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Bachelor of Arts - Undergraduate Program

Psychology - The Program

Handbook valid until Batch 2019/Class of 2022!  ➤ NEW PROGRAM: INTEGRATED SOCIAL AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY // BSc

The Jacobs BA in Psychology is built on a multi-level approach. Studying human behavior at the levels of the individual, the group and of the society and culture reflects the insight that individual behavior is constrained and shaped by factors that range from biological and psychological variables to socio-cultural contexts, such as, for instance, interpersonal, intergroup and even intercultural relationships. These factors interact in an intricate fashion in their effects on behavior. Our program focuses on equipping you with the skills to analyze, model, and eventually influence those multi-level interactions in ways that help individuals and groups attain positive outcomes, both performance-related (e.g., academic or job performance) and personal (e.g., subjective well-being, health behavior).

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Career Perspectives

Your career opportunities will be in fields such as advertising, counseling, diversity management health promotion, human resource management, intercultural relations, management consulting, market research, media, psychotherapy, and sales, as well as applied research in companies, public institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Key Facts

Program Start Date 2019:

last week of August (orientation week), first week of September (classes)


€ 20,000 per academic year
+ € 8,000 living expenses


All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.

Application Deadlines:

June 1 (global) and July 15 (for applicants who do not need a visa) for the new study program Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology


3 years full-time


Financing Options:

Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.

5 Reasons

5 reasons why you should study Psychology at Jacobs University

  1. Build your research skills even during your undergraduate years
  2. Gain first-hand insights into evidence-based organizational consulting
  3. Work intensively with professors and senior researchers
  4. Enjoy access to state-of-the-art research labs
  5. Learn to become a transdisciplinary networker and communicator


Jacobs University offers study programs that comply with the regulations of the European Higher Education Area. All study programs are structured according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which facilitates credit transfer between academic institutions. The three-year under-graduate program involves six semesters of study with a total of 180 ECTS credit points (CP). The undergraduate curricular structure follows an innovative and student-centered modularization scheme - the 3C-Model - that groups the disciplinary content of the three study years according to overarching themes:


Study program structure


THE Young University Ranking 2019 In the category “Teaching” Jacobs University ranks #3 in the subject of “Psychology” within 351 universities worldwide

CHE Rankings 2019 2019 the Jacobs Psychology program was top ranked in the CHE Rankings - for the 2nd time! CHE is the most detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region. It not only takes into account facts on the range of courses, but also questions students themselves

Students & Alumni

I would say that from the first day I stepped foot on campus, everything I experienced was beyond what I was expecting.

Anna Kuznetsova

Jacobs taught me how to get out of my comfort zone.

Francoise De Sutter Olmedo

This area includes topics such as social cohesion, state systems, and the preservation of social welfare or the effects of regulatory systems on the individual, such as their impact on human rights. Diversity is thus regarded as a driving force behind development and progress.
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Jacobs Students come from all over the world to live and learn at Jacobs University. Our student body represents 120 nations. They form an ambitious campus community whose internationality is unprecedented in Europe. Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded 80-acre campus provides much more than buildings for teaching and research.
THE 2019 Young University Ranking: Jacobs University Bremen is one of the best young universities in the world
Once again, Jacobs University performed excellently in a university ranking. In the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Ranking for universities which are younger than 50 years, the international, English-language campus university ranks 26th...
Regina Arant
Excellent! Dr. Regina Arant receives the Ernst E. Boesch Young Scholar Award for Cultural Psychology
Many high school students spend a year abroad. Which impact does this experience have on the relationship with their home country, i.e. on their national identity? And how does the relationship with the host country...
Researching what holds the world together
Diverse research: Fukuhara award for Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke
At the annual congress of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) in Cádiz, Spain, Dr. Klaus Boehnke, Professor of Social Science Methodology at Jacobs University Bremen, was awarded the organization's Fukuhara Advanced International Research and...


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