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Application Process

1. Online Application

The first step of our application process is to complete the online application form. We strongly recommend you apply as early as possible, however no later than May 31st if you would like to be guaranteed a spot in our Bachelor of Science programmes. You are required to provide us with all necessary documents and successfully complete our application process.

Applications after May 31st will still be considered, however places will be assigned depending on availability and academic merit.

You will need to upload the following supporting documents:

  • Recognised secondary school diploma* (Abitur, IB Diploma, High School Diploma, European Baccalaureate, etc.)
  • 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.)
  • Proof of English or German language knowledge** (depending on the language of instruction for the concentration you are applying to)

    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.

**This does not need to be handed in with the online application. You must however have at least already registered to take a test and hand in the results by July 15th latest.

2. Assessment Centre

If your application is successful, you will be invited to one of our Assessment Centres. This may be waived if you can provide one of the following test results: SAT, ACT or TestAS (core test and Economics module).

We arrange multiple Assessment Centres each year for your convenience. These take place on our campus and consist of an interview, a knowledge test, an analytical test and a mathematical test. The Assessment Centre is free of charge.

If you are not able to attend an Assessment Centre here in Frankfurt, it may be possible to organise one to take place in your own country. Please select this option when filling out the online application form and we will try our best to make it happen.

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

Quantitative Problem Solving (PDF)
Deductive Reasoning (PDF)
Diagrammes and Tables (PDF)
Mathematics (PDF)

German-speaking Assessment Centre dates

13.11.2019 11.12.2019
22.01.2020 12.02.2020
11.03.2020 08.04.2020

English-speaking Assessment Centre dates

27.11.2019 15.01.2020
26.02.2020 29.04.2020

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.

Language Requirements

For our BSc programmes, we require proof of English fluency. We accept up-to-date certified copies of any of the following tests:

German core track*

  • TOEFL iBT (minimum score: 75) or
  • Frankfurt School TOEFL ITP (minimum score: 543) or
  • IELTS Academic (minimum score: 6.0) or
  • Cambridge English First Certificate (B2) or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (minimum score: 58)

*Only relevant for our Bachelor in Business Administration programme

English core track

  • TOEFL iBT (minimum score: 90) or
  • Frankfurt School TOEFL ITP (minimum score 577) or
  • IELTS Academic (minimum score: 7.0) or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (C1) or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (minimum score: 76)

At Frankfurt School we additionally offer you the opportunity to fulfil the English language requirements by taking part in our TOEFL ITP here on campus. Please be aware that you can only register for the test when filling out the online application for our Bachelor of Science Programme. It is completely up to you whether you choose to take our test or an external one.


22.11.2019 23.01.2020
13.02.2020 12.03.2020

Should you have further questions regarding the TOEFL ITP, please e-mail:

Preparatory Course in Mathematics

Quantitative analysis is a core component of the Bachelor of Science at Frankfurt School. During the first two semesters students are introduced to advanced topics in the modules "Mathematics" and "Statistics and Probability". This requires a good understanding and advanced level knowledge of mathematics, as well as mastery of elementary mathematical concepts and calculation techniques. We know from experience that there can be significant gaps between school knowledge and the requirements of the module. That’s why we offer a preparatory course in mathematics. In a compact form, elementary and some fundamental concepts and techniques of applied (business) mathematics and statistics are provided, refreshed and practised. The topics covered in the preparatory course include:

  • Quantities and volume operations
  • Numbers and basics of calculation: powers, roots and logarithms; amount, maximum and minimum
  • Basic concepts of combinatorics; faculties and binomial coefficients
  • Calculating with sigma signs and product signs; frequently used total formulas
  • Term conversions; solving selected equations and inequalities
  • Functions of a real variable

A thorough understanding of these topics is the basis for successful participation in the modules “Mathematics” and “Statistics and Probability”.

Duration and date: 4 days (17 - 20/08/2020)
Location: Frankfurt
Language:    German or English
Lead by: Dr. Pia Domschke
Costs: 395 €

The preparatory course in mathematics is open to all students who have accepted an offer to start their studies in the Bachelor of Science at Frankfurt School in 2020. 

Available places are limited. The fee is payable upon registration.

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 2021.

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 2020. 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 2021. Our application deadline is the 31st of May 2020. Make sure you don't miss out!