Admissions-Related Tips Jacobs 101

A semi-experts guide to packing for Jacobs

Packing can seem like a hassle, especially having to pack for university. Well, here is a simple breakdown of things that hopefully might make life a tad bit simpler.

Must Haves

  • Passport(s)
  • Insurance information (example: travel insurance, confirmation from German insurance company, insurance card)
  • Other forms of identification (example: driver’s license, residence permit)
  • Emergency contact information
  • Medical documents
  • School stuff (example: final school transcripts, high school diploma)
  • Bank information
  • Copies of ALL aforementioned important documents (bring at least 2 copies of your passport)
  • Cell phone and laptop with their respective chargers
  • Kindle (If you have one)
  • Some cash for emergencies (we use Euros here)

Items to bring with you

  • Everyday attire (jeans, t-shirts, shorts, shoes)
  • Sweaters, hoodies, winter jackets, boots, scarves, sweatpants, cardigans, and other articles that will keep you warm
  • Socks and underwear
  • Some formal outfits (blazers, formal dresses)
  • Some form of traditional attire
  • ‘Going-Out’/ Party clothing
  • Workout clothing
  • Your favorite books (I know this is a bit of a stretch, but I can’t go anywhere without books, but if you have a Kindle, then you’re saved)

Stuff you can buy in Germany

  • Stationery (pens, notebooks)
  • Towels
  • Room cleaning supplies
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, body wash and the likes)
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Bedding (200cm x 90cm)
  • Pillow Covers (80cm x 80cm – yes, they are large squares)
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Hair dryer and curler/straightener
  • Rain boots and umbrellas
  • Others (alarm clock, batteries, wine glasses, sewing kit, water boiler)

Stuff you can buy on campus

  • IKEA tables
  • Office chairs
  • Printers
  • Carpets
  • Bathroom mats
  • IKEA clothing rack
  • Cloth hangers
  • Books
  • Bikes
  • Mirrors
  • Couches
  • Extension cords
  • Router and Internet cables

One last thing is to make sure you have a checklist, so you don’t forget to pack some things that might be essential for you. Have a great summer and we look forward to meeting you!



2 comments on “A semi-experts guide to packing for Jacobs

  1. Anonymous

    Thanks for this information!
    But how can I buy things on campus?
    Is there any cite or page that people sell and buy the used items?

    • Tensae Desta

      People usually send out email spams with pictures of what they are selling attached. At the moment we do not have a website for this, but if that changes I’ll be sure to let you know.

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