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Virtual International Programme (VIP)

OWIS - Orientation Week for International Students

7 to 11  October 2024

Here, you will find the event programme of the OWIS. All online events (except the Ultimate Get-Together) will be streamed via Zoom. 

We wish you a successful start of your virtual studies and hope to see you in our info sessions!

VIP Call for Winter Semester 2024/25!

The application phase for VIP in the winter semester 2024/25 will be opened starting from July 2024.

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About the VIP

At JLU, our primary goal is to deliver an exceptional virtual learning journey. As a VIP student, you'll enjoy top-notch online education while also:

Gain Insight into JLU and the German Education System from Anywhere: Dive into the world of JLU and grasp the intricacies of the German teaching system, all from the comfort of your home.

Customize Your Learning Experience: Enjoy the freedom to select courses that align with your personal interests from our diverse course catalogue, ensuring your academic journey is tailored to your goals.

Connect with German Students and Professors: Forge valuable connections with both fellow German students and experienced professors, fostering cross-cultural dialogues and enriching your educational experience.

Benefits of Being a VIP Student

  • Gain excellent online learning experience at JLU
  • Get to know JLU and the German teaching system from home
  • Dynamic and flexible online curriculum, featuring:
    • Diverse Online Courses – covering a wide spectrum of subjects from all 11 faculties of JLU
    • Multilingual Options – courses available in English, German, and various other languages, catering to both undergraduate and graduate students
    • Online German Language Courses – for Beginners and Advanced Learners from A0 up to B2+ Level (German Language Courses can only be selected in combination with at least one subject course)
  • Benefit from the support structures at JLU for international students during your VIP-time
  • VIP alumni receive a Transcript of Records, including CP/ECTS
  • VIP is completely free of charge as a students from a partner university of JLU

Bachelor Courses

Find out about courses offered for bachelor students

Master Courses

Find out about courses offered for master students

Virtual International collaborative Teaching

Seminars marked with this symbol are „International Collaborative Teaching“ seminars offered in cooperation with partner universities.


Yaren Karabulut, Turkey
Because of the corona, I canceled my Erasmus in Germany. After learning about the VIP, I got the chance to be a student in Germany again thanks to JLU.
Being a VIP student was an amazing journey. I feel that I am a part of the JLU family.
Shawn Hsiang Lun Hsu, Taiwan
I'm very grateful to be a virtual student because I get to make more friends and learn things I'm interested in.
I always thought of it as a great chance to broaden my horizons. I believe this experience indeed opens up new opportunities to access new knowledge.
Ermira Sfishta, Kosovo
JLU did a magnificent job! Going abroad to study has always been my dream but I never imagined to “study abroad” from the comfort of my own home.
From the very start the International Office and the professors of the courses were there for us. With friends from all over the world we moved through the semester, shared our ups, downs, stress and joy.
Kebakaone Marumo, Botswana
I've been able to learn and grow with the program. I took part in cultural and feminist courses as a way to make me a better global citizen.
VIP gave me an opportunity very few African students get, a European feel of university life. And it didn't costs cent.
Shukrie Sadiku, Kosovo
I took part in courses that were related to English Linguistics, and I can say with all my heart that it was the best experience for me so far. What I liked about this programme was the flow of courses, flexibility, and how convenient the courses were.
Mariia Panchenko, Ukraine
Lots of thanks to JLU for letting me feel your atmosphere of understanding, tolerance and activism. I am grateful not only for courses I have attended but also for different invitations to open lectures on law. It was a pleasure to work and study with you.
Jakub Wojtasik, Poland
JLU gave me the opportunity to study International Humanitarian Law. These classes helped me understand the basics and made me realise that I want more!

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