Sustainable Management - (M.Sc.) Master of Science


Applications for this study programme are paperless with immediate effect. Please upload the required application documents with your personal upload assistant. You will receive a link once you have completed the online application. We will no longer accept paper documents with immediate effect.

Applications and documents sent to us before the changeover to the paperless application procedure remain valid.

Latest update

For the application for the Wintersemester 2020/21 please note the following changes due to the corona situation:

The application periods starts on 15 May and ends on 15 July 2020.

The admission office (Abt. II-1 Zulassung) has been closed for visitors until further notice.

All counselling is done by email.

Application period (cut-off period)

winter semester:    May 1 to June 15
summer semester:  not possible

Online application

Application is currently not available!

This is how you apply:

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.


Further information

  • Entrance requirements

    • bachelor´s degree in Economics, Mathematics and Management, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or Engineering, or in a degree programme with largely equivalent contents.
    • a bachelor´s degree with an overall final grade of 2,7 or better
      if you have not yet completed your bachelor´s degree:
      the study achievements and exam results obtained up to the application cut-off date with overall credit points of at least 140 (ECTS) and an overall grade of 2,7 or better
    • 25 ECTS credit points in Economics

    For legally binding information please see the MSc Sustainable Management admissions statutes.



  • Application documents

    Upon completing the online application you need to submit the following documents in paper form within the application deadline:

    • application for admission (with original signature)
    • data view (protocol of the online application)
    • the 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
    • CV in tabular form
    • for non German-language of the bachelor's degree: proof of required German language proficiency
    • for applicants with Chinese and Vietnamese degree: the original of the APS certificate
    • for applicants with a degree from abroad: grading scale of the education institution
    • additional certified translations of documents that were not issued in German/English
    • for claims of hardship: letter of explanation and proof of exceptional case

      Please note:
    • simple, non-attested copy of each document, no authentication needed (exemption: APS certificate)
    • Incomplete applications (missing details or documents) will be rejected
    • We do not accept applications and supporting documents sent by email
    • The application documents become property of Ulm University and will not be returned. Therefore, please do not send originals. Candidates who reapply must resubmit the complete documentation; it is not possible to refer to documents on file at Ulm University.
    • If you are absent during the application process and therefore cannot apply at Ulm University yourself, it is possible to authorise someone else to do so for you. Valid forms of authorisation:
      - notarised letter of authority
      - power of attorney
      - letter of authority - download template in PDF format

      Please note: signatures must be originals


  • Application portal

    Upon completing the online application you will receive a confirmation email with your access details for the application portal, where you can find details on the status of your application and other notifications.

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  • Selection procedure

    If the number of candidates who fulfil the above stated criteria exceeds the total number of available places, selection will be made by the level of qualification, which is determined by the overall grade in the bachelor's degree / the overall grade of the examination results attained up to the application cut-off date, including the grade of bachelor’s thesis. In the case of equal scores, the decision is made by lottery.

  • Selection thresholds in the allocation procedure

    winter semester 2017/18:
    available places: 30
    applications: 255
    admissions: 2,0

    winter semester 2018/19:
    available places: 30
    applications: 263
    admissions: 1,9

    winter semester 2019/20:
    available places: 30
    applications: 302
    admissions: 1,9

  • Claims of hardship

    in master’s programmes with restricted admission


    5% of all available places (one place minimum) are reserved for cases of exceptional hardship.

    Exceptional hardship applies particularly to cases where it is absolutely necessary for the applicant to begin their studies without delay due to health reasons or equally serious circumstances. Applicants who depend on Ulm as place of study due to exceptional family, social or economic circumstances may claim hardship as well.

    Please note:

    • the claim of hardship is to be made in the course of the online application. Prerequisite is the fulfilment of the admission requirements for the master’s programme.
    • an explanatory statement including single copies of supporting documents must be submitted within the application deadline. In the case of health reasons, a certificate from a medical specialist must be submitted confirming that immediate commencement of studies is absolutely necessary.
    • claims of hardship will be assessed after the application cut-off date.

    Claims of hardship will be considered only from applicants who were not allocated a study place in the allocation procedure based on performance.


  • Claims of dependence on study location in the interest of public

    Dependence on study location in the interest of the public (Ortsbindung; mainly top athletes)

    1% of the study places (with a minimum of one place) are allocated on the basis of dependence on study location in the interest of the public (Ortsbindung). This applies to applicants who fall into a certain category determined by the University, whose consideration is of particular interest to the public and who are tied to Ulm as place of study due to justified circumstances.
    These are in particular applicants who belong to a national-level Olympic, prospective, supplementary or team sports squad or a junior squad 1 of the German Olympic Sports Confederation.

    Please note:

    • The claim of dependence on study location in the interest of the public is to be made in the course of your online application. Prerequisite is the fulfilment of the admission requirements for the master's programme.
    • You need to submit an explanatory statement elaborating your dependence on study location in the interest of the public including single copies of supporting documents within the application deadline.
    • A dependence on study location in the interest of the public will be considered only if you have not been allocated a place in the selection procedure and on the basis of hardship.
  • Information on the master's programme

    Further information on the master's programme Sustainable Management.