|Study location||Germany, Bremen|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||€20,000 per year
All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Most applicants are required to submit SAT/ACT/TestAS scores in order to be eligible for admission to Jacobs University. A small percentage of applicants are exempted from this requirement depending on high school subject combination and expected/earned high school diploma type.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
One recommendation letter is required.
What do you find interesting?
The International Relations: Politics and History (IRPH) program teaches students concepts and methods from a number of fields, including political science, history, law, and philosophy. The overall aim is twofold: first, to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills required to explore the historical emergence of, and remedies for, pressing global ills. And, second, to prepare the students so they can succeed either on the job market or in graduate school.
The Young University Ranking 2019 Jacobs University has been top ranked in for its politics study program on position 16 out of 351 universities worldwide younger than 50 years and on position #5 for teaching that program.
Students have thus secured internships and career positions in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the European Parliament, the UN, the World Bank, Doctors Without Borders, the German Development Agency and Foreign Ministry, Amnesty International, the Nobel Institute, Forbes as well as a variety of government ministries, think tanks, and foundations. Because our students gain highly transferable abilities, such as critical thinking, research, analysis, writing and presentation skills, they also can attain positions in the business and management sectors. Our students have thus landed in management consulting, banking and finance, and logistics and project management. Specific employers include PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, CapGemini, Accenture, Citigroup, Google, EON, and Daimler.
Upon graduating, about 60% of our students enter prestigious graduate schools, such as Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics (LSE), Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Sciences Po.
About 40% of graduates opt for the job market and secure positions in traditional international relations fields, public policy, or development work as well as in the business sector, consulting, and in many other areas. The success of the students attests to the excellence of the IRPH program, which is also confirmed by the program’s outstanding rankings from the Centre for Higher Education (CHE).