Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

International Economics and Public Policy

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration, Economics
English only
Winter semester: 15 May
Summer semester: 15 Nov
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in business, economics, or a related field of study.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Note that if you have not completed your degree yet, you can still be admitted if – by the time of application – you have already acquired at least 135 ECTS in a bachelor’s program that takes six semesters and awards a total of 180 ECTS according to the European credit point system. In this case, it is needed a written official confirmation by your university that lists all the courses and exams taken so far, that computes your current grade point average and that confirms that your Bachelor program awards a total of 180 ECTS.

Language Requirements

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

min B2 First (FCE)
min 5
min 227
min 87
min 567
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a bachelor-level degree in a program taught entirely in English. The issuing date of the certificate should not be older than three years, relative to the application deadline. Proof of German language proficiency is not needed.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:October 01 (German)October 01 (EU)October 01 (Non EU)
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

  1. Bachelor's degree (see previous degree).
  2. English language proficiency (see language requirements).
  3. A letter of motivation (in English, max. 1 page).
  4. Short CV (in English, max. 2 pages).
  5. Students who did not receive their Bachelor-level degree at a German University also need to get approval to study at Johannes Gutenberg University.

If available (not required):

  • Test results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Evidence of any relevant professional training you have completed or any time you have spent working professionally in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of any outstanding achievements, such as receiving special academic funding, awards or prizes, having work published, holding lectures, etc.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website