“With this new partnership, we will strengthen our position as a major provider in the pathways sector”
The college will seek to improve international students’ university study skills and English language level in order to prepare them for further study at Jacobs University on its undergraduate programs.
Courses offered will focus on a variety of subjects, including international business, computer sciences, physics, chemistry, engineering and robotics.
According to OIEG, it is the first time that a pathway provider has opened an international college with a German institution.
“With this new partnership, we will strengthen our position as a major provider in the pathways sector and drive economic growth for both our UK and European business communities,” said OIEG group CEO, Lil Bremermann-Richard.
“Key to our success is to select and work with partners who share our mission to enable opportunities, build trusted partnerships and empower success for our students, our people, our partners, and communities around the world,” she added.
In 2018, OIEG partnered with the University of Greenwich, and created an embedded college to help prepare international students for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the UK.
To date, the pathway provider has opened and operated four embedded colleges across the UK. It has also launched an office in Portugal to increase EU student recruitment with the UK’s De Montfort University.
“This new venture for Oxford International reflects the ever-changing landscape in HE student mobility, with many international students continuing to choose to study in mainland Europe,” a statement from OIEG explained.
“With Germany exceeding its own goals as a destination for inbound non-EU students, Jacobs University’s already strong international presence and Oxford International’s rapid growth in the University Partnership division, the partnership was a natural fit.”
Jacobs University is a private, fully English-speaking research-oriented campus university. Established in 2001, it has achieved top results in national and international university rankings and has more than 1,500 students that come from over 120 countries.
“As a young and international top-ranked institution, this is an important milestone in our mission and commitment towards opening more chances for an excellent education,” said Bannour Hadroug, member of the management board and head of student marketing and recruitment at Jacobs University.
“In a dynamical and connected world, we are convinced that this partnership will empower our social and educational impact and help students to discover and achieve their full potential,” he added.
Admissions will open in March for courses starting in September 2020 with pre-sessional English courses beginning in June.