Jacobs University

Jacobs University is a private, state-accredited, and English speaking university in Germany, which offers an academic and residential experience like no other in Europe. Home to 1250 student of 114 nationalities, Jacobs University hosts a truly international and multicultural community which will challenge and enrich you in unexpected ways.
A broad portfolio of pre-degree, undergraduate, and graduate study programs are available in the natural and social sciences, engineering and economics. As a research-oriented institution, Jacobs University offers excellent facilities and top research opportunities, available to students already in their first academic year. Classes are small and engaging, while faculty members are dedicated and involved. For each student a professor acts as personal mentor and academic advisor.  Encouraging a transdiciplinary approach to teaching and research, the Jacobs University community strives to understand vital global issues by considering multiple scientific, cultural, and personal viewpoints.
As a student of Jacobs University, you will call one of the four colleges on campus your new home. All colleges are situated on our beautiful green campus, in close proximity to lecture halls, research laboratories, sports facilities, and all other important location, such as the library, the theater space, and the student café/bar. The colleges are home to a mix of class years, academic disciplines, nationalities, and cultures. This way, even a walk down the hall can become an adventure into new ideas and perspectives.


Study Programs

Jacobs University aims to prepare the leaders of tomorrow to responsibly meet global challenges. Graduate with strong fundamental, interdisciplinary knowledge, enhance your intercultural competencies, grow as an individual, and explore your identity.

  • BA Global Economics and Management
  • BA Integrated Social Sciences
  • BA International Business Administration
  • BA International Relations: Politics and History
  • BA Psychology
  • BSc Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • BSc Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BSc Industrial Engineering & Management
  • BSc Intelligent Mobile Systems
  • BSc Mathematics
  • BSc Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • BSc Physics
  • Foundation Year (This is a Pre-Degree)
  • Medical Natural Sciences (This is a Pre-Degree)

Key Dates and Requirements


Our admissions requirements vary, depending on the type of your secondary school leaving certificate. Please consult our website our contact the admissions team for details.

  • Common Application (incl. Essay and Jacobs University supplement)
  • 2 Recommendations
  • School and if applicable University Transcripts
  • ACT or SAT test
  • English language proficiency test


First Year
Early Decision: November 1st.
Early Action: December 1st.
Early Action II: February 1st.
Rolling Admission: June 1st.

Spring Semester: Regular Decision- November 1st
Fall Semester: Rolling Admission- June 1st

Freshman Starting Date: Sept 1st., 2015


At Jacobs University I live with people from all over the world who have different ideas, values and beliefs, but are all united to share their experiences and develop the community. This is what makes Jacobs special; everyone is welcoming and enthusiastic about getting to know different people and cultures. I can represent the Arab world and my culture on campus, especially during the so-called Country Information Days, when students cook traditional food, dress in their traditional clothes, dance, and show the rest of the campus community more about their home. Eid is also a very popular event on campus, celebrated by many people with food, dances, and presentations about this special occasion. It’s great to live in such an international and small community that welcomes you dearly, respects every individual, and makes everyone work together to build a better future.

Nada Hashwah, 19 | Jordan | Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology

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