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Humanities & Law

International Relations: Politics and History - BA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Bachelor's
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Tuition fees per year
    20,000 EUR
  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    October

Program Overview

What Jacobs University says about their program:
"The problems and threats facing the world today are complex. Navigating the international political arena and creating sustainable solutions require both a nuanced and multi-faceted approach. Thus, the International Relations: Politics and History (IRPH) program teaches students concepts and methods from a number of fields, including political science, history, law, and philosophy. The overall aim is twofold: first, to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills required to explore the historical emergence of, and remedies for, pressing global ills. And, second, to prepare our students so they can succeed either on the job market or in graduate school.


Upon graduating, about 60% of our students enter prestigious graduate schools, such as Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics (LSE), Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Sciences Po. About 40% of our graduates opt for the job market and secure positions in traditional international relations fields, public policy, or development work as well as in the business sector, consulting, and in many other areas. The success of our students attests to the excellence of the IRPH program, which is also confirmed by the program’s outstanding rankings from the Centre for Higher Education (CHE).
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Admissions requirements

Admission to Jacobs University is selective and based on a candidate’s school and/or university achievements, recommendations, and performance on required standardized tests.

TOEFL 90 / IELTS 6.5 / Duolingo 60 Postgraduate students will be exempt from English requirements if their bachelor's was taught in English.

You'll need to submit the following supporting documents along with your application:

  • Recommendation letter
  • Official or certified copies of high school / university transcripts
  • Educational history form
  • Standardized testing (SAT/ACT/TestAS)
  • Zeemee electronic resume
  • Language proficiency test results

Students who will graduate (or graduated) with the German Abitur do not need to submit standardized test scores to Jacobs University.

Postgraduate (September): application opens September 1 - application deadline June 1 (students who do not need a visa - July 15)

Fees and funding

Jacobs University believes that everyone has the right to a good education – and this is the principle they live by at Jacobs University. Jacobs offers students a personalized financial aid package to finance their studies, consisting of scholarships and deferral options, for example.

Foundation Year

28,000 Euro per academic year (incl. room and board) (no financial aid available)

Undergraduate Tuition:

€ 20,000 per academic year. Room & Board* € 8,000 per academic year

Graduate Tuition

  • MSc Data Engineering & MSc Supply Chain Management

    € 20,000 per academic year

We believe that everyone has the right to a good education – and this is the principle we live by here at Jacobs University. This is why we offer students a personalized financial aid package to finance their studies, consisting of scholarships and deferral options, for example. You only start repaying the deferred tuition fees once you successfully entered the job market. That way you can focus completely on your studies. We are convinced that Jacobs’ education will form the perfect foundation for your future career – that is why we are happy to invest in you. Our financing options are automatically available to you upon admission to a study program.

Visa requirements for Jacobs University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Germany, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.