Planning and preparing for your academic future is an important step. Join Jacobs University’s Foundation Year Program to get a taste of different fields of study and to acquire academic learning skills before starting your degree. Over two semesters, the intensive pre-degree program prepares you for the challenge of studying at an international university. All students who successfully complete the program receive guaranteed admission to Jacobs University’s undergraduate programs.
Based on your individual academic background, your needs, and goals, you can design your own Foundation Year learning experience. After placement tests and consultation with your academic advisor, you can choose between a number of different preparatory and orientation classes. Foundation Year students may furthermore attend regular undergraduate courses and are hence able to obtain up to 40 transferable ECTS credits. The language of instruction is English.”
A huge honor for the Jacobs University class of 2017: Nobel Prize winner Professor Randy Schekman came to the international university to attend their graduation. 365 graduands from more than 60 countries were presented with their degree certificates at the ceremony. And in keeping with tradition, they threw their mortarboards up in the air at the end of the ceremony.