- Do I need to know German for the program? Yes! Several modules of your program will be in German. This includes your practical component in a hospital, seminars on professional and personal skills as well as standardized test preparation. If German is not your native tongue, you need to include proof of German language proficiency (B2) in your application.
- Does the program increase my chances to study medicine? Yes! Successful completion of a one-year preparatory program will show your dedication and professionalism to admission counselors at medical universities. Your practical component will set you apart from other applicants in interviews and selection processes. And you will prepare for several standardized entry tests in order to maximize your chances for your medicinal studies.
- Am I eligible for the program although I did not have natural sciences in my Abitur? Yes! In fact, your core courses will equip you with the foundational knowledge in natural sciences (Biology, Physics) and medicinal sciences (Biology, Anatomy). You will take undergraduate level university courses that are tailored towards your entry tests at medical universities.
- Will I get practical experience during my year at Jacobs University? Yes! You will be able to do an internship at a local hospital during your second semester. You will receive individual advising prior to and during the internship. Alternatively, you can choose a medicinal laboratory course to get to know the research side of medicinal studies.
- Will the program count towards my Wartezeit? No, unfortunately not. Because Jacobs University is an accredited university, you will not receive semesters for you Wartezeit. But you can gain up to 45 transferable ECTS credits in undergraduate university-level courses to give you a head start in your future medicinal studies.
- Does the program only teach me natural sciences? No, definitely not. Our goal is to offer you insight into the wide field of careers in the field of medicine and to prepare you for your future studies. Therefore, your program offer seminars on professional and personal skills, such as medical ethics, learning strategies and career counseling.
- Will I get a chance to improve my English as well? Yes! Your program includes a tailored seminar on medical English, where you will acquire subject-specific language skills. Moreover, you can choose an elective module on intensive SAT test preparation, which will also include sections on academic and medical English.
- Who will teach classes for the program? University-level courses will be taught by professors of Jacobs University. Additionally, experienced lecturers and medical practitioners will contribute their knowledge in seminars and modules.
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- Where will I live for the duration of the program? You will live in one of our residential colleges on campus. All class rooms are in walking distance to your apartment. You will have a fully furnished individual room and the bathroom will be shared with a roommate from a different country. Your college also includes a restaurant, which is open throughout the week, laundry facilities and recreational offerings.
- What is special about Jacobs University? You will become part of a vibrant and diverse university community, where students from more than 100 countries live and study together. In addition to state-of-the-art laboratories and a research focus on Health, our campus also provides you with multiple sports facilities, extracurricular activities and a truly multicultural experience.
- Why should I study in Bremen? As a student town of half a million inhabitants, Bremen is small enough to get around easily and big enough to offer its historical city center, its vibrant city life and an international airport. Jacobs University’s location in Bremen-Nord offers you a positively quiet study environment and you can reach the city center by train in only 20 minutes