German Jordanian University / GJU

Founded in 2005

The German-Jordanian University (GJU) is a public university located in Mushaqar. It was modelled on the German applied-sciences model, characterized by their focus on putting knowledge into practice and on promoting knowledge transfer. We aim to play a significant role in promoting links between Jordan and Europe, particularly Germany. By taking advantage of the best educational practices in both Jordan and Germany, the University has positioned itself as a leader in its field.

The University's focus is on providing undergraduate and graduate programs of the highest quality. It offers over 20 programs, with a student body of around 5,000, drawn predominantly from Jordan, but also including international students. GJU takes pride in the student-centered environment for learning and believes that quality education is founded upon close associations between faculty and students.

GJU recognizes research and research-led teaching as primary responsibilities of its academic staff and places value on fostering, publishing, and disseminating research of the highest quality internationally. The University's mission, goal, and strategy statements reflect this strong emphasis on the importance of quality research. It provides lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of people, capitalizing extensively on partnerships with private companies and public agencies in the region.

Professional Diploma "Social Work: Migration and Refugees", hosted by the Department of Social Work, School of Applied Humanities and Languages, is a specialized postgraduate programme focusing on treating the challenges of refugees and migration. It provides an understanding of refugees and migrants in the context of conflicts and socio-political change. In addition, the programme brings together national, regional and international aspects and perspectives to encompass the current pressing issues of refugees.

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  • Studying at the GJU/in Jordan

    The GJU offers 17 undergraduate programs and six postgraduate (Masters) programs, with a student body of over 3000 students: 15% of which are foreign students and the remaining majority from across Jordan. For more information on available study programs and why to choose GJU, please visit our About the University and Programs Directory pages, or check out the GJU Broschure.
    Please be aware that GJU has different campuses. The main campus is near Madaba, 25km southward outside Amman (see Contact Us | Location Map). The campus for Architecture and Design students, however, is in Downtown Amman, on the premises of the Othman Bdeir House (see Map | GoogleMaps | Campus Map #1 | Campus Map #2).

    Note: NOHA students will have their classes in Downtown Amman, Othman Bdeir House.
  • Academic calendar

    Academic year 2018/19:
    Fall semester: 30 September 2018 - 24 January 2019
    Spring semester: 17 February - 20 June 2019
    Summer session: 14 July - 22 August 2019
    Detailed academic calendar is available here.

    The exchange semester for NOHA students takes place between September and January.
  • Accommodation

    GJU still doesn’t dispose of own dormitories. Nevertheless the Deanship of Students' Affairs in coordination with the International Office will help you finding a room or a flat for your stay in Amman. Please check out the following options:
  • Living costs

    In Amman, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized as follows:
    1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
    2) Clothing: High
    3) Communication: Low
    4) Education: Average
    5) Furniture & Appliances: High
    6) Groceries: Average
    7) Healthcare: Very Low
    8) Household Accommodation: Average
    9) Miscellaneous: High
    10) Personal Care: Very Low
    11) Recreation & Culture: High
    12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
    13) Transport: Very Low
  • Visas

    Students from a large number of countries can obtain a one-month visa upon arrival at the airport (for a list of countries whose citizens are not required to obtain a visa prior to arriving to Jordan, refer to the link Later on, the students will receive an official letter from the university to facilitate the procedure of obtaining a residency permit or extending the visa.
    Students from countries, whose citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to arriving to Jordan must apply for a visa at the nearest Jordanian Embassy or consulate.


German Jordanian University / GJU

School of Applied Humanities and Languages
Department of Social Work
P.O Box 35247, Amman 11180 Jordan
Phone: +962 6 429 4700
Fax: +962 6 430 0215

Dr Sahar Makhamreh, Head of Department

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Last updated: 19 March 2018

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