On this site we answer the most important questions about the application process:
- When to apply?
- How to apply?
- Which documents are required?
The selection process is described here. Moreover, the schedule of the application and selection process is displayed here.
Please find a comprehensive description of the application process in the video below:
Applications are managed via the central online platform for master's programs of Goethe University in cooperation with uni-assist. Using the upload function, you can submit all of the required documents (such as the CV and education certificates) electronically, and assign them to the respective application. Please note that applicants with a non-German university degree have to send their documents as certified copies to uni-assist in addition to their online application (see below).
Please note: All applications for master's programs at Goethe University are free of charge! You do not have to pay the uni-assist handling fees.
For technical problems please consult uni-assist directly. In case of questions regarding our master's programs, please contact our Student Counselling and Adviory Service.
The following documents are required for your application for the Master of Science in International Management:
This master's program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in economics or business administration and, thus, have acquired extensive prior knowledge in this field. Degrees in related subjects might be considered if you have acquired at least 90 ECTS credits from economic or quantitative methods courses. 90 ECTS are equivalent to the workload of 3 semesters of a three-year program. Applicants with fewer credits cannot be considered.
According to our study regulations, only degrees with a standard period of study of at least six semesters can be considered. Thus, additional master's degrees cannot be considered in the selection process.
|Language Certificante||Minimum Criterion|
The institution code for the TOEFL test is: B073.
- We accept language certificates which are maximum five years old.
- GMAT / GRE tests are no English proficiency tests.
Bachelor's degree of an instiution with English as the sole language of instruction and from a majority English speaking country. A list of majority English speaking countries can be found on the website of the UK Visas and Immigration Department.
Please submit an up-to-date CV which provides an overview of your educational background, work experience and other important information about you. A photo is not obligatory.
A simple copy of your Abitur certificate or equivalent (e.g. A-level certificate). This document proves that you have completed your secondary education and are allowed to study at a university in general.
Applicants from the People's Republic of China, Vietnam, and India need to submit an APS certificate. You can find further information on the APS certificate and how to contact the Academic Evaluation Center in your country here.
You may submit the following optional documents:
The results of the Graduation Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is taken into account in the selection of candidates. Both the verbal and the quantitative section are considered independently. It is not a mandatory criterion for admission, but a good result can positively influence the selection process.
The GMAT Institution code is: 7HK-B0-96.
The GRE Institution code is: 7563.
You may submit documents which proof your international experience:
- Proof of studies abroad (full studies, exchange semester(s))
- Proof of internship abroad
- Proof of additional foreign language (French, Spanish, German)
Please find further information about the required documents in the description of the Selection Process.
If you have not yet obtained a final bachelor's degree, you can apply if you have completed at least 80% of the coursework required in your bachelor's program.
Please apply with the following additional documents before May 15th (this deadline will be applied strictly):
- proof of enrollment in a bachelor's degree program; and
- a preliminary certificate that specifies an average grade, as well as the results of all previous examinations – this must be issued by an agency authorized to award grades.
The 80% criterion applies to all applicants without exemption. The following table comprises minimum ECTS for common Bachelor’s programs:
|Maximum ECTS of bachelor's program||Minimum ECTS for application|
|180 ECTS||144 ECTS|
|210 ECTS||168 ECTS|
|240 ECTS||192 ECTS|
If the maximum ECTS of your bachelor's program differs from the one's mentioned above, the 80% criterion still applies.
Please note that without a bachelor's diploma, applications are only preliminary, issued on the condition that the bachelor's diploma is presented during the first semester of the master's program.
We strongly advise applicants to complete the coursework required in their bachelor's program in the semester prior to starting the master's degree in order to allow for a successful start of their postgraduate studies.
Please note that international degree certificates must be translated and submitted as a certified copy. Please follow uni-assist's advice on certification and translation.
Please ensure that the online application form is completed in full. Via the upload function, you have the possibility to upload all of the required documents into the online portal. In case you are unable to mail hard copies of your document to Uni assist, an online application is sufficient. In this case you will have to present the original documents during the enrollment.
If you are able to mail hard copies, please send them to the following address:
c/o uni -assist e.V.
The signed application and all required paper documents must reach uni-assist e.V. by the end of the application deadline.
Please do not send any documents to Goethe University in Frankfurt but to uni-assist in Berlin (see above).
Conditions and Application Procedure
The admission to the program is restricted across all semesters. If there are more applications than available places for the semester, a ranking list will be created in accordance with the regulations for the selection process (Auswahlsatzung). Thus, it is only possible to advance to a higher semester if
- the maximum number of students has not been reached for the respective semester
- the corresponding number of ECTS credit points for qualified courses can be proven
In order to apply for advancement to a higher semester, the required application materials, an application for transfer credit and a summary of the course(s) completed are to be submitted. The application and the summary of the course(s) are to be submitted by the application deadline (January 15th or May 15th).
Courses that do not yet appear on the transcript of records can be transferred if an application for transfer credit was submitted with the application for admission to the program.
An application for advancement to the second or fourth semester is possible for the summer semester. An application for advancement to the third semester is possible in the winter semester.
|Time of application||advancement to the...|
|By January 15th||2nd or 4th semester|
|By May 15th||3rd semester|
Required ECTS for Advancement to a Higher Semester
One semester will be added for up to each 30 ECTS. The first two courses will not be included in the calculation.
|Up to (minus the first two courses):||Advancement to|
|30 ECTS*||2nd semester|
|31 to 60 ECTS*||3rd semester|
|61 to 90 ECTS*||4th semester|
* ECTS = European Credit Transfer System ("European Credit Points")
The following table provides an overview of example applications:
|Situation||ECTS submitted||ECTS transferred||Advancement to...|
|Application for summer semester||5 courses, 6 ECTS each||18||2nd semester|
|Application for summer semester||11 courses, 6 ECTS each||54||an advancement is not possible because the ECTS transferred only allow an advancement into the 3rd semester. In the summer semester it is not possible to advance to the 3rd semester.|
|Application for summer semester||7 courses, 6 ECTS each||30||2nd semester|
|Application for winter semester||13 courses, 6 ECTS each||66||Avancement not possible.|
Further Information regarding credit Transfer rules can be found under § 29 of the current program regulations.