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Summer Camp 2020

Due to the ongoing global spread of the COVID-19, we have canceled the summer camp 2020. Thank you for your understanding.

Take the opportunity to spend your summer at an international, English-speaking university in Germany, make friends from all over the world and challenge yourself academically!

Join us for an amazing experience over the summer! The Jacobs University Summer Camp is a great opportunity for high school students to find out not only what it is like to study at an international, English-speaking University but also to get a taste of the student social life.

The Summer Camp 2020 provides you 9 amazing days of workshops, excursions, social & intercultural exchange activities, sports as well as an exciting get-together party!

Get a taste of university life!

Your options: join us for 9 days of exciting workshops and social activities or book additional weeks of German Language Courses.

Summer Camp 2020: join us for 9 days of exciting workshops & social activities.
Dates: July 24 – August 1, 2020
Please read our Application Instructions.

German Language Courses (GLC) : You can extend your stay and join the German Language Courses.
Dates: Part I: August 3 - August 12, 2020 and Part II: August 13 - August 22, 2020

  • Summer Camp 2020

    • Social Sciences, Economics and Management
    • Mathematics and Physics
    • Energy, Resources and Technology

    Fee: 890 Euro
  • Summer German Language Courses 2020 Part I:

    • Optional Placement Test: August 04, 2020
    • Social activities & Excursions
    • Final Examination: August 12, 2020
    2,5 ECTS Accreditation

    Fees: 845 Euro
  • Summer German Language Courses 2020 Part II:

    • Social activities & Excursions
    • Final Examination: August 22, 2020
    2,5 ECTS Accreditation

    Fees: 845 Euro

This year Jacobs University in collaboration with the Germany’s largest association of engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure -VDI) offers an extended 9-Day Summer Camp, in the city of Bremen in Germany. Take the chances to explore your interests and enjoy our colorful social program.

Additionally, you have the option to join our challenging 10-Day Summer German Language Courses which start directly after the Summer Camp. Take the opportunity to improve your German language skills and enjoy exciting social activities!


Explore Your Interests: Workshop Areas

Join one of our workshops from your preferred academic field. We bring together young people from all over the world to participate in workshops on the big issues facing modern societies today – from safeguarding the environment to democracy and modern information technology.

You will participate in different workshops from one of the following categories:

  • Social Sciences, Economics and Management
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Energy, Resources and Technology

Please find here the workshops of the summer camp 2020.


German Language Courses (GLC)

Due to the ongoing global spread of the COVID-19, we have canceled the german language courses 2020. Thank you for your understanding.

This is your chance to learn German during the summer!
We offer courses for different levels.

  • German Language Course Part I:
    August 3 to August 12, 2020
    A1.1, A2.1, B1.1, B2.1 (1)
  • German Language Course Part II:
    August 13 to August 22, 2020
    A1.2, A2.2, B1.2, B2.1 (2)

For students who already have some knowledge of German, we offer a placement test on August 4, 2020.

Click here for more information about our German Language Courses 2020.


Who can participate in the Summer Camp?

The Summer Camp is designed for high school students between grades 10 - 13 (last three years of high school). You should be between 15 and 18 years old.


Workshops & Social Program

Enjoy a unique international experience, under a colorful program with highly academic workshops and plenty of extracurricular activities on and off-campus. Get the chance to explore an academic field of your choice with our professors and have fun with various exciting activities.

The Social Program includes plenty of interesting activities on campus as well as activities off-campus (e.g. excursions), accompanied by tutors and our professional team of supervisors. Use this great opportunity to broaden your horizons, and get to know a new culture. Our tutors and supervisors organize guided excursions off-campus, so you have the chance to explore the beautiful, historic city of Bremen. There is plenty to do on campus as well! Play table tennis or pool, watch a movie in our campus cinema with your new friends or take advantage of our sports facilities – football field, basketball, tennis and beach volleyball courts, gym, and more.


24.07.Day 1: Arrival Day & Intercultural activities
25.07.Day 2: Social Program
26.07.Day 3: Social Program
27.07.Day 4: Workshops & social activities
28.07.Day 5: Workshops & social activities
29.07.Day 6: Big Excursion
30.07.Day 7: Workshops & social activities
31.07.Day 8: Workshops & social activities
01.08.Day 9: Closing Ceremony & Departure Day

Accommodation on our Residential Campus

At Jacobs University, we are dedicated to make our campus and its residential colleges a comfortable and exciting ‘home away from home’: a place to live, to learn, to grow, and to have fun. You will live in a private bedroom with a shared bathroom in one of our four residential colleges on our beautiful and safe campus. The lecture halls and research laboratories are within close reach. All colleges have a student cafeteria where you will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our international cuisine offers something for every taste.



Summer Camp 2020: 890 Euro
The fee includes single room and board (breakfast, lunch, dinner), excursions within the context of the Summer Camp, social program activities and participation in the academic workshops.

Please note that travel costs to and from Summer Camp, and additional spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

We offer a pick-up and drop-off service to and from Bremen Airport, and Bremen Main Station.

Pick-up: July 24, 2020
Drop-off: Aug 1, 2020

German Language Courses: 845 Euro per sequence (includes German lessons, accommodation, board, excursion and social activities).
You can choose whether you want to take part only in the German Language Course Part I or Part II or both Part I & II. Please find the price below: 
GLC Part I: 845 Euro
GLC Part II: 845 Euro
GLC Part I & Part II: 1,690 Euro


How to Apply for the Summer Camp

Due to the ongoing global spread of the COVID-19, we have canceled the summer camp 2020. Thank you for your understanding.

Application Requirements: transcript, and a short motivational statement.
The application for the Summer Camp is closed.
Please read our Application Instructions.
The deadline for application submission is March 15, 2020.
Please note that decisions will only be communicated on March 25, 2020.
Please read our Cancellation Policy.


Contact our Summer Camp Team

Do you have any questions? We are happy to help you!

Sotiria Katinaki
Short Term Programs & Events Officer
Tel: +49 421 200-4244
E-Mail: summerprograms [at] (subject: Summer%20Camp%202017)


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