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Jacobs University is an excellent English-speaking campus university in Germany and one of the most international universities worldwide. We are founded on the principle that everyone has the right to a good education. We want to enable high achieving students from across the globe to follow their passions and pursue their chosen careers without financial burdens.

  • Scholarships for Undergraduate students
    – 3 Scholarships of 5,000 EUR per year (3 years of study)

    • 1 Women in STEM Scholarship
    • 1 Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship
    • 1 Social Engagement Scholarship
  • Scholarships for Graduate students
    – 3 Scholarships of 3,000 EUR per year (2 years of study)

    • 2 Women in STEM Scholarships
    • 1 Social Engagement Scholarship
  • Women in STEM Scholarship

    These scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate female students who excel in and wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who demonstrates exceptional academic achievement, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a true passion for creativity and innovation.
  • Social Engagement Scholarship

    These scholarships will be awarded to an undergraduate and a graduate student who demonstrate, through his or her past actions and future goals, a passion for volunteering, activism, and making the world a better place for all.

Please Note: Undergraduate student scholarship recipients will receive 5,000€ per year (3 years) and graduate student scholarship recipients will receive 3,000€ per year (2 years) to be used for Jacobs tuition only. The scholarships cannot be utilized to cover the general university fee (currently 650€ per academic year), or to cover room and board costs (currently 8,000€ per academic year for undergraduate students and 4,000€ for graduate students). A breakdown of the tuition and fees can be found here for undergraduate and here for graduate students. These scholarships will be awarded in addition to the regular Jacobs merit-based scholarship that the recipient may have already received.

Complete your application for admission by April 16, 2021 (there is no extra application necessary). Students who have already been admitted for the Fall 2021 intake will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

Shortlisted nominees will be selected and contacted by April 30, 2021.

Shortlisted nominees will submit a 2-minute video presentation for consideration by May 7, 2021. Detailed instructions will be provided to nominees.

May 21, 2021 Scholarship recipients will be announced.

Undergraduate student application information

Apply for our bachelor’s degree programs through the “Common Application”, an online application platform used by over 900 universities worldwide. There is no application fee to apply to Jacobs University.

If you have no high school diploma yet, you can submit it later!

Applications need to include the following documents:


One recommendation letter is required. This should ideally come from a school official, such as a career/guidance counselor, head of school or principal.

NOTE: You will need to invite your recommender via the Common App. The e-mail address of your recommender is required for this process. Your recommender will receive an invitation e-mail once you have designated them as a recommender, and they will then have to follow the link provided in the e-mail to complete the online recommendation.


First year applicants (applying straight out of high school) will need to submit transcripts for the last 2-3 years of high school. Transcripts can be submitted to the undergraduate admissions office via these three options:

  • Your school official (counselor, teacher, principal, etc.) uploads the transcripts through the Common App
  • E-transcripts issued by official digital credential services (e.g. parchment).
  • You send certified copies of your transcripts to us by post using the following mailing address:
    Jacobs University Bremen
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Campus Ring 1
    28759 Bremen


In the 'Questions' section of the Common App, you will be required to complete the 'Additional High School Information' sub-section. Here you will need to upload an Educational History Form where you will list all the schools that you have attended up to your current school. A sample filled out form (PDF file) can be viewed via this link: Sample Educational History Form


Students who will graduate (or graduated) with the German Abitur do not need to submit standardized test scores to Jacobs University. Most applicants are required to submit SAT/ACT/TestAS scores in order to be eligible for admission to Jacobs University. You may be exempted from this requirement depending on your high school subject combination and expected/earned high school diploma type. Please check with our undergraduate admissions office, and make sure to mention the type of diploma you will receive/have received, and the subjects you have/will have completed in your final year of high school to find out if you are eligible for a Standardized Test Score Waiver.

The following tests are accepted:
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): this test consists of two sections: Mathematics and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, plus an optional Essay. Jacobs University does not require the optional writing section. Each section is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale, making a perfect score of 1600. Furthermore, SAT Subject Tests are usually not required for admission to Jacobs University, but Jacobs will accept scores from the exams if you choose to additionally submit them. However, students taking IB Math Studies with no natural science subject at higher level as part of their IB subject selection are required to take SAT Subject Tests in Math 1/2 and one science (Biology E/M, Chemistry or Physics).
  • American College Testing (ACT): this test consists of four sections: English, Reading, Math, and Science, as well as an optional writing test. Jacobs University does not require the writing test offered by the ACT. Each section is scored on a 1 to 36 point scale. The composite ACT score is the average score of all the four sections of the test.
  • Test for Academic Studies (TestAS): The TestAS is a centrally administered, standardized scholastic aptitude test for applicants interested in pursuing their undergraduate studies in Germany. The test consists of a core test and subject-specific test modules. In addition to the core module, candidates must choose one of the following subject-specific modules: Economics, or Engineering, or Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences, or Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences. You can freely choose which subject-specific module of the test you would like to take for applying to Jacobs University, except if you are going to graduate with Math Studies with no natural science subject at higher level in your IB diploma. In this case, you are required to take the Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences module.

For further questions regarding standardized testing for fall 21/22 applications, please contact our admissions team.
Applicants can send proof of their standardized test scores via the official agencies. Alternatively, applicants could send us certified paper copies via regular post to the following mailing address:
Jacobs University Bremen
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen


All applicants must have an adequate command of the English language to enroll at Jacobs University. An applicant’s English language ability (especially for non-native speakers) may be demonstrated through language proficiency test scores.
The following policy generally applies to all applicants who:

  • are native English speakers OR
  • have been instructed exclusively in English for a minimum of 6 years OR
  • have scored 600 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section
  • have scored 9 or higher on the ACT Writing section
may qualify for an English-language proficiency test waiver. Please contact the office of admissions via to check whether or not you qualify for such a waiver.

You can submit your test score in the testing section of the Common App. Proof of the English proficiency test results can be sent via the official agencies. Alternatively, applicants could send us certified paper copies via regular post to
Jacobs University Bremen
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen

Proof of English Language proficiency we accept and the minimum scores/grades on this regard:

ExamMinimum Score
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Paper based575
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet based90
MELAB (Michigan Test)80
British Council IELTS (Int'l. English Language Testing System)6.5
ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test)965
GCSE (British General Certificate of Secondary Education)A or B
Cambridge EFL Examinations - Certificate of Proficiency in EnglishA,B,C and C1 pass
Cambridge EFL Examinations - Certificate in Advanced EnglishA,B and C
Cambridge EFL Examinations - First Certificate in English (extended certification)A
International Baccalaureate English A Literature & English A Language and Literature6,7
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (New SAT)600
ACT Writing9
Duolingo English Test110


At Jacobs University, we want to get to know you better as an applicant. Next to the written Common App Personal Essay we ask Jacobs University specific questions in the “My Colleges Writing” Section such as “What do you find interesting?” or “Why Jacobs?” etc.

We have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service which lets you easily add personalized items including short videos, photos and/or documents to your application. Through the ZeeMee platform, you can digitally showcase your interests, accomplishments, and challenges you have overcome both inside and outside the classroom.

To begin, just create a profile on the free ZeeMee app for iOS or Android and paste your ZeeMee profile link into the designated field in the 'Questions' section of the Common App under the 'Activities' subsection. Please note that submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional, but a fun way to set yourself apart and share your story with us.



Graduate student application information

Apply for master’s degree programs via the Apply Yourself system. Create a new account or log in using your email address.

Applications for MSc Data Engineering and MSc Supply Chain Management and MSc Data Science for Society & Business need to include the following documents

When writing your letter of motivation, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Why have I chosen Jacobs University to continue my education?
  • Why should I be admitted to my chosen master program?
  • Which qualities make me an exceptional candidate?
Please limit your letter of motivation to 1 page and follow the guidelines of a formal letter.


Make sure your CV describes your academic and professional information, extracurricular and voluntary activities. If you don’t have any professional experience, you can describe academic projects you were part of during your studies.

Letters of recommendation typically come from professors, lecturers, project supervisors or employers. The purpose of a letter of recommendation is to explain and confirm the academic and/or professional skills, that have become apparent to the issuer of the letter during the time they knew you.

  • All letters must be duly signed and if possible sealed by the issuer
  • The content of both letters cannot be identical
  • Certifications of employment or studies are not valid
Make sure that letters explicitly say your name, the name of the issuer and his/her contact information


If you have not received your final transcript, please submit your most updated transcript or official marksheets of all completed semesters. If your bachelor transcript is not written in English or German, make sure to submit the original document along with its official translation.
Please keep in mind these guidelines for your bachelor transcript:

  • Translation must be done by a certified translator, a translation done by yourself is not valid
  • If your transcript is composed by several pages, make sure to send them in order and to include all semesters
  • If your transcript contains an explanation of the grading system or GPA calculation regulations, please include it too


If you have already graduated but have not received your bachelor diploma, please submit your provisional certificate . If you have not graduated yet, please submit your latest enrollment certificate confirming the semester you are currently studying and if possible the potential graduation date.
Please keep in mind these guidelines for your bachelor degree:

  • Translation must be done by a certified translator, a translation done by yourself is not valid


An English language proficiency test with a minimum score of 90 (TOEFL), 6.5 (IELTS) or 110 (Duolingo). Native speakers and applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in English may be exempt from this requirement.
Please note that most English proficiency tests are only valid for two years. Please make sure that the test has not expired yet.
If you have doubts about being exempt from this requirement, please get in touch the Graduate Admission team at graduateadmission [at]



Our study programs

Undergraduate programs

Jacobs University’s interdisciplinary study programs range from the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering to the social sciences and economics and are all taught in English. Class sizes are small and students are actively involved in research from their first year of study.

Graduate programs

Graduate education at Jacobs University encompasses programs from engineering to data science, the social sciences and economics. Through qualified teaching and a low faculty-to-student ratio, students advance in knowledge while receiving the mentorship of experts in the industry.