International Programmes 2019/2020

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science BSc in Computer Science

Jacobs University Bremen • Bremen

Degree
Bachelor of Science
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

Language of instruction: English

Language courses are available in German, French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Programme duration
6 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

To be considered for admission to an undergraduate programme, you need to apply by the following deadlines:

- Early decision: application due by 1 November
- Early action I: application due by 1 December
- Early action II: application due by 1 February

Rolling admission:
- Application due by 1 June for international students (who require a visa to enter and study in Germany)
- Application due by 20 July for EU/EEA citizens and citizens who do not require a visa

For more information, please check our website: https://www.jacobs-university.de/study/undergraduate/application-information

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
10,000
Additional information on tuition fees

The annual undergraduate tuition for Bachelor's programmes is 20,000 EUR. Scholarships and financial aid packages can greatly reduce initial costs.

Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

Computer Science lies at the core of all modern industries, as computer systems and information technology are the basis for almost all of today’s production processes. Computer technology changes constantly, but there are a number of fundamental principles underlying these technologies. The Computer Science programme at Jacobs University focuses on understanding these principles and their application in practice. In addition to courses dealing with core competencies (programming, software engineering, foundations of computer science), you will cover mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, and statistics) and take courses in engineering and sciences whilst also conducting guided research.

Course organisation

All programmes are individually structured. Every student is assigned to a specific professor within the programme or an adjacent programme for academic advice. The goal of academic advising is to provide detailed information to students concerning the programme of study and to help students manage their time at university to their best advantage.

International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • Language training provided
Integrated internships

The internship programme is a core element of Jacobs University's employability approach. It includes a mandatory internship (minimum eight weeks full-time), which provides insight into the labour market as well as practical work experience related to the respective area of study. Successful internships may initiate career opportunities for students. For more information, please contact the Career Services Center (https://www.jacobs-university.de/career-services).

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
10,000
Additional information on tuition fees

The annual undergraduate tuition for Bachelor's programmes is 20,000 EUR. Scholarships and financial aid packages can greatly reduce initial costs.

Semester contribution
300 EUR per semester
Costs of living
A single bedroom, a shared bathroom for two students, standard utility costs and Internet, plus three meals a day are set at 8,000 EUR for the nine-month academic year.
Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
Applicants of any nationality who submit a complete application via Common App will automatically be considered for a partial merit-based scholarship from Jacobs University or an external scholarship (sponsored by Jacobs alumni and various companies). Individualised financial aid packages, which involve grants, scholarships, and tuition deferrals, make it possible for students to study at our university.
Academic Admission Requirements
  • Completed application form – The Common Application: https://www.commonapp.org/
  • one recommendation letter from a school official (usually a school counsellor or principal)
  • school transcripts of the last two to three years
  • results of your standardised test(s) (SAT, ACT, TestAS)
  • results of your language proficiency test(s) (TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, Duolingo, etc.)
Language requirements

A list of all accepted English language proficiency tests and the minimum scores can be found here: https://www.jacobs-university.de/study/undergraduate/application-information

Application deadline

To be considered for admission to an undergraduate programme, you need to apply by the following deadlines:

- Early decision: application due by 1 November
- Early action I: application due by 1 December
- Early action II: application due by 1 February

Rolling admission:
- Application due by 1 June for international students (who require a visa to enter and study in Germany)
- Application due by 20 July for EU/EEA citizens and citizens who do not require a visa

For more information, please check our website: https://www.jacobs-university.de/study/undergraduate/application-information

Submit application to

https://apply.commonapp.org/Login

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Campus jobs are available at Jacobs University Bremen.

Accommodation

Jacobs University Bremen is a campus university. Undergraduate students live in apartments with two single rooms in residential halls. The campus provides a gym, a fitness centre, a football pitch, sport courts, a cinema, and a student activity centre. Residential colleges are led by resident mentors, college coordinators, and their student teams.

Career advisory service

It is our vision to accompany students through all stages of their career development process in order to enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow.

We achieve excellence by committing to the following:

  • We facilitate self-assessment and career exploration in order to enable students to develop a clear career objective.
  • We offer high quality trainings, career counselling and coaching in order to meet our students' individual needs.
  • We bring employers to campus for workshops and on-campus recruitment in order to enhance career-related experiences.
  • We actively build partnerships with employers to create the best career opportunities for our students.

More information can be found here: https://www.jacobs-university.de/employability

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Visa matters
  • Pick-up service
  • Other
  • Specialist counselling
Support programmes for international students
- Academic adviser for every student
- 24/7 support in the colleges
- Counselling centre on campus
Supervisor-student ratio
1:16

Jacobs University Bremen

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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.

University Location

Jacobs University is located in the northern district of the city of Bremen, close to the North Sea. Bremen, a Hanseatic city, is known for its shipping industry, together with the port of Bremerhaven, 70 km away. Over 35,000 students study in the region, a fact which is reflected in the lively off-campus life in the city. There are many restaurants, pubs, clubs, museums, theatres, and other venues for students to explore.