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Jacobs University Bremen

Address: Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen, Germany

Description Jacobs University Bremen

  • Year of foundation: 2001
  • Location: Bremen, Germany
  • Age: from 18 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of institution: private independent university.

Jacobs University Bremen is a renowned and prestigious private university located in the city of Bremen, Germany. It began its activity in 2001 and was opened with the active assistance of state authorities and the American University of William Marsh Rice (Rice University). The curricula are built taking into account European and American methods, which allows students to gain deeper and better knowledge and skills.

Today, about 1,400 students study here, 75% of whom are foreigners from 80 countries. There are preparatory programs (including medical), bachelor’s and master’s departments - at all levels, education is of high quality: the degrees awarded are highly valued by employers around the world. The institution maintains close relations with other universities and colleges, there is an opportunity to participate in educational trips and exchange program. The teaching staff is a special pride: real professionals work here, many of whom have been awarded prestigious awards and prizes. A cozy homely atmosphere reigns in the classrooms, all conditions for development and improvement are created.

Getting an education at Jacobs University Bremen provides graduates with employment opportunities in Germany - a high level of education allows you to achieve impressive success and build a successful career. Jacobs University Bremen is an excellent choice for those who are committed to success, want to get a quality education and realize their potential!

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Jacobs University Bremen

Program name
from 28 000 € / year

Foundation Year Program (Bachelor's Degree Program)

1. Age of participants: from 18 years

2. Duration of the program: 1 year

3. Classes start: September

4. Knowledge of English: IELTS 6.0 minimum

5. Level of education: high school diploma

6. Language of instruction: English.

A special training program is necessary first of all for foreign applicants who must bring the level of knowledge and skills in line with the requirements of the undergraduate degree.

The training is intensive and lasts 2 semesters: at the very beginning of the program, each student performs special tests and undergoes individual consultations with a specialist, as a result of which he receives personal recommendations. Thus, participation in the program not only increases the level of knowledge and skills, but gives students the opportunity to develop in the most preferred direction (in the course of their studies, selected areas can be changed).

The academic year is divided into 7 modules: during the first three students take a set of compulsory disciplines and subjects, and then they study elective and specialization subjects, and specialized interdisciplinary and methodological courses are conducted. All students are actively preparing for the SAT test and English test, which are held at the end of the school year. Each student has a personal consultant who provides assistance and support in the process of entering the university, choosing a direction and specialty. Students who successfully complete their studies and fulfill all the final requirements are guaranteed admission to Jacobs University Bremen for the chosen specialty.

The cost of training for the Foundation Year Program = from 23000 € / year (with accommodation and meals).

Medical Preparatory Year (MedPrep Program) (Program preparation for entry into the medical specialty)

1. Age of participants: from 18 years

2. Duration of the program: 1 year

3. Classes start: September

4. Knowledge of English: IELTS 6.0 minimum

5. Level of education: high school diploma (12 years of education)

6. Language of instruction: English, German.

The special MedPrep program at Jacobs University Bremen is designed for students who plan to enroll in medical specialties at universities in Germany and other European countries. Students receive basic knowledge in the field of medical research and natural sciences, practical experience through specialized laboratory courses and medical internships. Graduates significantly increase their chances of enrolling in medical schools or training programs related to health care (for example, clinical psychology or public health). The training lasts two semesters and includes a set of disciplines and modules, preparation for the TMS, Ham-NAT and MedAT exams, for the international certification testing of the SAT. MedPrep has a dual structure: qualification and orientation. Qualifications include attending certain courses in the natural sciences and life sciences, orientation includes internships in medical institutions and courses in applied medical research. In addition, students can choose training modules according to their own needs and attend classes from specific areas of study in which they are most interested. Goals, objectives and benefits of MedPrep:

  • The basics of working with medicine: students study the topics of biology, chemistry and physics and acquire fundamental knowledge in the field of physiology and anatomy, at the same time gaining the opportunity to earn credits from university-level courses (ECTS credits)
  • Practical experience: achieved through an internship in a hospital and courses conducted by qualified doctors
  • High-quality exam preparation: students prepare for university entrance exams (TMS, HAMNat, MedAT, SAT) and interviews
  • Career guidance and career counseling
  • The development of the level of English and specialized medical terminology.
  • Specialists help students in the application process to selected universities: all graduates who have successfully completed the program and fulfilled the requirements, Jacobs University Bremen provides the opportunity to enroll in undergraduate specialties.

    Tuition for the program Medical Preparatory Year (MedPrep Program) = from 23000 € / year (with accommodation and meals).

    Medical Natural Sciences (BSc) Preparatory Program (MedNat Program)

    1. Age of participants: from 18 years

    2. Length of study: 3 years

    3. Classes start: September

    4. Level of English: IELTS 6.5. (with indicators not lower than 6.0)

    5. Level of education: diploma of graduation (12 years of study; participation in the preparatory program is welcome)

    6. Language of instruction: English.

    Medical Natural Sciences (BSc) Preparatory Program is a specialized program at the Jacobs University Bremen, which aims to train students for admission to medical schools in Germany. Successful completion of the three-year program provides a fundamental level of knowledge and skills, leading to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. The curriculum includes the natural sciences, life sciences and medical sciences + all students intensively learn German. Much attention is paid to practical work and research, preparation for passing specialized tests and exams. Successful completion of three courses allows graduates to enter medical schools in Germany or begin a scientific career in the field of biomedicine, molecular medicine or medical technology.

    Tuition = from 30,000 € / year (without accommodation and meals).

    Undergraduate Program

    1. Age of participants: from 18 years

    2. Duration of studies: 3 years (standard program)

    3. Classes start: September

    4. Level of English: IELTS 6.5. (with indicators not lower than 6.0)

    5. Level of education: diploma of graduation (12 years of study; participation in the preparatory program is welcome)

    6. Language of instruction: English.

    Jacobs University Bremen provides everyone with high-quality and popular bachelor's programs at a very high level:

  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BSc))
  • Chemistry (Chemistry (BSc))
  • Computer Science (Computer Science (BSc))
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences (BSc)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSc))
  • Global Economics and Management (Global Economics and Management (BA))
  • Industrial Engineering and Management (Industrial Engineering and Management (BSc))
  • Integrated Social Sciences (Integrated Social Sciences (BA))
  • Intelligent Mobile Systems (Intelligent Mobile Systems (BSc))
  • International Business Administration (International Business Administration (BA))
  • International Relations: Politics and History (International Relations: Politics and History (BA))
  • Mathematics (Mathematics (BSc))
  • Medical Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (BSc))
  • Physics (Physics (BSc))
  • Psychology (Psychology (BA)).
  • Duration of studies - 3 years: each year consists of two semesters. Students spend a lot of time at the laboratory work and research, all the theoretical knowledge is confirmed by practical means. Teachers and mentors help in resolving any questions that may arise, and special counseling on career and employment is provided. Jacobs University Bremen undergraduate degrees are highly regarded by employers in Germany, Europe and other regions of the world, so that graduates easily find a prestigious and well-paid job.

    Tuition for undergraduate programs at Jacobs University Bremen: from 20,000 € / year.

    Master's Program

    1. Age of participants: from 20 years

    2. Duration of the program: 2 years

    3. Classes start: September

    4. Knowledge of English: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 for all sections)

    5. Level of education: bachelor's degree

    6. Language of instruction: English, German.

    The Magistracy Department at Jacobs University Bremen provides quality magistrate programs (Graduate programs) to everyone:

  • Computational Life Science (MSc)
  • Data Engineering (MSc)
  • Supply Chain Engineering and Management (MSc)
  • Psychology (Psychologie (MSc); conducted in English and German).
  • Training continues for two years, each year is divided into two semesters. The curriculum includes a set of compulsory disciplines and elective subjects, classes on the development of career skills, specialized courses on research methodology. More attention is paid to the development of practical and research skills: students spend a lot of time in scientific laboratories, study specialized literature, and get acquainted with the latest achievements in their fields. All areas (except psychology) involve writing and defending a master’s thesis. The high quality of training and the professionalism of teachers help students develop all their talents and skills. Graduates with a master's degree from Jacobs University Bremen are highly valued by employers in different countries of the world and find a prestigious and well-paid job.

    Tuition for graduate programs in Jacobs University Bremen: from 20,000 € / year.

    Accommodation, housing and food

    The university provides its students with the opportunity to live in a residence on campus. In total there are 4 hostels (“at home” modeled on English and American student dormitories), which have a high level of equipment and comfort. The standard plan includes accommodation in a double room with a separate bedroom and a shared bathroom (for two): the room has a full set of furniture and household appliances, laundry facilities, recreation areas, security systems, Internet and TV. Students receive good nutrition 3 times a day: the menu is made taking into account the preferences of students, you can choose different types of diets.

    Events Jacobs University Bremen

    Before students open up rich opportunities for leisure and pastime. Various kinds of sports and creativity are available: the educational institution has a professional rugby team, a large number of clubs and sections of interest. Bremen provides rich opportunities for recreation and leisure - there are theaters, cinemas, festivals and celebrations. Tourist and educational trips to various cities of Germany and other European countries are organized for students. Excursions to the offices and headquarters of potential employers are arranged, conferences, master classes, classes with invited specialists are held. A lively life outside the classroom allows students to actively adapt to the lifestyle in Germany, acquire valuable skills and new friends from all over the world.


    • One of the best and rated universities in Germany
    • Quality programs at all levels
    • Education in English
    • Small groups and individual support
    • Professional Career and Employment Center
    • The possibility of part-time study
    • Employment opportunity in Germany after graduation
    • Exchange and Internship Programs
    • Comfortable accommodation
    • Bremen is a safe city with a developed infrastructure.

    Equipment Jacobs University Bremen

    The campus occupies 30 hectares in a picturesque green area, and all buildings and structures meet the highest modern requirements and are equipped with the latest technology. Opportunities:

    • Classrooms and lecture halls
    • Administrative premises
    • Scientific laboratories (the best modern equipment)
    • Library and Information Center
    • Computer labs
    • Audience for recreation and creativity
    • Career and Employment Center
    • Canteen
    • Sports fields and fields
    • Sports Complex
    • Treadmills
    • Big park.

    Term dates, timetable and extra fees

    Beginning of studies: September, January, the academic year is divided into two semesters.

    Tuition (price per year):

    • Foundation and MedPrep Program: from € 23,000 (with accommodation and meals)
    • MedNat Program: from 30000 €
    • Undergraduate: from 20,000 €.
    • Graduate: from 20,000 €.

    Extra charges:

    • Registration fee
    • Deposit confirming a place on the course
    • Exam Board
    • Tuition deposit
    • Air tickets in both directions
    • Round trip
    • Mandatory Medical Insurance
    • Personal pocket expenses
    • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
    • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

    Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

    1. Age: from 18 years

    2. Level of education:

    • For Foundation and Undergraduate Programs: High School Diploma (12 years of study required for undergraduate studies)
    • For graduate: bachelor's degree.

    3. English level: from IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL iBT 90

    4. SAT / GRE and other test results

    5. A written statement of the reasons for receipt

    6. Interview.

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    - recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
    - the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
    - for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
    - for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
    - MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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