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The Admission and Registration Department was established with the beginning of the establishment of the Academy in 2004, and it is the backbone of the Academy as it is directly linked with the students of the Academy and the various departments and departments. It is also one of the important and vital departments upon which the academic process in its various forms is based, starting with the procedures for admission and registration of the student in its various stages and ensuring the implementation of all laws and instructions related to the academic process and ending with the completion of the clearance procedures and the student’s graduation.

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Dear students,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies, and to offer you through this webpage all the information you may want to know about the academy.
Since we strongly believe in our Academy emblem “Commitment to Excellence”, and since we are dedicated to our core values, we are always hopeful and confident that we will always be, as we have always been, in the foreground.

As far as admission and Registration Department is concerned, we pride ourselves with our effective role through which we do our utmost in cooperation with other unites in the Academy to solve any problems you may encounter throughout your life in the Academy.

Therefore, we are pleased to offer our services through this webpage to the Academy students as well as to those willing to join the Academy in the future, and, in general, to those interested in maritime studies and researchers of all nationalities… by providing a full range of information such as how to apply, available majors, academic calendar, etc..

We hope to remain in touch with you through this portal promising you to respond to your enquiries, whatsoever, in no time.

Wishing you all the best.


Our Policies

Providing academic services to the fullest in the fastest time and with the least effort, and overcoming the difficulties that students may face during their studies within the limits, tasks and specializations of the department.

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Maritime Education

JAMS provides all the educational programs needed by the workers on board the ships within the international principles and standards set by the International Maritime Organization IMO.

Marine Navigation

Marine Engineering

Marine Electrical Engineering

JAMS Academic


Students can register online, view the Student Guide and check JAMS Instructions and Regulations using our online services.


JAMS welcomes the new foreign students and helps them with the admission and registrations procedures were the new students are welcomed by the Admission & Registration staff to pave them their academic way.

The department helps the students to find a suitable resident for them as well as providing participation opportunities with their roommates.

In addition, we follow-up their health conditions at the student’s clinic, or other hospitals in Jordan. Also, we form groups of students to visit and accompany the student in all stages of treatments.


 An application form has to be completed by students and submitted to Registration Department in the Academy supported by required documents including a medical fitness report. The last step in the process is an interview by a special committee. A list of accepted is then announced by Registration Department. Other Arab students may e-mail their applications to:

It is JD 90 per credit hour regardless of nationality.

There are two fields of specializations; Marine Engineering and Marine Navigation. The former leads to an officer in charge of Engineering Watch Certificate of Competency (Third Engineer), and the latter to an officer in Charge of a Navigation Watch Certificate of Competency (Second Officer). After these certificates, students can pursue study towards higher certificates of competency, namely Master Mariner and Chief Engineer.

There is no limit, but the two main provisions to be met by an applicant are : a) Passing GSSC and b) Being medically fit. Of course the most important is the availability of a vacancy.

Applications are submitted directly to the Registration Department in the Academy.

Yes, just like other maritime education and training institutions, students wear a uniform provided by the Academy at a quite reasonable cost.

455 students are currently enrolled in basic and upgrading studies. The Academy concentrates on quality rather than quantity. Therefore, controlled number of students is admitted every semester, to ensure quality on one hand, and job opportunities for graduates on the other hand.

In Amman the capital, Abu Nseir area, opposite Vocational Training Corporation for Female, telephone No.00 962 6 5240102, Fax, 00 962 6 5240107, e-mail:

The Academy accepts all Arab nationalities. It also helps them get entry visas to Jordan, as well as accommodation.

The Academy is accredited and licensed by Jordan Maritime Authority (Ministry of Transport), which is responsible for Marine Education and Training. All Jordanian certificates of competency are internationally recognized since Jordan is among the countries which fulfilled the provisions of the STCW Convention, as amended, known as the White List.

The Academy conducts the following study programs, which lead to all marine certificates of competency:

  •  Basic Studies, for 4-5 semesters.
  • Officers in Charge of Engineering Watch (Marine Third Engineer), for 19 weeks.
  • Marine Second Engineer, for 22 weeks.
  • Chief Engineer, for 9 weeks.
  • Chief Officer (Marine First Officer), for 22 weeks.
  • Master Marines, for 9 weeks.
  • All certificates of competency are issued by Jordan Maritime Authority.

Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies (JAMS) is an educational institution specialized in Maritime Education and Training (MET). It was established in 2004 as a model example of cooperation between public and private sectors in Jordan. It is located in Abu Nseir area on a 4 dunums piece of land owned entirely by the Academy. The Academy building includes lecture rooms, labs, navigation simulators, a library, playgrounds and other utilities.

Admission & Registration
Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies