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1. University of Jena................. 2
2. University of kiel................... 6
3. University of Vaasa................13
4. University Ulm........................26
5. Htw berlin................................30
6. University of Bonn.................34
7. Uni of fh-Schmalkalden.........42
8. Uni Erlangen-Nrnberg..........70
9. Aalen University.....73
10. Nurtingen Geislingen Uni
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1.University of Jena:
Master of Economics
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Programme DurationTwo semesters (one year)

Application Deadline15 July

School: School of Economics and Business Administration

Type: research-oriented

Language of instruction: English

Starting date: only in the winter term (October)

Application deadline: 15 July

Open to students with degrees in: economics, business administration, or a similar discipline with a total of at least
240 credits (or a four-year degree program)

Program summary: The Master of Science in Economics teaches students the skills needed to thoroughly analyze
economic issues and problems, understand and apply the relevant academic theory, and use the correct formal and
empirical methods. This in turn will allow them to find creative approaches to problem solving and predict the political
and social consequences of economic activity.

To this end, students will acquire profound knowledge in theoretically, empirically, and politically oriented economics
as well as in one of the following specialization areas:

Innovation and Change

Economics and Strategy

World Economics

Special features: This program can be completed in one year of full-time study (including the master's thesis).

Career opportunities: After graduating from this program, students will be prepared for a variety of jobs and fields of
work, including leading or advisory positions in banking, corporations, universities and research institutes, ministries,
and private foundations.

Application requirements: Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent in business
administration or economics that takes four years or more (full-time) and/or in which at least 240 credit points
(according to the European Credit Transfer System) were earned. Your grade point average must be 2.5 or higher
(German and US systems). At least 30 credits must have been completed in economics, 10 credits in mathematics,
and 10 credits in statistics. Proficiency in English is required and necessary for the successful completion of this
degree program.

Required application documents

Signed online registration document by post

Application documents you have to upload:

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Motivation letter (in which you descibe your intention to pursue graduate studies in the field of your choice)

Curriculum vitae including complete contact information, educational background, and professional
experience

Your secondary education certificate (baccalaurat, high school diploma, etc.)

Your college entrance examination scores (if applicable in your country)

All previous university degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the
application deadline - otherwise, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue

The corresponding transcript for each degree, including your cumulative grade point average (minimum
requirement is the proof of credits of the term before last)

Proof of proficiency in English (Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
= IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 80 IBT)

Chinese, Mongolian an Vietnamese students must also submit the APS from the German Embassy.

Please refer to our list of standard application materials as well.

Contact persons:

Master Service Center


Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Zwaetzengasse 4
07743 Jena
Germany

E-mail: master@uni-jena.de
Tel.: +49 3641 931126
Fax: +49 3641 931128

PD Dr. Markus Pasche


Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
School of Economics and Business Administration
Chair for Macroeconomics
Carl-Zei-Str. 3
D-07743 Jena
Germany

URL: http://www.wiwi.uni-jena.de/master/economics
E-Mail: m arkus.pasche@uni-jena.de

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Tel.: +49 3641 943214
Fax: +49 3641 943212

Jena, M.Sc. Economics

School: School of Economics and Business Administration

Type: consecutive, research-oriented

Languages of instruction: English

Starting date: only in the winter semester

Application deadline: 15 July

Open to students with previous degrees in: Bachelor oder equivalent in business administration or economics with
at least 180 credit points (or which takes at least three years to complete)

Program summary: The Master of Science in Economics teaches students the skills needed to thoroughly analyze
economic issues and problems, understand and apply the relevant academic theory, and use the correct formal and
empirical methods. This in turn will allow them to find creative approaches to problem solving and predict the political
and social consequences of economic activity.

To this end, students will acquire profound knowledge in theoretically, empirically, and politically oriented economics
as well as in one of the following specialization areas:

Innovation and Change

Economics and Strategy

World Economics

At least 56 credits must be earned in the area selected. Each specialization area includes core courses that must be
taken by all students and optional courses from which they may choose.

Special features: This program can be completed in two years of full-time study. It includes basic courses, a
specialization area, and a master's thesis. The basic courses include the following required courses:

Group Dynamics, Moderation, and Presentation

Empirical Methods

Approaches to Economic Science

The master's thesis must be written in the student's specialization area and should focus on one of the School's
primary research topics.

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Career opportunities: After graduating from this program, students will be prepared for a variety of jobs and fields of
work, including leading or advisory positions in banking, corporations, universities and research institutes, ministries,
and private foundations.

Application requirements: Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent in business
administration or economics that takes three years or more (full-time) and/or in which at least 180 credit points
(according to the European Credit Transfer System) were earned. Your grade point average must be 2.5 or higher
(German and US systems). At least 18 credits must have been completed in economics, 6 credits in mathematics,
and 6 credits in statistics. Proficiency in German and English is required and necessary for the successful completion
of this degree program.

International Office (Service for foreign students): http://www.wiwi.uni-jena.de/international/

Required application documents

Signed online registration document by post

Application documents you have to upload:

Motivation letter (in which you descibe your intention to pursue graduate studies in the field of your choice)

Curriculum vitae including complete contact information, educational background, and professional
experience

Your secondary education certificate (baccalaurat, high school diploma, etc.)

Your college entrance examination scores (if applicable in your country)

All previous university degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the
application deadline - otherwise, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue

The corresponding transcript for each degree, including your cumulative grade point average (minimum
requirement is the proof of credits of the term before last)

Proof of proficiency in English (Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
= IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 80 IBT)

Chinese, Mongolian an Vietnamese students must also submit the APS from the German Embassy.

Please refer to our list of standard application materials as well.

Contact persons:

Master Service Center


Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Zwaetzengasse 4

5
07743 Jena
Germany

E-mail: master@uni-jena.de
Tel.: +49 3641 931126
Fax: +49 3641 931128

PD Dr. Markus Pasche


Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
School of Economics and Business Administration
Chair for Macroeconomics
Carl-Zei-Str. 3
D-07743 Jena
Germany

URL: http://www.wiwi.uni-jena.de/master/economics
E-Mail: m arkus.pasche@uni-jena.de
Tel.: +49 3641 943214
Fax: +49 3641 943212

2. Kiel University:
Master Quantitative Finance
http://www.uni-kiel.de/international/zulassung_e/admissiongeneral.shtml

Master Quantitative Finance


GENERAL INFORMATION
1. REQUIREMENTS
Requirement is a bachelor degree in economics or a comparable university degree.
The admission for the Master program is not restricted.
Knowledge of English is expected to be good. This should be evidenced by
Toefl Test 550, 80 ibt
Bachelor degree in English
Minimum 4 years English at school, degree at least with the grade satisfactory
2. STUDENT GUIDANCE
Matthias Raddant
Office hours: by arrangement
Telephone number: +49431/880-3386
raddant@economics.uni-kiel.de
Office: Institute for Economics, Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 7, room: 511
3. STRUCTURE OF STUDIES

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The Master program is a cooperation between the Faculty of Business, Economics and
Social Sciences and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The program is
divided into four semesters. During this time the students have three area of
specialization, Financial Economics, Econometrics for Finance, and Mathematical
Finance. Additionally, the students have to choose one elective course. 1For the
elective course the students have to choose two lectures and one advanced course.
4. STUDYING IN KIEL
General Information about studying and living in Kiel can be found at the website for
Incoming students:
http://www.bwl.uni-kiel.de/econ/Sokrates/Incoming/incoming.php

General Information
The University Kiel is a member of "Application Service for International Students" (UNI-ASSIST) e.V.
UNI-ASSIST. That means that applicants with foreign certificates will have to send their application to
UNI-ASSIST. All applications will be pre-checked against payment for the completeness of all required
documents. Then the applicants data will be entered into a new computer system.

This means that your application will be pre-processed against payment by UNI-ASSIST. You will be
able to apply simultaneously at multiple UNI-ASSIST Universities by submitting just one set of certified
copies. You will find the universities belonging to UNI-ASSIST in the internet at: www.uni-
assist.de/uni-assist-members. Thus, the CAU is able to improve the service and advice for our
international students. Moreover, we are able to carefully review the academic background of each
applicant.

The application forms can also be downloaded at www.uni-assist.de. Please notice that you still have
to send your application documents via mail to Uni-ASSIST. To apply ONLY online is NOT
sufficient!

Study courses via Hochschulstart


If you would like to apply for medicine, dentistry or pharmacy, EU/EWR citizens and German
applicants have to apply to the central office for applications at German universities called
Hochschulstart (hochschulstart.de) in Dortmund.
Application for winter semester:
For students who have received their qualification for higher education before January 16th application
deadline is May 31st otherwise till July 15th (term of exclusion!).

Application for summer semester:


For the summer semester the application has to be send to hochschulstart till January 15th (term of
exclusion!).

For further information please have a look at: http://www.zvs.de

Application procedure for international students:

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II) For admission to the first semester
Please do not send us original documents, because in case of rejection they will be destroyed!

All information for your application to the first semester are summarized in this brochure.

III) Admission to the second semester or higher

Applicants can only be admitted if there is a vacancy. Should there be more applicants for vacant
spots, there will be a selection procedure according to 16 AVO ("Auswahlverordnung")

All information for your application to a second semester or higher are summarized in this brochure.

IV) Admission to a master programme

All information for your application to a master study are summarized in this brochure.

Other Information

Assessment of foreign educational evidence

Information about the assessment of foreign educational evidences for university admission can be
found at the internet: www.anabin.de.

Please take into consideration that it is not possible to derive the right of admission from these
information.

V) Admission to a further study

It is possible to apply to a further study for everyone who has finished a course of study at a German
university and has a certificate about the successful degree of his academic studies up to the time of
the application.

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The university is not allowed to account for certificates which are issued after the application deadline.

It is only possible to apply for admission to one course of study (Bachelor and Master for a subject
combination).

If you like to apply for a further study please forward your application documents to:

Christian-Albrechts-Universitt (CAU)

-Zulassungsstelle-

24098 Kiel

How will university places be appointed?

University places will be appointed according to the following criteria:

examination performance of the first degree

number of subject-related semesters till final examination

Reasons for further study

A common valid measure is calculated from these criteria.

The following documents have to be forwarded as certified copies with your application
sheet:

written motivation for applying for a further study

certificate of the first degree with final score

proof of your home institution about the standard period of study of your first degree

confirmation of duration of first degree

Application deadlines:

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for the summer semester: 15th of July

for the winter semester: 15th of January

The following master studies held in English are excluded from this procedure:
Economics
Quantitative Economics
Quantitative Finance
The application procedure for these master studies is the same as for the master studies held in
German, therefore the application must be sent only to the following address:
Christian-Albrechts-Universitt zu Kiel
c/o UNI-ASSIST e.V.
Helmholtzstr. 2-9
D 10587 Berlin
The application forms can also be downloaded at http://www.uni-assist.de. Please notice that you
still have to send your application documents via mail to Uni-ASSIST. To apply ONLY online is
NOT sufficient!

Application forms
For every application for master studies please use the application form for admission to studies for
foreign
applicants. You can download the form at:
http://www.uni-kiel.de/international/zulassung/download.shtml
or at the website of DAAD.

For master studies held in English: Economics, Quantitative Economics and


Quantitative Finance
Please hand in your documents as following:
1. Curriculum vitae, including a complete overview of the applicants education
2. Copy of your passport, showing your name and passport photograph
3. Payment slip of the fee paid for the application
For the following documents please hand in:
certified copies of all the originals written in original language
certified copies of the translations (in German or in English)
Translations must be done by sworn interpreters
(http://www.schleswig-holstein.de/LGKIEL/DE/Service/Dolmetscher/Dolmetscher.html)
4. School leaving certificate for higher education which qualifies applicants to study at a university in
their home country, including an overview of grades and subjects
5. Certificate of a university entrance examination passed in a foreign country including a complete list
of grades from a university (if available)
6. University transcripts including a list of subjects and grades
7. Transcript of an assessment test passed at a Preparatory College (Studienkolleg) in Germany,
including an overview of grades (if applicable)
8. Verification of proficiency in English language: The required verification (eg. TOEFL 550, TOEFL
580, IELTS 6.5, C1, et al.) can be found at the website of the respective study programme at:
http://www.studservice.uni-kiel.de/sfangebot-master.shtml
Please do not send us original documents, because in case of rejection they will be destroyed!
Only for applicants from PR China, Vietnam and Mongolia:
Applications from China, Vietnam and Mongolia will only be accepted if the certificate from the Academic
Examination Board (APS) is enclosed (no copies!). At the time you receive our letter of admission, you
may

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apply for your visa at the Academic Examination Board. This avoids asking for an appointment at the visa
office.
General information for applying to master studies
For master studies there are specific qualifications required. Before applying it is very important to
check if you fulfill those requirements. Please find out via the respective examination regulations which
requirements with regard to the content and the subject must be fulfilled. Some study programmes for
instance ask for a minimum grade and/or the verification of an intership or knowledge in a foreign
language.
Please have a look at the overview of all minimum grades at:
http://www.studservice.uni-kiel.de/doc/master-zugangsnoten.pdf
Further requirements are listed within the constitutions of study qualifications at:
http://www.studservice.uni-kiel.de/sta/0-1-3.pdf
3. Payment and Money Transfer if you apply via Uni-ASSIST
Uni-ASSIST charges 68, - for verifying an application. Applicants from EU and EWR member
countries pay a reduced fee of 43, -. Applicants with multiple applications will be charged 15, - for
each additional Uni-ASSIST university.
Your application to UNI-Assist will only be processed after receiving your payments.
In order to accelerate the pre-processing of your application, please include a copy of the transfer
voucher, indicating the date and the amount of money transferred to Uni-ASSIST.
Please transfer your payments to the following Uni-ASSIST account:
Accountnumber
Bankcodenumber
at the:
International bank number (IBAN):
BIC/SWIFT-Code:
523749001
100 708 48
Berliner Bank
DE10100708480523749001
DEUTDEDB110
uni-assist e.V.
Berliner Bank, Niederlassung der Deutschen
Bank Firmenkunden 2 Hardenbergstrasse 32
D-10623 Berlin
For Purpose of Payment on the transfer slip, please state your
citizenship
date of birth (dd.mm.yyyy)
family name
first name.
semester (e.g. WS05 or SS06)
A purpose of payment could for instance look like this: Mongolia, 12.01.1983, Baatur Iwan, SS08
If you already have an application number assigned by Uni-ASSIST, please add this number to the
"purpose
of payment". Please consider additional payments, e.g. international transaction fees, that might occur if
you
transfer money from a foreign bank account.
It is also possible to pay by credit card: VISA or Mastercard. Please use the form debit/credit card.
The holder of the credit card has to fill out and sign the form.
Should you hold a German bank account, you have to use the form Single Debit Authorization
(attached on page 7) for the payment. The holder of the account has to fill out and sign the form in
Germany.
Please use the form payment with debit/credit card in both cases and submit both forms
together
with your documents. Please make sure to fill out your form legibly in block letters.
In order to simplify the payment it is possible to pay via Western Union. If you would like to use this
service, please deposit your payment and the service fee charged by Western Union at an agent

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location (www.westernunion.com) of your choice.
It is of major importance that you indicate the name Marion Schneider as the receiver of the
payment!
After transferring your payment, please send them an e-mail (westernunion@uni-assist.de) or a fax
(+49-30-66644390) indicating
Your full name
The ten-digit code number of your money transfer (MTCN)
Your country of citizenship
Your date of birth
And your Uni-ASSIST applicant number.
As soon as Uni-ASSIST receives your payment you will get an email confirmation and your application
will be processed.
Please note that regarding to your money transfer Uni-ASSIST is not liable for any problems that might
occur due to incorrect information or other mistakes. In case Uni-ASSIST should not receive your
payment for any reason, your application cannot be processed. For further information on Western
Union please go to: www.westernunion.com. For information referring to this application, the further
procedure or exemplifying application sheets please have a look at:
www.uni-assist.de/bewerbungsbogen
4. Further information
Evaluation of educational certificates
Information concerning the evaluation of educational certificates received abroad can be found at the
following
website: www.anabin.de. Please note that this offer does not confer any legal claim to admission.
German Language course at the German as a Foreign Language Unit (Lektorat Deutsch als
Fremdsprache)
For information about the German courses at the German as a Foreign Language Unit please have a
look at our separate brochure called Deutschkurse.
Fees
A social fee, which includes free public transportation, has to be paid each semester. The current
amount for the winter semester is 104,50 .
Health insurance
According to 5 Section 1 No. 9 SGB V, students of German universities have to obtain health insurance
from
a statutory health insurance company until the end of the 14th semester of their course of study and / or
until
they are 30 years old. International students can apply for exemption from the statutory health insurance
status
if they are covered by a German private health insurance company or if they present proof that health
insurance
from their home country is valid in Germany. The student is required to proof that the foreign insurance
policy
provides the same coverage as a German statutory health insurance company. The monthly contributions
for
the statutory health insurance currently amount to approximately 60 per month (for students).
Cost of living
The cost of living differs at universities in various cities. International students must assume that their
monthly
expenses will amount to at least 700.00 per month. This amount can be split up as follows:
Health insurance (approx.) 60.00
Rent including utilities (approx.) 250.00
Groceries, clothing and other needs (approx.) 300.00
Study materials, books (approx.) 90.00
Total (approx.) 700.00
Living
We recommend that you arrive in Kiel one month before the beginning of your studies in order to find

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accommodation. A limited amount of rooms is available in the 14 student dormitories in Kiel. A list of
student
dormitories is available on the internet (http://www.studentenwerk-s-h.de). Please send your application
for
student housing online in time at http://www.studentenwerk-s-h.eu/WohnheimAufnahmeAntrag.php
Students with scholarships send their application (http://www.uni-
kiel.de/international/betreuung/wohnheim.htm)
directly to:
International Center der Christian-Albrechts-Universitt zu Kiel
24098 Kiel
or by fax to: +49(0)431-880-1666
Financing
It is absolutely necessary to proof sufficient funds for your studies in Germany before departure. German
authorities abroad will issue a visa for study purposes only if the student has sufficient proof that he or
she has
at least 700.00 available on a monthly basis.
Scholarships
The CAU awards scholarships to international students only within the international exchange programs.
Therefore, there is no need to address an application to the CAU with a request for a scholarship before
the
beginning of your studies. Information on grants, particularly those awarded by the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD), can be obtained from German diplomatic and consular representatives in your
home country. They will provide information about the application deadlines and addresses of institutions
granting scholarships or financial aid (www.funding-guide.de).
Arrival
The closest airport to Kiel is located in Hamburg. From Hamburg you can take the airport bus which is
called
"Kielius". It leaves from the Terminal 1 C at Hamburg Airport every hour or every two hours and takes you
to the
central bus station in Kiel. From the central bus station, you reach the Christian-Albrechts-Universitt/
Westring,
with the bus lines 61/62, 81/82 or 91. If you intend to take a taxi from the central bus station to Kiel
University,
you can buy a combined ticket in the "Kielius" which includes the cost of the taxi.
Your contact persons at the International Center:
Frau Koslowski e-mail: akoslowski@uv.uni-kiel.de
Frau Langner e-mail: vlangner@uv.uni-kiel.de
Internet: http://www.uni-kiel.de/international

3. University of Vaasa,
Finland
Master's Degree Students
The University of Vaasa offers five Master's degree programmes in English.
Annual intakes of the programmes are as follows:

Programme Intake

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Master's Degree Programme in International Business 25

Master's Degree Programme in Finance 20

Master's Degree Programme in Intercultural Studies in Communication and Administration 20

Master's Programme in Telecommunication Engineering 25

Master's Programme in Industrial Management 35

The annual application period to the programmes is 1 January - 28 February.


There are no entrance examinations for international Master's Programmes. Admission desicions are
made on the basis of the required application documents.

General Application Instructions

Applications to all five Masters programmes in English offered by the University of Vaasa must be submitted
in the University's own electronic application system. All applicants, both international and Finnish, apply to
these international programmes through the electronic system.

The required application documents must be submitted to the university in Finnish, Swedish or English. All
translations of the required documents are to be made by an official translator and must bear the signature
and stamp of the translator. A copy of the original document in the original language must be submitted
together with the translation.

Please note that photocopies are not accepted in case of TOEFL results. IELTS result sheets and other
language test results may be submitted to the university as photocopies, because the university can verify
the results online.

Please also note that IELTS or TOEFL test results are not accepted if they are more than two years old.

Authenticity of all submitted documents will be examined by the university when the application is received.
In case of any counterfeit documents or fraudulent information, the application will be disqualified. Also, if
you are granted admission, you are required to verify all information given in your application form and
photocopied attachments by showing the original documents (e.g. degree certificate, transcript of university
records). If you fail to submit these documents upon registration at the University of Vaasa, your admission
will be invalidated.

If you have questions about the study programmes, application process or admissions criteria, please
contact the International Office at the University of Vaasa by sending email to information(at)uwasa.fi.

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Application

Link to the Electronic application form for Master's degree programmes is available from 1 January
to 28 February at Application Forms. Please read the instructions carefully before entering the electronic
application system and starting to fill in the application form. There is no application fee to the Master's
programmes offered by the University of Vaasa.

The application period starts on 1 January and ends on 28 February annually. The deadline for filling in the
electronic application form is on 28 February 2012 at 24.00 (local, Finnish time) and the deadline for all the
documents to arrive at the University is on 13 March 2012 at 16.15 (local, Finnish time) at the latest.
Exceptions cannot be made to the deadline, and late applications are not accepted in any case.

The applicants are responsible for ensuring that their application documents are delivered to the University
by the deadline. The university cannot take responsibility for documents which are not submitted to the
university by the deadline (e.g. language test results sent by the testing organisations which are delivered
late to the university, documents lost in the mail).

The university will notify the applicant by email once the application is received and processed. Especially in
the end of the application period, due to large number of applications received, the processing of
applications may take more than one week, and thus the applicants may not receive the email confirmation
immediately after the documents have been delivered to the university. The email will be sent after the
authenticity of the application documents has been verified and the application checked in regard to the
required documents.

Because of possible delays in the processing of applications, it is recommended that applicants wishing to
confirm the receipt of their documents immediately after the delivery send their application to the university
as registered letters or through other mail services. This way the applicants will receive a confirmation of
delivery from the mail service provider immediately after the documents are delivered to the university.

The applicants are responsible for ensuring that the required documents are enclosed in the application file
or will be submitted separately to the university. If the documents are submitted separately to the
university, they should clearly state the name of the applicant and the programme to which the application
documents are submitted.

Results

All applicants will be informed about the admission results via email by the middle of June. Individual
inquiries about the results by phone or email ca

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nnot be answered. Please also note that the University cannot return the application documents to
applicants after the results have been announced.

Fees

Master's degree students have no tuition fees. However, Master's degree students are required to pay the
Student Union membership fee of approximately 125 euros per academic year annually. Membership entitles
Master's degree students to student health care and various student discounts.

Additional information

If you are interested in reading more about the practical matters (accommodation, cost of living etc) related
to studying in Finland, please visit the section Studies (index at the bottom of the page under the heading
Handbook for Master's Degree and Doctoral Students.

Master's Degree Programme in Finance

The Master's Degree Programme in Finance focuses on the theory of finance and financial
analysis from an international perspective. The programme provides an overview of corporate
finance, investments, and option pricing. Students will develop a specialisation in the areas of
corporate finance and investments, such as the evaluation of stocks and bonds, financial markets,
option pricing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, long-term financial policy, and other related
topics of modern finance.

The career prospects of accounting and finance graduates are excellent worldwide. Graduates
from the Master's Degree Programme in Finance have been very successful in their careers both
in Finland and internationally. Furthermore, the high-quality research and scientific teaching
have placed the Department of Accounting and Finance among the top research centres in
Europe, ranking number 10 in Europe and number 1 in the Nordic Countries.

To be eligible for admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Finance you should already
have completed your Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field such as business studies or
mathematical sciences. The study programme leads to a Master of Science in Economics and
Business Administration degree, and it can be completed in two years. The intake of the
programme is 20 students, and the application period is 1 January - 28 February annually.

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Programme Structure

Obligatory courses

Corporate Finance (8 ECTS)

Investments (8 ECTS)

Option Theory (8 ECTS)

Research in Financial Markets (8 ECTS)

Research in Financial Analysis (8 ECTS)

Advanced Topics in Finance (5 or 8 ECTS)

Practical Econometrics for Finance and Economics (6 ECTS)

Optional courses (students are required to choose at least 31 ECTS of the following)

Writing Academic English I (3 ECTS)*

Writing Academic English II (2 ECTS)*

Finnish for Foreigners I (5 ECTS)*

Finnish for Foreigners II (5 ECTS)*

Investment and Finance in Russia (5 ECTS)

Internship (1-5 ECTS)

Financial Markets of the European Union (5 ECTS)

International Financial Reporting (8 ECTS)

Financial Time Series Analysis (8 ECTS)

Operation Strategy (5 ECTS) former: Strategic Corporate Planning

Mathematics of Financial Derivatives (8 ECTS)

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Optional studies may include also maximum of 6 ECTS of studies in the Finnish language and culture.
Courses with asterisk* are highly recommended.

Master's thesis 35 ECTS

Introduction to the Master's Thesis Research in Finance (5 ECTS)

Master's Thesis Research Plan (5 ECTS)

Master's Thesis Progress Report (5 ECTS)

Completed Master's Thesis (20 ECTS)

The applicants of the Masters Degree Programme in Finance (120 ECTS) should have a Bachelors degree in
an appropriate field when applying for admission to the programme. The appropriate fields include business
studies, mathematics and statistics.

The application deadline is on 28 February. Approximately 20 students are accepted to the programme
annually.

Evaluation of applications

The following fields are evaluated in the application process:

1. Bachelor's degree of the applicant

Suitability of the major subject in Bachelor's degree to the Master's programme in question, scope

of the degree, applicants success in the previous studies.

2. Language proficiency

In addition, the following areas are taken into consideration when evaluating the applications:

3. Motivation of the applicant


4. Relevant work experience
5. International experience

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Application

Application Period: 1 January 28 February 2012

All students apply for admission to the programme by filling in the electronic application form available at
Application Forms. After filling in and submitting the electronic form, the applicant must print out the
application form generated by the system, sign the form, and enclose certified copies of the required
application documents to the application form.

To be enclosed in the application:

Application form (generated by the electronic system)

Passport photo

Degree certificate(s)/certificate(s) of previous studies

Transcript of university records: The transcript should clearly state the courses you have taken and

the grades you have achieved. Please also attach an explanation of the grading system used if it is not
clearly stated in the transcript.

CV: Please use the Europass CV form

Photocopy of passport's information page / official ID

Certificate of language proficiency (please see the list below)

Letter of Motivation.

The letter of Motivation is used to assess the applicant's enthusiasm and commitment to studying
Finance at the University of Vaasa. The letter should be a maximum of two pages and should, at the
very least, provide clear and compelling answers to the following questions:
I) Why am I applying for admission to this programme at the University of Vaasa?
II) What especially interests me in the programme?
III) How do my previous study and/or work experiences support my application, i.e. why should I be
admitted?
IV) What issue in Finance do I find relevant and interesting that would make an interesting topic for
research?

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When applying for admission, the applicants are required to prove their English language proficiency with
one of the following options:

TOEFL -test with minimum score of 550 in paper-based test, 213 in computer-based test or 79 in

iBT (The University of Vaasa TOEFL code is 0647)

IELTS test (Academic) with minimum score of 6.0 (each section minimum 5.5)

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with pass grade A, B or C

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with pass grade A, B or C

National Certificate of Language Proficiency (arranged by Finnish National Board of Education) with

an average language skill level 5 or 6 in the English language

Certificate of secondary education completed in English in EU / EEA countries, United States,

Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa

Certificate of English as the A language (i.e. mother tongue) as a part of International

Baccalaureate degree, or as the LI (i.e. mother tongue) or the LII (i.e. as the official language) as a part
of European Baccalaureate degree

Bachelor's or Master's degree (or equivalent) completed in English in one of the EU / EEA countries,

United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. If the language of instruction (English) is
not clearly stated in the degree certificate, it is to be verified by a certificate signed by a university
official

English as the major subject in Bachelor's or Master's degree

Certificate of English as a foreign language in a Finnish university degree

The applicants may also enclose other certificates and documents supporting the application (e.g. relevant
work certificates, letters of recommendation and certificates of other university level studies). The
documents must be submitted in Finnish, Swedish or English. The original documents must be presented
upon registration.

The application and the required documents must be submitted to the university according to the
instructions. The electronic application form must be filled in and saved to the system by 28 February
2012 at 24.00 (local, Finnish time) at the latest. The printable application form generated by the electronic
system and the required documents must be submitted to the university by 13 March 2012 at 16.15 at

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the latest. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered in the admission process.

Please see the General Application Instructions for information about how to submit your application to the
university.

Detailed programme structure and course descriptions of the Master's Degree Programme in Finance (please
navigate with the menu on the left-hand side of the page)

Master's Degree Programme in International Business

The Master's Degree Programme in International Business is a two-year, full-time programme


focusing on the identification and management of challenges arising from planning, controlling
and coordinating business activities on an international scale. Based both on the required
competence of international managers today as well as core areas of research within the
University of Vaasa, the teaching on the programme centres around current theory and practice in
three key aspects of international business - international strategic management, international
marketing management, and international human resource management.

Besides these three key areas, the programme offers students a range of country-focused studies
which prepare students to do business in key emerging markets. Teaching on the programme is
supported by high-quality, and internationally recognized research groups that have been
rewarded several times for their contributions to the international academic community.

The programme is looking for students who have a good academic record from their previous
studies in a relevant subject (business studies/economics), have a genuine interest in international
aspects of business and management, have worked or intend to work in an international
organisation, and who are committed to studying an intensive two-year programme which leads
to a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree. The intake of the
Master's Degree Programme in International Business is 25 students, and the application period
is 1 January - 28 February annually

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Students are eligible for admission to the two-year Masters Degree Programme in International Business
(MIB programme) if they have completed a Bachelors degree in an appropriate field. The MIB programme is
open both for international and Finnish applicants. Approximately 25 students are accepted to the
programme each year. Application deadline is 28 February annually.

Evaluation of the applications

Eligibility

To be considered for admission to the programme, the applicant must fulfil the following criteria:

1. Scope of the degree

A 3- or 4-year Bachelor degree at university or polytechnic level

2. Prior studies at Bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme

For the MIB programme these areas are: international business, marketing, and management and

organisation

3. Applicants performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or final report (i.e. the final
assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used)

The overall grade (GPA) and the grade of the thesis for a Bachelors degree from a university should

be at least good 3/5 (ECTS grading), or equivalent in the systems not using the ECTS.

The overall grade (GPA) and the grade of the thesis or final report for a Bachelors degree from a

polytechnic or university of applied sciences should be at least very good 4/5 (ECTS grading).

4. English language proficiency, which can be proved in one of the following ways:

TOEFL -test with minimum score of 550 in paper-based test, 213 in computer-based test or 79 in

iBT (The University of Vaasa TOEFL code is 0647)

IELTS test (Academic) with minimum score of 6.0 (each section minimum 5.5)

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with pass grade A, B or C

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with pass grade A, B or C

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National Certificate of Language Proficiency (arranged by Finnish National Board of Education) with

an average language skill level 5 or 6 in the English language

Certificate of secondary education completed in English in EU / EEA countries, United States,

Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa

Certificate of English as the A language (i.e. mother tongue) as a part of International

Baccalaureate degree, or as the LI (i.e. mother tongue) or the LII (i.e. as the official language) as a part
of European Baccalaureate degree

Bachelor's or Master's degree (or equivalent) completed in English in one of the EU / EEA countries,

United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. If the language of instruction (English) is
not clearly stated in the degree certificate, it is to be verified by a certificate signed by a university
official

English as the major subject in Bachelor's or Master's degree

Certificate of English as a foreign language in a Finnish university degree

Selection

Applications that satisfy the above eligibility criteria will be put through a subsequent evaluation process that
will determine which applicants are selected for admission to the programme. The criteria used in the
selection process are listed below in order of importance:

1. Applicant's overall performance in relevant prior studies (GPA) and specifically the thesis or 'final
report'

2. Applicant's motivation (see instructions for the Letter of Motivation below)

3. Applicant's language proficiency

4. Applicant's amount of international experience (work and/or study)

5. Applicant's amount of work experience in areas relevant to the MIB programme

Application

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All applicants (both Finnish and international) must apply for admission to the programme by filling in the
electronic application form available at Application Forms. After filling in and submitting the electronic form,
applicants must print out the application form generated by the system, sign the form, and enclose certified
copies of the required application documents.

To be enclosed in the application:

Application form (generated by the electronic system)

Passport photo

Degree certificate(s)/certificate(s) of previous studies

Transcript of university records: The transcript should clearly state the courses you have taken and

the grades you have achieved. Please also attach an explanation of the grading system used if it is not
clearly stated in the transcript.

CV: Please use the Europass CV form

Photocopy of passport's information page / official ID

Certificate of language proficiency

Letter of Motivation.

The letter of Motivation is used to assess the applicant's enthusiasm and commitment to studying
International Business at the University of Vaasa. The letter should be a maximum of two pages and
should, at the very least, provide clear and compelling answers to the following questions:
I) Why am I applying for admission to this programme (MIB) at the University of Vaasa?
II) What especially interests me in the programme?
III) How do my previous study and/or work experiences support my application, i.e. why should I be
admitted?
IV) What issue in International Business do I find relevant and interesting that would make an
interesting topic for research?

The applicant may also enclose other certificates and documents supporting the application (e.g. work
certificates, certificates of other university level studies, and letters of recommendation) with the
application. The documents must be submitted in Finnish, Swedish or English. The original documents must
be presented upon registration.

The application and the required documents must be submitted to the university according to the

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instructions. The electronic application form must be filled in and saved to the system by 28 February
2012 at 24.00 (local, Finnish time) at the latest. The printed application form (generated by the electronic
system) and the required documents must be submitted to the university by 13 March 2012 at 16.15 at
the latest. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered in the admission process.

Please see the General Application Instructions for information on how to submit your application to the
university.

Detailed programme structure and course descriptions of the Master's Degree Programme in International
Business (please navigate with the menu on the left-hand side of the page)

INITIAL STUDIES (20 ECTS)

MARK2029 Export Marketing (5 ECTS)

JOHT2005 International Management (5 ECTS)

JOHT3002 Cross Cultural Management (5 ECTS)

MARK2013 International Business Operation Modes (5 ECTS)

COMPULSORY CORE STUDIES (35 ECTS)

JOHT3010 International Human Resource Management (5 ECTS)

MARK3023 Internationalization Strategies of the Firm (5 ECTS)

MARK3025 Global Marketing Management (5 ECTS)

JOHT3036 Leadership (5 ECTS)

JOHT3003 International Strategic Management (5 ECTS)

MARK3026 Managing International Business Networks (5 ECTS)

MARK3024 International Business Negotiations (5 ECTS)

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OPTIONAL STUDIES (10-30 ECTS)

MARK2019 Global Sourcing and Procurement (5 ECTS)

MARK2022 Nordic Perspectives on Marketing (5 ECTS)

JOHT3019 Project Management (5 ECTS)

JOHT3017 Managing International Knowledge Transfers (5 ECTS)

JOHT3004 Diversity Management (5 ECTS)

MARK3013 Cross Cultural Marketing Communications (5 ECTS)

MARK2024 Doing Business in Asia (5 ECTS)

MARK2027 Business Operations in Eastern Europe (5 ECTS)

MARK2018 Marketing Strategies and Management in CEE (5 ECTS)

LASK3003 Investment and Finance in Russia (5 ECTS)

TOIK2032 Legal Foundations of Russian Economy (6 ECTS)

LASK3017 Corporate Finance (8 ECTS)

INTB3003 Internship (5 ECTS)

Other studies (in Finnish or English)

LANGUAGE STUDIES (10 ECTS)

KENG9211 Writing Academic English I (3 ECTS)

KENG9311 Writing Academic English II (2 ECTS)

KSUO5111 Finnish for Foreigners I (5 ECTS)

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GENERAL STUDIES (5 ECTS)

FILO1011 Philosophy of Science (3 ECTS)

INTB3004 Business Ethics (2 ECTS)

OPIS0025 Information Literacy Skills I (equivalent with the course: Tiedonhaku ja

informaatiolukutaito) (1 ECTS)

MASTER'S RESEARCH (40 ECTS)

INTB3002 Research Methodologies (10 ECTS)

MARK3012/JOHT3025 Masters Thesis (30 ECTS

4. ulm university
Degree: Master of Finance (M.Sc.)
Start: Winter semester (October 1st)
Duration: 4 semesters (=2 years)
Application: By April 30th for academic year starting in October of
the same year

Structure

The program is spread over four semesters (two years), with three semesters of
course work and one semester to write the master thesis. Besides the courses from
the three areas described above, students are also requested to attend language or
cultural courses. A study plan is availabe here.

Admission Requirements
Applicants for this program must have completed a Bachelors degree (or an equivalent thereof)
in mathematics or in another quantitative and mathematically-orientated discipline from a
recognized university. A degree in economics or management, for example, is sufficient provided
that you have successfully taken a significant number of courses in mathematics and statistics. If

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you are in doubt whether you meet the requirements you can send us an email with your
transcript of records for a preliminary check. Furthermore, an above-average performance in the
completed degree and good knowledge of the English language is required (TOEFL score of at
least 570 for the paper-based test, 230 for the computer-based test, or 88 for the internet-based
test; instead of the TOEFL you can also present an IELTS with a score of 6.5 or better. Not
needed by applicants who have completed a Bachelor taught in English or whose mother tongue
is English). You do not need prior knowledge in finance. The compulsory courses of the first
semester are structured such that they can serve us an introduction to finance. Successful
applicants will display the willingness to work in a challenging, multi-cultural environment, a
strong mathematical ability and good communication skills..

Application

Next intake winter semester 2012/2013. Application procedure will start in January 2012.
Application deadline is April 30, 2012. Details about the process will be provided here in due
time.

Admission requirements are detailed

Please do not send us your application in advance but follow the application guidelines to be
specified until January.

Important documents that you will need for the application

o Certificate of your Bachelor degree (or other degree qualifying you for
the Master) including a transcript of records. If you have not yet
completed the degree but expect it to complete before the program
starts, it is also possible to apply with a preliminary transcript of
records. You can get an admission based on the transcript of records,
and hand in the final certificate later on.

o Proof of English language knowledge (Not needed by applicants who


have completed a Bachelor taught in English or whose mother tongue
is English). As with the degree certificate, you can hand in the test
results later.

o A letter of motivation can be added. If you decide to do so, briefly


describe (one page is enough) your motivation for studying for a
Master in Finance.

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o Other information (e.g. about work experience, or letters of reference)
can be added but they are not required.

Fees and Financing

Tuition fees of 500 Euros per semester will be charged, i.e. 1000 Euros per
year. In addition, an administrative fee of presently 102 Euros will be charged
per semester. The fees are so low compared to many other universities
because university education is heavily subsidized by the government.

The university grants fee waivers (for the second year) for outstanding
students.

It is possible to work as a teaching or research assistant while studying in


Ulm.

For information on scholarship programs consult the DAAD (German


Academic Exchange Service). Make sure that you tick "postgraduate" in the
status filed when searching the DAAD database. Several of our students have
DAAD scholarships. in particular Study Scholarships for Graduates of All
Disciplines. Unfortunately, these scholarships are availabe only for specific
countries. The DAAD database will inform you whether you can apply for such
a scholarship. For scholarships awarded by German institutions, application is
usually only possible once you study in Germany. A large scholarship
database is maintained by Scholarshipportal.

Students are responsible for their own living expenses which run, as a guide
line, at 600 Euro per month. For a more detailed overview, please consult this
page.

Living Expenses
Obviously living expenses mainly depend on your personal lifestyle. Please consider that
living abroad is always expensive. Taking all items into account students have to expect
expenses of approximately 600,00 to 700,00 per month. To be on the safe side, please
make sure you have enough money to make a living. You can not count on regular
financial support during your studies.

Overview of costs

Kosten
Rent 200,00 - 400,00 , a one time payment of 20,00 service fee (only at
the Studentenwerk) and about 300,00 deposit
Health insurance about 77,90 at the public health insurance companies (special rate
for students, thereof 64,77 health insurance, 13,13 nursing
insurance)

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Overview of costs

Kosten
Lunch at the mensa The price of one meal is about 2,50 - 5,00 .

Semester Ticket 93,00 (per semester) for public transportation in the region
Teaching materials 30,00 -100,00 specialist literature, schoolbooks, textbooks and
equipment
Semester fee Ulm University: 62,00 per semester, Ulm University of Applied
Sciences: 63,00 per semester, University of Applied Sciences Neu-
Ulm: 64,00 per semester (plus 20 for study courses in cooperation
with Ulm)
Administrative fee of the 40,00 per semester in Ulm (plus 5,00 for students of Business
state of Baden- Information Systems at Ulm University of Applied Sciences)
Wrttemberg
Tuition fees 500,00 per semester

Furthermore: expenses for clothing, necessary items and leisure time activities

When do I have to be in Ulm?

Classes start in the middle of October, but we suggest to arrive in Ulm about
two weeks earlier to organize housing, health insurance, registration, etc. If
possible, you should arrive at Ulm between October 1 and October 5 between
9am and 4pm so that we can organize to meet you at the station.

Steps to take after admission?

The German embassy in your country will inform you about the details of visa
application as they apply to your country. If you need a visa, please apply
immediately after receiving the admission letter. Be aware that the visa
procedure will take several weeks.

What about health insurance?

Informations about health insurance can be found here.

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Course language?

Compulsory classes and electives are being taught in English. If desired,


classes from the German program may be selected. The university offers
intensive German language classes for foreign students.

Housing in Ulm?

Most international students live in one of the dorms. Information about


student housing are available here.

5. Berlin School of Applied Sciences


(HTW):
Master in International Business (MIB)
Programme Duration18 months (three semesters)
Application Deadline15 January

International Business - Bachelor's Degree


- http://www-en.htw-berlin.de/studying/study_programmes/programme.html?
courseID=516

Short Description
The Bachelors study programme International Business imparts students with basic
business administration qualifications and the ability to think on an international
scale. Over the course of seven terms including an internship abroad, students
qualify themselves for an occupation in an internationally active corporation.
Special attention is given here to the specific structures of the European Union and
the integration of European countries. Classes are held entirely in English.

Information for Applicants


German Name: International Business

Department: Economics I

Duration: 7 Terms

Language: English

Start: Summer Term/ Winter Term

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Pre-study Internship: -

Special Admission Restricted Admission, C1 English Language


Requirements: Proficiency

Detailed Information: International_Business_BM.pdf

General Information
Location: Campus Treskowallee

Homepage of the Programme: http://bib.htw-berlin.de/

Homepage of the department: http://www.f3.htw-berlin.de/

Module Description: -

Course Schedule Including General Electives (AWE): Schedule incl. Electives (AWE)

Contact Persons
Study Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Holger Ltters

Study Programme Advisor: -

Pre-study Internship Advisor: -

Internship Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claus Thomasberger

BAfG Advisor: -

Chairperson of the Examination Board: Prof. Dr. Claus Thomasberger

Contact the departments office of administration with any organisational enquiries


about e.g. procedures concerning illness or final theses.
Department's Office

Study Programme Regulations


Applicable guidelines have been established which regard general study programme
procedures concerning any prerequisites, subject matter and curricula, as well as
relevant examination procedures and regulations.
Study Programme Regulations

All study programme policies are based on applicable institutional regulation


guidelines.
Regulation Guidelines

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The Masters Programme International BusinessEligibility
Requirements and Admission (Extract)
3 Eligibility Requirements(1) The Masters Programme International Business is
consecutive to the Bachelors Programme International
Business.(2) Successful applicants for the masters course of study must:a) have
successfully completed a first academic degree with at least 210 credit points,b)
have successfully completed a bachelors programme
in International Business or a bachelors or masters or Diplom programme in a
related business course of studyc) prove the fulfillment of three of the four
following modules of the bachelors programme International Business:
Corporate/Business Finance Financial Accounting Business Mathematics/Statistics
Economicsd) be able to demonstrate very good knowledge of English by
showing the result of a TOEFL test with at least 580 points (recommended: 600
points) for the paper-based test or 237 points (recommended: 250 points) for the
computerbased
test or by showing the result of an IELTS test with at least 6.0 points or by showing
comparable certificatesA selection committee will decide about the comparability
of b) to d). 4 Application Deadlines and Form(1) To be considered for
admission, complete applications
must reach the responsible department at HTW Berlin by the 15th of January of the
year. Applicants who miss the application deadline or fail to submit a complete
application with all necessary documents may only be eligible for a study place if
such places are available after the regular admission procedure has been
completed.(2) Applications for the Masters Programme International
Business must be in written form. Complete application documentation
comprises:a) for eligibility to the course: A completed application form of the HTW
Berlin A copy of the applicants passport or national identity card (as evidence of
identity) Evidence detailing fulfilment of the eligibiltyrequirements according to the
conditions of study of the Masters programme International Business. Grade
transcripts should be included in the form of authenticated copies. Evidence of the
number of credits completedfrom the first academic degree Evidence of the
required modules as per 3 paragraph 3 No. c)Three of these four required modules
have to be have completed by every applicant.Proof of very good knowledge of
English by showing
the result of a TOEFL test with at least 580 points (recommended: 600 points) for
the paper-based test or 237 points (recommended: 250 points) for the computer-
based test or by showing the result of an IELTS test with at least 6.0 points
.Language test results should be evidenced in the form of authenticated copies and
may not be more than two years old. Evidence of language aptitude is not required
of applicants whose mother tongue is English. In the case of applicants who can
prove that they have studied a course conducted in English at a foreign university
for at least one year, the selection committee can likewise waive the evidence
of language aptitude requirement.b) For admission to the course as per 6 and 7
of these regulations: Evidence of final grade of the first academic degree (with a
decimal after the comma)* Evidence of relevant professional experiencewith
reference to the course content of the Masters Programme International Business
A tabular overview of academic education to date, and of professional occupation
A statement detailing personal motivation to study and individual study aims Two
academic letters of recommendation * Explanation of the final grade with a decimal after the
comma for applicants with degrees from abroad: The final grade should emanate from your transcript

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of records or we will calculate the final grade from all grades on the transcript of records. The final
grade will be converted into the German grade system with the Modified Bavarian Formula.
(3) If the applicant can demonstrate a first academic
degree with at least 180 credit points but less than 210 credit points, he/she can
hand in other relevant documents for acceptance. The selection comittee will decide
about the acceptance of these documents and has to determine in a protocol with
how many credit points and grades these documents will be acknowledged.
Moreover, it has to be declared in a written form how missing credit points shall be
gained to secure a total of 300 credit points at the time of the graduation. According
to this prerequisite an acceptance for the further selection
process per 7 is possible. 6 Selection Procedures In so far as an admissions
limit is established for the course, admission is granted according to the following
regulations.(1) The awarding of study places on the Masters Programme
International Business is performed according to the following selection criteria,
which are combined to produce a score for each applicant:a) Grade of the first
academic higher education degree qualification (grade point average) as factor
X1,b) Evidence of additional professional
experience / qualifications as factor X2(2) Selection of applicants is performed on
the basis of a ranking which is derived from the results of the criteria outlined in
section 1 as per the formula X = 0.6 (X 1) + 0.4 (X2). In the event that this process
yields the same result for more than one applicant, the statement of personal
motivation to study and study aims together with the letters of recommendation
from university tutors shall determine selection.
(3) The proportion for the selection procedure as per paragraph (2) is 80%. The rest
of the study places will be assigned according to the time of waiting. 7 Procedure
of the selection process and selection
criteria(1) The assessment of the qualification (grade point average) results from
the following formula:
Qualification
X1
1,0
25
1,1
24
1,2
23
1,3
22
1,4
21
1,5
20
1,6
19
1,7
18
1,8
17
1,9
16
2,0
15
2,1

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14
2,2
13
2,3
12
2,4
11
2,5
10
2,6
9
2,7
8
2,8
7
2,9
6
3,0
5
3,1
4
3,2
3
3,3
2
3,4
1
3,5
0
(2) The assessment of the duration of the professional
experience with reference to the course content of the Masters programme
International Business will be verified by the selection committee:
Criteria
Points
At least 24 months
25
At least 12 months
20
At least 6 months
15
Less than 6 months
10
No experience
0
The Masters Programme International BusinessEligibility
Requirements
In addition to the online application and the proof of the university eligibility the
proof of very good knowledge of English proven by a certificate is a further eligibility
requirement for the study course International Business.This proof has to be
handed in until the application
deadline 15.01.The first semester of the course of study is only offered in the
summer semester.Accepted language tests: CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in

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English): in all levels CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) in all levels TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language): Paper Test at least 580 points, Computer
Test at least 237 points, Internet Test at least 96 points BEC Higher (Business
English Certificate): in all levels IELTS (International English Language Testing
System): level 6 - 9 TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication): at
least 800 pointsMoreover all language tests can be acknowledged which include a
reference that the proven language competence level C1 or C2 of the Common
European Framework of Reference is achieved.Furthermore it will be acknowledged
as equivalent if English has been the language of instruction with at least the
following amount: Study abroad in English with the amount of at least one year
and proven achievements of 60 credit points Attendance of a secondary
(grammar)school with English as the language of
instruction for at least 2 years immediately before the graduation from this school

6. University of Bonn:
Master of Science in Economics
Programme Duration
Four semesters (two years)

Application Deadline
Application period: 1 March - 30 April for entry into the programme in the following winter semester. For details please
see:
www.vwlpamt.uni-bonn.de/auslandskoordination/master-in-economics

Where to Apply
directly at the university

Master in Economics
The Master of Science in Economics is a two-year program taught in English.

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics or an equivalent degree (e.g.


Bachelor of Arts or a degree in a related field with a focus on quantitative
economics) with the final grade good (the German grade 2,3) or better.

A solid background in Mathematics (differential and integral calculus, linear


algebra) statistical methods (descriptive and inferential statistics,
econometrics).

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An adequate knowledge of English demonstrated by a score of 80 or higher
for the internet based TOEFL test, by a score of 6.0/6.5 or higher for the
IELTS, by an official certificate (e.g. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency or a
LCCI - London Chamber of Commerce and Industry certificate) or by a
Bachelor degree from a study programme taught in English.

For more detailed information about the program, please visit our homepage at
http://www.econ.uni-bonn.de.

Admission:

We currently do not accept applications.

The application deadline for the academic year 2012/2013 will most likely be April
30, 2012. Please check this page again at the beginning of 2012 as we are in the
process of establishing a central online application process for all Master programs.
Moreover, entry requirements might change slightly.

Applicants need to submit the following documents

online application

degree certificate (if degree has already been completed)

academic transcripts

current and complete curriculum vitae

one letter of recommendation from academic teacher (there is no special form for it,
university letterhead will do)

TOEFL or IELTS test scores or other internationally recognized language


certificate such as e.g. CPE or LCCI

(test scores are not required if English is your native language or if your study program
is taught in English).

bibliography listing the books and articles that have been covered in your study program
(or a representative selection)

APS certificate (applicants with degrees from Chinese and Vietnamese


universities only)

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Please note that you do not need to print the online form and include it with your application
documents. It is sufficient that we have access to the data online.

Please make sure that only photocopies not originals of the documents are included
with your application. Please include a certified translation of your degree certificate and
your academic transcripts if both documents are not in German or English. Please
include a photocopy of your TOEFL or IELTS test with your application. Documents
submitted with the application cannot be returned to the applicant..

Please submit your complete application by regular mail (or through DHL, UPS,
FEDEX etc but not by e-mail) to the following address:

Universitt Bonn

VWL Prfungsamt

Adenauerallee 24 42

53113 Bonn

Germany

Please note:

We will accept complete applications only. (Exception: Students who have not
received their degree certificate prior to the application deadline may submit it upon
receipt.)

We will confirm the receipt of your application documents but we will not give out
information about your application status during the application period and the selection
process. All applicants will be informed about the decision of the selection committee by
the end of May 2012.

Only a limited number of spaces are available per academic year. Hence not all
students applying to the program can be admitted even if they meet all the entry
requirements.

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Courses:
For more information about the courses offered in the program, please take a look at the module
handbook:

http://www.econ.uni-bonn.de/studium-lehre-1/master/modulbeschreibungen

Tuition and Fees:


Students only have to pay the social service fee (no tuition fee). This fee includes the costs for
the semester ticket (for public transportation throghout North Rhine Westphalia) and currently
amounts to 234,72 Euro.

There is no application fee.

Funding:
German universities usually do not award scholarships or grants as they do not have the
necessary resources at their disposal. Some scholarships for exceptionally qualified candidates
are available from various national organisations, such as e.g. the German Academic Exchange
Service (DAAD). Please check their homepage for further details (www.daad.de ).

Scholarship Plus: Special scholarships are available for excellent Master students from
threshold and developing countries. For further information please click here:

http://www3.uni-bonn.de/studium/internationale-studierende/betreuung-auslaendischer-
studierender/scholarship-plus

Cost of Living:
The average monthly costs of living, including accommodation, food, books, and medical
insurance will amount to about 600-700 Euros. This is just an estimate, however, since costs
may vary widely according to the type of accommodation students are choosing

Admission info

The application period for the academic year 2011/12 ended on April 30, 2011.

In spring 2012, we will accept applications for the academic year starting in October 2012

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For more detailed information, please visit the homepage of our International Coordinator at
http://www.vwlpamt.uni-bonn.de/auslandskoordinatorin/master-in-economics

To be admitted to the Master program in Economics, students must hold a Bachelor of Science
(B.Sc.) in Economics or an equivalent degree (e.g. a Bachelor in Business Administration or in
another related field with a focus on quantitative Economics) from an accredited college or
university with a final grade that translates into the German grade good or better.

Prospective students must also have a solid background in Mathematics (differential and
integral calculus, linear algebra) statistical methods (descriptive and inferential statistics), and
econometrics.

Applicants must also demonstrate an adequate knowledge of English. They are required to
submit an official proof of their proficiency in English unless their native language is English or
they have graduated from a program taught in English. Proficiency in English can be
demonstrated by a TOEFL test (with a score of 80 or higher for the internet-based version),
IELTS test scores of 6.5 or higher, or various other official certificates (e.g. Cambridge
Certificate of Proficiency or a LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) certificate.

While currently not an admission requirement, it is highly advisable to acquire at least a basic
knowledge of German. At the university, announcements, flyers and information on the internet
are often available in German only and being able to read and understand them simply makes life
easier. Moreover, having a basic command of the German language also helps international
students to better Admission understand German culture and daily life and facililtates their social
integration.

Complete applications must be submitted to the Economics Examinations Office


(Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Prufungsamt) in spring. Students enter the program in October of
each year, thus starting with the winter semester.

Enrolment for the program is limited. Decisions regarding admissions are made by a
departmental selection committee. The committee bases its judgements on students academic
record, their background in mathematics, their language proficiency, the letter of
recommendation and students overall academic promise.

I dont have a degree from a program in Economics. Can I still be admitted?

Our Master program is a consecutive program, that is it builds on a Bachelor degree in


Economics. If you do not have a degree in Economics or a closely related field such as
Business Administration or Commerce, you can usually not be admitted. In exceptional cases,
we can also admit students with a degree from a different study program such as e.g.

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Mathematics who have additionally taken and successfully passed many of the Economics
classes that are relevant to our Master program.

How can I prove that I have a solid background in Mathematics?

We do not require a separate proof of your knowledge in Mathematics. We will look at your
transcript of records in order to determine whether you have taken relevant classes in
Mathematics, Statistics, and Econometrics.

I have spent a year in a program that was taught in English. Do you still need TOEFL test
scores?

If your native language is English or if you have graduated from a program that was taught
entirely in English, you do not have to submit English language test scores. All other applicants
have to submit test scores from an internationally recognized English language test such as
TOELF or IELTS.

I do not speak any German. Can I still be admitted to the program?

We do not require any knowledge of German form our applicants. However, as the entrie
university works in German and not in English, having a basic command of German will make
life in Bonn easier and help you get in touch with your fellow students. We strongly recommend
that international Master students take the German classes that are offered through the
universitys International Office.

Should I send the originals of my documents?

For the application we require certified photocopies of your Bachelor degree and your
transcript, and simple copies (non-certified) of your English language test scores and other
documents you want to include. We require a certified translation of your Bachelor degree and
your transcript if they are not in English or German and the original letter of recommendation.

I have taken the TOEFL test, can I have the test scores sent to you directly?

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Yes, you can have ETS sent the TOEFL test scores directly to us. The code number
for the University of Bonn, Master program in Economics is 7156.

I have not finished my program and dont have my Bachelor degree certificate yet. What should
I do?

Please send us your transcript that shows all the classes you have already taken. You can
submit your degree certificate once you have received it. If you have been admitted to the
program, we will need to see the original of your degree certificate in October 2011 when you
enrol with the University of Bonn, and/or in December 2011 when your register with the
Economics Examination Office.

Does the letter of recommendation have to be sent separately?

You may include the letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope with your application. Your
professor may also send the letter directly to us.

Is there a special form for the letter of recommendation?

No, there is no form. We simply want a letter written in English or German on the official
letterhead of your university.

What exactly is the "bibliography listing the books and articles that have been covered in your
program of study" that you want to have included?

Just put together a list of the most important books and articles that you have used in the
different classes of your program, no special form is required. This is required to give us a
better idea as to what has been covered in your study program. If the books you used were
written in languages other than German or English, please translate the title or give the title of
the English original.

I need to finance my studies with a scholarship. Is that possible at the University of Bonn?

German universities generally offer very few scholarships and those that are
available are availble not for "financial need" but for "academic excellence."

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There are a number of institutions offering scholarships, a list can be found here:

Please note that the scholarship plus program is a scholarship program for
excellent master students from threshold and developing countries. It is open for
students of several master programs and thus very competitive. There is usually no
more than 1 fellowship available per year for all applicants from the Master program
in Economics.

I need to work during the semester to finance my studies, is that possible?

The Master program is a full-time study program, thus if you need to work during
the semester, you might not be able to finish the program in 4 semesters.

Information about the maximum hours that can be worked and the work permits for
EU citizens and non-EU citizens can be found here: www3.uni-
bonn.de/studying/international-students/counceling-and-service/financing-your-
studies-by-working

I am an applicant from China. Do I need to include an APS certificate?

Yes, all students who received their degree from a university in China or Vietnam
need to include an certificate from the APS (Akademische Prfstelle).

Do I need to include GRE test scores with my application documents?

No, we do not require GRE scores.

Should I send my High School degree certificate?

No, we just need your college or university degree certificate.

When will I be notified whether I am accepted or not?

We will contact you via e-mail about 3-4 weeks after the application deadline.

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7.University of Applied Sciences
Schmalkalden:
Master of Arts in International Business
and Economics
Programme DurationTwo years (four semesters)

Application Deadline15 June each year

Where to Apply
directly at the university

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Master of Arts in International
Business and Economics

http://www.fh-
schmalkalden.de/Admission+Requirements.html

Apply NOW

The Master of Arts in International Business and Economics will start in October, and is a
two-year research-based quality programme with a strong international focus.

The first year (two semesters) will take place from:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 (opening ceremony) to Friday, February 17, 2012


and

Monday, April 2, 2012 to Friday, August 3, 2012

Admission Requirements

Outstanding academic degree in Business, Management, Economics or related disciplines


(Bachelor, Diploma or equivalent degree). You should belong to the best 25% of
graduates of your degree program. A confirmational letter from your university would be
helpful for us to assess this qualification.

Proof of English language ability for non-native speakers: ToEFL minimum score 550
(paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) points or IELTS minimum
score 6.5.

How to Apply

To apply for the programme starting in October 2012 click here.

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After completion of the online application, please send the following documents by 15th June
2012 at the latest:

the pdf-file generated during the online application

your curriculum vitae

a copy of your birth certificate, a copy of your passport or identity card

officially certified copy (copies) of your university degree(s) and certified


translation(s) into English or German.

your personal essay (in English)

two passport photos

a ToEFL certificate (non-native speakers only)

Please send your application to:

University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden


Faculty of Business and Economics - Master IBE
Blechhammer 9
D-98574 Schmalkalden
Germany

Dual Degree

We will be able to offer a dual degree programme to our best students.


Details about the application process and the procedures, as well as an introductory presentation,
will be given during your first semester in Schmalkalden.

We have dual degree agreements which will give you access to an MBA degree at different
leading business schools in the United States, and to a Master of Science degree at a superior
university in Canada.
As a student of the University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden you will be exempted from
tuition fees in the US. Coordinated curriculums at both universities allow you to complete both
programmes without loss of time.

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Master IBE: Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on the relevant title to be taken to that section:

I. Application, Admission & Programme Information

II. Visa & Finance Issues

III. Arrival in Germany & Schmalkalden

IV. Dormitory & Living Issues

V. Courses, Lectures, Exams & Grading System

VI. Library Information

VII. Internet, Printing & Copying

VIII. General Information about Germany & Schmalkalden

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I. Application, Admission & Programme Information

1. Am I eligible to apply for the M.A. in International Business and


Economics?

You are eligible to apply if you fulfil the following preconditions:

outstanding academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent) in

o Business or

o Management or

o Economics or

o related disciplines

you should belong to the best 25% of graduates of your degree programme:
confirmative letter from your university would be helpful for us to assess this
qualification

proof of English language ability for non-native speakers

ToEFL minimum score 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79


(internet-based) points or

IELTS minimum score 6.5

Please note that we do not offer an MBA.

2. Are there tuition fees?

As the University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden (UaS) is a public university, there are no
tuition fees covered for any studies on our behalf. The only fee you will have to pay with
subscription to the UaS is an administrative fee of currently 82 per semester (including a local
train ticket in the area of Thuringia). Therefore you should consider expenses of about 328 for
a regular study term of 4 semesters.

Please note it is possible that your home university may charge a tuition fee on its behalf in case
you take part in a dual degree programme between your university and the UaS.

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3. Is there any financial support from the University?

As we are a public university scholarships cannot be granted by the university itself.

Living cost and personal expenses (min. 600) have to be financed on your behalf as well.
Please do not rely on the possibility of a part-time job in order to finance your stay here as
employment opportunities cannot be guaranteed and are very limited.

If you cannot bear all costs, you may apply for scholarships. For example there are particular
programmes offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) that can provide
scholarships for international students. For further information please check their webpage

http://www.daad.de/en/index.html

4. When should I send my application?

You can send your application at any point of time until the 15th of June to apply for the Master's
programme starting in October of the same year. Anyway if you are applying via your home
university they may have an earlier deadline for internal selection processes.

Please note that there is only one selection process per year, being conducted in June.

5. Is it possible to apply online?

Yes, please complete the online application. Nevertheless, original documents are required and
have to be sent by post additionally. (Please see 7. for information about additional documents)

The documents have to be sent till 15 June to the following address:

University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden


Faculty of Business and Economics - Master IBE
Blechhammer
D-98574 Schmalkalden
Germany

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6. When is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applying to the Master's programme is 15 June in each year.

7. Which papers do I have to send in order to apply?

After completing the online application, you will be asked to print out a pdf-file with
your application details to send to us together with the following documents:

your curriculum vitae

a copy of your birth certificate plus a copy of your passport (instead of the
passport copy also an ID card copy can be accepted)

officially certified copy (copies) of your university degree(s) and certified


translation(s) into English or German

your personal essay / motivation letter in English

two passport photos

a ToEFL or IELTS certificate

8. Which information should the personal essay / motivation letter


contain?

Generally speaking you should indicate why you wish to study our Master IBE programme in
Schmalkalden and how you see your career perspectives and personal development related to
this course.

9. Verifications from which institutions are accepted?

The certification can be produced by your home university or other official notary services, such
as the German embassy.

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10.If I don't have all necessary papers for application till 15 June, can I
nevertheless send my papers?

In case some of your papers are still missing by the application deadline you can send the
application form and all other certificates together with a note stating when you can
approximately hand in the missing copies.

11.Will I get a feedback to my application?

As we receive a lot of applications we cannot give a feedback on your personal one. If you are
not receiving an admission please accept that you will not be given reasons for that as the
University did the selection very carefully according to the criteria. So if you may not be in the
programme it does not mean you are not good enough, it can just mean that there were students
who fit to the criteria in a better way.

Of course you are welcome to apply in future years.

Please note that you have to send your application again completely if you are applying for
another year!

12.When will I receive information about the admission?

We will let you know about admission as soon as we have read and evaluated all applications.
Due to the numerous applications we kindly ask you for patience and for not asking about the
status meanwhile as we will not be able to give you any information till we finished the whole
process of selection. Usually you will receive an email containing whether your admission
document or the declination until the end of July in order to have enough time for the visa
application process.

13.Is it possible to get an early admission?

There is no possibility of having an early admission. Every paper arriving till 15 June will be
looked at in the admission process shortly after, so that everybody receives equal chances for a
successful application.

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II. Visa & Finance Issues

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14.Do I need a visa for staying in Germany and what is required for
that?

In general you need a student visa if you are having a non-EU nationality.

For more detailed information on that as well on the requirements to get a visa (such as proof of
sufficient financial resources and health insurance) please consult the German embassy in your
home country. Please note that the process for getting a visa can take some time, so please apply
for immediately after receiving your admittance for the Master.

It is useful to apply for a multiple-entry visa so that you will not have to get a new one if you are
leaving the country e.g. for visits to your home country in the holidays.

Once you are in Germany you will fill out a form for the local visa office to apply for a title of
residence permit for the duration of stay of your studies in Germany. Please note that you have to
have a valid visa and certain information for filling out that form such as the way you finance
your livelihood (has to be proved e.g. by copy of bank account having at least 600 for every
month you stay in Germany) and also the birth dates and places of your parents.

15.Can I enter with a tourist visa and change the status to student visa
once I am in Germany?

Please note that you always have to enter the country with the correct visa for your purpose.
Therefore it is NOT possible to enter as a tourist and change the status once you are here. Please
apply for a student visa in your home country immediately once you received the confirmation of
acceptance in the Master programme so you can arrive on time in the beginning of October.

16.Can I find a part-time job at the university or in Schmalkalden?

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Although your student visa usually allows a part-time job, please do NOT rely on the possibility
of getting an employment to finance your stay here as there is just a very low probability to find
an employment here. Anyway living cost in Schmalkalden is very low compared to other cities,
so you can probably get along with about 600 per month ( 200 dormitory rent, 70 health
insurance, 10 internet connection, 250 food etc. + )

If you cannot bear all costs try to apply for a scholarship instead, e.g. with the German Academic
Exchange Service DAAD. See their website for further information:

http://www.daad.de/en/index.html

17.Where and when do I have to pay the semester fees?

As we know that transfer fees from international bank accounts are very high you can pay the fee
for each semester after your arrival in Schmalkalden during the first week. Please be aware you
have to pay the semester fee of 82 in cash, as paying with traveller's checks or credit cards is
NOT possible at the UaS.

It is strongly recommended to pay the semester fee for the third and fourth semester before you
leave for your exchange semester, as you will be exmatriculated from the programme
automatically if you don't pay it on time when you are abroad.

III. Arrival in Germany & Schmalkalden


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18.When should I arrive in Schmalkalden?

You should arrive in the first days of October before lectures start, but make sure not to arrive on
3 October as it is our national holiday. The train connections will be very restricted and the
University as well as all shops are closed. If your flight arrives in Frankfurt in the late afternoon
or on 3 October make sure you stay in a hotel till you can ensure an arrival in Schmalkalden in
the morning or afternoon of following days between 10:00 and 18:00 o'clock.

The participation at the day of orientation and opening is compulsory!

Therefore please check the official day of arrival and the schedules at our website

http://www.fh-schmalkalden.de/Masterstudium.html

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Please stick to the announced date and inform the international office of your approximate time
of arrival in Schmalkalden so that you can be picked up at the train station of the university and
taken to your dormitory.

Note that it is not possible to arrive during weekends!

19.How do I get from the airport to Schmalkalden?

No matter on which airport you are arriving, you may use the train system to get to
Schmalkalden. As the University of Applied Sciences has its own train station you will not need
a taxi cab for transportation (be aware that taxis are very expensive in Germany!). From
Frankfurt you need approximately 4 hours to reach Schmalkalden with a good connection, from
Berlin as well, but of course it depends on the timetable of the German Railway "Deutsche
Bahn".

You can find information about all connections and prices at the website

http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml

For a departure in Frankfurt you may use the train station directly in the airport, just type "FRA"
or "Frankfurt Airport" in the field of departure. As destination enter "Schmalkalden
Fachhochschule" and make sure you don't arrive at the main station.

So do NOT get off at the main station "Schmalkalden" for you would have to walk or take the
bus from there to the university. The next station after the main station is the one of the
university named "Schmalkalden FACHHOCHSCHULE".

One way from Frankfurt to Schmalkalden costs about 50, unfortunately student discounts are
not available, but if you are travelling in with more than 4 people you may get a group ticket.

20.How do I find the train station at the airport in Frankfurt?

Arriving at Terminal 1
If you arrive in Terminal 1, first pick up any baggage you may have in Arrivals. The way to the
railway stations is signposted from here. If your train is due to leave from platforms 1 - 3, make
your way to the Regional railway station. If your train leaves from platform 4 - 7, go to the long
distance railway station.

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Arriving at Terminal 2
If you arrive at Terminal 2, leave the Terminal after collecting your luggage by taking the Sky
Line to the Airport railway stations. Follow the signs for "Railway Stations via Sky Line". Once
you have arrived in Terminal 1, make your way to the Regional railway station if your train
leaves from platform 1 - 3 or to the long distance railway station, if your train leaves from
platforms 4 - 7. There are signs pointing the way to both railway stations.

21.What shall I do when I arrive at the University?

It is vey important to notify a tutor of the international office about your expected time of arrival
at the train station of "Schmalkalden Fachhochschule" so you can be picked up there and brought
to your dormitory room. If there is nobody awaiting you, please make your way from the station
to the international office located in building A (see the university's map).

Building A is situated on the other side of the railway-crossing, right-hand side of the road you
follow downwards from the station. There you will find the international office by entering
through the front door and turning left immediately on the ground floor. In the end of the corridor
you will find the international office.

In case you turn up much later than expected after missing a train and the international office's
availability time has already passed, please go to building A and search the security guard of the
university.

22.What happens when I turn up later and miss the first classes?

If you arrive after the beginning of classes you are responsible for catching up on all the lost
subjects. Missing classes is entirely your responsibilty, therefore it is highly recommended to
plan your flight schedules accordingly.

23.Where can I get help and advice?

Having any questions about the programme itself or courses in general you may ask Prof. Dr.
Richert or Prof. Dr. Schuster, the co-ordinators of the Master's programme.

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Regarding any matters of a course in special you can consult the professor of your course
personal or by email.

If you have any problems with visa documents, formalities in Germany, insurances etc. please
seek advice in the international office (building A). All problems with dormitory issues please
solve with your dormitory tutor.

IV. Dormitory & Living Issues


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24.When do I have to apply for a room in the university's dormitory?

As soon as you have the acceptance for the programme by the university send an email
containing the dormitory's application form to the international office:

assist@fh-schmalkalden.de

Please note that your accommodation in the dormitory cannot be guaranteed if you don't apply
on time.

25.When do I have to decide if I take a room in the dormitory?

Please note that there is only a limited number of dormitory rooms. This is why you should send
the application as soon as you have the letter of acceptance. If a room is offered to you should
make the decision as soon as possible and advice the international office about your decision via
email

assist@fh-schmalkalden.de

Otherwise the room you are obliged to sign the contract the day after your arrival.

Unfortunately almost all rooms in the dormitory are in shared apartments. The number of single
rooms is very limited and it cannot be guaranteed in advance if you will get one.

If you want to have a private apartment you may search one on your behalf whenever you are in
Schmalkalden. It is not possible for the University to make contracts for private accommodation
or execute an agent activity.

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26.How do I pay the rental fee for the dormitory?

The fee for the first month plus the security deposit for your room (in total a sum of about 450)
you have to pay in cash during the first two days of your arrival in the dormitory office, building
S (dormitory on the Campus, left part of the house). Don't worry, your tutor will give you all
necessary information as well as accompany you for paying the fees and signing the contract.

The following monthly fees you can whether pay in cash at the same office till the 20th of each
previous month or via automatic transfers if you are having a German bank account (can be
installed e.g. in Deutsche Bank, for students of max. 30 years without fees).

27.Can I share the room or the apartment with somebody else?

In the dormitory you will be accommodated in shared apartments with 2-4 rooms each. As the
space is very restricted and there is a long waiting list for rooms usually it is not possible to get
an apartment together with one of your mates.

If you are a married couple please ask to the international office, if one of the single apartments
is free (of course we can give no guarantee on that):

assist@fh-schmalkalden.de

28.What can I do if I don't get along with my roommates?

First of all please try to solve the problems on your own and make arrangements with your mates
for living together respectful.

If you are not able to fix the issue on your own please consult the dormitory tutor.

In case you still have troubles after doing that you will have to talk to the dormitory management
to get further information.

29.How is the dormitory equipped and is there anything I need to bring


with me?

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In the dormitory, no matter if Blechhammer or Martin-Luther-Ring you will find one room for
your own use with the size of 10-15 m, that is equipped with 1-2 chairs, 1-2 tables, bed,
wardrobe and bookshelf.

There are 2-4 rooms in one apartment, so that kitchen and bathroom are for shared use with two
or three roommates. For that you will have to get plates, cutlery, glasses and pots for cooking for
your own. All this is offered for sale at the supermarkets.

Of course technical equipment like computers, radio or television you will have to bring on your
own if you need them in your room. PCs can be used in the faculty's PC-lab and the library, but
nevertheless it is recommendable to bring an own laptop for individual research, presentations
etc.

30.Is it possible to get a private room?

Most rooms in the dormitory are in shared apartments (with one room of your own). If you want
to have a private apartment you may search one on your behalf whenever you are in
Schmalkalden as it is not possible for the University to make contracts for private
accommodation or execute an agent activity.

Please note that anyway most of the private apartments do not contain furniture and you will
have to do contracts for water and electricity supply, phone and internet.

31.Is it possible to bring my family and can they live with me?

In case you want to bring your spouse and/or children with you, please note that you have to
organise the whole visa process, accommodation and education concerns on your behalf.

There are no family apartments in the dormitory and the university cannot assist you in searching
a private accommodation. In case you are in need of a such you might check the private
residential market, for example at the internet.

Concerning visa issues please contact the German embassy in your country.

32.Will I be able to cook on my own?

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Having a shared kitchen of course you can and probably have to prepare food in your apartment.
During the week from Monday till Friday it is also possible to have breakfast and lunch in the
"Mensa", where you can choose between several meals. For the menu you can see the following
webpage (in German) and click on "Speiseplan" (menu):

http://www.stw-thueringen.de/menu-oben/mensen-cafeterien/einrichtungen/standort-
schmalkalden/mensa-blechhammer.html

From Monday till Thursday as well the Cafeteria opens from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. so you could have
some snacks or meals there if you like. In addition to that you can find several restaurants (one
famous fast food restaurant right next to the campus) or downtown that open usually till 10 or at
latest 11 p.m.

33.Can I use the water from the kitchen for cooking and drinking?

Everywhere in Germany the water you will find has good quality so that you can use the water
from the tap for cooking as well as drinking.

In Schmalkalden the water is having even a higher quality than in huger cities for it is located in
the mountains where several water springs are having their origin. For this reason you can even
find a popular beverage manufacturer in Schmalkalden.

34.What happens if I lose the key for my room?

As you have a key that opens the main door of the dormitory, accesses you to the washing
machines, storage room for bicycles, a fitness room, the main door of your apartment as well as
your own room, many locks would needed to be changed in case you lose your key. Right now
the cost for doing that is 800, so please take care!

35.Can I receive mail in the dormitory and what is my address?

No matter if you are staying in the dormitory at the campus or in Martin-Luther-Ring you will
have access to a mailbox (whether shared with your roommates or for yourself). For receiving
mail it is necessary to put your name to the plate of the mailbox!

If you are expecting any packages you will have to be present in your apartment to receive it
personally, so please make sure you are at home when you are expecting something. In case you

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are not there, the mail service (such as DHL, Hermes, UPS etc.) will leave you a notice when
they come back or where you can pick up your package.

It may happen that a package that is send to you from a non-EU country will be checked for
customs and may arrive later or you'd have to pick it up in a custom's office. So please take that
into account if you need to receive something at a certain time. Please note that the value limit
for not paying customs of packages from abroad is 50.00. In case you receive mail with a
declared value above 50.00 or without a declared value at all you may have to pick it up in the
custom's office in Suhl and pay the customs for the contained objects in case.

If you are living in the dormitory at the campus your mail has to have the
following address:

<NAME, FAMILY NAME(S)> Blechhammer 9b, <BUILDING NR 1/2> <APARTMENT NR>


<ROOM NR 1/2/3>, 98574 Schmalkalden, Germany

example: Peter Schmidt, Blechhammer 9b, 2 201 3, 98574 Schmalkalden, Germany

If you are living in the dormitory at Martin-Luther-Ring your mail has to have
the following address:

<NAME, FAMILY NAME(S)> Martin-Luther-Ring 38, <APARTMENT NR> <ROOM NR


1/2/3>, 98574 Schmalkalden, Germany

example: Peter Schmidt, Martin-Luther-Ring 38, 601 2, 98574 Schmalkalden, Germany

36.How do I access the mailbox for my apartment?

Usually there is one key in the apartment for the mailbox, so whether you or one of your
roommates have to pick up the mail every day. Please make sure that you can access the mailbox
during holidays because your mates may go home for some days or weeks, so find an
arrangement for the key of the mailbox before departure.

If you have the key, please take care of it and don't lose it. Otherwise you will be charged for
installing a new lock for the mailbox.

37.How do I get an internet or phone connection in the dormitory?

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If you want to have access to internet or a landline phone in your room, please contact a tutor of
the international office. They will handout you a contract which you have to sign and at the same
time you should pay usually the fee for the first 5 months. After doing that it may take up to a
week till you get your connection, but as soon as the company installed your connection you
have access to a high-speed internet via LAN. For that you have to get a LAN-cable (e.g. in the
shop of "Thorwarth") and install the connection at your PC. You will just have to change some
settings in the TCP/IP protocol, but in case you don't know how to do that, please ask a tutor or
some other students that may help you doing that.

V. Courses, Lectures, Exams & Grading System


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38.When do the lectures start?

Usually lectures in the winter semester start in the first week of October, shortly after the
national holiday on 3rd. For more detailed information please see the updated information on the
website of the Master programme, where you will find a link for a schedule of the current
semester:

http://www.fh-schmalkalden.de/Masterstudium.html

As well you can have a look at the website of the UaS:

http://www.fh-schmalkalden.de/en/Deadlines+and+Dates.html

39.When do we have holidays?

In general you have free time for the national holidays in Thuringia and for Christmas time. For
further information please check updated information on the website of the UaS or the Master
programme:

http://www.fh-schmalkalden.de/Masterstudium.html

http://www.fh-schmalkalden.de/en/Deadlines+and+Dates.html

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40.Which courses are offered?

The overview of all courses offered in the Master of IBE can be found on our website in the
section of curriculum:

http://www.fh-schmalkalden.de/Course+Information.html

Each course's description can be viewed by clicking on the respective subject's link.

41.How many courses do I have to take?

In general you have to earn at least 55 ECTS credit points during your two semesters in
Schmalkalden; we recommend to take 60 ECTS credit points; you can earn 70 ECTS credit
points at maximum during these two semesters in Schmalkalden. At the partner university
(during your third semester) you will take courses equivalent to 20-35 ECTS credit points.
Master Thesis and Colloquium (defence of your thesis) will complete your ECTS with the last 3
credits to a total sum of 120 ECTS for the whole programme

42.How long does the Master programme usually take?

The first two semesters take place in Schmalkalden, whereas the third semester you can either
study at UaS or at a partner university abroad. In the fourth semester the Master Thesis has to be
written under consultation of a professor from Schmalkalden. Yet, the thesis does not necessarily
need to be written in Schmalkalden. Please seek advice of a possible supervisor during your first
two semesters in Schmalkalden. The Master programme concludes with an Oral Thesis
examination which takes place at UaS.

Preferably, the oral examination should take place until the end of June, in order to earn the
degree in time for the annual Master graduation.

ECTS
Contents Time Frame Exam
120

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10-12 courses
2.5-4 hours ca.
90 minutes
each 60
in each
(per week) ECTS
Schmalkalden

ca. 4-6
courses approx. 3 ca.
approx. 90
in hours 30
minutes each
Schmalkalden each ECTS
or abroad

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Master Thesis twenty weeks Thesis
ECTS

Oral Thesis Oral


60 minutes 3 ECTS
Examination Examination

43.Where are the classes going to take place?

Usually all classes take place in building C, the red brick-stone building opposite the
international office.

The building where a class takes place is indicated at the weekly schedule of courses, e.g. "C
207" means that the classroom is in the second floor of building C.

44.What are the exams like and when do we have to take them?

Exams in winter semesters usually take place after the end of lectures, in the first three weeks of
February.

The exam period in the summer semester lasts three weeks as well and
usually exams are taken during the last weeks of June

Obligatory registration is necessary usually about 5 weeks before, but please see the information
at the blackboards and internet for further information.

(https://qis.fh-schmalkalden.de/qisserver/rds?
state=user&type=0&breadCrumbSource=portal&topitem=functions&noDBAction=y&init=y)

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The exams themselves usually consist of non-multiple-choice questions where you have to
explain, interpret or evaluate an issue. Multiple-choice questions are possible in general, but
won't exceed a quota of 20% in the whole exam.

Some professors require a study paper, group work or presentation during the lectures from all
students that may have a quota of maximum 20% of the whole grade. Please be aware that this
issue depends on the professor and the topic, so you will have individual requirements in your
classes to which you may pay attention to.

45.Do I have to register for the exams?

Yes, it is necessary to register online at the certain time that is published at the blackboards and
the internet if you want to take exams.

https://qis.fh-schmalkalden.de/qisserver/rds?
state=user&type=0&breadCrumbSource=portal&topitem=functions&noDBAction=y&init=y

Be aware: if you miss that period of registration you will NOT be able to take any exam! As well
you are not able to take part in your exams if you signed in for wrong ones.

46.Is a withdrawal of exams possible?

A withdrawal is possible till 3 labour days (Monday - Saturday) before the exam takes place.
That means if your exam is on a Monday you will have to withdraw at latest on Wednesday
morning of the previous week in the students' office of faculty of business and economics.
Withdrawal can be done online

https://qis.fh-schmalkalden.de/qisserver/rds?
state=user&type=0&breadCrumbSource=portal&topitem=functions&noDBAction=y&init=y

A cancellation after that is only possible if you get sick (a receipt from the doctor is required as
proof).

47.What happens if I get sick and cannot take the exam?

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Of course you don't have to take the exam if you are seriously ill. For that you have to go to a
doctor and hand in a receipt to the students' office of our faculty as soon as possible for proving
your sickness. The exam will not count as failed, but of course you have to make sure taking
enough ECTS during your two semesters in Schmalkalden. It is not possible to cancel an exam
when already started. You are allowed to leave before if you go to a doctor right afterwards, but
if you leave after the handout of exam papers it will count as a failed exam.

48.What is the maximum number of failed exams?

You can fail courses (i.e. get a grade of 5.0) with not more than 28 ECTS credit points in total. If
you fail in exams making up more you will be ex-matriculated automatically and not allowed to
keep on studying in our programme.

49.Which grading system is used?

We are using grades according to the regular German grading system from 1 till 5.

1= Very Good (outstanding)

2= Good (excelling the average requirements)

3= Satisfactory (equalling the average requirements)

4= Sufficient (still meeting the minimum requirements)

5= Fail (not meeting the minimum requirements)

For differentiation grades can be adapted to full scale:

1.0 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.3 3.7 4.0 5.0 (0.7 4.3 4.7 and 5.3 don't exist)

The minimum requirement as well for each course as for both the Master Thesis and the Oral
Thesis examination is 4.0.

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VI. Library Information
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50.Can I use the library?

Of course you can use our library on the campus, where you will also find a certain amount of
English books. In the first days after your arrival you will have a guided tour through the library
explaining the search system in use to find books as well as showing you the available rooms for
studying and presentations. After filling out the registration form for the library it will take 1-2
weeks to get your library card. After receiving that you have full access to the building and you
are allowed to borrow the literature you want.

If you have already applied for a Thoska card in Thoska office (building A) there is no need for
an extra library card.

Please note that it is not allowed to take bags, jackets or food into the library (for that you can
use the lockers with a deposit of 1) and cell phones have to be switched off during your stay
there. Laptops are allowed to be taken inside, but they have to stay in silent mode and be
registered at the counter. As well other books that you are taking inside have to be registered and
shown while entering and leaving the building.

51.For how long can I borrow the media?

You are allowed to keep books for 28 days and journales for 14 days first. If you want to keep it
longer, you have two options of prolongation:

Whether you prolong it via your personal account at the library (introduced to you in the library
tour) or you present the media at the counter and ask the personnel for prolongation. Note: this is
only possible if the borrowed media has no reservation by another person. If it has any
reservation you have to return it by the announced date.

52.What happens if I lose the library card?

If you lose the library card you will have to pay a fee of 10 for getting a new one. Just let the
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lose your Thoska card you have to pay 10 in order to get a new one from Thoska office in
building A.

53.What happens if I lose a book?

If you lose a book unfortunately you have to pay for the book itself plus an extra fee for the
process of integrating it into the library system with codes etc.

54.What happens if I return media late?

In case you return your borrowed media late you will receive an admonition letter by the library
to remind you. For each day you keep the media without prolongation you have to pay a certain
fee per item. The more time you keep it the more you will have to pay per additional day. So it is
best whether to prolong it on time or bring it back as soon as possible after your borrowing time
limit.

VII. Internet, Printing & Copying


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55.Where can I check my emails and do research in the Internet?

Whenever there are no lectures in the computer room of building C you can use the capacities for
internet, researches and using the installed programmes. For that you will need your personal
account (FHS-ID and password). The data you will receive together with your credential of the
university and you will be advised to initialize it.

If you are bringing a laptop with WLAN you can use the network of the university on the whole
campus, in and outside all buildings except of the dormitories. For that an initialization is
necessary, which can be installed in the first weeks after your arrival by the IT administrator of
our faculty. If you are firm in German, you may use the instruction manual to install and set up
the connection.

http://wiki.rz.fh-schmalkalden.de/

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Additionally you have the opportunity to get an internet connection in your room in the
dormitory both of the campus and of Martin-Luther-Ring for 10 monthly charge. You just have
to make a contract for the duration of your stay and get a LAN cable. With that flat-rate you have
no limits of time or volume of the connection.

56.Where can I do photocopies and print my documents?

You can do both copying and printing at the faculty. For printing you can use the capacities in the
computer room C 106 and print your documents for 5ct. per page b/w.

There is a copy machine in the library which can be used with copy cards purchased at "Buch &
Druck" copy and book shop for 5 = 100 copies.

The "Buch & Druck" copy and book shop is located at the at the opposite site of the
street to the university (leave building C and go straight ahead and cross the street
at the traffic light)

57.Where can I get new credit for my printing account at the


University?

If you want to increase your credit of your account to print in room C 106, just consult Mrs.
Hoffmann in room C 318 and pay in cash by how much you want to expand your credit.

58.Where can I get new copy cards?

New copy cards can be purchased at the automates in the library for 5 each (100 copies). They
can be used both at the faculty's and library's copy machines.

59.Can I print my documents in colour at the University?

At the university's printer in the computer room C 106 you can print your documents in b/w. If
you want to have coloured copies you can print them at the book and copy shop "Buch & Druck"
just at the opposite site of the street to the university (leave building C and go straight ahead and
cross the street at the traffic light).

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VIII. General Information about Germany & Schmalkalden
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60.Which documents do I have to bring with me?

For issues of the university and the visa process you will have to bring the following documents
with you:

passport that is valid for at least one year (duration of your stay in Germany)

student visa

financial statement (that states you are having at least 600 per month of
your stay in Germany) e.g. copy of your or your parents' bank account

copy of your health insurance (make sure it is covering surgeries etc. to a


high amount since staying in hospitals in Germany is very expensive)

Please note that it is recommended to contract a German health insurance at the orientation day
(usually one day after the offical day arrival). The cost per month is about 70 for students.

61.Which documents do I have to fill out after my arrival in Germany?

For your registration in Schmalkalden you have to fill out a form of the municipal office that
includes your address in Schmalkalden.

As well you have to fill out a form for the visa transmit for that you will need information about
your previous stays in Germany as well as the birth dates of your parents.

For the university you just have to sign an internet obligation and the THOSKA student card
and/or library registration.

German health insurance will be contracted during your first days at the university with the help
of a tutor.

As all of these documents are just available in German you will be advised by a tutor for filling
them out.

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62.How can I do phone calls?

First you have the possibility to use a public phone at the university (dormitory Blechhammer,
ground floor (several can be found downtown) usually used with coins.

Another option is to install a phone account in your dormitory room, for that you have to pay a
monthly fee plus the calls themselves.

As both of these options are very expensive you may use the internet connection and call via
programmes like Skype etc. to get a better tariff. For that it is useful to bring a headset with you
or buy one once you are here.

63.Are there any useful telephone numbers I should know?

International Office 03683 688 1010

Police/Ambulance 110
Fire 112
Operator 11834 (international)

64.When do shops open?

Supermarkets like Aldi, Rewe, Edeka, Kaufland and Lidl usually open at 8am in the morning and
close at 8pm. Other shops downtown may open later and close earlier like 6 or 7pm during the
week. Rewe and Kaufland supermarkets are opent until 10pm on weekdays. On Saturday usually
there are restricted opening hours for those as well, so that some may close at 2 or 4pm.

Please note that as well supermarkets as all other shops are closed during Sundays and National
Holidays! You may just find restaurants, cafs and gas stations opened.

65.Where can I go for shopping?

One of the town's main supermarket is called REWE and lies halfway between the university and
the town centre. Two other supermarkets called ALDI and EDEKA are just across the street from
campus. KAUFLAND is another large supermarket and is located "behind" the town centre
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clothing shops and a post office. Anything of a medical nature, including pain killers and throat
sweets can only be bought at a chemist, called "Apotheke" . There are two near REWE and one
in the town centre. If you wish to buy souvenirs and have a greater variety of shops you would be
best advised to do this on weekend trips e.g. to Erfurt, Weimar, Berlin, Dresden etc.

66.Where can I buy stamps and send mail from?

In Germany stamps normally can only be bought at an office of "Deutsche Post", one office is
located in EDEKA supermarket next to ALDI supermarket, another Post office is in the town
centre. All mail you have to send can also be brought to one of their offices.

67.Can I use credit cards?

In general the use of credit cards in Germany is possible, but not very common.

Most of the shops accept debit cards like Maestro and in some it is also possible to pay with
credit cards, but not in every one. As well in most restaurants, especially local ones, it is unusual
or not possible to pay with credit or debit cards.

While entering a shop you may find signs on the door to let you know which methods of
payment are accepted (Maestro / VISA / Master).

If not please ask the personnel before ordering something!

For that please make sure you are always carrying enough cash with you if you go out.

68.Can I have a German bank account?

As a student till 30 years you have the opportunity for a bank account without service charges. If
you wish a tutor will take you to the Deutsche Bank in Schmalkalden and organise the necessary
formalities with you. More or less a week after that you will receive your debit card and you can
use online banking.

Please don't forget to cancel your contract when you are leaving Germany in the end of your
studies.

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69.Can I use ATMs and where do I find them?

As long as you have a Visa or MasterCard you can get money from cash machines in the major
banks, such as Sparkasse, Deutsche Bank and Volksbank.

One cash machine of Sparkasse is just across the street of the university near Edeka and Aldi.
Other ATMs you can find downtown.

Please be aware that you will be charged for using a credit or debit card of a foreign country.

For that you may consider to open an account at a German bank so you don't face these charges
during your studies in Germany.

70.Where can I find an English-speaking travel agent in Schmalkalden?

For example: Reisebro Anschtz, Lutherplatz 13 (near Maykels) has English-speaking staff that
will be able to help you to plan trips and book tickets.

71.Which trains can I use with the semester ticket included in the
semester fee?

The ticket included in your semester fee is valid only in the federal state of Thuringia and allows
you to use any kind of regional trains like RE (regional express) and STB (Sdthringen Bahn).
It does NOT include IC (inter city) or ICE (inter city express) trains neither trains outside of
Thuringia.

72.Where is the best place to buy train tickets?

Buying train tickets in advance is possible via internet or by buying them in an office of
Deutsche Bahn.

In Schmalkalden you can buy your tickets in the travel agency "Das Reisebro", Am Busbahnhof
1, 98574 Schmalkalden, which is located at the central bus station.

To plan your journeys in advance and booking tickets please visit the German Railway's page
http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml

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Please note that for buying the tickets online you should possess an own credit card or a German
debit card (e.g. Deutsche Bank, Sparkasse), which you have to take with you during the trip
for reasons of validation!

73.Are student discounts available for train tickets?

Unfortunately Deutsche Bahn does not offer student discounts.

But if you are travelling in a group of at least five persons you may get a group ticket.

Additionally you can consider to buy a BahnCard50 which allows you to pay just the half of the
normal ticket price. For one year you pay about 118 as a student (till 27 years) to purchase this
Card. You can access the application for BahnCard online or fill out a form at central train
stations like in Frankfurt, Eisenach etc.

74.How is the weather like in Germany through the year?

As Schmalkalden is situated in the centre of Germany near the mountains of the Thuringian
Forest it has a quite broad variety in climate.

In general Germany has an average of 9C throughout the year with quite frequent rain.

In Schmalkalden winter temperatures can easily reach -10C or below, especially in the nights, as
well snowfalls are usual from November till the end of March.

From the end of March and throughout April weather changes to spring climate with higher
temperatures by daytime, but still having temperatures around 0C in the nights.

From May onwards it is getting warmer till July and August, where usually the highest
temperatures around 36C are reached. But please be aware that anyway the nights can still be
quite cold.

In the end of September weather turns to autumn being more rainy and having sinking
temperatures. So do not forget an umbrella and warm clothes!

For current information on the weather in Schmalkalden see the following link:

http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/GMXX4082_c.html?force_units=1

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75.Where can I rent a car?

Avis (in Meiningen, tel. 03693 506123, www.avis.com)


Sixt (in Suhl, tel. 03681 709996, www.sixt.de)

University of Erlangen-Nrnberg
Master in International Business Studies (MIBS)

http://www.wiso.uni-
erlangen.de/masterstudiengaen
ge/international_business/admis
sion/
To be enclosed in the application:

1. Letter of motivation (1 page)

2. Curriculum vitae including passport photo (2 pages max.)

3. Certificate of bachelors degree

4. Transcript of university records. The transcript should clearly state the


courses you have taken and the grades you have achieved. Please also
attach an explanation of the grading system used if it is not clearly stated in
the transcript

5. Certificate of degree equivalent to an international baccalaureate (Abitur)


and transcript

6. Certificate of language proficiency (required scores see below)

7. Applicants from China will have to include APS certification

All required documents must be submitted in German or English.

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Applicants from Germany are required to send in a copy of their degree certificates and
transcripts.

Applicants from outside Germany are required to send in certified copies.


All translations of the required documents are to be made by an official translator and must bear
the signature and stamp of the translator. If the required enclosures are submitted as photocopies,
they are to be officially certified copies.

Authenticity of all submitted documents will be examined by the university when the application
is received. In case of any counterfeit documents, the application will be disqualified. Also, if
you are granted admission, you are required to verify all information given in your application
form and photocopied attachments by showing the original documents (e.g., degree certificate,
transcript of university records).

English language proficiency is to be verified by one of the documents listed below:

TOEFL-Test with minimum score of 550+ (PBT), 213+ (CBT) or 80+ (iBT). The
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg TOEFL code is 8265.

UniCert Level III

IELTS test with minimum score of 6.5 (each section minimum 5.5)

Bachelors degree completed in English in one of the EU/EEA countries,


United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. If the
language of instruction (English) is not clearly stated in the degree certificate,
it is to be verified by a certificate signed by a university official

Please note that TOEFL, IELTS or UniCert test results are not accepted if they are more than
two years old.

Language proficiency in German, Spanish and/or French should be verified by a document


proving a minimum level of B2 (European Standard). A basic knowledge in German is
recommended though not obligatory for application.

Fees:

Tuition fee is 500 Euro per semester. Administrative costs are 42 Euro per semester.
Annually 50 students are admitted to study in the programme.

Please use the Online Application Portal for master's degree course for your application.
Application deadline is May 31st, 2011.

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Admission to the Master in International Business Studies programme is based on the following
criteria:

Bachelors degree in International Business, Business Administration, Management,


Economics or a related subject

High school graduation certificate or qualification equivalent to an international


baccalaureate (Abitur)

English language proficiency

Relevant work experience

International experience

Language proficiency in German, French and/or Spanish if students opt to take elective
courses where the language of instruction is other than English

Contact

Masters co-ordinator:
Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrgge
International Dean
Department of International Management

Contact person:
Dipl.-Kff. (Int.) Heidi Kreppel
Email: heidi.kreppel@wiso.uni-erlangen.de
Lange Gasse 20
D-90403 Nrnberg
Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 911/5302-625


Fax: +49 (0) 911/5302-470

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9.Aalen University:
Master of Arts in Management/International
Business
Programme Duration
One and a half years

Application Deadline
30 July; 15 May for non-EU students

Where to Apply

directly at the university

Admission Requirements

Programme Details

General Info:

Requirements for admission to the master program Management/International Business at Aalen


University are an undergraduate degree in a business related field (bachelor degree, diploma degree
or equivalent) such as business, management, economics, business mathematics, business
informatics, industrial management and a minimum GPA of 2.5 (or equivalent).

The undergraduate degree has to reach a score of 210 ECTS-Points, in which at least 110 ECTS-
Points are from business/economics. If the undergraduate degree was granted with a minimum of 180
ECTS-Points, at least 90 ECTS-Points should be in business/economics. The admission commission
will then decide how the additional 30 ECTS-Point will be fulfilled.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree score of minimum 180 ECTS-Points, but less than 210
ECTS-Points, will be admitted only under the additional requirement to earn an additional 30 ECTS-
Points during the master program.

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Field of Study Specifics - International Business:

For non-native speakers, a language certificate in English has to be enclosed in the application:

TOEFL with at least (internet based) 100, or (computer based) 250, or


TOEIC with at least 860 points, or
IELTS with a total grade of at least 7.0.
For all other language certificates the admission commission will decide the equivalence.

Application

Programme Details

To apply to the master program Management/International Business at Aalen University the


application form for the chosen field of study has to be filled out. If you apply for both fields of studies,
you have to indicate your preference (main application and auxiliary application).

The following legally attested copies have to be attached to the application:

University/ college entrance diploma (legally attested)

Certificate of university/ college degree (legally attested)

Overview (record paper) of total number of credit points including course descriptions (legally
attested)

Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages)

Job references, internship/training certificates

Handwritten motivation letter

Language certificate (legally attested) according admission policy 7 (see attachment)

Explanatory statement, medical statement for hardship case

Legally attested copy of staying permit. Chinese, Mongolian und Vietnamese applicants need
additionally to the stay permit the original certificate of the academic inspection authority of the
German embassy [Akademischen Prfstelle der Deutschen Botschaft (APS)]

If the attached documents and certificates are not attested in German or English, a legally certified
German or English translation must be attached.

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The signed application for admission including complete attested certificates has to be received by
Aalen University

- for non-EU applicants until May, 15th

- for EU applicants until July, 30th

Admission is granted annually for the winter semester (October).

Applicants who miss the application deadline or do not send the required documents in the appropriate
form cannot be considered for the selection procedure.

Please send your application to:

Aalen University
Business Faculty
Gabriele Hermann
Beethovenstrae 1
D-73430 Aalen

Please provide us with your phone number and email address so that we may be able to contact you
(e.g. in case of missing documents or other questions).

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at any time:

Gabriele Hermann
Phone: + 49 (0)7361 576 - 2241
Fax: + 49 (0)7361 576 - 2330
email: gabriele.hermann@htw-aalen.de
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10. Nrtingen-Geislingen University:


Master of Science International Finance

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http://www.hfwu.de/de/1fbf/international-
finance-master-ifmsc/future-students/tuition-
and-fees.html
Degree
Master of Science in International Finance

Course Language(s)
English

Admission Semester
winter semester only

Beginning of Programme
Winter semester - October (Nrtingen)

Programme Duration
Three semesters (1.5 years) or four semesters (two years) for the double-degree option

If you already have a Master's degree in accounting, auditing, taxation, controlling or banking from an English-
speaking country, you may be eligible to earn the MSc International Finance degree in only one year.

Application Deadline
1 August for the following winter semester (valid for all applicants, EU and non-EU)

Apply through
Uni-assist

How Do I Apply to the MSc IF Program?

Application Deadline
August 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.

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

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 August 1st (all documents need to be
received by August 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)

o Above-average examination results must have been obtained during the first
degree course (a final grade of at least 2.5 on the German 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. If you have an ASK certificate you
should send it with the other application documents to uni-assist, but the ASK certificate
is no longer an application requirement.

Proof of your English proficiency (see below)

Chinese, Mongolian, and Vietnamese applicants also need to attach the Original
Certificate of the "Akademische Prfstelle 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):

o Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL - www.toefl.org) with at least 213


points (computer based) or 79 points (internet based)

o Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with at least 785 points

o First Certificate in English (FCE)

o Cambridge Advance English (CAE)

o Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)

o Business English Certificate Vantage Level (BEC Vantage)

o International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS) with a minimum


of 6.5 points

o First degree from a program conducted completely in the English language

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o 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 CSU Fresno, in this case one needs a GMAT score of
550 points or higher)

Where Do I Send Application Documents?


HfWU Nuertingen-Geislingen
c/o uni-assist e.V.
Helmholtzstr. 2-9
10587 Berlin
Germany

Application Results
Processing time for applications is approx. 3-4 weeks.
After this time, the university will inform applicants by post with the results of the selection
process.

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. However, the letter 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 / Auswrtiges
Amt on January 20, 2005

Master of Science in International Finance


Develop your potential...

The program in International Finance leads to an internationally recognized and renowned


Master of Science degree.

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Our mission is to qualify students to become experts in the international financial world and to
prepare them for top positions in finance departments within globally operating companies,
banks and other financial institutions.

The rigorous curriculum delivers a thorough grounding in financial principles and theory while
providing practical applications to the world of international finance.

MSc IF Key Facts


Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Duration: 3 semesters, full-time

Semester Abroad: University of Glamorgan in Wales

Double-Degree Any university of your choice in an English-speaking country (subject to


Option: approval)

Accreditation: ACQUIN

Language: English

Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Consulting, Portfolio Management,


Career Prospects:
Financial Engineering, Bank Management

Homepage: www.ifmsc.hfwu.de

Application: www.hfwu.de/ifmsc-application

Contact: Prof. Dr. Dr. Dietmar Ernst, Program Director, finance@hfwu.de

FIBAA Accredited Program


Due to the integrated study abroad component, as well as a syllabus covering a wide range of
international issues and modern teaching methods, the program has been accredited by the
European accreditation agency ACQUIN. The program focuses strongly on finance courses as
well as on social skills such as communication, intercultural understanding, teamwork, and self-
management.

1Program Outline (ALT-R).

2Teaching Faculty (ALT-T).

3How Do I Apply? (ALT-H).

4Tuition and Fees (ALT-U).

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5Frequently Asked Questions (ALT-E).

6University & Surroundings (ALT-N).

Tuition and Fees


All students spend at least one semester abroad at one of our partner institutions: University of
Glamorgan in Wales, London Metropolitan University in England or California State University
Fresno in USA.

Per Semester in Nrtingen:

Tuition 500 EUR + fees of approx. 114,35 EUR, please click here for more information

Semester Abroad at University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK:

EU-Students: approx. 800 GBP

Non-EU Students: approx. 2,000 GBP

Double-Degree Option with University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK:

EU-Students: approx. 3,390 GBP for the entire study period in Glamorgan

Non-EU Students: approx. 10,250 GBP for the entire study period in Glamorgan

Double-Degree Option with London Metropolitan University, London, UK:

EU-Students: approx. 7,290 GBP for the entire study period in London

Non-EU Students: approx. 10,800 GBP for the entire study period in London

Double-Degree Option with California State University Fresno, USA:

All students: approx. 24,000 USD for the entire study period in Fresno

* Please note that tuition and fees do not include living expenses and are subject to change

With regards to last deadline date of 30th April, 2012, please note all my formalities (including submission of complete documents + due payment) were
completed well before the deadline time. In this regard i received a mail from uniassist on 16th April, 2012 via PDF # 1300022.

However i received a second mail from uniassist on 03 rd May 2012, informing me that my application has successfully been forwarded to ULM.

Will my application be considered by ULM for admission?

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