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Jacobs University International College

Jacobs University and Oxford International Education Group offer joint preparatory program

The newly founded "Jacobs University International College" paves the way for a successful start to academic life. (Source: Jacobs University).


February 21, 2020

What to do after high school? Many students worldwide think about this question before their final exams. With a constantly growing range of courses on offer, choosing the right study program is sometimes difficult. At the same time, the requirements for enrolment are often high and specific: this can be a particular challenge for prospective students from abroad aiming to study in Germany. The newly founded "Jacobs University International College", which the international university has established together with the renowned Oxford International Education Group, paves the way for a successful start to academic life.

Preparatory courses have long been established in an international context. They offer prospective students orientation and the opportunity to specialize. The newly established Jacobs University International College (JUIC) offers students the chance to get to know the multifaceted academic world, to explore and set own priorities, to deepen English language skills and to gain intercultural experience on Jacobs University’s campus, where people from over 120 nations research, live and learn together.

The preparatory programs offered by JUIC will be one-year programs. Apart from attending lectures and seminars, students live on campus and are involved in various extracurricular activities. Together with their fellow students, they go through different academic and life experiences and receive intensive advice on their future choice of studies.

Upon successful completion of the preparatory year, the prospective academics will have the opportunity of a direct progression to a bachelor's program at the top ranked, English-medium Jacobs University. The admission phase for the academic preparatory year begins in March. Lectures start in September.

"’Jacobs University International College’ is an important milestone in our mission and commitment towards opening more chances for an excellent education. In a dynamical and connected world, we are convinced that JUIC will empower our social and educational impact and help students to discover and achieve their full potential," said Bannour Hadroug, member of Jacobs University’s Management Board.

The preparatory year will be run in partnership with the renowned Oxford International Education Group. This is the education provider's first partnership with a university in Germany. “Key to our success is to select and work with partners who share our mission to enable opportunities, build trusted partnerships and empower success for our students, our people, our partners, and communities around the world,” said Group CEO Lil Bremermann-Richard on the reasons for choosing to partner with Jacobs University.

Professor Antonio Loprieno, President of Jacobs University, emphasizes the importance of the cooperation. "The foundation of the ‘Jacobs University International College’ is a future-oriented project – for our partners, for us as a university and above all for our students."