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Jacobs University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Jacobs University established in northern Germany is one of the country’s most global universities and is distinguished by an intercultural and close-knit society of students and faculty. It is a private university offering programs both in the German and English languages.

Presently, it is home to over 14,00 students hailing from 110 countries. It offers a plethora of courses with the average tuition fee ranging between 10,000 and 30,000 Euro per year.

The students seeking admission at Jacobs University for different courses can apply on the official website or through the Common Application portal.

  • The University charges no application fee both for undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • ACT and SAT scores are mandatory for admission in UG courses.
  • International applicants must apply early for admission to compensate for the time required to acquire a visa.
  • Students seeking financial assistance are recommended not to apply through the Early Decision.
  • Recommendation letters written in English and German are only acceptable. Letters in any other language must be translated officially.
  • TOEFL is the most common English proficiency test accepted by the university.


Application PortalUG Courses – ‘Common Application’ Portal
Graduate Courses – ‘Apply Yourself system’ Portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)No Application fee
Average SAT score1320
Average ACT score27
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceRequired for Business Programs
Financial AidWork-Study, Loans, Grants, and Scholarships

Jacobs University Admission Deadlines

Although the university accepts applications on a rolling basis the applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

Undergraduate Application Deadline
Early DecisionNovember 1
Early ActionDecember 1
Early Action IIFebruary 1
Rolling AdmissionJune 1 – July 20
Graduate Application Deadline
MSc in Data Engineering, MSc in Supply Chain ManagementJune 1 (Domestic applicants)
July 15 (International applicants)*
MSc in PsychologyJune 1 (Domestic applicants)
August 15 (International applicants)*

*Students missing these deadlines for graduate programs must wait till September 1 for the Fall intake of next academic year.

Jacobs University Undergraduate Admissions

Jacobs University offers a comprehensive array of interdisciplinary study programs extending from the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering to the social sciences and economics. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply – Online portal or Common Application Portal

Application Fee – No Fee

Admission Requirements for International Students –

International students must satisfy the following requirements to be considered for Jacobs University Admissions.

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s). Official transcripts that are not in English, must be accompanied along with the certified English translation.
  • SAT/ACT scores
    • SAT code – 5249
    • ACT code – 3665
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • At least one Letter of recommendation is mandatory.
  • An Educational History Form where all the schools that attended by the applicant up to the current school will have to be listed.
  • An updated resume consisting of professional experience and educational qualifications.
  • Letter of Motivation which highlights an applicant’s career objective and future goals.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants can submit any of the following scores to demonstrate English proficiency.

ExamMinimum Score
MELAB (Michigan Test)80
British Council IELTS (Int'l. English Language Testing System)6.5
ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test)965
GCSE (British General Certificate of Secondary Education)A or B
Cambridge EFL ExaminationsA, B, C, and C1 pass
Cambridge EFL ExaminationsA, B and C
Cambridge EFL Examinations – First Certificate in English (extended certification)A
International Baccalaureate English A Literature & English A Language and Literature6,7
SAT Critical Reading (Old SAT)580
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (New SAT)600
ACT Writing9
Duolingo English Test60%

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will need to apply for a German student visa at the German embassy or consulate.
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to apply for a German student visa:
    • Proof of admission into a study program
    • Copy of passport
    • Authenticated certificates of earlier education
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor Letter, if applicable
  • Applicants then need to submit for the form pay the application fee of 60 EUR.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview

Jacobs University Graduate Admissions

Graduate education offered at Jacobs University covers programs from the natural sciences and engineering to the social sciences and economics.

Application Portal – Interested students may apply through the ‘Apply Yourself system’, the online application portal of the university.

Application Fee – The university does not charge any fee for the processing of the application.

Given below are the admission requirements for the Master-level programs offered by the university.

CourseMedium InstructionApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
M.Sc. Data EngineeringEnglishRolling Admission: June 1 (for students without a visa)
July 15 (for students with visa)
Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent
Letter of Motivation
Curriculum vitae
2 letters of recommendation
TOEFL-iBT – 90
IELTS – 6.5
MA International RelationsGermanFebruary 1Bachelor’s (or Master’s) Degree or it's equivalent in International Relations,Political Science,Sociology, or a similar area of study; GPA of 2.3 or higher
An English summary (1,000 words) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Thesis
Curriculum vitae
TOEFL-iBT – 95
IELTS – 7.0
M.Sc. Supply Chain ManagementEnglishRolling Admission: June 1 (for students without a visa)
July 15 (for students with visa)
Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent
Letter of Motivation
Curriculum vitae
2 letters of recommendation
TOEFL-iBT – 90
IELTS – 6.5
M.Sc. PsychologyGermanJune 1 (for students without a visa)
August 15 (for students with visa)
Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent
Letter of Motivation
Curriculum Vitae
Proof of German language proficiency
TOEFL-iBT – 72
IELTS – 5.5
Duo lingo – 40%
German Language-Goethe-Zertifikat level C1
TestDaF level 4
DSH level 2

The admissions at Jacobs University are considered to be selective. Jacobs draws extremely talented and open-minded students from all across the world, with more than 1,450 students from over 110 countries currently living on their 34-hectare residential campus. After making an application, students are required to a maximum of 3 weeks for the admission notification to arrive, which is conveyed with the aid of an official email.

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