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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021


Kristen Grace

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.

Special Tracks

Jacobs has created special tracks where they offer a tailor-made course and guarantee spaces in regular university courses with no class conflicts.



Environmental Science


Computer Science


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 choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  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 page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)