Admission Requirements and Procedures

MMF applicants should either hold or expect to have by the time of enrollment a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the area of Economics, Finance, or in some related field. At the time of application, applicants need to have valid GRE (or GMAT) and TOEFL (or IELTS) results which satisfy the minimum requirements below. 

In case of a foreign degree, some application documents must also be sent by post. Please note that all hardcopies must arrive by the deadline. In that case, the online application must be completed several days before the deadline.

Applications are filed onlineThe application system is open.

It is not possible to hand in any documents after the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Consequences of the Corona epidemic for the application and admission procedures

Update May 11, 2020:

We have extended the application period by one month. Applications can be submitted through Uni Assist between April 1 and June 15, 2020. We will maintain the formal requirements for the application. Please submit all required documents in time.

International applicants are no longer required to mail hard copies of their documents. Uploading scans of certified documents online to Uni Assist is sufficient. In case of admission you will have to present the original documents upon enrollment.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: mmf.office[at]hof.uni-frankfurt[dot]de

The following items are required for admission:

  • Completed online application
  • Degree certificates/diplomas including the final grade (GPA) as well as an official transcript of course grades (with official translations into English or German, if needed).
  • o  Scanned copies are used for the application process. Originals or certified copies need to be submitted prior to enrollment.

    o  If you do not have a degree yet, you can hand in a certificate of enrollment from your bachelor program and a preliminary diploma or a certified copy of the current transcript of records including all passed examinations and an average grade. This preliminary diploma or transcript of records must be issued by the same office that also issues the final diplomas. If applicable, certified translations into German or English must be provided.Note that you must have completed it by September 30. In this case, you need to submit the degree certificate by January 15.

  • Letter of motivation (in English, not more than 750 words)
  • Evidence of English language proficiency for students whose native tongue is not English and who do not hold a university degree or from an institution with English as the main language of instruction. You have two possibilities in this case:
    1. TOEFL score of at least 100 (iBT) or 600 (PBT). The TOEFL institution code for the MMF is 4258.

    2. IELTS Academic Test with a band score of at least 7.
      Further information: See the official webpages for TOEFL and IELTS

    While documents can be scanned for application purposes, an original TOEFL/IELTS test score report has to be submitted prior to enrollment. We accept TOEFL and IELTS results that are up to 5 years old.

  • Assessment test scores are required for all applicants for the MMF. Please make sure you register to take the GRE/GMAT, so that you have the results by the time you submit your application. Again, there are two options: 
    1. Having completed the GRE test. 
      The minimum requirement for the GRE is that you have to score at least in the 50th percentile in the Quantitative Reasoning section of the test. The GRE scores and percentiles stated in the online application system need to match exactly the scores and percentiles reported on the official GRE score report. The GRE institution code for the Master in Money and Finance is 4258.

    2. Having completed the GMAT test.
      Applicants who have not taken the GRE can satisfy the minimum entry requirement if they have scored at least in the 50th percentile in the Quantitative section of the GMAT test. The GMAT scores and percentiles stated on the online application system need to match exactly the scores and percentiles reported on the official GMAT score report. The GMAT institution code for the Master in Money and Finance is 7HK-B0-40.
      Further information: See the official webpages for GRE and GMAT

    While documents can be scanned for application purposes, an original GRE/GMAT test score report has to be submitted prior to enrollment.

  • Simple copy of the university entrance qualification (high school diploma, Abitur, A levels, etc.).

Optional items:

  • Other documents that might be relevant to us, but are not required (curriculum vitae, references from jobs or internships, scholarships, etc.).

The following items are required for admission:

  • Completed online application
  • Degree certificates/diplomas including the final grade (GPA) as well as an official transcript of course grades (with official translations into English or German, if needed).
  • o  Scanned copies are used for the application process. Originals or certified copies need to be submitted prior to enrollment.

    o  If you do not have a degree yet, you can hand in a certificate of enrollment from your bachelor program and a preliminary diploma or a certified copy of the current transcript of records including all passed examinations and an average grade. This preliminary diploma or transcript of records must be issued by the same office that also issues the final diplomas. If applicable, certified translations into German or English must be provided.Note that you must have completed it by September 30. In this case, you need to submit the degree certificate by January 15.

  • Letter of motivation (in English, not more than 750 words)
  • Evidence of English language proficiency for students whose native tongue is not English and who do not hold a university degree or from an institution with English as the main language of instruction. You have two possibilities in this case:
    1. TOEFL score of at least 100 (iBT) or 600 (PBT). The TOEFL institution code for the MMF is 4258.

    2. IELTS Academic Test with a band score of at least 7.
      Further information: See the official webpages for TOEFL and IELTS

    While documents can be scanned for application purposes, an original TOEFL/IELTS test score report has to be submitted prior to enrollment. We accept TOEFL and IELTS results that are up to 5 years old.

  • Assessment test scores are required for all applicants for the MMF. Please make sure you register to take the GRE/GMAT, so that you have the results by the time you submit your application. Again, there are two options: 
    1. Having completed the GRE test. 
      The minimum requirement for the GRE is that you have to score at least in the 50th percentile in the Quantitative Reasoning section of the test. The GRE scores and percentiles stated in the online application system need to match exactly the scores and percentiles reported on the official GRE score report. The GRE institution code for the Master in Money and Finance is 4258.

    2. Having completed the GMAT test.
      Applicants who have not taken the GRE can satisfy the minimum entry requirement if they have scored at least in the 50th percentile in the Quantitative section of the GMAT test. The GMAT scores and percentiles stated on the online application system need to match exactly the scores and percentiles reported on the official GMAT score report. The GMAT institution code for the Master in Money and Finance is 7HK-B0-40.
      Further information: See the official webpages for GRE and GMAT

    While documents can be scanned for application purposes, an original GRE/GMAT test score report has to be submitted prior to enrollment.

  • Simple copy of the university entrance qualification (high school diploma, Abitur, A levels, etc.).
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree from China, Vietnam or Mongolia have to provide an APS certificate at the time of their application

Optional items:

  • Other documents that might be relevant to us, but are not required (curriculum vitae, references from jobs or internships, scholarships, etc.).

Please note that you should first complete your online application before sending any documents via regular mail. Please, also make sure that your (certified) documents in paper form arrive at uni-assist before the deadline (May 15th).

Documents to be sent by post to uni-assist:

  • Signed application form
  • Certified copy of bachelor degree including transcript of records + (if applicable) English or German translation
  • Without a final diploma: certificate of enrollment + certified copy of current transcript of records + (of applicable) English or German translation
  • Simple copy of university entrance qualification
  • For applicants who received their bachelor degree in China, Vietnam or Mongolia: APS certificate in original form

Please send all required documents to:

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Master-Abteilung
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin
Germany

Please find our checklist of applicants with all information on the required documents in the download center. Have a look at the FAQ as well.

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