Economics and Management - Master of Science (MSc)


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:     01.05. - 15.06.
summer semester:  01.12. - 15.01.

Online Application

Application is currently not available!


Leif-Erik Ott

office hours:
Mon., Wed., Thu. 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Tue. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mon. till Thu. 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m

Dept. II-1 Admissions Office
Helmholtzstraße 22
89069 Ulm
Room: HeHo 22 E 65

Further information

  • Entrance requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management or another programme with largely equivalent contents obtained at a German or foreign higher education institution, or a qualification which is recognised as equivalent at the level of at least three years of study.
    • a bachelor's degree with an average grade of 2.7 or better

            or if you have not yet completed your degree:

            study achievements and examination results with a minimum of 140 credit points and an average grade of 2.7 or better

    An eligible study programme in Management and Economics or another study programme with largely equivalent content means a bachelor's degree with examination results as follows:

    • a minimum of 15 credit points (ECTS) in Mathematics/Statistics;
    • a minimum of 36 credit points in Business Management/Administration and Macroeconomics, with at least 12 credit points in Business Management/Administration and at least 12 credit points in Macroeconomics.


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

  • Application documents

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

    • 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)
    • curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Form requesting subject-specific additional information
    • 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 bachelor`s degree from abroad: grading scale of the education institution
    • additionally 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 documents or details) will be rejected
    • We do not accept applications and supporting application documents sent by email
    • 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.

    Forgot your password?

  • Selection procedure

    Should the number of qualified applications exceed the number of available places, the selection will be made on the basis of a ranking list.

    The ranking list is based on the following criteria:

    • average grade of the bachelor's degree, or average grade of the study achievements and exam results obtained up to the application cut-off date (according to the credit points in mathematics and statistics);
    • In cases of equal scores, the decision is made by lottery.
  • Selection thresholds in the allocation procedure

    summer semester 2019:
    Available places: 60
    Applications: 180
    Admission Grade: 2.7 (selection grade)

    winter semester 2018/19:
    Available places: 65
    Applications: 480
    Admission Grade: 2.5 (selection grade)

    summer semester 2018:
    Available places: 60
    Applications: 219
    Admission Grade: 2.5 (selection grade)

    winter semester 2017/18:
    Available places: 65
    Applications: 546
    Admission Grade: 2.4 (selection grade)

    summer semester 2017:
    Available places: 52
    Applications: 317
    Admission Grade: 2.3 (selection grade)

    winter semester 2016/17:
    Available places: 53
    Applications: 719
    Admission Grade: 2.2 (selection grade)

    summer semester 2016:
    Available places: 50
    Applications: 398
    Admission Grade: 2.4 (selection grade)

    winter semester 2015/16:
    Available places: 50
    Applications: 659
    Admission Grade: 2.3 (selection grade)

    As of summer semester 2017, the final grade or the submitted average grade can be raised under certain circumstances. The grade documented by the time of application is raised by 0.1 grade points per 5 credit points (ECTS) exceeding the required 15 credit points shown to have been earned by the student in programme modules in the area of mathematics/statistics. The grade can be raised by not more than 0.4 grade points.

  • Claims of hardship


    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 the 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 Economics and Management

    Further information on the master's programme Economics and Management.