees

    € 28.654 per attendance


    October and April 

    Main Intakes

    The main intake for programs provided at Jacobs University occurs in October as winter semester intake and in April as summer semester intake.


    For international students, the Jacobs University Bremen Scholarships are fully funded. These scholarships are offered for master's degree programs. The recipient of these merit-based scholarships may receive up to € 12,000 annually.

    Graduate scholarships are available from Jacobs University to all candidates for the MSc in Data Engineering and the MSc in Supply Chain Management programs.

    Candidates must meet all the requirements listed below to be eligible for graduate scholarships from Jacobs University:

    • English is a required language.
    • All nations in the world are eligible.
    • All citizens of the world are eligible.
    • Certificate for a bachelor's degree or an equivalent (may be handed in later).
    • Your academic background, professional experience, and extracurricular and volunteer activities are all listed in your CV.
    • German or English transcript for a bachelor's degree.
    • IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5, TOEFL with a minimum score of 90 or 110 (Duolingo).
    • Two letters of recommendation.

    Application Process

    Eligibility for Bachelor's degrees and the Staatsexamen

    The candidates can apply to study at Jacobs University if

    • The students must have completed their secondary education.
    • If the candidate's home country has a university entrance examination, they must have passed it successfully.

    Eligibility for Masters' Courses

    Students who have previously completed an identical or similar course of study may be eligible to apply for a higher semester.

    Students will then be required to submit detailed descriptions of their previous academic achievements and their application. The faculty will decide whether to recognize your achievements and which semester you can continue your studies.

    Documents required:

    • Official or Citified copies of High School Transcripts
    • Educational History Form 
    • Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT/ACT) are accepted.
    • English Language proficiency test score
    • Motivation Statement
    • Recommendation letter (optional/upon request) 

    Jacobs University Application Process can be completed in 5 easy steps.

    • Finish the application.
    • After two to four weeks, receive an admission decision.
    • Application for financial aid in full (optional).
    • Register and submit the deposit.
    • During O-Week, settle in and begin the studies.


    Are Jacobs University credentials recognized internationally?

    Yes, degrees from Jacobs University are recognized globally and are known for their educational excellence.

    Where is Jacob University?

    Jacobs University is located in Bremen, Germany.

    What are the different intakes at Jacobs University?

    Jacobs University intake occurs in October during the winter semester and in April during the summer semester.



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