How Do I Apply to the MSc IF Program?

Application Deadline

June 1 - for admission to the winter semester (starting in October each year)
The program only starts in the winter semester each year. A start in the summer semester is not possible.
This deadline applies to all applicants (EU and Non-EU).

Admission Requirements

All applications are processed by uni-assist. Please visit their website for fees and futher information:

Please fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION, print it out and then send it to uni-assist along with the following documents before the application deadline on June 1st (all documents need to be received by June 1st, the date of the postmark will not be considered):

  • Proof of a degree in Business, Business Law, Economics or Management from a German institute of higher education or vocational college or a comparable degree from a foreign institute of higher education. (legally attested copy)
    • Above-average examination results must have been obtained during the first degree course (a final grade of at least 2.3 on the German grading scale). In the case of law degrees a minimum of 6.5 points must be have been attained.
  • All foreign degrees will be validated through uni-assist. Uni-assist will also convert your final grade average to the German grading scale (1,0 excellent - 5,0 fail).
  • Proof of your English proficiency (see below)
  • Chinese, Mongolian, and Vietnamese applicants also need to attach the Original Certificate of the "Akademische Prüfstelle des Kulturreferates der Deutschen Botschaft" (APS) from their country
  • Curriculum Vitae with personal details, education and work experience
  • Any documents concerning international and/or work experience (i.e. letter of recommendation, etc.)
  • Evidence of proficiency in English (legally attested copy):
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL - with at least 213 points (computer based) or 79 points (internet based)
    • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with at least 785 points
    • First Certificate in English (FCE)
    • Cambridge Advance English (CAE)
    • Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
    • Business English Certificate Vantage Level (BEC Vantage)
    • International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 points
    • First degree from a program conducted completely in the English language
    • Evidence of English proficiency is not required with a GMAT score of at least 500 points (GMAT is only required for those students choosing the Double-Degree Option with a university that requires a GMAT)

Where Do I Send Application Documents?


ATTENTION: uni-assist e.V. has a new address starting on April 28, 2014:

HfWU Nuertingen-Geislingen
c/o uni-assist e.V.
Geneststrasse 5
10829 Berlin

If you have already sent your application to the old address, don't worry, the postal service will forward your documents to the new address.

Application Results

Our admissions office will inform applicants by post with the results of the selection process around the end of June/beginning of July.

Please be aware that we cannot give out any information by phone, fax or email regarding acceptance.

Your acceptance/decline letter will be sent to the correspondence address you list on your application form.

Visa Application

Once your application documents are complete and have been processed by uni-assist, they will issue you a letter confirming that the formal requirements for direct admission have been met.

With this letter you should apply for a study applicant visa at the German Embassy / German Consulate in your country. This letter, however, does not grant a legal claim for the issuance of the visa. If you experience problems in receiving the study applicant visa, please inform uni-assist and the dean of the MSc International Finance program.

After receiving an acceptance letter, you can convert your study applicant visa into a study visa for Germany.

Click here for the statement issued by the German Department of Foreign Affairs / Auswärtiges Amt on January 20, 2005.

Letzte Änderung: 04.11.2014 - 14:42:51