Finance - Master of Science (MSc)

  • required language proficiency: English
  • no limited places
Latest update

The admission office (Abt. II-1 Zulassung) has been closed for visitors until further notice. Counselling is done by email or phone at the times listed below.

Application period

winter semester:   

probably  16  January  - 15 March
summer semester:  -

Application is currently not available!


German nationals and foreign nationals with a German education certificate (bachelor's or equivalent degree) apply as follows:

Step 1: Online application

You apply online.


Step 2: You submit your documents

Upload the required application documents using the upload assistant. You will receive a link to your personal upload assistant once you have completed your online application.

You must upload all documents by the last day of the application period.



Applications for this study programme are paperless. Please upload the required application documents with your personal upload assistant. You will receive a link once you have completed the online application. We don't accept paper documents.



Foreign nationals as well as EU and EEA citizens with a foreign education certificate (bachelor's or equivalent degree) apply as follows:

Step 1: Online application via uni-assist
Register for the uni-assist online portal, answer all the basic questions and questions for your course application.

Step 2: Upload documents
Please upload the required application documents at at the uni-assist online portal. Give your documents an unambiguous name.

Step 3: Submit your application to uni-assist electronically
(Paper-based documents are not required for application)

Step 4: Pay the handling fees to uni-assist

All required application documents as well as the payment must be received by uni-assist before the application deadline.


Further information

Entrance is subject to the following requirements:

  • proof of a bachelor's degree with above-average examination results in mathematics or any other programme with a strong mathematical orientation
  • proof of an adequate command of English demonstrated by
    - IELTS with 6.5 points or more
    - Cambridge exam - First Certificate in English (grade A), Certificate in Advanced
       English (A-C), Certificate of Proficiency in English (A-C)
    - TOEFL ibt 88 points or more
    - UNIcert level III or level IV
    - proof of an academic degree programme taught exclusively in English

For legally binding information please see the MSc Finance admissions statutes.



For applications directly at Ulm University: Upon completion of your online application and within the application period, you must upload the following documents using your personal upload assistant (you will receive the link to your upload assistant once you have completed your online application).

Please submit the following application documents (applies for application directly at Ulm University and for applications via uni-assist):

  • data view (protocol of the online application - only for direct applications)
  • bachelor’s degree certificate stating the average grade plus a transcript of records with credit points
  • if the programme has not yet been completed: transcript of records issued by the higher education institution including overall average grade and total credit points (ECTS)
  • Form requesting subject-specific additional information
  • command of English language
  • for applicants with Chinese, or Vietnamese degree: the APS certificate
  • Grading system of your studies indicating the minimum grade required for passing the bachelor's degree as well as the highest grade possible. If this information is not given in the degree certificate/transcript, it must be provided separately in an official document or letter.
  • certified translations of documents that were not issued in German/English

    Please note:
  • Proof does not need authentication
  • Applications with missing details or documents will be rejected
  • We do not accept applications and supporting documents sent on paper
  • Candidates who reapply must resubmit the complete documentation; it is not possible to refer to documents on file at Ulm University.
  • If you are unable to apply to Ulm University and carry out the application procedure yourself, it is possible to give someone the power of attorney to apply and provide information.
    Valid forms of authorisation:
    - notarised letter of authority
    - power of attorney
    - letter of authority - download template in PDF format


For the evaluation of entrance requirements the following is considered:

  • The overall grade of the bachelor's or equivalent degree or, if this has not yet been determined, the average grade of the examinations completed by the time of application;
  • The grade point average of individual grades is not less than three of the following subjects with a minimum study volume of 2 semesters (or 2 terms)
    1. Pure mathematics
    2. Probability theory/statistics
    3. Applied mathematics (except achievements under 2.)
    4. Financial Economics
    5. Computer Science/programming skills
    6.  The evaluation can also take into account successful coursework completed in a master's programme.

      For details please see § 3 of the MSc Finance admission statutes.

Further information on the master's programme Finance