Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University is a private university located in Bremen and one of the most international and intercultural universities in Germany. It attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. More than 1,200 students from over 100 nations currently live and study on our residential campus.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



  • 1999: State recognition by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  • 2001: Accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)
  • 2004: Accreditation of all undergraduate programs by the Accreditation Council (Agency ACQUIN)
  • 2005: Officially recognized by the Council of Higher Education (Y.O.K.) of Turkey


Jacobs University is a research-oriented, state-accredited university with a broad portfolio of pre-degree, undergraduate and graduate study programs from the natural and social sciences, engineering and economics. Extensive extracurricular activities support and strengthen our students’ personal development.At Jacobs University, class sizes are small and for each student a professor acts as a personal mentor and academic advisor. Students are actively involved in research from their first year of study. In research and teaching, tthe faculty members follow a transdisciplinary approach, addressing issues from multiple perspectives.


The department of Mathematics & Logistics is home to programs including Industrial Engineering & Management, Supply Chain Engineering and Management, and Mathematics. Information influences the life of the individual and the cohesion of societies and cultures in many different ways. Expertise in these disciplines contribute to Jacobs focus on Mobility.

Designing solutions for a healthier world has always been one of the great challenges of science. The goal is to make a healthy life possible for each human being and for the growing world population as a whole. Food, plants and marine algae can have a positive effect on health similar to that of conventional medicine.


It is their vision to accompany students through all stages of their career development process in order to enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow.

  • They achieve excellence by committing to the following:
  • They facilitate self-assessment and career exploration in order to enable students to develop a clear career objective.
  • They offer high quality trainings, career counseling and coaching in order to meet our clients' individual needs.
  • They bring employers to campus for workshops and on-campus recruitment in order to enhance career related experiences.
  • They actively build partnerships with employers to create the best career opportunities for our customers.

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Student services

  • Student Service Center
Volunteers assist students in a wide range of everyday matters in the Student Service Center. Open five days a week, students find here advice and practical help with a variety of services including housing, medical attention and information on local events.
  • International Office (Study Abroad)
International learning and research experience is a vital part of the contemporary academic life and a prerequisite for a successful career. The International Office is glad to offer its services to students and researchers of Jacobs University, exchange and visiting students, and international scholars.

Housing services

Jacobs University is a residential university, which means you do not only study on campus but also live and learn in a social setting in one of the four residential colleges. The colleges are close to the lecture halls, research laboratories, sports facilities, the theater, cinema, student bar, or café. At Jacobs University they are committed to making our campus and the colleges a comfortable and happy ‘Home away from home’ for you: a place to live, to work, to grow. Like a big extended family, campus staff is happy to help you with your personal and professional challenges and ambitions. Social activities ranging from dinner parties to large cultural events are the hallmark of the vibrant campus community.

Library services

IRC/LibraryJacobs University’s library is part of the Information Resource Center (IRC), housed in the spacious Campus Center building. Quiet, group, and individual study areas, equipped with WLAN, power and network connections, offer space for learning in groups or individually.

ICT services

  • IT support
  • Free Wifi on Campus

Medical services

Medical doctors and hospitals are in the neighborhood. Health insurance companies have offices on Campus. Our Student Service Center helps students to make doctors appointments.

Student Life

Campus life

Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded campus covers an area of 34 hectares. The architecture combines modern designs with gabled brick structures built in the last century. The campus features buildings for teaching and research with a total of 5,600 square meters of laboratory space equipped to the highest standards. Students live on campus in one of four residential colleges.

All colleges have their own dining facilities. Room and board include three meals per day on Campus. Kitchens are also available in the colleges.

The beautiful historic city centre of Bremen is only a short ride by public transportation away (20 minutes). Facilities for every day life are in the neighborhood.

Sports facilities

The Jacobs Sports and Convention Center (SCC) houses four multi-purpose sports halls, a fitness center, and a rowing tank. Jacobs offers a wide variety of physical activities to recharge your mental batteries. If you just want to stay fit, you can work out at the gym, go swimming, or join fitness groups such as zumba or yoga. We also have a martial arts room and a dance room. There are many sports clubs active on Campus: Basketball, Badminton, Soccer, Rowing etc.

Student clubs

Jacobs University does not only offer an excellent academic education but also many opportunities for students outside of the classroom. The various student-driven social and cultural activities encompass events throughout the year, and student clubs range from arts to sports and community groups. An important component of Jacobs University's educational mission is to foster student growth and development of interpersonal and intercultural competencies which are increasingly important in an interconnected globalized world.

  • Grow and learn outside of the classroom
  • Explore arts, sports, community experiences
  • Make use of new and creative facilities
  • Become an engaged and responsible member of the community you live in


Upon its foundation, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH has been state-approved in accordance with §122(1) of the Higher Education Act of the City State of Bremen. In 2001, Jacobs University Bremen has been institutionally accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities. This accreditation has been renewed in 2008.