Jade University is Germany’s youngest university in the north-west with history dating back to 1832. With over 7000 students and 180 professors, the university’s campuses in Wilhelmshaven, Oldenburg and Elsfleth strive to be a center of learning and research. The university is at the forefront of research and development and facilitates contacts with potential employers throughout Germany.
The Department of Maritime Studies at Jade University was established in 1832 as Oldenburg Regional Nautical College and later became part of the University of Applied Science in Oldenburg. Today the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Elsfleth is one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
An entrance requirement for studying at the Jade Hochschule Wilhelmshaven/Oldenburg/Elsfleth is that the student has a good working knowledge of German which will enable him or her to follow lectures and study independently. An increasing number of classes are held in English emphasizing international profile of the university.
Jade University Location
View Larger Map
As of September 2004, Jade Hochschule Wilhelmshaven/Oldenburg/Elsfleth, has been a member of (Assist) e. V. an association which coordinates international student applications and carries out preliminary checks of international student course applications. On payment of a fee, (Assist) e. V. can check if all necessary requirements have been fulfilled for the course of study in question. Further information on the service offered by Assist can be found on its homepage: www.uniassist.de
There are different ways which you can demonstrate the university entrance eligibility - the qualifications of a university entrance (Abitur), the subject-specific university entrance qualification (Fachgymnasium) and the technical college (Fachoberschule).
A seven-semester bachelor degree (or equivalent) with 210 ECTS in relevant subjects is required. Degrees awarded by universities of applied sciences and universities will be equally recognized. If applicants have completed a bachelor degree with less than 210 ECTS, or a six-semester course of studies in economics at a university, they can be admitted on condition that they can make up the shortfall in exam credits or in work experience in a company within the shipping or logistics industry.