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Application Procedure

Entry requirements

The general entry requirements for the Master programme in International Management are:

1. A first degree (Bachelor or Diploma) in International Management or a field of Business Administration with a strong international focus from a recognised university. For applicants who have not obtained their degree from within the ECTS system, the assessment and recognition of subject credits is managed by Uni-assist. We require a first degree with 210 ECTS credits. If you have a degree with 180 ECTS then we can offer a number of options to obtain the required 30 ECTS credits (so called bridging modules).

2. Language competence in English at CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level C1. Citizens of countries where English is the official language are exempt from proving their English proficiency.

How to Apply

German applicants must submit their applications by 15th January of the same year to the Department for Study Affairs.

Foreign applicants must submit their applications by 30th November of the previous year to uni-assist e.V..

Please note, early submission of your application has no effect on any uni-assist or university application assessment or admission procedures.


English Language (German applicants)

If you have not taken an internationally recognised language test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) or if English proficiency at C1 level is not explicitly recorded on the certificate (or transcript of records) of your first university (Bachelor) degree, then C1 English language proficiency can be certified by a competent person (e.g. a qualified language teacher) who is officially able to professionally assess your proficiency in English. In this case, download the form (Proof of English Language Competence for Applicants) and ask a language teacher to fill in, sign, date and stamp the form.


English Language (Foreign applicants)

You should apply to Uni-Assist with an internationally recognized language test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English).



A bonus of 0,2 will be given to applicants who can clearly demonstrate a minimum of 12 months professional work experience abroad (outside your home country), after completion of their first (Bachelor) degree. Please note, the bonus can only be granted if the appropriate documentation (e.g. original or legally attested copy of a contract, certificate, reference) is included with your application.


Closing Date for Applications

Please forward your application documents with all the above required certificates and credentials (e.g. Bachelor certificate, Bachelor transcript of records, English language certificates, proof of work experience abroad) to:

For Foreign applicants - uni-assist e.V.. Deadline is the 30th of November!

For German applicants - the University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Department for Study Affairs (Studentensekretariat). Deadline is the 15th of January!

Admissions and Induction

When allocating places on the programme we consider the overall grade of your Bachelor degree (or an equivalent university degree).

You will be informed at the end of January if you have been successful in obtaining a place on the programme. If you are offered a place, you should make immediate arrangements to obtain a study visa if this is required. More information is available from here.

You will also be sent information about choosing a partner university for the 2nd (winter) semester. Information about the partner universities and the application process are available at the international office.


Bridging modules

If you have studied a 180 ECTS (6 semester) Bachelor degree you will need to take 30 ECTS bridging modules in order to achieve a total of 300 ECTS after the completion of the 90 ECTS Master in International Management. Bridging modules can be taken either before or during your Master studies. The examinations board determines the examinations (modules) to be taken. We recommend that graduates of vocational colleges (Berufsakademien) take modules from the higher semesters of Bachelor programs. Graduates of universities are advised to take more practical modules or even an internship to gain the required ECTS credits.


Cost of living and accommodation

There are no tuition fees

Compulsory semester ticket for public transport, cafeteria and student union fee approx. EUR 285.60

Approximately EUR 600-800 per month should be budgeted for living costs. This amount includes the cost of renting a room in the halls of residence, catering, study materials, Social Security contributions, health insurance and the semester fee

You can find apartments in Dresden very easily via the online portals of the student union or residential association. A dorm room costs about EUR 250.00 / month. Our university is located in the beautiful historic city of Dresden  - an excellent place to study and relax.

Aktualisiert: 24.01.2019