The mission of our Foundation Year Program is to give your child the best possible preparation for university studies. We provide central services and optimal learning conditions that will allow your son or daughter to thrive:

# 1: Time for Orientation and Personal Growth: At the age of 17 or 18 students often don’t yet know what they want to achieve in life. In the Foundation Year, your child will have the chance to explore many majors and to make an informed decision what to study at the end of the year.
# 2: Individual Guidance and Support: Due to small class sizes and a student-professor ratio of 1:10, Foundation Year students enjoy close supervision and individual academic advising in an interactive and secure learning environment. The academic curriculum is flexible and can be closely adapted to each student’s needs.
# 3: Safe Living and Learning: The Jacobs campus offers students a protected learning environment. The campus is located in a serene suburb in the North of Bremen and provides 24-hour security.
# 4: Perspective Upon Completion: Students who complete the program successfully will be offered a space in Jacobs University’s highly-ranked undergraduate programs. If your child would instead like to enter the Foundation Year to get ready for studies abroad, e.g, the United States, we offer intensive college counseling and application support.