Graduate Application Information
Here you can find out about deadlines, the application process and requirements to apply for your Master's Program.
Jacobs University offers rolling admission. Incoming applications are reviewed continuously. Applicants for fall 2023 need to observe the following deadlines:
- Applicants who need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: June 1, 2023
- Applicants who do not need a visa to begin their studies in Germany: July 15, 2023
What are your visa requirements? Please click here for a full country list.
Below, you will find the application process when applying for the Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering program.
1 Submit your application
- Create an account in the Apply Yourself system and start the Application for Graduate Admission
- Fill in the application form and upload all the required supporting documents
- Submit your application
2 Get a decision in 2-4 weeks
- The Master Admission Committee will review your application.
- You will receive a response via email within two to four weeks.
- If accepted, you will receive a letter of admission with details of the scholarship (if applicable) and a notification if your application is considered for a Full Scholarship.
- You will receive an email with Tuition Deferral options.
3 Confirmation and Pay deposit
- Confirm your application and location of your studies (Switzerland or Germany)
- Pay the deposit fee of €500
- Sign Study Contract and Tuition Deferral Program documents (if applicable).
4 Enrollment and next steps
- Congratulations! At this step, you are successfully enrolled in the master’s program.
- Find the next steps in the Apply Yourself account to ensure a seamless start to your program.
- Join the Freshie Journey and meet with fellow students and teachers.
Admission RequirementsWho is eligible for the program
Students who have completed an undergraduate program in computer science, software engineering, information technology or another discipline with at least 60 ECTS of a computer science-related topics (such as mathematics, programming, design, software architecture).
Relevant work or entrepreneurial experience welcome
Students not fulfilling these requirements might still be conditionally admitted with further requirements to re-take relevant undergraduate courses.
- If you have already graduated from university but have not yet received your Bachelor diploma, please submit your provisional certificate.
- If you have not yet graduated, please submit your certificate of registration confirming the semester you are currently studying and, if possible, the potential date of graduation.
If your documents are not in English or German, you must provide a certified translated copy. Please note that the translation must be done by a certified translator. A translation done by you is not valid.
- If your transcript includes multiple pages, be sure to send your documents in order and include each semester.
- If your transcript contains an explanation of the scoring system or GPA calculation rules, please include it.
- If you have not received your final transcript, please submit your most up-to-date transcript that includes all semesters completed.
If your transcript is not written in English or German, be sure to submit the original document with its official translation. Please note that the translation must be done by a certified translator. A translation done by you is not valid.
When writing your letter of motivation, ask yourself the following questions:
- Why did I choose SIT and JUB to continue my education?
- Why should I be admitted to the master's program?
- What qualities make me an exceptional candidate?
Please limit your letter of motivation to one page and follow the guidelines of a formal letter.
Make sure your CV describes your academic and professional information, extracurricular and volunteer activities. If you do not have professional experience, you may describe academic projects that you have been involved in during your studies.
An English language proficiency test with a minimum score of 90 (TOEFL), 6.5 (IELTS) or 110 (Duolingo). Please note that most English proficiency tests are valid for only two years. Please ensure that the test has not yet expired.
Native speakers and applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in English may be exempted from this requirement. A scanned copy or document showing that the BSc degree was completed in English may be submitted as proof.
Letters of recommendation usually come from professors, lecturers, project supervisors or employers.
- The Letter of Recommendation should outline your academic and/or professional competencies.
- All letters must be signed and if possible sealed by the issuer
- The content of both letters cannot be identical
- Certifications of employment or studies are not valid
Ensure that the letters explicitly state your name, the name of the issuer and their contact information.
Please attach a photocopy of the front page of your passport (the one that has your photograph).
Please note: we accept documents in English or German or translated to English or German language