Application and admission procedures


This page provides detailed information on the application and admission process for the Master of Science in Business Information Systems. Please read the following information carefully, as we provide step-by-step guidance. Please understand that we are unable to accept incomplete applications, or applications that are not submitted by the stipulated deadline.

The application process requires the submission of several key documents.

  • Admission requirements and selection process

    Admission to the Master’s programme in Business Information Systems is competitive. Admission into the programme is based on proof of relevance of previous studies.

    Proof of relevance of previous studies

    • A course of study at least six semesters long culminating in a bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree with at least 180 ECTS credits in the fields of Economic Sciences, Business Information Systems, Information Systems, or in a different but closely related field.

    • Applicants must have completed at least 150 of the 180 ECTS credits at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications that do not meet this requirement.

    • Credits in at least two of the three fields of Business Administration, Business Information Systems or Information Systems with at least 20 ECTS credits from each field. A minimum of 30 ECTS credits from the modules must be from coursework that is of intermediate or advanced levels.

    Proof of relevant language skills

    • If German is not your native language, you will need to submit proof of your German language skills (for a list of accepted documents, see: "Required application documents").

    Please note

    • If you have not completed your degree at the time of application, the current average score will be calculated.

    • Determining the relevance of previous studies for the Master's programme in Business Information Systems will be based on the documents enclosed in the application (see: "Required application documents").

    • The following knowledge is highly recommended: Sound knowledge of Mathematics, Statistics and Information and Communication Systems (ICS). Students whose knowledge in the areas of Mathematics and Statistics were unsatisfactory during their studies and whose knowledge of ICS is poor are recommended to improve their proficiency before beginning with the master's programme.

    The selection process is a two-stage process. The initial selection round will evaluate candidates based on their written application. The second round will evaluate candidates based on personal interviews. Further information on the application process and eligibility requirements can be found in the admission regulations ("Ordnung über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen und über die Zulassung") for the Master’s programme in Business Information Systems (see: "Admission regulations").

  • Application periods

    • April 1 to May 15 to commence studies in the winter semester (October)

    • October 1 to November 15 to commence studies in the summer semester (April)

    Please note that all necessary application documents have to be uploaded via the upload portal by their respective application window (May 15 and November 15). Subsequent submission of documents after the application window is not possible.

  • Application form

Application Process

The application will be completely digital. If requested, you are obliged to submit original documents subsequently. The application process consists of four steps:

  1. Fill in our online application form for the Master's programme in Business Information Systems during the application period and send it by clicking the send button at the end of the form.

  2. Hereafter, you will receive an email with a link to our document upload portal. The email also contains your login data (user name and password) for this upload portal. You will also find two PDF documents in this email: a summary of your data from step 1 and additionally a list with the required application documents that you have to upload (checklist application documents).

  3. Go to the upload portal, enter your user name and password from the email and follow the steps in the upload portal to upload your documents. 

  4. Once the selection procedure is completed, you will receive a reply via email regarding your application. You can expect this possibly six weeks after the end of the application deadline.

Please check your application materials for completeness before clicking on “Binding Submission” in our upload portal. Unfortunately, incomplete applications, or those sent after the deadline will not be considered.

For any further questions, please feel free to contact the Student Advisory Service of the Faculty of Business and Economics - our study advisors are looking forward to assisting you.

We wish you the best of luck on your application and look forward to hearing from you.

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