Admission to Jacobs University is selective and based on a candidate’s school and/or university achievements, recommendations, self-presentation, and performance on required standardized tests. Students admitted to Jacobs University demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, intellectual creativity, and the desire and motivation to make a difference in the world.
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We offer rolling admission. This is how the application process looks like:
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To be considered for admission to an undergraduate program at Jacobs University, you need to apply by the following deadlines:
- Application due by June 1 for international students (who require a visa to enter and study in Germany: for a list of countries please refer to our visa information page)
- Application due by July 25 for EU/EEA citizens and citizens of the following countries: United States of America (including the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands), Andorra, Australia (including the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island), Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau), San Marino, Republic of South Korea, Switzerland
Individual applications possible from July 26 until August 20
If you are in your final year of study (high school senior) and have not yet completed your final examinations, you can still apply for any of the above deadlines. We will evaluate your application based on your grades to date. The admission decision will be communicated 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.
How to apply
You are considered a first-year applicant if you are currently in your senior (final) year of high school, or you have completed (graduated) from high school (or equivalent), or you have attended another university and received university-level credit, but you have not completed two or more semesters of full-time study.
You must apply through the Common Application, an online application platform used by universities worldwide. Please note that there is no application fee to apply to Jacobs University. To begin your application, please take a moment to read the Common Application how to apply guide and then create a Common Application account.
You are considered a transfer applicant if you have previously been enrolled at a university and received university-level credit for your enrollment. You must apply through the Jacobs University Apply Yourself system. To begin your application, please click here to create a Jacobs Apply Yourself account.
Please submit the following supporting documents along with your application:
Please consult our frequently asked questions page or contact the admission [at] jacobs-university.de (subject: Application%20Requirements) (undergraduate admissions office) if you have any questions regarding the application process.
We are looking forward to your application!
Your Undergraduate Admissions Team