Jacobs University is a highly selective, international, residential university with English-language instruction. More than 70% of our students come from countries other than Germany, and we host students from over 110 nations. This plurality allows our community to break down cultural barriers and create a community where no one group constitutes a majority. Instead, students from all over the world live and study together on our lush, 34-hectare campus.
An excellent academic education is not enough to address present and future global concerns. Initiative, creativity, responsible leadership, social awareness, and a passion for lifelong learning are essential traits that Jacobs University seeks to nurture. The core of the Jacobs spirit is the importance of mutual respect and understanding of the many cultures that come together on our campus.