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University of Cologne

Double Master's Programme in Health Economics and Managеmеnt

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Health Sciences, Business Administration, Health Management, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Economics, Health Economics
English only
Winter semester: 30 Apr/15 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
€ 542 / € 4200
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
The University of Cologne does not charge a tuition fee for the first year. Maastricht University charges, for the second year, a tuition fee of 2,168 € for EU/EEA citizens (there are some exemptions); and a total of 16,800 € for non-EU/EEA сitizеns.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with at least 60 ECTS credits in health economics and/or the field of business administration and economics, at least 15 ECTS credits in medicine and at least 18 ECTS credits in the field of methods in health economics.

Required ECTS crеdits: 180.

GPA (German System) 2.70
GPA Comment

The overall grade must be equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) in the bachelor's degreе.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grades A, B or C.
min 6.5
min 92
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: With grades A, B, C or level C1.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a German school-leaving certificate (e.g. Abiturzeugnis) with at least 5 points in the German grading system [end of class 11 (G8) or end of class 12 (G9)], a bachelor's or master's degree taught entirely in English, a double bachelor’s degree during which you spent at least one year in an English-speaking country, an International Baccalaureate, or if you are a native speaker (this will be verified by school certificates).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 32 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

Documents required for the Master Application Portal:

  1. Bachelor's degree certificate: if you have not finished your bachelor's studies but have passed at least 80% of the required credits (at least 144 credits in a bachelor's degree carrying 180 ECTS credits), you can apply by submitting a confirmation of all credits earned so far, along with a provisional average grade computed and certified by your examination office. Please note that the remaining credits must be earned by September 30th at the latest.
  2. Transcript of records stamped and signed.
  3. Transcript of a semester abroad: if examinations passed abroad should be considered for meeting the admission criteria, the courses have to be recognized by your home university as part of the bachelor's program. Courses must be recorded on your transcript of records.
  4. University entrance qualification eg school-leaving certificate/A-level/Abitur.
  5. An official description of the content of all taken bachelor courses/lectures eg course catalog/module catalog or PDF-file with a link to course descriptions on the university's website.
  6. CV in English.
  7. Letter of motivation in English, explaining your reasons for applying for the double master's program (approximately 500 words).
  8. Letters of reference for internships and employment (wherever possible), which you would like to have considered in the assessment of your application.
  9. Proof of sufficient English language skills (see language requirements).

Students, who did not obtain their bachelor's degree in Germany or at Maastricht University must additionally apply via uni-assist by handing in the following documents by post after registering online:

  1. Authenticated (and translated) copy of bachelor's degree certification or attestation of 80% studies (and transcript of records).
  2. Authenticated (and translated) copy of university entrance qualification (eg A-level/Abitur).
  3. Authenticated copy of proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements). The language test via uni-assist for students who cannot provide this by the deadline has been suspended. Now you do not have to present a certified language certificate to uni-assist. Should uni-assist have evaluated you negatively due to a lack of language skills or the wrong form of the language certificate, your application will automatically be re-evaluated.
  4. Applicants with Chinese (except Hong Kong), Mongolian or Vietnamese bachelor's certificates must submit an original APS certificate (certified copies cannot be accepted).

Documents must be in English or German. Documents in other languages ​​will need to be translatеd.


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Further Information

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