Jacobs University

About Jacobs University


Jacobs University is a private university located in Bremen. The university was founded in 2001 and attracts highly talented an open minded students from all over the world. Jacobs University is a research-oriented, state-accredited university with a broad portfolio of undergraduate and graduate study programs from the natural and social sciences to Engineering and Economics. All programs are taught in English. In Germany’s most comprehensive and detailed university ranking by the Center for Higher Education (CHE), Jacobs University has consistently achieved top marks.

Foundation Year Program

  • Get ready for university, sharpen academic skills, and explore different fields of study
  • Perfect academic English, improve Math and science skills and prepare for the SAT
  • Choose between orientation opportunities in economics and management, social sciences and history, natural and   life sciences, and engineering and computer science
  • Runs for two semesters (September – June)
  • Earn transferable ECTS credits
  • The program taught in English

Other services:

  • Expert guidance in the transition to undergraduate studies
  • Professional academic advising, college counseling, and peer mentoring
  • SAT test preparation and registration
  • Modern single rooms and full board in residential colleges
  • Fully equipped recreation center and multimedia rooms
  • Visa and pre-departure support
  • Orientation week to facilitate transition to Germany and Jacobs University
  • Host Family Program
  • Excursion to major European cities
  • General support (airport pickup, health insurance, residence permit etc.)
  • University campus with 24 hour security

Degrees in Jacobs University
– 1 Year – Pre Degree Programs : Foundation Year Program / Medical Preparation Year (Med Prep)
– 3 Years – Undergraduate Programs : Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts
– 2 Years – Graduate Programs- Master of Science / Master of Arts
– 3 Years – PHD

Five (5) Reasons to Enroll in a Pre- Degree Study Program at Jacobs University

  1. a) A premium education: Academic advisory provide professional guidance, enjoy small class sizes, individual assistance, state-of-the-art facilities & gain initial practical experience in the lab.
    b) A personalized approach:Select study modules based on your academic background, Profit from personal academic advising
    c) Guaranteed admission to Jacobs University : All students who successfully complete the Foundation Year Program receive guaranteed admission to the university’s renowned undergraduate programs
    d) Certified knowledge :  The program enables students to attend regular undergraduate courses and to collect up to 40 ECTS credit points that  can transfer to future study program
    e) Campus life : Students will live and learn on campus, sharpen intercultural skills, develop an international network, and collect experiences of a lifetime

Application requirement for Pre-Degree Program
Submit the following documents to Mercator Office:
– Online application form
– Short motivation statement
– High school transcripts (Last four years of schooling)
– A reference letter from a teacher or a guidance counselor
– A proof of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL : 6.0, IELTS: 5.5, Cambridge certificate: 46 or equivalent)
– A proof of German language proficiency (B2) If German is not your native language (Applicable For Med Prep ONLY)
Remark: There is no application fee

Application Deadlines
The rolling admission process for fall entry begins the year before on September 15 and ends on August 15, two weeks prior to the start of the program. Students who require a visa for Germany should apply latest by June 15.

For more information about the Jacobs Foundation Year kindly contact Mercator Office or you can refer to the website here.