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Jacobs University Bremen, ranking among the top ten small universities worldwide, is an inspiring experiment in many ways. it successfully combines the qualities of a broad liberal arts education ith the demands of science-based instruction. It harmoniously embeds a culturally diverse campus community into the suburban landscape of Bremen North – and it demonstrates the value of private higher education in dialogue with the excellent state-funded universities of the Hanseatic region.

It is home for 1,500 students. These young people come from more than 110 countries, with around 80 percent moving to Bremen for their studies. Jacobs University is also a “home” for over 900 students as they learn AND live during their studies on this very special campus in an international community.

With the highest standards in research and teaching, Jacobs University ranks among the top 25 percent of all universities worldwide.

International and interdisciplinary, Jacobs University offers a broad spectrum of attractive study programs: from natural sciences, mathematics and engineering to social sciences and economics. Many of the graduates go on to influence their industries in Bremen or elsewhere in Germany.


– Academic quality – Students encounter the highest in academic standards, gaining an interdisciplinary education in which faculty mentor students personally and invite them into their research from early on.

– Internationality – With 120 nations represented on campus, students live and learn among a melting pot of ideas and viewpoints, providing an experience that both uncovers new passions and broadens perspective. Jacobs University values diversity and global thinking and fosters a community that champions it.

– Personal development – Students graduate with the self-competence and social skills. The diversity encountered during their education prepares them to participate within diverse cultures and global industries.

– Employability – Graduates go on to successful careers in business and science, possessing the interdisciplinary knowledge and experience today’s employers seek.

– Top ranking in Germany and worldwide – Jacobs University sets the standard in higher education with top ranked academics and excellence in research in international rankings including
U-Multirank and CHE. The renowned Times Higher Education magazine has listed Jacobs University among the top 25% of all universities and one of the top 30 young universities worldwide.


Vibrant campus life
1-on-1 academic advising
Internship and study abroad opportunities


Bachelor and Master programmes: 20 000 €/per academic year for both EU/ non-EU

(except MSc Psychologie: 10 000 €/per academic year)

+ Enrollment Deposit (one time only) 500 €

Other expenses to keep in mind:
– University Fee (120 €) – covers fees for clubs and sports activities, student government fee, the graduation fees, etc.

– Semester (Transportation) Tickets (480 €) – allows students to travel on local public transportation at no additional cost for the entire year (including local trains to neighboring cities like Hannover, Hamburg, Osnabrück, and Oldenburg).
– Broadcasting Fee (54 €) – mandatory for all residents of Germany and covers the cost of public television and radio broadcastings.
– Residence Permit (100 €) – required of all non-German students studying in Germany
– Health Insurance (1.260 €) – required of all students. You may be able to find less expensive health insurance from home, but you need to make sure that the insurance will cover all applicable costs in Germany.

Expenses such as: textbooks, health insurance (mandatory in Germany), residence permits, travel to and from home, as well as any additional personal expenses are not funded by the university.

All fees are subject to change and this information sheet should be considered a guide only.


Jacobs University Bremen awards partial scholarships to outstandingly motivated, socially engaged, excellent academic performers. These merit-based scholarships currently range from 2.500 up to 15.000 Euros. Moreover, EU students are eligible for a minimum guaranteed scholarship of 4.000€.

All applicants for the MSc in Data Science for Society & Business, the MSc Data Engineering and the MSc Supply Chain Management are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 12,000 per year.

Students with limited financial means can also apply for financial aid. The amount of a possible grant is determined based on a student’s financial need.

Find out more about scholarships and financing options here.


Undergraduate (Bachelor) students do not only study but also live and learn in one of university provided housing solutions. On university beautiful and secured university campus you can find lecture halls, research laboratories, excellent sports facilities, the campus theater and cinema, as well as the student bar and café within easy reach. Social activities ranging from dinner parties to large cultural events are the hallmark of our vibrant campus community.

Once you have been accepted to Jacobs University, you can give your preference in which of the four colleges (halls) you would like to live in. The fee for accommodation for one academic year (nine months) is 8000 Euro (covers the cost for your college room, basic utility expenses like heating, water, electricity, internet access, plus three meals per day for nine months (September to May)).

Graduate (Master) students do not live on campus but equally participate in the many social and cultural activities and countless events. Jacobs University is happy to provide its Graduate Students attractive and affordable accommodation off-campus in the city of Bremen (room only).
The fee for accommodation for one academic year (nine months) is 4000 Euro.

During the application process, students can decide whether they would like to use this service offered by our university or whether they prefer to find an individual accommodation on their own.

WHEN TO APPLY (for Autumn 2021)

Deadlines for UNDEGRADUATE (Bachelor) programmes:

The earlier you apply, the earlier you will receive your admission decision, typically within 2 to 4 weeks of application submission.

– EARLY DECISION – apply by November 1st, 2021 –
Early Decision is the binding option for students who are committed to attending Jacobs University if admitted.

– EARLY ACTION – apply by December 1, 2021
– EARLY ACTION II – apply by February 1, 2021
Early Action I & II are early, non-binding application deadlines.

– ROLLING ADMISSION – June 1 / July 20, 2021:
June 1: is the final application deadline for international students who require a visa to enter and study in Germany.

July 20: is the final application deadline for EU/EEA citizens and citizens of the following countries that do not require a visa:
United States of America (including the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands), Andorra, Australia (including the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island), Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau), San Marino, Republic of South Korea, Switzerland

NB! You must apply for Financial Aid within four weeks after admission decision and by July 15th at the latest.

Deadlines for POSTGRADUATE (Master) programmes:

Applicants who need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: June 1, 2021

Applicants who do not need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: July 15, 2021

NB! MSc Psychologie deadline:

Applicants who need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: June 1, 2021

Applicants who do not need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: August 15, 2021


More than ten percent of the two million students in Germany are international students, making Germany one of the most popular student destinations in the world. English is taught at German schools from an early age and counts as the main second language. Germany has a rich tradition of academia dating back to the 14th century. The country values close ties to industry and relies on excellent academic training to drive its economy. Each year, thousands of engineers, scientists, economists, and other university graduates join or support the efforts of German companies such as Allianz, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, SAP, Siemens, or Volkswagen. The country also plays a key role in international politics, leading many diplomatic efforts and championing environmental policies.

Jacobs University is based in the north of Bremen – a city with a maritime atmosphere and 1,200 years of history. About half a million people live in Bremen, it is easy to get around the city, which has a high quality of living. The historical market square is famous for Bremen’s mascots, the Town Musicians from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. More than 30,000 students live and study in Bremen and nearby Bremerhaven which together form the Bundesland (state) Bremen.

There are many restaurants, pubs, clubs, museums, theaters, and other venues to explore in the city. Bremen is home to the Freimarkt, Germany‘s oldest funfair, and the traditional Christmas market is a popular destination not just for locals. The Schlachte area along the Weser River and the Viertel quarter are known for their vibrant nightlife. Bremen boasts a great cultural life with theater plays, concerts, festivals, or flea markets. You can enjoy the great outdoors, head down to the river Weser in the summer, or catch a band at one of the many clubs and music venues in town.

Students can go on excursions throughout the region. Centrally located in Europe, Bremen is an ideal starting point for trips to destinations such as Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Brussels, or Amsterdam, to name but a few. Bremen is also the only German city that has an international airport located within a ten-minute car ride of the city center.

Interested? To learn more about the university, your study options, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.