Jacobs University

ba international relations politics and history

876th US-News World Ranking

Established in 2001, Jacobs University is located in Bremmen, Germany. It is an English-speaking higher education institution and combines aspects from the American and German academic system.

The university offers various programs at undergraduate, graduate and PhD level which focus on Mobility of People, Goods & Information, Health and Diversity in Modern Societies. It offers programs in Business, Engineering, Psychology, Social Sciences, International Relations, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. Jacobs University also offers foundation level and preparatory courses leading to a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree program. The university offers 15 Bachelor’s programs and 8 Graduate programs.

The university campus is spread over 80 acres. It is home to four residential colleges: Alfried Krupp College, Mercator College, College 3, and College Nordmetall. Jacobs University has more than 1200 students enrolled at various levels from 106 countries. Jacobs University offers study exchange programs in conjunction with a total of 26 international partners including Rice University, Washington State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Thammasat University, and Lafayette College. The University is home to four residential colleges: Alfried Krupp College, Mercator College, College III and College Nordmetall.

Notable Alumni: Hashem Al-Ghaili (Science communicator)

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English

The study program Psychology deals with the general principles underlying human behavior, emotions, and thought, their empirical investigation, and the implications of research findings for theoretical questions and in a variety of applied settings. At the center of this program is the role of human cognitions and feelings for interaction and communication across multiple dimensions of diversity with respect to the individual, dyads, and groups and within and between societies. Understanding and explaining related phenomena, such as conflict and cooperation, involves an interdisciplinary view on the interaction of biological, psychological, and cultural processes. The program includes training in analytical and research methods, and also in a range of applied (interpersonal and intercultural) skills.

Common Applicaton, One recommendation letter, Transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, Language Proficiency Test

Careers in intercultural relations, diversity management, human resources, information and media, sales and advertising, politics, non-governmental organizations. Graduate studies in a variety of psychological disciplines.

1st Jun

English

This joint program with the University of Bremen is research-driven and leads to a Master of Arts degree in International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory. The fields covered are: theories and issues of global governance, changing context of global governance, theorizing social order and change, and methodology. A consecutive PhD is offered by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), a joint project by Jacobs University and University of Bremen, funded by the German Excellence Initiative.

Common Applicaton, One recommendation letter, Transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, Language Proficiency Test

The program prepares students for a career in academia, international organizations, public administration and non-governmental organizations.

1st Jun

English

A multitude of political, social and cultural forces drive economic decisions in our globalized world. To understand these forces students need to learn about the many challenges faced by today s firms and economies. These include resource depletion, financial crises, ethical questions or social exclusion. The program Global Economics and Management views the classical studies of business administration and economics within a global context and combines them with knowledge from political science, sociology, ethics and engineering. Students gain a transdisciplinary understanding of global economic challenges with an emphasis on sustainable development and responsible leadership.

Common Applicaton, One recommendation letter, Transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, Language Proficiency Test

Careers in international companies and organizations in areas such as purchasing, production, sales, engineering, and consultancy and with non-governmental organizations and international aid agencies.

1st Jun

English

In this program students learn how contemporary societies have developed and how they function, with a focus on the key challenges these societies are confronted with (e.g. economic globalization, the growth of megacities, ethno-cultural diversity, and the rise of the critical citizen). None of these issues can be fully grasped, let alone addressed, through the prism of a single social science. A comprehensive understanding will only come from integrating insights from all the social sciences, together with relevant facts identified by the natural sciences. The aim of this program, which combines the four disciplines of political science, mass communication, sociology, and economics, is to train students in gaining such an all-round perspective on human behavior and social organization.

Common Applicaton, One recommendation letter, Transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, Language Proficiency Test

Careers in international business, the media, non-governmental organizations, public administration, international aid agencies, the cultural sector, community development, fundraising, youth and social work.

1st Jun

English

The program International Relations: Politics and History offers an analytical approach to past and current international problems. It introduces students to the evolution of international politics, international economics, and domestic political systems. Students gain knowledge of international law, diplomacy, finance, communication, and intercultural exchange. They acquire a critical understanding of present issues, and learn about the political and social developments that have shaped today s world over the past two centuries.

Common Applicaton, One recommendation letter, Transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, Language Proficiency Test

Careers in politics and diplomacy, private management, public administration, governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

1st Jun

a) Common Application

b) One recommendation letter

c) Transcripts

d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Language Proficiency Test

f) TOEFL-575, IELTS-6.5

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Foundation: € 23,000

Undergraduate: € 20,000

Graduate: € 20,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Jacobs University is €6,000 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university provides in campus housing facilities.

Admissions are on a rolling basis.

 

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Regional

Germany
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US News
28
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Europe
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US News
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University Stats

1400

Students

840

International Students

885

Undergraduates

515

Postgraduate

440

Faculty Strength

3

Student Faculty Ratio

23000

Tuition Fees

6000

Living Cost

3

Avg. GPA

70
%

Avg. Percentage

1200

Avg. SAT

26

Avg. ACT

* All cost are in EUR