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Application Procedure at the ISM

To qualify for this program you first need to have successfully completed your first study program with a minimum study period of six semesters and have achieved a final grade

  • at a university or
  • an equivalent foreign higher education institution, and
  • you need to submit your application documents.

Additionally, you will have to take part in a multi-level admissions test (written and oral).

Please register for the written admissions test either online or in writing using the application form. We will then write you to confirm your registration stating the date of your personal admissions test.

International applicants who require a visa for studying in Germany must submit their application documents by the 15. December of the same year.

Student Advisor Master´s Programs


You can also ask questions regarding your studies via WhatsApp: +49 151 41976803.

They will be answered from Monday to Friday 10:00-15:00 or the next working day at the latest.

Ramona Schulte Campus Dortmund & Hamburg
Ramona Schulte
+49 231.97 51 39-42
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Katharina Bruder Campus Frankfurt/Main & Cologne
Katharina Bruder
+49 69.66 05 93 67-45
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Errol Karkosch Campus Munich & Stuttgart
Errol Karkosch
+49 89.2 00 03 50-42
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Documents needed

We need the following documents from you:

  • Completed application form. We will send you an application form together with the informational material or after you have registered online for the admissions process. Alternatively, you can download our application form.
  • Resume. You need to send us your resume in table format.
  • Two passport photos. Please send us two recent original passport photographs in color (no prints please). You can hand them in until the start of your studies.
  • Letter of motivation. Please give us a concise summary (one A4 page at most) explaining why you would like to study at the ISM and why you think the Admissions Committee should accept your application (in English or German).
  • Degree certificate. Please submit an authenticated copy of your degree certificate (in English or German) no later than the enrollment date. If you have not yet been awarded your degree certificate when you apply to the ISM, please attach a recent overview of your grades in the examinations you have taken so far.
  • Proof of English language proficiency. You should prove your proficiency in the English language as follows:
    • English certificate (not older than two years), e.g. TOEFL (at least a score of 80, internet-based) or
    • at least 30 ECTS in an English-language higher education program or
    • a degree in English studies or
    • you are a native speaker (assessed on a case-by-case basis).

Study Profile

This program enables you to study an economic master without management degree background .

Program Content

The Pre-Master prepares students for a wide range of economic master's degrees.


As a state-recognized, non-profit university the ISM is solely financed by tuition fees. Upon acceptance of a degree course place at the ISM the applicant has to pay an admission fee. Once you are accepted as a student at the ISM you are required to pay enrolment fees, which amount to 600 Euro.

Register for Admission Test

Info about Admission Test Registration.


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