Online application

How does the online application work?

The online application guides you step by step through the application process. For each individual step, you will find instructions for the data required. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete the application.
To enable you to complete the application easily, we recommend you to have the following documents and information ready at hand:

  • Your school leaving certificate or your university entrance qualification certificate
  • If you already studied in Germany: your academic record with the information about the semesters you already completed
  • If you have already acquired a final degree: your diploma
  • If you submitted foreign certificate documents, JGU's Certificate of Recognition
  • English or German language certificates
  • Information about commitments already performed, such as military service, civilian service, Voluntary Social or Ecological Year. Applicable for German and EU-citizens only
  • Information about vocational training or activity

After completing and submitting the online form, you will receive the completed application to print. You must then send this application to JGU by mail (to the address listed on the printout).The application will only be processed when the online application has been completed, printed, signed and received by the Student Office or International Admission Office with all required documents before the deadline.

It is not possible to make subsequent changes to an online application once it has been submitted.
If you are German or a EU citizen, you must complete a new online application. Your first application will be disregarded and deleted at the end of the application process.

If you hold a citizenship other than German or EU and are applying with foreign certificates via JOGU-StINe, please send a signed letter stating what you want to change about your submitted application.

Since the application process depends on your school-leaving qualification and language proficiency, please assign yourself to one of the following groups:


For applicants with a foreign direct university admission (“direkter Hochschulzugang”) and:

A German language proficiency no less than B1 (CEFR):

>> Online application for the preparatory German language course (see periods and deadlines)

Online application for the preparatory German language course for refugees

Online application for summer semester 2019 has started, deadline is December 15th, 2018.

The online application for summer semester 2019 for the preparatory German course for all applicants with foreign certificates and officially recognized refugee status or subsidiary protection (§25 para. 1 or §25 para. 1 or 2 AufenthaltsG) is now possible. The documents correspond to the regular preparatory German course, in addition a proof of the refugee status or the granting of asylum is needed. Every refugee with proof of German language level B1 is allowed to apply, regardless of whether they are in possession of a direct access to JGU or an access via the Feststellungsprüfung/ Studienkolleg (preparatory college).

>> Online application for the preparatory German language course for refugees

A German language proficiency no less than DSH 2 or equivalents.

>> Online application for undergraduate degree programs ( see periods and deadlines)

For applicants with a master degree:

>> Online application for Doctoral/Ph.D. programs