University of Bayreuth


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business and Economics
English only & German language course
Winter semester:  15 Jul, 01 Sep - 01 Apr
Summer semester:  01 Oct, 15 Jan - 01 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in economics.

Whether the criteria for acceptance into the Master's program are met or not will be reviewed on an individual basis prior to the enrollment process.

minimum requirement concerning the comparability of degrees from European universities is that the combined credits in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, statistics, and math core courses are at least 35 in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). For applicants with degrees from universities outside the European Union and without a formal Partnership/Learning Agreement with the University of Bayreuth, it is required similar credits in these core subjects and, in addition, individual GRE General Test Scores in the upper 75th percentiles.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

A final grade of "gut" (2.5 or better in the German grading system).

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min 7
min 90
min 575
CERF German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
You are exempted from providing the mentioned tests if you have obtained a university degree in an English-language program in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, or the USA. The German language skills requirement is waived if you have obtained a high school or university degree in a German language program in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. If you cannot provide proof now then you will have to provide it within one year after enrollment. So you may also apply without German language skills, but then you will need to learn some German in parallel to your studies in economics.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

In case you want to enroll in the master's program in economics but do not have a German university degree, it is necessary to apply with:

  1. Completed personal information sheet and scans of the following documents:
    1. CV.
    2. Proof of previously obtained university degrees and study records (transcripts) which indicate all the courses taken and grades obtained.
    3. Proof of English language skills (see language requirements).
    4. Proof of GRE General Test Scores in the upper 75th percentile if your degree is from a university outside the European Union and without a formal Partnership/Learning Agreement with the University of Bayreuth.

For any official document that is not already in German or English, it is required not only a scan of the original but also of an official translation into German or English.

The complete set of documents, in the above order, is to be submitted as a single PDF file which is attached to an e-mail with the subject line "Application for admission - MSc Economics" to the following e-mail address:

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website