How does the application process work?

Jacobs University’s online application system for graduate programs is available starting September 1st and handles all applications electronically. Jacobs University offers rolling admission. Candidates who wish to join the SCEM program must have their completed applications arrive before the following deadlines:

Applicants who need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: June, 1st

Applicants who do not need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: July, 15th

To find out what your visa requirements are, click here for a full country list.

Evaluation criteria for applicants include the grades of diplomas and other leaving certificates of previous educational institutions. Proven records of self-organisation, interanationality and the applicants learning ability are further factors which are taken into very careful consideration during the admissions process. Applicants are expected to interact throughout the curriculum, which at Jacobs University extends beyond the classical collection of ECTS points.

Students at Jacobs are expected to interact with each other, with professors and staff thought the duration of their time at Jacobs (and beyond).

Applicants will receive their notification of acceptance about four weeks after the the deadline of the respective application round.

Applicants’ Checklist

  • Motivational Essay (1-2 Pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Faculty Recommendations
  • University Transcript
  • Degree Certificate
  • English Language Proficiency Test with a minimum score of 90 (TOEFL), 6.5 (IELTS) or 67 (Duolingo). Native speakers and applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in English may be exempt from this requirement.

If applicants have taken the GMAT test, they are encouraged to use the official GMAT program code for the SCEM program XCB-J5-48 for submitting their results. A GMAT test is not a mandatory requirement for a successful application.

For further information about the admissions process, please refer to the Graduate’s Admission page and to our FAQ page.

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