JWL breaks barriers to provide youth at the margins with quality, higher education programmes that are regionally accredited and certified, through a blended learning experience which includes online and onsite support. To enable and accompany students towards a journey of lifelong learning and the realisation of their goals, JWL offers – and will continuously develop – a stackable learning path. All programmes have been developed within the framework of Ignatian experience which seeks to develop the whole person, or cura personalis, with student learning structured around the concept of experience, reflection and action. 


Global English Language

A good level of English is required for our programmes (B1 for professional programmes, B2 for degree programmes) and so for many of our students, the learning path begins with the Global English Language (GEL) programme.

Certificate and 
Bachelor's Programmes

JWL and partner universities offer a foundational Certificate in Liberal Studies and Bachelor's degree programmes.

Professional Programmes

JWL professional certificate programmes are typically six-month programmes designed to equip the participants with skills to fill needs in their local context.

Global Alliance of Universities

Our Partners

JWL works with Jesuit as well as other mission-aligned universities and educational institutions. These culturally rich and diverse institutions share their resources to make quality higher education programmes accessible to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to do so. In this collaborative effort, universities contribute: 

  • Knowledge 
  • Professors  
  • Accreditation

Vital to the cultivation and expansion of JWL’s university partnerships (and through this, the realisation of common goals) all AJCU and IAJU members are invited to designate a JWL liaison.

Regis University (2010 - 2021)

Regis University is proud to stand among the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States grounded in our Jesuit Catholic tradition. They educate students of all faith backgrounds, whether on campus or online.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.

Metropolitan State University Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver has transformed the lives of more than 90,000 people in Denver and Colorado through affordable degree programs, innovative public-private partnerships and a commitment to diversity.

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is the first and only Catholic university in the German-speaking world. Located in the heart of Bavaria, it combines the advantages of being a small university with an international and interdisciplinary perspective.

Hekima University College

Hekima College aims to enhance intellectual formation, dynamism and action-oriented education in the search for constructive social change and peace through instruction, policy research, conflict monitoring, advocacy and publication.


The university's mission statement has two main purposes: Service to the faith, which combines Christian inspiration with academic independence. Promoting justice that develops a sense of solidarity and service; encouraging comprehensive sustainable development (in human, social and ecological term

St Joseph's College

St Joseph's College (Autonomous), Bangalore, is one of the oldest colleges in the state of Karnataka with a history of more than 136 years. It has been conferred College of Excellence by the University Grants Commission (India).

Creighton University

Creighton’s nine schools and colleges, which include multiple health sciences degree programs, deliver a powerful education and have partnerships with many international organizations such as JWL. Creighton is the first Jesuit university to offer online BA and BS scholarships for degree completion f

XIM University

XIM University sees itself as a quality institute delivering quality management education to quality students from the world over. The identity of XIM is distinguished by its philosophy of ‘Inspiring Futures’ by not just walking the well-trodden path but striking out and exploring new paths.

Munich School of Philosophy

The Munich School of Philosophy follows the long educational tradition of the Jesuits, which has been valued around the world for over 400 years for the quality of its schools and universities.

Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University is a private, four-year institution of higher education. A constant throughout the years is Gonzaga’s educational philosophy, based on the centuries-old Ignatian model of educating the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

CUEA, Catholic University of Nairobi

Promotes excellence in research, teaching and community service by preparing morally upright leaders based on the intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church.

Comillas University of Madrid

Our aim is that every person to form part of our University receives a comprehensive education: focusing not only on academic training but also on their own free will, their human, ethical and aesthetic awareness, capacity for personal reflection and sense of responsibility.

Newman Institute

Founded in 2001, the Newman Institute has academic programs in theology, philosophy and cultural studies taught from a Catholic perspective. The Swedish context shapes students’ encounters with theology and philosophy, bringing them face-to-face with issues like ecumenism, secularism, [...]

Loyola Idiomas

Loyola Languages (Loyola SOL) is the center of Loyola University Andalucía where you can develop linguistic and cultural skills that will enable you to move in international contexts. We want to open the doors to giving you the opportunity to live, study or work abroad without language barriers.

Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Knowledge in motion is our university motto. We at FAU therefore strive to generate knowledge to shape the future responsibly and openly share knowledge with all stakeholders in society to drive prosperity and create value, as well as using knowledge to improve our world for future generations.

Kircher Network

We are a network of higher education institutions linked to the Society of Jesus in Europe and the Near East. Our institutions aim to offer a different type of education. An integral formation of the individual based on the Ignatian charism that promotes four dimensions [...].

Fore more information on our programmes, download our course catalogue.


Download Course Catalogue 2020 - 2021

Become a Student

If you are interested in becoming a JWL students, please contact us with you name, location, and programme of interest.