Faculty of Economic Sciences

Information for incoming international students

  • Overview of programme offerings
    The Faculty of Economic Sciences offers five bachelor's and ten master's degree programmes. With the exception of the Master of Arts in Development Economics, all other programmes require German language skills. Please click here for programme descriptions and information on the admissions process.
  • English-language programme of the Faculty of Economic Sciences
    The faculty offers a Master of Arts in Development Economics as an English-language programme in Economics. For detailed information about the programme and the admissions process, please visit: Master's degree programme in Development Economics



For exchange students interested in studying at the Faculty of Economic Sciences: Please note that the selection process is managed by your home university.

The International Office at the University of Göttingen (Göttingen International) and the study abroad coordinator at the Faculty of Economic Sciences receive nominations from partner universities to select applicants. Successful applicants will receive information on how to enroll as a student at the University of Göttingen by the International Office. The study abroad coordinator of the Faculty is responsible for the academic assistance and will provide you with helpful information on how to study in Göttingen: Please see the fact sheet about studying at the Faculty of Economic Sciences.

If you are participating in the ERASMUS programme, the Faculty of Economic Sciences (for both Business Administration and Economics students) offers special tutors specifically for ERASMUS members.

For further information please see:



Please click here for more information about our courses/ modules taught in English (bachelor’s and master’s levels) in Economics, Business Administration, Statistics and Econometrics.
For an overview of all our courses (German and English, bachelor’s and master’s levels) please click here.

Additionally, we ask all our accepted international exchange students (not applicable to ERASMUS students) to please fill in the Learning Agreement.


You can find information about living and studying in Göttingen on the International Office's website.


The faculty offers a structured Ph.D. programme. Before starting the application process, however, potential doctoral students are first required to identify a supervisor for their thesis.

To fund themselves, doctoral candidates can for example work as research associates at one of the faculty's chairs or in a third-party-funded research group or research project. Consequently, you would have to apply for according job offers.

Writing a thesis while working and funding yourself independently is also possible. There are no university-based scholarships, but there are many grants that one could apply for, such as at the German Academic Exchange Service.

If you are interested in applying for a Ph.D. position, please carefully read the following brief information for Ph.D. applicants.


The Career Service of Göttingen University offers career counseling for international students seeking work in Germany: International Career Prospects


Göttingen University considers former students and researchers from across the globe as important partners. Founded in 2001, the Alumni Association of Göttingen University, "Alumni Göttingen", constitutes a network of alumni from all disciplines, including students, researchers, staff, friends and supporters of the university. Our network allows you to stay in touch with us and with each other: Alumni Göttingen