IOCM takes in new students for winter terms only. The next IOCM intake is for the winter term 2021/2022. Applications open 1st of April 2021.
The deadline for international applications is 31 May 2021. The deadline for German applications is the 15th of July 2021.
The selection committee decides on each application. It is not possible to provide information on individual chances ahead of the application process.
Due to time and personnel constraints, we can only help with concrete questions and problems. General conversations about the program’s suitability are not possible.
Generally: yes! Given your background you might qualify for a "Track 2" application to our programme. Please find further information on how to apply here.
The selection committee meets twice (in Mid-June and late July) and will inform each applicant about their decision as soon as possible thereafter.
Please apply through our university website. Please find further information on how to apply here.
You do not need to indicate whether your application is for track 1 or 2. Your application will be categorized by the selection committee.
You can submit any additional documents you deem relevant, including proof of work experience, stays abroad, or language proficiencies. These additional documents can only be taken into consideration if they are in English or German.
Please find a list of accepted English language certificates here.
English native speakers are not required to provide proof of their English language proficiency.
Your BA programme can qualify as proof of your English language proficiency only if the programme's language of instruction is English. Since English language proficiency is very important to us, you are strongly encouraged to provide an English language certificate as additional proof of your language proficiency.
While we are aware of the difficulties of the current situation, your application can only be considered if it includes a proof of your English language proficiency. Some of the English language certificates we accept can be earned remotely. See the list here.
No, you are not required to speak German for any part of the curriculum.
While teaching in the winter term 2020/21 is taking place online, we plan to return to on-site teaching as soon as the situation permits. Up-to-date information on the IOCM during the coronavirus pandemic can be found here.
There is no tuition fee for our programme, only a so-called "semester contribution" of about €250 per semester, which covers administration fees and a mandatory public transportation ticket.
German state universities do not have on-campus housing. However, the state student services ("Studierendenwerk") offers rooms/apartments in student residences at reduced rates. Please find more information on student housing in Jena here.
The IOCM is a full-time study program with on-site teaching (except for the winter term 2020/21). It is neither possible to complete the programme remotely nor in addition to the working hours of a full-time job.