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INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR

 


The foundations of your future

 

The Pathway to your desired international degree program

The International Foundation Year (IFY) at Jacobs University prepares students for a successful higher education journey. This one-year academic preparatory program allows you to explore different fields of study, strengthen personal and academic skills, and develop English language abilities.

International Foundation Year offers two pathways to an Undergraduate degree course at Jacobs University. Based on your high school diploma, you will either go on the QUALIFICATION or on the ORIENTATION pathway.

  • Qualification Pathway

    You want to study your favored degree program at a top private international university in Germany, but you don’t meet the entrance requirements yet?
    Then the Qualification Pathway is your choice! Study a specific subject area (Technology, Science, Society) and qualify for direct entry. 
    1Choose one subject (from subject areas Technology, Science, Society)
    2Choose 2 modules within the same subject area and study one in the 1st and one in the 2nd semester. Get prepared for the exams necessary for guaranteed admission to your desired degree program at Jacobs University
    3Take part in the Test AS examination
    4Successfully complete the program
    5Progress directly onto year one of the chosen degree
  • Orientation Pathway

    Are you unsure what you want to study? The Orientation Pathway gives you the chance to explore a variety of subjects and make the right decision for your degree program later. 
    Our academic staff will assist you in finding your study direction. Or stay within one subject area and prepare for a specific degree course.
    1Choose a subject in the first semester
    2Have the option to stay within a specific subject area or choose again from a different subject area. Select your preferred modules in different subject areas.
    3Decide on a degree program in the second semester
    4Successfully complete the IFY program
    5Progress directly onto year one of the chosen degree

 

Contact Carlos Meza for individual assistance

Your Benefits at a Glance

Gain experience from a highly supportive and academically challenging university environment
Develop your study skills, decide on your study direction and qualify for the route to your international degree
Improve your Academic English – academic literacy as the foundation for successful education
Take your time to develop and learn in a less formal teaching approach, strongly supported by your teachers and academic advisors  
Intercultural Experiences - Gain an understanding of other cultures to prepare you for your international career
Earn up to 15 transferable undergraduate course credits (ECTS) that will count towards your bachelor’s degree at Jacobs University.
Get guaranteed admission to Jacobs University after successful completion of the IFY program. Jacobs University is top ranked #3 Young University in Teaching in Germany (THE Young 2022)
Enjoy the inspiring atmosphere of living and learning in an international, safe campus environment with students from over 110 nations and a rich offering of sports activities, clubs and socializing events.
Benefit from promising career prospects thanks to strong professor and alumni networks

What our Foundation Year students say

Ready for your future?

4 REASONS, WHY JACOBS UNIVERSITY IS YOUR BEST CHOICE

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.

  • Personal Development

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

  • 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 uncovers new passions and broadens perspective.

  • Success Stories

    After successfully completing the International Foundation Year, our students prove to be well prepared for their future by successfully transitioning into our undergraduate degree programs. They excel as mature and competent students, who want to make a difference in the world.

RANKINGS

Top-ranked in Germany and worldwide

Among the top 30% of universities worldwide

#1 University with the most international outlook in Germany

#1 Private university in Germany

#1 In Germany by number of top-ranked categories

#13 Small university worldwide


 

LIFE ON CAMPUS

The experience of your lifetime

Are you into sports or arts? Develop your interpersonal and intercultural skills by joining one or more of our many clubs and participating in a variety of campus life activities. Build good sportsmanship 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. Of course, having a good time with new friends in college is a given!
You will live in your own furnished room in a modern two-bedroom apartment unit sharing bathroom facilities with your roommate. There are four residential colleges on campus, each with its own spirit and atmosphere.
You will benefit from:

  • Personal support on campus by Resident Mentors in each college
  • Full board in student cafeterias (“serveries”) in each college
  • Coffee Bar on campus (yum)
  • Sports facilities and a library
  • A theater, a student bar and an interfaith house
  • 24/7 security on campus
  • Beautiful location close to a river and recreational park
  • Close to the city center of Bremen, 20 minutes by public transportation

Let’s get in contact


Carlos Meza
Recruitment Counselor

 

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

Leave me a message or contact me directly:

Tel: +49 (421) 2004216

Skype: foundationyear

Email: foundationyear@jacobs-university.de

 

 

Please consult our frequently asked questions page, too:  FAQ.

 

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