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We will accept applications again between March 1 and April 30, 2018 for the program starting in October 2018.

For more detailed information and the link to our online application portal, please visit the homepage of the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE).

The program can be started in Winter semesters only. To be admitted to the Master program in Economics, students need to

  • hold a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university with a final grade that translates into the German grade “good” (2,3) or better.
  •  have a solid background in Mathematics (differential and integral calculus, linear algebra) statistical methods (descriptive and inferential statistics), and econometrics.
  • demonstrate an adequate knowledge of English. They are required to submit an official proof of their proficiency in English unless their native language is English or they have graduated from a program taught in English. Proficiency in English can be demonstrated by a TOEFL test (with a score of 87 or higher for the internet-based version), IELTS test scores of 6.0 or higher, or various other official certificates (e.g. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency or a LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) certificate.

While currently not an admission requirement, it is highly advisable to acquire at least a basic knowledge of German. At the university, announcements, flyers and information on the internet are often available in German only and students are expected to be able to read them. Having a basic command of the German language also helps international students to better understand German culture and daily life and facilitates their social integration.

Complete applications must be submitted online by April 30th of each year. Students enter the program in October, thus starting with the winter semester.

Admission to the program is very competitive. Decisions regarding admissions are made by a departmental admission committee. The committee bases its judgments on students’ academic record, their background in mathematics, their language proficiency, the letter of recommendation and students’ overall academic promise.

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