Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH is a registered non-profit organisation. In accordance with its statutes, it comprises four bodies: the Councilors, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors and the Executive Board, which comprises the President and the Managing Director of the university. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Research-oriented, state-recognized university
  • Student to teacher ratio of 1:16
  • Transdisciplinary academic education with an international perspective

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (1)
Humanities (1)



  • 1999: State recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  • 2001: Accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)
  • 2004: Accreditation of all undergraduate programs by the Accreditation Council (Agency ACQUIN)


Aiming for a fulfilling career in a top business company, government organization or a research institute - or wish to be accepted in a graduate program at one of the world's leading universities?  An education which will prime you for life's challenges in an interconnected world. The education you will receive at Jacobs University Bremen.


  • Research & Transfer encompasses a range of activities to support beneficial collaborations between science, businesses and the public sector.
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, at Jacobs University we work in an interdisciplinary and globally connected manner. Whether you assign a concrete research project to us, want to use innovative technology or are looking to enter into a research partnership to solve a specific problem – we look forward to learning about your needs to develop a customized solution together.


Excellently qualified, internationally-minded, committed in a variety of ways: Jacobs University’s students are much sought-after by employers. This became evident once again at the fifth career fair of the English-speaking university, where 40 companies, organizations and research institutions presented themselves. Over 1300 visitors took the opportunity to network and make contacts with potential employers. Everyone agreed: the visit was well worth it.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

  • Student Service Center
Volunteers assist students in a wide range of everyday matters in the Student Service Center. Open five days a week, students find here advice and practical help with a variety of services including housing, medical attention and information on local events.
  • International Office (Study Abroad)
International Office supports the development of the internationalization strategy, facilitates institutional cooperation and coordinates Jacobs University’s study abroad programs.

Housing services

  • At Jacobs University we are dedicated to make our campus and its colleges a comfortable and exciting ‘home away from home’ for you: a place to live, to learn, to personally grow – and to have fun.
  • This is why all of our pre-degree and undergraduate students do not only study but also live and learn in one of our four residential colleges on our beautiful and secured university campus with lecture halls, research laboratories, excellent sports facilities, the campus theater and cinema, as well as the student bar and café within easy reach.

Library services

Jacobs University’s library is part of the Information Resource Center (IRC), housed in the spacious Campus Center building. Quiet, group, and individual study areas, equipped with WLAN, power and network connections, offer space for learning in groups or individually. 

ICT services

  • IT support
  • Free Wifi on Campus

Medical services

Medical doctors and hospitals are in the neighborhood. Health insurance companies have offices on Campus. Our Student Service Center helps students to make doctors appointments.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded campus covers an area of 34 hectares. The architecture combines modern designs with gabled brick structures built in the last century. The campus features buildings for teaching and research with a total of 5,600 square meters of laboratory space equipped to the highest standards. 
  • The beautiful historic city center of Bremen is only a short ride by public transportation away (20 minutes). Facilities for everyday life are in the neighborhood. 

Sports facilities

  • The Jacobs Sports and Convention Center (SCC) houses four multi-purpose sports halls, a fitness center, and a rowing tank. Jacobs offers a wide variety of physical activities to recharge your mental batteries. 
  • If you just want to stay fit, you can work out at the gym, go swimming, or join fitness groups such as zumba or yoga. We also have a martial arts room and a dance room. There are many sports clubs active on Campus: Basketball, Badminton, Soccer, Rowing etc.

Student clubs

Jacobs University does not only offer an excellent academic education but also many opportunities for students outside of the classroom. The various student-driven social and cultural activities encompass events throughout the year, and student clubs range from arts to sports and community groups. 

  • Grow and learn outside of the classroom
  • Explore arts, sports, community experiences
  • Make use of new and creative facilities
  • Become an engaged and responsible member of the community you live in


Upon its foundation, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH has been state-approved in accordance with §122(1) of the Higher Education Act of the City State of Bremen. In 2001, Jacobs University Bremen has been institutionally accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities. This accreditation has been renewed in 2008.

Student Reviews

My dream come true
María Castaño rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience has been the best experience in my life. The academic standards and living conditions are very high. Professors are extremely well prepared and the lab experience is amazing. I wanted to study in Jacobs University since I was in 10th grade so being able to come to Germany and study what I love has been a dream come true

Received more than 250 citations in Google Scholar
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I will be there on 26 August, 2021.

Why Jacobs?
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The international environment on campus allowed me to grow both academically and socially. The small size of classrooms allowed me to easily access support from professors. This made studying easier.

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