Application Process

The application consists of two steps. In a first step are checking the most important documents, if an application could be possible. These documents can be handed in by email. In a second step you will be asked to hand in more detailed information by airmail, this means the documents should be certified/notarized.

Step 1:

Documents for the pre check (as pdf- files and by email, max 2MB):

  • CV (short CV - showcases your skills, education and experience for this  particular course necessary)
  • University degree and transcript (if you already hold a master´s degree we need the Bachelor´s degree as well)
  • Work Experience Portfolio: showing your projects you are working on or have worked on in the past. The portfolio may contain images, drawings and images of models of your projects and additional explanations.
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL Test with 80 points or IELTS with 6.0 or similar) - similar:
    • you are a native English speaker
    • your first degree was taught in English or
    • your business language is English.
  • confirmation of work experience, at least one year after your first academic degree; content of the confirmation:
    • start of work in this company (date)
    • job description/ job title
    • contractually agreed weekly working hours
    • signiture of your manager/ supervisor
    • date of issue of this document
  • An essay outlining your interes in the programme /motivation letter (What are your expectations regarding the degree programme? What are your skills? max. one page)
  • for applicants who have studied in China:
    Before applying for our master’s degree, please contact the following institute APS and have your academic degree certified (Please note, this process takes at least minimum one month!)

Step 2:

After successful verification, please prepare the following documents and submit them by airmail:

  • High school leaving certificate*
  • proof of university degree* (certified copy)
  • passport Identity photo
  • filled out application form
  • signed course contract

* in English language

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