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Your Application for our Bachelor of Science Programmes

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. Our application deadline is 30 June. Applications submitted after the deadline will be taken into consideration if places are still available. Successful applicants will be invited to our online Assessment Centre, which takes place multiple times a year.

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. If you have not yet received your final school certificate, you can apply with your last two records / predicted grades.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 letter (optional) as well as extracurricular activities (optional). In case we require more information, you will be asked to hand in additional documents.

Admission Requirements

University entry requirements

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

A-Level qualification in Germany (Due to government regulations the following two regulations are currently valid for international students in Germany)

If you are attending a high school with a different diploma than the above, please check the DAAD website for the exact requirements. The requirements are subject to change and we endeavour to provide up-to-date information.

If your secondary school leaving certificate does not meet the requirements for direct entry into German university set forth by the Ministry of Education, you have the opportunity to complete our extended online Assessment Centre. Upon successful completion of the extended online Assessment Centre, you will be eligible to pursue your bachelor’s degree at Frankfurt School.

Proof of required English language skills

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

Application process

1. Online Application

Once you made sure that you fulfil the requirements for the bachelor programme of your choice and took a look at our application checklist, you can start your online application via our online application form

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
  • An 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.

2. Assessment Centre

At Frankfurt School there is no Numerus Clausus (NC). Successful applicants will be invited to an Online Assessment Centre (AC) which includes:

Mathematical Test

Sample questions

Solutions

Cognitive Test

This test consists of the following:

  • Numerical reasoning - This test measures the ability to find and use numerical information in tables, lists and diagrams to answer various questions.
  • Verbal reasoning - This test measures the ability to find and use linguistic information in 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 the possibility that guessed solutions might be correct.
English Test

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

Interview

The purpose of the interview is to gain a better understanding of your character, personality, expectations, motivations and goals.

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

Our Assessment Centres take place online only. Please make sure to submit your application at least two weeks before your prefered date.

Next Online Assessment Centre dates
  • 01 Feb 2023 (English AC)
  • 29 March 2023 (English AC)

Not all applicants will need to complete the extended online Assessment Centre. Please take a look at the section "University entry requirements" above for the official government set requirements, which Frankfurt School adheres to. However we always recommend to apply online with all of your relevant documents and the Admissions Office will let you know which Assessment Centre you need to complete.


Note for impaired applicants and applicants with chronic diseases: So that we can advise and support you at an early stage (e.g. when applying for a disadvantage compensation in form of a time extension), please contact us or the representative for disabled and chronically ill students promptly before the assessment centre. For more information, please visit our Health and Counseling Services website.

Allocation of Study Places

You will receive a feedback regarding your application within a week. Aside from school grades and performances at the Online Assessment center, we also take into account other significant experiences, commitments or awards such as internships, international experiences and volunteer projects.

The study start is in September every year. The introduction week takes places a week ahead. Within this week you will meet your fellow students.

The Gap Year Programme

Are you planning to work or spend a few months abroad instead of starting your studies right after you graduate from high school in 2023? Then apply this year anyway and secure your place at university. Your acceptance will remain valid for 2024.

Your advantages

  • You already have a secure place at university and a plan for the time after your gap year.
  • You can concentrate on new impressions during your gap year

Please note: Applicants for 2023 have priority for our assessment centre dates. The earlier you apply, the better your chances of being considered for our selection process. You can indicate in your application that you would like to do a gap year. The application deadline is 30.6.2023.

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 identify with Frankfurt School and, once enrolled, be ready to engage in our student initiatives actively and contribute to the FS Spirit. We would also like to see that you are a team player and have proof of your motivation and engagement, especially related to the specific scholarship you are applying for. In summary, we not only emphasise grades but also consider achievements and personality.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

You can apply directly for the scholarship of your choice through our application form whilst filling out your application for one of our programmes. There is no application fee. You will be required to write a motivation letter specifically for the scholarship you are applying for. We strongly recommend that you emphasise why you believe you are eligible for your chosen scholarship in your motivation letter 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%).

Frequently asked questions

When should I apply?

We recommend that you apply as early as possible, but no later than 30 June. Applications received after this date will be considered if further places are available. The prerequisite for an application is the submission of your application documents and successful completion of the selection procedure. There are several dates for the selection procedure.

You do not need to have your final high school/IB-diploma for your application. A transcript of records resp. your last two half-year reports are sufficient.

How do I apply to study with a cooperation partner?

If you are interested in studying with a cooperation partner (Finance or Digital Business), you must apply for practical work in a company at the same time. Cooperation positions in companies are usually allocated one year in advance. We therefore recommend that you apply early and will be happy to support you in this. Please be aware that this programme can only be offered in German language.

Who is eligible for a scholarship?

Of course, your previous achievements at school are important. But other points are also taken into account when selecting scholarship holders: You should identify with the Frankfurt School and want to get involved in FS initiatives in the future. You should also be motivated and a team player and be able to demonstrate extracurricular involvement or fulfil the criteria of the Diversity Scholarship. The decisive factors for us are your achievements and your personality, not your financial background!

You can find more information about our scholarships here.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

You can apply for a scholarship directly in our application portal. We recommend that you write your motivation letter carefully - this is so that we can get to know you better. You also have the opportunity to explain why you stand out from other applicants and to show us what makes you special! The motivation letter should be written in English and contain around 500 words (+/- 20).

I would like to do a gap year. Can I apply early?

Are you planning to work or spend a few months abroad after you graduate from high school in 2022? Then apply this year anyway and secure your place at university. Your acceptance will remain valid for 2023.

Your advantages

  •     You already have a secure place at university and a plan for the time after your gap year.
  •     You can concentrate on new impressions during your gap year

Please note: Applicants for 2023 have priority for our assessment centre dates. The earlier you apply, the better your chances of being considered for our selection process. You can indicate in your application that you would like to take a gap year. The application deadline is 30.06.2023.

What do I do if I cannot participate in the Online Assessment Centre?

If you are unable to attend the Assessment Centre, please email Admissions-bsc@fs.de with details of which future Assessment Centre you will be able to attend.

Alternatively, you can submit one of the following test results: SAT, ACT or TestAS. You must also provide proof of English (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, Pearson). If your application is successful, you will not be required to attend an assessment centre and will only be invited to an interview.

Does the Frankfurt School offer disadvantage compensation for applicants with disabilities as part of the admissions process?

Note for impaired applicants and applicants with chronic diseases: So that we can advise and support you at an early stage (e.g. when applying for a disadvantage compensation in form of a time extension), please contact us or the representative for disabled and chronically ill students promptly before the assessment centre. For more information, please visit our Health and Counseling Services website.

Does Frankfurt School offer targeted preparatory courses for prospective foreign students?

If you do not meet the requirements for a university entrance qualification, you have the opportunity to apply for our Pre-University Foundation Programme. Successful completion of this preparatory programme gives you access to the Bachelor's programme at the Frankfurt School.