Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

International Economics

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Economics
English only
Winter semester:  30 May/15 Jun
Application Deadlines
1.5 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Required ECTS credits: 210. Applicants with 180 credits will be required to obtain the additional 30 credits by completing an internship in the third semester (the program will then last four semesters).

Evidence specifically of having completed undergraduate modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and International Economics.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
min 6
min 87
min 800
min II
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Certificates of up to five years old are accepted. Please, hand in a certified copy (no scan, colored copy or pdf, but paper with original stamp) of your language certificate or show the original. If you have studied in the higher education system a minimum of two semesters entirely in English, this can be accepted as equivalent (please provide proof with your application). You do not need to provide further English certificates if you hold a GMAT. Please note: A-level /school leaving certificates or DAAD language certificates as English proficiency tests are not accepted.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:April 15 (German)April 15 (EU)April 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
In 10 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

To complete your application, please include:

  1. University degree  (in case you haven't received your bachelor certificate until the application deadline has passed, please enclose a transcript of records and a letter from your university stating when you will receive the final certificate and stating your overall average grade from your studies so far).
  2. Transcript of record (please mark required relevant modules with grades and credit points).
  3. GMAT with a score of 600 or above only if included in the study-specific requirements.
    Mandatory only for applicants who made their first degree in a country that is not a member of the EU/EEA and applying for International Business and Consulting or International Marketing Management (English).
    Applicants for  International Finance, Accounting and Controlling, Global Supply Chain and Operations Management and Marketing Management (German/English) can improve their range in the ranking by handing in a GMAT voluntarily.
    For all other programs, a GMAT only serves as English proof. GMAT documents of up to five years old are accepted. You can hand in GMAT until June 30th (in this case address it to the corresponding HWR Master office, not to uni-assist). However, please be aware that if handed in after May 30th, the GMAT cannot be accounted for as a proof of English proficiency. The English proficiency proof needs to be submitted alongside the other required documents until the May deadline.
  4. Proof of English proficiency (see language requirements).
  5. Motivation letter (in English, not more than one page).
  6. Curriculum Vitae (in English).
  7. University entrance qualification/school-leaving certificate e.g. high school diploma, matura, international baccalaureate (simple copy, only for statistical reasons).

A photocopy of your passport and also a certificate of birth is not required for the application.

Please note:

  • A formally certified and stamped photocopy of all diplomas, degrees or certificates must be attached to your application.
  • Please do not send any original documents.
  • Certified copies are copies with an original stamp on it.
  • Color copies, scans or simple copies are no certified copies.
    Accepted authentication bodies are:
    • German Embassy or Consulate.
    • Notary from Germany or an EU country.
    • Public authorities and institutions in Germany.
    • Authorities from an EU country.
    • The institution that issued your original certificate (the stamp on the certificate and on the authentication must be identical).
    • Apostille.
  • Certificates not issued in German or English must be translated into German or English. Translations must be formally certified and submitted in the original.
  • Additionally, a certified copy of your original Diploma/Bachelor is needed.
  • The (e-mail) address you have provided with is the address that is going to be used in order to contact you. Please make sure you notify the university of a change of address as soon as possible. A missed deadline that might emanate from a failure to do so is your responsibility.
  • HWR Berlin only processes applications that have been completed accurately and signed. The application can only be considered if Uni Assist receives all documents before the closing date and certified copies of all those certificates that are required are attached. It is recommended to apply early, at least six weeks before the deadline expires. Applications that are sent by e-mail or fax will not be processed.
  • Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian Applicants need to submit an APS certificate (available at the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) in the German Embassy in Beijing, Hanoi, Ulan Bator).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website