Frequently Asked Questions

My university is not currently a Jacobs partner, am I still eligible to study abroad in Bremen?

You can study abroad at Jacobs as long as you meet our admission criteria – that is, having a minimum B2 English language proficiency level and a GPA of at least 3.0. It is worth noting, however, that if your university is not a Jacobs partner your tuition will not be waived.

I need to select my courses but the course catalogue for my semester has not been published yet, what can I do?

You are welcome to check the previous year’s course catalogue and choose courses based on the available selection. A lot of the last year’s courses of that semester will be offered again, however they are not guaranteed. For more inquiries, contact

When does the Jacobs course catalogue usually get published?

The fall semester course catalogue usually gets published on March 31st. The course catalogue for the spring semester is published on September 30th.

What should I do if the course information in the course catalogue is not enough to get my courses approved?

Please compose the list of courses for which you require the syllabus or generally more information and e-mail it to

What are my visa requirements for my semester abroad?

For information on visa requirements, check page six of the Incoming Students Handbook.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our visa coordinator at

What should I write in the required fields of the online application that do not apply to me?

Just write “not applicable” in the fields which are not relevant / do not apply to you.

My college covers my study abroad fees (either fully or partially). How do I convey this in my financial declaration?

Enter the amount of financial support that you receive from your home institution into the section Scholarships or Fellowships: From Another Source. Enter the name of your home institution in the sponsors section.