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Academic Policies

Academic Policies, Regulations & Guidelines

 
Policies for Undergraduate Students
These are the official, comprehensive, and complete regulations of Jacobs University Bremen concerning undergraduate study and the awarding of bachelor's degrees.
 
 

Policies for Graduate Students

These are the official, comprehensive, and complete regulations of Jacobs University Bremen concerning graduate study and the awarding of master and doctoral degrees.The university does not award credit for academic work that is not expressly associated with an approved degree program.

Policies for Academic Master Studies 
for students beginning their studies ON or AFTER 1 September 2017
 
Policies for Academic Master Studies 
for students beginning their studies ON or AFTER 1 September 2015
 
 
Rules and Regulations for PhD Studies
for students beginning their studies ON or AFTER 1 September 2017
 
Rules and Regulations for PhD Studies
for students beginning their studies ON or AFTER 1 September 2016
 
Policies and Procedures Governing Graduate Study 
for master students beginning their studies BEFORE 1 September 2015 and PhD students beginning their studies BEFORE 1 September 2016
Graduate Study Policies and Procedures Appendix A

Graduate Study Policies and Procedures Appendix B
Graduate Study Policies and Procedures Appendix C
Graduate Study Policies and Procedures Appendix D
Graduate Study Policies and Procedures Appendix E
 


Policies for Faculty
Jacobs University Bremen recognizes that the German Council of Science and Humanities suggests that the number of Habilitations should be reduced and terminated in the long run. However, for the current transitional period and due to major differences between disciplines with regard to the speed with which this transformation process takes place, Jacobs University wants to provide the possibility for interested scholars to pursue a Habilitation.
 


Academic Integrity
The Code of Academic Integrity
The academic community of Jacobs University Bremen is part of the international academic community, based on its members' trust in each other. To preserve this trust and to maintain an environment conducive to personal and intellectual growth, all members are expected to act according to these principles of integrity, honesty, and fairness.
 
Guidelines to Ensure Good Academic Practice
These guidelines are based on the recommendations issued by the German Rectors’ Conference on "The Handling of Academic Misconduct at Universities" of July 1998, which are in turn based on the resolutions passed in November 1997, by the Senate of the Max Planck Society under the heading "Procedure in Cases of Suspected Academic Misconduct at Research Institutes Subject to the Max Planck Society Rules of Procedure."