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Jacobs University International College (JUIC)

Join the International Foundation Year at JUIC and prepare for an international undergraduate education. The academic preparatory program allows you to explore different subjects, strengthen your personal and academic skills, and develop your English language abilities.

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Your Benefits At a glance

Don’t feel ready for university? Or maybe you just want to explore a few subjects before you choose a degree? Don’t delay! Start your higher education journey with our International Foundation Year! Strengthen your academic skills and gain knowledge and experience in different subject areas, while learning and living in a multicultural environment.

  • Exploration of courses in different disciplines
    English related to academic and specific degree programs
    Guaranteed undergraduate admission upon successful completion of the program.
    Personal development program
    Personal tutors available
  • Small class sizes with 20 students or less
    Excellent private university, top-ranked academic programs
    Inspiring international environment with students from over 110 countries
    Promising career prospects thanks to strong professor and alumni networks
    Living and learning on a safe campus

Why choose Jacobs University

As a private, non-profit, English-speaking university offering the highest standards in research and teaching, Jacobs University attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. On Germany’s most international campus students become citizens of the world, able to take responsibility for a sustainable and peaceful future of humanity.

  • Academic Quality

    Students are held to the highest academic standards, and benefit greatly from interdisciplinary education, individualized mentorship from faculty, and early research opportunities.

  • International Outlook

    With more than 110 nations represented on campus, students live and learn among a melting pot of ideas and viewpoints, providing an experience that both uncovers new passions and broadens perspective.

  • Personal Development

    We graduate students with self-competence and social skills. The diversity encountered during their education prepares them to participate within diverse cultures and global industries.

  • Employability

    Our graduates go on to successful careers in business and science, possessing the interdisciplinary knowledge and experience today’s employers seek.


Top ranked in Germany and worldwide

Among the top 30% of universities worldwide

#1 international university in Germany

#1 private university in Germany

#2 young university in Germany

#1 young university in teaching in Germany


Jacobs University operates JUIC and the International Foundation Year in cooperation with Oxford International Education Group.

Founded in 1991, Oxford International is an accredited, private education provider that operates independent boarding schools, international colleges and English language centres across the UK and North America to create life enhancing experiences for students worldwide. Their programs help over 50,000 UK and international students achieve academic success every year.



Campus Life

Join our vibrant Campus Life

Develop your interpersonal and intercultural skills by joining one or more of our many clubs and participating in a variety of campus life activities. Experience team spirit on our Rowing Team, strike the right notes in our J-Cappella choir or philosophize in our Debating Society. No matter what your interests and hobbies are, there is something for everyone.

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Safety, Security and Care

The safety and well-being of our students is a top priority on our campus.

In this video you will learn about the far-reaching measures Jacobs University uses to ensure high standards.

What our Foundation Year students say


Let’s get in contact

William Levi
Recruitment Counselor and Admissions Officer


Do you have questions or would you like to be consulted personally? We are happy to help you with your inquiry.

Leave us a message or contact us directly:

Whatsapp / WeChat: +49 151 142 67 805

Tel: +49 (421) 2004313

Skype: foundationyear

Email: foundationyear [at]


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