If you do not have your TOEFL or IELTS score before you apply, you can submit this later. Assuming everything else is in order, you will be made a provisional/conditional offer until everything has been submitted. Candidates must submit their appropriate TOEFL/IELTS score by end of July at the latest.
You can defer your Study Place Offer to the following academic year if you accept the Study Place Offer by 20th June in the year of application and pay your €1,000 to secure your place. You will need to inform us by 1 May of the following year whether or not you wish to actually take up this Study Offer. Should you decide not to, we would not refund your payment of €1,000 unless you failed to meet the admission criteria e.g. insufficient grade in bachelor degree or in TOEFL/IELTS test.
Any applicant applying to an ESB link of the programme with 180 ECTs must do a compulsory integrated internship of 6 months (900 hours).
This internship is normally done following Study Block 2 in Reutlingen and before the student proceeds to the thesis phase of the programme. The ESB awards 30 ECTs for students who successfully complete this internship. Any candidate who already has obtained min. 6 months (900 hours) work experience postgraduation may have this experience validated by the ESB as the equivalent of the compulsory internship. The validation involves the student writing a 15-page report on the internship following specific guidelines. The report needs to be submitted latest by 1 February (first day of Study Block 2 at the ESB). The ESB will provide full details of this report once the candidate has been offered a place on the programme.
The equivalent to 6 months’ full-time work experience is required to be admitted to the programme. This can include internships, relevant part-time jobs etc.
Please note that for admission to ESB tracks only work experience post the beginning of your Bachelor’s studies can be recognized.
English native speakers or those who have graduated from a bachelor programme where the language of instruction was English are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS tests.
Usually, the diploma supplement (attachment to the diploma certificate) includes detailed curriculum explanation including the language used in the delivery of courses.
If this information is not quoted specifically in the diploma certificate or the diploma supplement, the awarding university should issue a letter certifying that the working language in the Bachelor degree is English.
Non-business or Business Minors are students who have studied business as part of their degree by, for example, combining it with another discipline e.g. law, computing etc. but it was not the main focus of their degree. These students should have taken at least four business courses/modules during their bachelor degree, at least two of which should come from the quantitative area (e.g. accounting, finance, statistics, economics and/or logistics).
Aside from completion of the online application form, you need to upload the following documents as PDF files into your online application: Please note to hand in all your files in English!
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic transcripts (final degree or current status). If applying outside of Europe/North America or Mexico, please include an explanation of the grading system under which you have studied.
- Letter of motivation (minimum 250 and maximum 750 words).
- Two letters of recommendation, one academic and one professional recommendation. The sample form of the recommendation letter could be downloaded directly from the application form.
- Language Certificate: Copy of TOEFL (min. 83 ibt) or IELTS (6.5 with a min of 6 in each of the individual components) result (not required from native English-speaking candidates or candidates having graduated from an English-speaking university). In case you have to wait to take this test, you can submit the results at a later date, but your offer of a study place would remain conditional until you have submitted the required score.
The application file must be sent via the online system.
It is preferable that the referees use the form available online. However, they may also use a less standardised recommendation such as a letter, written on letterhead paper.