September 25, 2023

Jacobs University

            About Us :-

As a private, non-profit, English-speaking university, Jacobs University attracts very talented and open-minded students from all over the world. About 1,500 students from more than 110 countries live, learn and do research at Jacobs University. The green campus in Bremen, in northern Germany, measures 34 hectares. Besides excellent living and sports facilities, creative spaces, serveries, a café and a bar, Jacobs University has state of the art research labs including a Computational Lab for Analysis, Modelling and Visualization titled CLAMV, Ocean Lab, and Natural Sciences Labs as well as a Behavioral & Social Sciences Laboratory.

The demand and interest in the university is largely based on the fact that Jacobs University has been receiving top rankings in some of the most important national and global university rankings for several years, including the latest

  • THE Rankings 2020 and 2021:

#1 International university in Germany                                                          

#1 Private university in Germany

#10 small university worldwide (< 5000 students)

#33 Young university ranking (<50 years)

  • The CHE Ranking 2020/2021, the most comprehensive and detailed university comparison in German-speaking countries, confirms the excellence of Jacobs University‘s business subjects in its 2020/2021 ranking
  • U-Multirank 2020, Jacobs University achieved top ratings, among other things, for its international orientation, for adherence to the standard period of study, for its achievements in research and knowledge transfer, and for the regional engagement of its students.
  • According to the Humboldt Ranking 2020, Jacobs University is one of the most popular German universities for researchers from abroad with an excellent seventh place.

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Mission and vision, accreditations and programs provided by the university :-

Jacobs University offers bachelor programs, masters programs, doctoral programs and a preparatory program (more information: From the first semester onwards, students are involved in their professors’ research projects. The university is a melting pot of culture, ideas and viewpoints, providing an experience that uncovers new passions and broadens perspectives. Jacobs University is dedicated to creating a safe and attractive learning environment where everyone receives the support services they need to perform at their best. From counseling and intercultural services, job and career services, German language courses, club activities to campus life offerings, students have ample resources to grow and thrive at Jacobs University. It is Jacobs University’s mission to help them reach their potential and become citizens of the world, who are able and eager to take responsibility for a sustainable and peaceful future of humanity.

Jacobs University and all its study programs are fully accredited. Detailed information can be retrieved from

Career Opportunities and Exposures to Students :-

The Jacobs University Career Services Center accompanies students through all stages of their career development in order to enable them to live up to their potential and reach their career goals. They support each student in their career development by providing professional orientation, preparation and support targeted for undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. The services include individual counseling, support in applications and mock interviews. An internship program and professional skills seminars as well as workshops further broaden key qualifications and enhance employability.

A recent alumni survey shows that most former Jacobs students enjoy looking back to their time on campus in Bremen. 84 percent of the survey participants said they would recommend their studies at Jacobs University to others. 90 percent are convinced that they were able to improve their intercultural competence with the help of their studies. 86 percent felt that their time at Jacobs University prepared them well for postgraduate studies or research. Most alumni entered the professional world successfully after graduating: 51 percent found their first job after graduating within the first three months, 80 percent within a maximum of eight months. More than one-third of the alumni wrote a maximum of three applications for their first job, another third was sending out between four to ten applications. As Jacobs University offers a wide range of study programs, its graduates work in the industry, research, non-governmental, societal and governmental fields, both in Germany and internationally. As alumni, they stay in close contact with the university and have a network that spans the whole world. ‘

Key personality aiding the success of the university :-

Prof. Thomas Auf der Heyde PhD, Provost and Managing Director, Jacobs University:

Professor Auf der Heyde has the South African and German citizenship. After completing his PhD in chemistry in 1988, he held various teaching, research and management positions at the universities of the Western Cape, Cape Town, Bern, Cambridge, Princeton and Johannesburg over a period of 25 years. As Deputy Director General of the South African Department of Science and Technology, he headed international scientific cooperation in South Africa and was responsible for strategies and initiatives in areas such as marine and polar research, astronomy, infrastructure, high performance computing and e-science. In November 2019, Professor Thomas Auf der Heyde, PhD, took up his post as Provost at Jacobs University Bremen. In 2020, he was appointed member of the Executive Board. In his function, he is responsible for all academic operations and gives strategic guidance for the future development of Jacobs University.

Student diversity and scope for international students :-

Jacobs University is an international, English-speaking university in Germany. Internationality and diversity is engrained into the university’s DNA: Over 80 percent of Jacobs University’s students moved to Germany for their studies. It is important for Jacobs University to reflect this diversity in the composition of its staff. The principle of people from all over the world living, learning, doing research and working together on one campus is supported by a variety of measures, such as intercultural trainings and seminars and many campus life offerings. Jacobs University has a broad network of partner institutions all over the world and its recruitment team travels to various international fairs and visits high schools to inform interested students about the possibilities offered at Jacobs University.

Financial Assistance and scholarship offered to students :-

Jacobs University offers students a personalized financial aid package to finance their studies, consisting of scholarships and deferral options, for example. The JUStudyAtEase Program, which is offered in cooperation with Brain Capital, offers a flexible repayment plan based on future income and personal circumstances. More information can be retrieved from

Proficient learning culture and environment for students :-

Jacobs University is fully committed to academic excellence and innovation in research and teaching combined with an excellent environment for learning, living and working. The university’s innovative research centers offer the ideal setting to lead cutting-edge projects with global relevance. With an outstanding teacher to student ratio of 1:18, students are actively involved in research with early access to the laboratory courses and finding the encouragement to ask difficult questions and dive into interdisciplinary work. They gain an interdisciplinary education in which faculty members mentor students personally and include them in research projects early on. The university not only distinguishes itself with its excellent study subjects, but also in terms of teaching, research, student support and the international outlook. As a campus university, it provides students with a close-knit support network, including Counselors, Academic Advisors, Residents Mentors and Resident Associates, who are available to them at all times.

Alumnus of the university.

One of the most well-known alumni of the still very young Jacobs University is Hashem Al-Ghaili, a science communicator and founder of the Science Nature Page, which has garnered over 32 million followers and 10 billion views since December 2015. His testimonial can be found here:

A variety of video testimonies of our alumni can be found at

More testimonies are also available on the Jacobs Alumni Kudo Board

Student Testimonials :-

“A degree from Jacobs University opens doors to many different opportunities and really prepares us well for our future. The fact that I am studying in English was also important to me because I can choose to go to any English-language institution in the world after finishing my studies at Jacobs University.”

Jessica Geiger, Germany, Global Economics and Management

“I am getting a very holistic education. I am learning a lot here, not just in my area of study but also in other disciplines through my elective courses. Internships are mandatory which helps me to decide on my career path and to get practical experience early on. I know this will be very important when I start looking for my first job.”

Francisco Diaz, Uruguay, Intelligent Mobile Systems

“The faculty not only instilled in us a passion for science, but also guided us through the beginning of our professional lives. After only one year, I was accepted to an internship at an ivy-league university, at which point I realized how well the curriculum prepares us for rigorous work in world-class research facilities.”

Joseph McInnes, USA, Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology 

“Germany for me is the country of Chemistry, and therefore, the great companies and brands that involve chemistry like pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, and chemical equipment are all German. So, why not study Chemistry where it’s most advanced?”

Elias Halabi, Venezuela, Chemistry

“One of the best things at Jacobs University is that from the first day on you not only get a theoretical foundation but also gain practical skills. It feels good to know that I would be able to apply my knowledge anytime, for example, to work in a lab, because our professors prepare everyone for the ‘real-life’ situations.”

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