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Application and Admission

When should I apply?

We recommend to apply as early as possible and to start our admissions process. The application deadline for the study start in September 2021 is June 30th. To get admission into our Bachelor of Science programmes, you would successfully need to pass our admissions process. In case you have not receicved your final school degree yet, you can apply with your last two records / predicted grades.

Application information for International Students

The admissions requirements are the same for German and international students. Applicants are asked to hand in their documents in the online application form. Our admissions office will then check your school degree in terms of valid University Entrance Qualification for Germany (as defined by the German Ministry of Education), grades, motivation (optional) as well as extracurricular activities (optional). In case we require more information, you will be asked to hand in additional documents.

Application Process

1. Online Application

The first step of our application process is to complete the online application form. We strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible, however no later than June 30th. Applications after June 30th will be considered if places are still available.

You will need to upload the following supporting documents:

  • Recognised secondary school diploma* (Abitur, IB Diploma, High School Diploma, European Baccalaureate, etc.) - If you have not graduated yet, then you can apply by uploading your last two school report cards
  • Optional letter of motivation (maximum 500 words)
  • CV (resume)
  • A copy of your passport or ID card
  • Other documents if applicable (references/letter of recommendation, extracurricular activities, certificates, awards, etc.)

    Start your online application here!

*Please be aware that specific requirements have been set by the German Ministry of Education for certain international high school diplomas. Some of these can be found below:

- IB Diploma (PDF)
- US High School Diploma (PDF)
- A-Levels (PDF)

If you are attending a high school which offers a different diploma to the above, please check the DAAD website for the exact requirements. The requirements are subject to change and we edeavour to provide up-to-date information. However, due to delays in receiving information, we cannot guarantee to always have the latest information available.

2. Assessment Centre

If your application is successful, you will be invited to one of our Assessment Centres. We arrange multiple Assessment Centres each year for your convenience. These take place on our campus and consist of an interview, an English test, an analytical test and a mathematical test. The Assessment Centre is free of charge.

As we have incorporated an English language test into our Assessment Centre, you are not required to submit an English certificate with your application. If you do not meet our English language requirements at our Assessment Centre, we will get in touch with you to discuss further options.

Alternatively, you can provide us with one of the following test results in your online application: SAT, ACT or TestAS plus a standardised English test (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or Pearson). In this case you will also be required to take part in an online or telephone interview.

Due to the current spread of Covid-19, Assessment Centres may take place online rather than at the campus. Please apply as usual and we will inform you as soon as possible about the arrangements.

To get an idea of the types of questions you might encounter in the analytical test we have provided a few example exercises.

Tips and example questions

Once you have been invited to participate in our Assessment Centre, we will gladly send you more information and content related tips as preparation.

Mathmatical Test

This is about mathematical questions from highschool. A separate preparation is usually not necessary, since you are already dealing with the topics in school. Here are some examples:

Sample questions

Solution

Cognitive Test

This test consists of the following:

  • Numerical reasoning - This test measures the ability to find and use numerical information in the form of tables, lists and diagrams to answer various questions.
  • Verbal reasoning - This test measures the ability to find and use linguistic information in the form of articles, lists and instructions to answer various questions.
  • Inductive reasoning - This test measures the ability to make inductive logical deductions. The task is to discover the rules and relationships by which tables are assigned to two different categories. The discovered rules are then used to assign new tables to the appropriate categories.
  • Deductive reasoning - This test measures the ability to make deductive logical deductions. The task is to find out how a circuit works through interactive trial and error. The format of the answers and the secondary data collected rule out that guessed solutions may be correct.
English Test

This test measures language skills within three categories: Language mastery, vocabulary and spelling.

Interview

Our interview is about getting to know you better personally. You will be asked by our interviewer to introduce yourself briefly. Then you will be asked to answer a few questions about Frankfurt School and your motivation.

Test dates

German-speaking Assessment Centre dates

17.02.2021 17.03.2021

English-speaking Assessment Centre dates

24.03.2021 26.05.2021

3. Results

The final decision regarding admission to our BSc programmes will be based on a combination of the candidate’s school grades, English language abilities and performance at the assessment centre.

We also take into account other significant experiences, commitments or awards such as internships, international experiences and volunteer projects.

4. Programme Start

The programme starts at the beginning of September. All students are expected to be at Frankfurt School on this day. A week before the classes start there will be an introduction week where you will have the chance to meet your future coursemates.

For non-EU applicants who require a visa to enter Germany, please bear in mind that it can take up to two or three months to obtain the necessary visa. If you have any questions about your visa please contact our international office.

Scholarship application

In light of the current situation, Frankfurt School is pleased to announce a new merit-based scholarship programme to ensure talented students from a diverse range of backgrounds can focus on their future without worrying about their finances in these uncertain times. The diversity scholarship programme promotes diversity in terms of race, academic background, gender and academic excellence and consists of either a 25% or 50% reduction in tuition fees.

Am I eligible for a Scholarship?

Your academic excellence is important to us. However, we also take into consideration other factors when awarding scholarships. You should be able to identify with Frankfurt School and, once enrolled, be ready to actively engage in our student initiatives and contribute to the FS Spirit. We would like to also see you are team player and have proof of your motivation and engagement, especially related to the specific scholarship you are applying for. Generally, we don’t only put emphasis on just grades, however also achievements and personality.

How do I apply for a Scholarship?

You can apply directly for the Scholarship of your choice through our application portal whilst filling out your application. There is no application fee. You will required to write a motivation letter specifically for the scholarship you are applying for. We strongly recommend you emphasise in your motivation letter why you believe you are eligible for your chosen scholarship and allow us to get to know you better. Please make sure your scholarship motivation letter is written in English and is approximately 500 words (+/-20%).

Planning on taking a gap year?

If you are planning on taking a gap year before starting your studies to work or travel abroad, then you can simply apply and secure your study spot already now for 2022.

This is advantageous for those who know what and where they want to study, however would like to take some time off first after school. Through this you can completely enjoy your gap year and come back on time to start the programme mid-August!

Please note: We are receiving multiple applications for the study year 2021. Applicants who plan to start their studies in 2021 have precedence to the Assessment Centre. The earlier you apply, the higher the chances are of us being able to consider your application and offer you a contract. Please mention in your application that you are planning on taking a gap year and would like to start your studies in 2022. Our application deadline is the 30th of June 2021. Make sure you don't miss out!