Frequently Asked Questions
- As regards my MIEEP application, do I need to send anything by regular post?
Answer: At the time when you are starting to fill out your online application, there is no need to send anything by post. You should first complete your application online and upload all relevant material. Afterwards, you should send the documents that we ask you to.
Instructions on which documents to send and where to send them can be found here. For example, in the case of a foreign bachelor's degree, certified copies (along with translations) of diploma certificates, transcripts and your university-entrance qualification, as well as the sealed and signed envelope containing your letter of evaluation, have to be sent via post.
For more details with regards to the translation or the official certification of documents, please consult uni-assist (more information here).
- Do you require a GRE score? Will I still be considered without a GRE score? Will the GMAT be accepted instead?
Answer: A GRE score is required for submitting an application, so please make sure you have taken the test by the time you submit. There is no exception to this. The minimum requirements for the GRE is to be at least in the top 50% of test takers in the quantitative section (50th percentile). Your application will not be considered without this test, even if you have a valid GMAT test. A GMAT score cannot replace the necessity of a GRE score.
- I have studied at an English speaking university for one semester and attended lectures and seminars which count towards my bachelor’s degree. Does my stay abroad (at the English speaking university) substitute for TOEFL/IELTS test results?
Answer: No. We only abstain from requiring TOEFL or IELTS score reports if you have completed a full program that was taught at an English speaking institution or was taught in English exclusively. If you do not hold a degree from such an institution, TOEFL or IELTS test results are mandatory.
- I have completed an English certificate which is not listed on your webpage. Could I use this certificate as a replacement for either TOEFL or IELTS?
Answer: No. Unfortunately, this is not possible due to organizational reasons.
- ETS (TOEFL, GRE) or the British Council (IELTS) sent my test reports directly to you. Do I still need to upload proof of my results to my online application?
Answer: Yes. During the application process, we only use the data and documents you upload to the online application system and sent via regular mail to uni-assist. In the case you have received a positive answer by the admission committee, admission will be conditional on receiving the original score reports. The easiest and cheapest way is for you to use our institution codes at your test date, such that we receive your results right away. Sending test results after you took the test will cost you more money and time.
- As regards TOEFL/IELTS/GRE test results, which I have to attach to my online application, I am afraid I will be receiving the results after the application deadline. Can I submit my application without the TOEFL/IELTS/GRE report and send the report later on?
Answer: No, you have to provide your TOEFL/IELTS/GRE test results at the time of your application. This holds true for all required documents of your application. Should you not receive the original score report in time or not at all (GRE), you have to upload a screenshot of your online results intead of the scan/pdf copy of your original reports.
- Do you require specific knowledge of German and/or a certificate proving my German proficiency?
Answer: No, as our program is taught exclusively in English, you do not have to be proficient in German. No test or certificate is needed in this respect. Naturally, however, knowledge of the German language will help you in your everyday life here in Frankfurt.
- How many students apply, and how many are admitted each year?
Answer: Out of approximately 150 applications we admit 40 students per year. Since the pool of applicants varies each year, chances of admission change as well. A minimum undergraduate GPA is not necessary, but admission is obviously competitive. Admission is based on the GPA from your undergraduate degree, motivational letter, letter of evaluation/recommendation, grades from mathematical-quantitative courses within your bachelor’s degree, and the percentile from the Quantitative Section of the GRE test.
- In which semester can I start the MIEEP program?
Answer: We only admit students for the fall semester starting in October.
- When will I be notified of a decision?
Answer: Depending on which deadline you meet (May 1 or July 15), you can expect to receive an answer on the status of your application by mid-June or mid-August, respectively. If you submitted your application before the first deadline, but did not receive a positive answer during the first round, you will automatically be part of the second/final round as well.
- How will I be notified whether or not I have been accepted?
Answer: Every successful applicant will receive an unofficial acceptance letter via e-mail. In addition, all admitted applicants will receive an official acceptance letter via regular post.
- I have graduated from university quite a while ago and I am therefore not in contact with any of my former professors anymore. I have worked in a company though and would like to know whether my employer can provide you with the required letter of recommendation.
Answer: The admission committee strictly prefers academic referees. Should you really have difficulties with finding an academic referee, a reference letter by your employer may serve as a substitute. Please note that this may reduce your chances of receiving a positive answer.
- I am afraid that I cannot meet the first deadline in May. Are international applicants required to submit their application for this first round? Will using the second/final round of admission hurt my chances of receiving a positive answer?
Answer: Within the given time frame (usually from March until July every year) all applicants are free to apply whenever they want. There are no differences regarding international, EU or German applicants. Furthermore, the chances of admission are exactly the same for both deadlines. Admission is based on a final overall ranking, which consists of all applicants from all rounds. In the first round, only the best applicants will receive an offer.
- I haven't finished my bachelor's degree yet, but will do so during the summer. Can I apply with a preliminary diploma, my current transcript, and a certificate of enrollment?
Answer: Yes, you can. Please note that if you want to make use of this option, you must have completed at least 80% of your bachelor's degree at the time of your application. In regards to ECTS, this means that your academic transcript must contain at least 144 credit points at this point.
- I have completed my bachelor's degree in a foreign country. I am not sure, if this degree makes me eligible to apply for a master's degree at a German university. How can I find out?
Answer: As the answer to this question is very specific to different countries and degrees, you should check the DAAD website for guidelines regarding the equivalency of foreign degrees.