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Application procedure M.Sc. Economics winter term 2017/18

Dear prospective student,

the Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics is delighted that you are interested in the M.Sc. Economics at Heidelberg University.

 

The following information is related to the admission/entry procedure for the first full study semester of the M.Sc. Economics for the winter term 2017/18.

For information regarding admission for a higher full study semester, please contact the student administration office.

 

The entry to the M.Sc. Economics is conditioned on several entry qualifications:

 

Entry qualifications

The admission statutes include the following criteria:

  1. The prospective student has to have a first university degree in a study program in Economics or with at least 50 % in Economics with a minimum of six semesters. Students of natural sciences (mathematics, physics, informatics or related) have to have a minor in Economics with at least 35 ECTS. If the degree is not completed at the date of admission, it is sufficient to apply with an official transcript of records issued by the examination office stating the current grade point average. If the prospective student will be accepted, the official degree certificate has to be shown by the time of enrollment.
  2. The grade point average of the first academic degree has to be at least 2.5 or better, on a German grading system from 1.0 (highest grade) to 4.0 (lowest passing grade, 5.0 not passed). Applicants with a lower grade point average than 2.5 won’t be accepted. There is no such thing as waiting semesters. Academic awards or internships won’t be considered. The grade point average of the first official degree is the only considered criteria.
  3. Proof of certain knowledge of English language skills. 
    The proof can be made by handing in one of the following different types of documents:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 570 paper-based or 230 computer-based or 80 internet-based TOEFL-Test Points
  • International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a results of 6,5 or better
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • the language certificate for English of the „Zentrales Sprachlabor“ of Heidelberg University with at least „good“

A full study program taught in English or a written bachelor thesis in English can be used as an equivalent.

The documents have to be issued no longer than 4 years ago. German language skills do not have to be proven.

 

Admission procedure

The mode of admission depends on your nationality. There is a procedure for

a.) German applicants

and a procedure for

b.) international applicants.

The M.Sc. program in Economics is only starting in the winter term.

 

a.) German applicants:

Please fill in the application for admission Adobe.
Please send the completed and signed application for admission with the stated documents till 15.09.2017 to:

 

Universität Heidelberg
Alfred-Weber-Institut fü
r Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Herr Marcus Padberg
Stichwort: Master 2017
Bergheimer Straß
e 58
69115 Heidelberg

 

You only need to hand in the completed and signed application for admission, a certified copy of your official degree certificate resp. an official transcript of records, stating your current grade point average, issued by the examination office, a current CV as well as a proof of English language skills.

If you have an international university-entrance degree or an international degree certificate please also attach a certified copy of your university-entrance degree.

Do not hand in any documents regarding internships, any references or letters of recommendation. GMAT/GRE will not be necessary either. Please do not send such documents!

The date of reception of your application is binding.

For German applicants the application deadline is 15.09.2017.

 

Letter of Acceptance/Rejection for German Applicants:

Shortly after reception of your completed application you will receive a letter of acceptance or rejection.  If you fulfill the above stated admission criteria you will receive a letter of acceptance and thus a place in our study program.  Afterwards you only need to enroll within the enrollment period, stated on your letter of acceptance. If you do not meet the admission criteria, you will receive a letter of rejection.

 

Contact:

For questions regarding the admission procedure (German applicants) please contact:

Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics
Fabian Pohl, Academic Advisor
E-Mail:
fabian.pohl@awi.uni-heidelberg.de E-Mail

 

b.) international applicants:

Please hand in the following documents:

  • Printout of the application form for admission Adobe.
  • A certified copy of university entrance qualification (e.g. A levels, matriculation certificate, high school diploma etc.)
    • Foreign documents of international applicants must be submitted in officially certified copies of the original with a translation in English or German.
  • Certified copies of university transcripts.
  • If the degree certificate is not available by the end of the application period a provisional transcript from your university with your results to date will be enough, with a certification (by the examination office) that the degree will be completed by the beginning of the semester for which the admission is being requested.
  • If it is a foreign university transcript, it must be accompanied by a statement explaining the grading system used at that university which will enable the necessary conversion to the equivalent German grade. The statement must indicate the maximum and minimum grades in that system.
  • A letter of motivation relating your Bachelor’s program with the M.Sc. Economics.
  • A current CV.

 

Additionally, have a look at the Information for International Student Applicants Adobe for other documents you might need to hand in (e.g. APS certificate) and more information on studying and living in Heidelberg. 

Please send the completed and signed application for admission with the stated documents till 15.06.2017 to: 

Universität Heidelberg
International Relations Office
Frau I. Fiedler / Abt. 7.1
Seminarstr. 2
D-69117 Heidelberg

The International relations office will check your application and forward it to the Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics.

Do not hand in any documents regarding internships, any references or letters of recommendation. GMAT/GRE will not be necessary either. Please do not send such documents!

The date of reception of your application is binding.

For international applicants the application deadline is 15.06.2017.

 

Letter of Acceptance/Rejection for International applicants:

Shortly after the end of the application deadline you will receive a letter of acceptance or rejection.  If you fulfill the above stated admission criteria you will receive a letter of acceptance and thus a place in our study program. Afterwards you only need to enroll within the enrollment period, stated on your letter of acceptance. If you do not meet the admission criteria, you will receive a letter of rejection

 

Contact:

For questions regarding the admission procedure (International applicants) please contact:

Frau Ines Fiedler, International Relations Office
E-Mail: Ines.Fiedler@zuv.uni-heidelberg.de 
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