The next intake for which you can apply is the one in the winter semester 2025/2026, with study start in October 2025. The deadline for applications will be March 15, 2025. Applications will be possible from February 2025 on. In the meantime, you can inform yourself about the admission requirements described below or participate in one of our online information sessions.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to this program must have earned or be in the process of earning a bachelor's degree (or an equivalent thereof)  in mathematics or in another quantitative and mathematically-orientated discipline from a recognized university. Applicants with a degree in actuarial science, computer science, engineering, or physics are usually eligible. A degree in economics can be sufficient provided that you have successfully taken a significant number of courses in mathematics and statistics. A degree in business, commerce or accounting is usually not sufficient for admission because typical programs in these fields do not contain the amount of training in mathematics and statistics that is required for the MSc Finance. Please note that mathematics courses outside university (e.g. secondary school) cannot be considered as a surrogate for missing qualifications at the Bachelor's level.  

You do not need prior knowledge in finance. The compulsory courses of the first semester are structured such that they can serve as an introduction to finance. Successful applicants will display the willingness to work in a challenging, multi-cultural environment, a strong mathematical ability and good communication skills.

Note that courses in financial mathematics and mathematics, which are an integral part of two out of three specializations of the MSc Finance, are on the level of mathematics programs. Applicants interested in these two specializations (Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics) should therefore have a genuine interest in mathematics. Applicants interested in the specialization Financial Economics should note that the specialization is still fairly quantitative compared to many other Finance programs.

If you are in doubt whether you meet the requirements,  you can send us an email with only your transcript of records for a preliminary check. Please try not to send attachments larger than 5 MB.

Furthermore, an above-average performance in the completed degree and good knowledge of the English language is required. For the latter, you can use a TOEFL (score of at least 72 for the internet-based test) or an IELTS (score of 5.5 or better). A test is not needed by applicants whose mother tongue is English or who have completed a Bachelor taught in English. 

A comprehensive list of all required application documents as well as detailed information on the selection criteria can be found on the webpage of the admission department.