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  • Locations: Bremen, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

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Jacobs University is an international and highly selective residential university located in the charming, 1200 year-old harbor city of Bremen. The diverse student body is comprised of about 75% international students from more than 95 countries. The primary language of instruction and campus communication is English.


The subjects listed below are a sampling of courses offered at Jacobs.

Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry/Cell Biology,Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences & Astrophysics, History & Art Theory, Literature, Integrated Social & Cognitive Psychology, Integrated Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics & Methods.

Student Life

Both academically and socially, the Jacobs community has a lot to offer.  At Jacobs University, students and researchers work in outstanding laboratories and other facilities. The excellent student-to-faculty-ratio of 11:1 enables an intense cooperative relationship in teaching and research. At the same time, interaction with the local community is very much supported and facilitated. Various language courses, including German cultural programs, encourage students to explore the local area, Germany and Europe. Life at Jacobs University offers many opportunities to engage with other students via community living, as well as through clubs and activities.


Jacobs University is proud of its safe university campus. All undergraduates live on-campus in Alfred Krupp College, Mercator College, College III, and in College Nordmetall (total of 900 rooms). Full room and board includes:
- Single bedrooms
- Fully equipped recreation, common and multimedia rooms
- In-college cafeterias with a large meal selection  


Jacobs University is situated in the Free Hanseatic city of Bremen. The central market square is famous for the Bremen Town Musicians and is registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. With a tradition of opening its doors to the world and looking to the future, this vibrant city of half a million multi-ethnic inhabitants is renowned for its tolerant, comfortable lifestyle. Bremen caters to many tastes, providing clubs or live music venues, restaurants, cafés, museums, art galleries, cinemas and theaters. The University is positioned within easy reach of the city center, and the semester ticket makes it easy and affordable to reach all parts of the city and its surroundings by public transportation.