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University of Bonn


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business and Economics
English only
Winter semester:  30 Apr
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in economics or an equivalent degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts or a degree in a related field with a focus on quantitative economics).

A solid background in mathematics (differential and integral calculus, linear algebra) statistical methods (descriptive and inferential statistics) and econometrics.

GPA Rate 2.30
GPA Comment

Final grade "good" (the German grade 2,3) or better.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min 6
min 87
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Other internationally recognized language certificates are also accepted. Test scores are not required if English is your native language or if  you received or will receive a degree from a study program taught entirely in English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester: March 01 (German)March 01 (EU)March 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

Applicants need to upload the following documents:

Please note that the documents need to be uploaded only, it is not needed to send the documents by post.

  1. Degree certificate: please upload your degree certificate if your degree has already been completed. Please include a certified translation of your degree certificate if documents are not in German or English.
  2. Academic transcripts: please upload your academic transcript of records, including names of courses and grades. Please include a certified translation of your academic transcripts if the original is not in German or English.
  3. Curriculum vitae: please upload a current and complete curriculum vitae.
  4. One letter of recommendation: please ask one academic teacher to provide a confidential letter of recommendation to the BGSE. Your professor may want to address the following questions:
    1. How do you rate the applicant's performance in comparison to her/his fellow students?
    2. How do you assess the applicant's depth and breadth of knowledge in the field?
    3. How do you assess the applicant's potential to perform well in a quantitative and research-oriented master's program?
      Once you have completed your online application, your professor will receive an automatically generated e-mail with instructions and an upload link.
  5. Proof of English proficiency (see language requirements). Please make sure to upload your test scores in the online application. If you additionally want to have ETS send the TOEFL test scores directly to us, please use the following code number: 7156 (University of Bonn, M.Sc. in Economics).
  6. Bibliography: this is a list (that you put together, there is no form for it) of the most important books and articles that have been used in your study program. This is required to give the university a better idea as to what has been covered in your study program. Please include 10-15 books/articles.
    The list should at least include the title, name of the author, and year of publication. If the books you used were written in languages other than German or English, please translate the title or give the title of the English original.
  7. APS certificate (applicants from China and Vietnam): applicants with degrees from Chinese and Vietnamese universities also need to upload an APS certificate.
  8. GRE test scores - not mandatory: however they are strongly recommended for applicants who received their degree from universities outside the EU. If you want to submit GRE test scores, please make sure to upload them to your online application. If you additionally want to have ETS send the GRE test scores directly to the university, please use the following code number: 7156 (University of Bonn, M.Sc. in Economics).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website