Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020


Kristen Grace

Housing Options:

Student Residence Hall

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Opportunity Description

Experience a prestigious campus-based research university in Germany where all your courses are in English.

What is unique about Jacobs University?

  • Jacobs University Bremen, is a private, English-language independent university that opened in 2001. It is a selective, international, residential university that has a student body of 1,300 students from over 100 countries.
  • Jacobs University follows the principle of research-based learning. Visiting students have the opportunity to take part in research projects in state-of-the-art laboratories, lab classes or internship programs. Students take all classes in English, including course evaluation and examinations.
  • Students live in residential colleges on campus where English is the language of everyday activity. Housing at Jacobs is guaranteed and students live in modern single rooms, in which a bathroom and small corridor are shared between two students.
  • Jacobs University follows the U.S. academic calendar.
  • Students have the opportunity to experience the German culture at first hand, join the German Host Family Program or foster their knowledge about Germany and Europe in classes specifically designed for exchange students.

What is Unique about Bremen?

The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen has a population of about 550,000. Bremen is the second development center of the region, after Hamburg. Bremen is situated on the Weser River some 43 miles from the North Sea. It is one of the largest ports of Germany and also one of the major industrial cities of northern Europe. Numerous theaters, libraries and archives, and museums and galleries contribute to the cultural life of Bremen. Living in Bremen, it is easy to experience the rest of Germany and Europe by train or air. The Jacobs campus is located 17 kilometers (10 miles) from the city center of Bremen.

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a 2-Step process.  You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete any approval or nomination forms for the program itself. 

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval.  Many programs fill by rolling admission.

Only 1st and 2nd choice programs will be considered for Cornell approval.  Cornell Approval is required for credit from Cornell.

Returning Applicants