Located in northern Germany, Jacobs University is one of the country’s most international universities, characterized by a truly intercultural and close-knit community of students and faculty.
Founded in 2001 as a private English-speaking university, Jacobs attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world, with more than 1,200 students from over 100 countries currently living on our 34-hectare residential campus.
On a campus where the whole world is at home, we provide an education that transcends disciplines and cultural boundaries. Jacobs’s students graduate as global citizens who will make a difference in tomorrow’s world.
Jacobs University is a research-oriented, state-accredited university with a broad portfolio of pre-degree, undergraduate and graduate programs ranging from the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, to the social sciences and economics.
The Foundation Year is a tailor-made, one-year preparatory program: Students can use this year for orientation and skill-building. Jacobs University’s challenging three-year undergraduate programs prepare students for a successful academic and professional career. Students can study a major and a minor and even have the possibility to change their major in their first year of studies. At the graduate level, students deepen their knowledge on a given subject, sharpen their academic profile and further specialize in an area of their academic field.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
At Jacobs University, class sizes are small and for each student a professor acts as a personal mentor and academic advisor. Students are actively involved in research from their first year of study while having access to modern lab facilities and state-of-the-art technology. A transdisciplinary approach is one of the core elements of a Jacobs University education. Study modules cover various aspects of academic fields, reflecting the complex nature of interconnected topics and global challenges. Students are introduced to numerous methodologies and are encouraged to apply a problem-based approach and a global perspective to their work.
Jacobs University unites living and learning, enabling students to discover and explore their talents beyond the classroom. There are various student-driven social and cultural clubs on campus, providing an abundance of activities and events for students to choose from. Academic life is further enhanced by various campus facilities including a fitness center, an indoor rowing tank, an interfaith house, and a theater space.
Students live in separate residence halls consisting of two-bedroom apartments with shared bathroom facilities. Each residence hall has its own personality and sense of community, which nurtures close connections and camaraderie among students.
At Jacobs University excellent research and teaching meet talented and committed people from throughout the world. The result is an inspiring and pioneering collaboration, with the clear and common objective of finding relevant answers to the key issues of our times that contribute to changing the world for the better. This inspires students, professors and staff, and provides room for Jacobs University and the people that characterize it to grow further close: as individual personalities and jointly as a successful university.