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Jacobs University Bremen

About Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University is a private state-recognized university in Germany. Spread over 80 acres in Bremen, the university was established in 2001. Since the instigation, Jacobs University remains to be a center for academic excellence. It offers foundation, undergraduate, graduate, executive education, and doctoral programs across disciplines.

The different colleges of the university include Alfried Krupp College, Mercator College, College III, and College Nordmetall. All the programs offered at the university are designed with the updated syllabus as per the global standard. The program modules of Jacobs University are accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) and the German Accreditation Council (ACQUIN).

Jacobs University comprises highly qualified professors in its team of faculty members. Further, eminent scholars and experts from relevant fields visit the campus for offering guest lectures. Logical and analytical approaches are adopted in teaching methodology. Along with theories, a greater emphasis is put on practical training. Jacobs University has partnered with businesses to conduct industrial training and workshops. These workshops offer hands-on learning opportunities making students industry-ready. Further, skill development programs are undertaken to help students develop dexterity for cutting-edge technologies.


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.


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.

Jacobs University Bremen Ranking

  • Ranked in the top 25% of Best Universities Worldwide, by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
  • #26 in Young University Rankings Worldwide by Times Higher Education in 2019
  • The Electrical and Computer Engineering and Psychology Programs have achieved top scores in the CHE (Centre for Higher Education) Rankings- 2019

Jacobs University Financial Aid

  • There are many options available to fund your studying while in Germany. These include both university as well out external sources.
  • Jacobs University offers five merit-based scholarships to students. These scholarships cover the entire cost of tuition but not living expenses or university fees.
  • Two of these are offered to women at the undergraduate and graduate level pursuing programs in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field.
  • One scholarship per focus area (Mobility, Health and Diversity) is also available to students with exceptional academic and achievement.
  • All applicants who complete their application by May 1 are automatically considered for the above scholarships. Once shortlisted, students are required to appear for a Skype interview with the Scholarship Committee.

Jacobs University Bremen Application Process

International students interested in getting admission at Jacobs University need to Requirements for non-German applicants are mentioned below.

Undergraduate Student Admission

Application PortalCommon Application 

Application Fee: Free

Admission Requirements

  • Certified High School Transcripts, 
  • Educational history Form, 
  • Recommendation Letter, 
  • Official SAT/ACT/TestAS Scores, 
  • Language Proficiency Test Scores, 
  • Electronic resume submitted via ZEEMEE (optional)

Admission Deadline for International Applicants: June 1 (Fall session)

Graduate Student Admission

Application Portal: Apply Yourself System 

Application Fee: Free

Admission Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate, 
  • College Transcripts, 
  • Letter of Motivation, 
  • CV/ Updated Resume, 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, 
  • English Language Proficiency Test

Admission Deadline: June 1

Jacobs University Bremen English Proficiency Requirements:

Test Name Minimum Score Required
Duolingo English Test 110

The university also accepts a number of other test scores for a proof of English proficiency at the undergraduate level, the details of which can be found at

Jacobs University Bremen Highlights

Type Private
Campus Setting Suburban
International Students Eligible Yes
Cost of Attendance Varies by program
Campus Housing Available
Financial Aid Scholarships/ Grants/ Loans

Jacobs University Bremen Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Mentioned below is an estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate students at Jacobs University.

Type of Expense Cost for Undergraduates (EUR) Cost for Graduate Students (EUR)
Tuition 20,000 20,000 (Data Engineering; Supply Chain Management)
10,000 (Psychology)
Room and Board 8,000 4,000
Various University Fees 1,134 1080
Residence Permit 100 100
Health Insurance 1,260 1,260

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants can submit any of the following scores to demonstrate English proficiency.

Exam Minimum Score
TOEFL (iBT) 90
MELAB (Michigan Test) 80
British Council IELTS (Int'l. English Language Testing System) 6.5
ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test) 965
GCSE (British General Certificate of Secondary Education) A or B
Cambridge EFL Examinations A, B, C, and C1 pass
Cambridge EFL Examinations A, B and C
Cambridge EFL Examinations – First Certificate in English (extended certification) A
International Baccalaureate English A Literature & English A Language and Literature 6,7
SAT Critical Reading (Old SAT) 580
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (New SAT) 600
ACT Writing 9
Duolingo English Test 60%

Know more about Studying in Germany

Tuition Fees in Germany (1st Year Average) MS: EUR 1550 | MBA: EUR 9550 | BBA: EUR 7500 | BE/Btech: EUR 2710 | BSc: EUR 1270 | MIM: EUR 12005 | MEng: EUR 5300 | MFin: EUR 9550 | MA: EUR 3900| MIS: EUR 2065
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Germany Euro 850 a Month
Entrance Exams in Germany TOEFL: 85 | IELTS: 6 | PTE: 59 You can also Study in Germany Without IELTS
Work and Study in Germany Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Germany 18 Months after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Germany Euro 75
Student Visa in Germany Given the fact that a large number of students from across the globe apply to study in various German colleges and universities, the country offers a number of visa options to people with various academic and non-academic purposes.
Intakes in Germany There are Two Intakes in Germany: Summer (April/March) and Winter (September/October).
Top Job Sectors in Germany Chemicals, Electronics, IT, Coal, Vehicles, Shipbuilding, Food and Beverages, Engineering, Machinery, Machine Tools, Textiles
Economy in Germany GDP Growth of 0.5% (2019e) 1.2% (2020e); 4th Largest Economy in the World, Largest in Europe

Jacobs University Bremen Average Tuition Fee Per Year


€ 19,200


€ 16,800

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

€ 5,750

Campus accommodation

€ 4,980

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.