ONE OF THE MOST INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES IN GERMANY

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 1,450 students from over 110 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.

VIBRANT CAMPUS LIFE

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, a cinema, a music studio and a theater space.

RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS

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.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

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. All programs are taught in English.

FOUNDATION YEAR

The Foundation Year is a tailor-made, one-year preparatory program: Students can explore different fields of study ranging from engineering, computer science, natural sciences, social sciences to economics, and management. Thereby students acquire academic skills before starting a university degree and earn ECTS credit points that can be transferred to their future study program.

FOUNDATION YEAR (Pre-Degree Program)

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

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. All undergraduate programs offer students a flexible and broad choice of core curriculum and electives to help them fulfill their academic goals.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS (BA; BSc)

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

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. All programs comprise diverse learning platforms including lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory trainings, and excursions.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS (MA; MSc)

TEACHING AND LEARNING

At Jacobs University, class sizes are small and for each student a professor acts as a personal mentor and academic advisor. An interdisciplinary 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.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

The university’s research-oriented approach engages students in the research process at an early stage in their academic career, while providing them access to modern facilities and state-of-the-art technology.

INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION

The unique Jacobs Track runs parallel to all our three-year undergraduate programs. It offers a broad range of courses designed to provide a well-rounded education. This includes modules in research methods, language, and career skills, as well as courses relevant to current developments in society, technology, and business. You also have the opportunity to personalize your study program by picking courses, which are of interest to you. 

WORLD TRACK

In the fifth semester, undergraduate students have the chance to either do an extensive internship, or spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities worldwide. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden linguistic, cultural, and social horizons, and excel in a new professional or academic environment.

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Key statistics

  • 16.6
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 69%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 44 : 56
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 1,114
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings

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