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International Students

Frankfurt School takes pride in its international student community. Many of our aspiring and inspiring students lead important initiatives such as fundraising for environmental causes or for tech and innovation start-ups as well as engaging in consultancy competitions, sports and wellbeing activities. We can't wait to welcome more ambitious people here. This page is to help you find some answers to your questions regarding your move to Frankfurt. How can you join? What to expect? What opportunities will you have on a personal and professional level as an international student?

Take a look at the information below and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at masters@fs.de and we will guide you on your journey to Frankfurt School. 

Professional Opportunities

Frankfurt is a breath of fresh air for finance and business professionals. Boasting its impressive skyline and the European Central Bank headquarters, as well as being home to Germany’s largest stock exchange, ‘Deutsche Börse’ and some of the world’s most famous trade shows, Frankfurt attracts thousands of business travellers each year.

Frankfurt School plays a key role in supporting these strategic partner industries including major global corporations, consultancy firms, high-tech industries and startups, through its cutting edge research and innovative solutions focused on consultancy, tech, banking and finance. Invest in your international career development by leveraging on the opportunities and business networks offered by the city of Frankfurt, the commercial hub of Europe.

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Where did our international graduates go?

Master of Finance

Location
Germany 73%
Europe excl. Germany 15%
Asia 8%
North America 2%
South America 2%
Industry
Corporate Banking 25%
Consulting 20%
Financial Services 16%
Investment Banking 13%
Corporate 8%
Government/Supranational 5%
Asset Management 4%
Private Equity 3%
Other 6%
Function
Corporate Finance 16%
Risk Management 13%
Financial Services 12%
Investment Banking 12%
Finance and Controlling 9%
Markets 7%
Other 31%

Master in Management

Location
Germany 60%
Europe excl. Germany 31%
Asia 9%
Industry
Consulting 26%
Banking 20%
Information Technology 18%
Financial Services 8%
Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals 6%
Investment Banking 6%
Consumer Goods 5%
Automotive 3%
Other 8%
Function
Business Development 20%
Sales & Marketing 13%
Consulting 11%
M&A 11%
Financial Services 9%
Corporate Banking 7%
Project Management 7%
Other 22%

Master in Applied Data Science

Student Career Path

Student career path

After Work & Study Activities

Getting around Frankfurt is a breeze. Traverse the whole city by bike or on foot, or use the efficient public transit system of trams, buses, and trains. Students can also easily explore a variety of museums, dig into cuisine from all over the world, or enjoy a variety of theatre and art events.

Frankfurt is also home to over 120 parks, where you can do sports, meet friends, relax, study, or play ping pong. For more of an escape, take a hike in nearby Taunus hills or in the Stadtwald to the south. There are hundreds of organised sports clubs in the city to join, in addition to the groups at Frankfurt School, as well as public pools, golf courses, and gyms.

Leisure time FFM

Outdoor markets are found in most neighbourhoods, with local vendors and fresh seasonal ingredients to browse. Some Frankfurt specialties include Apfelwein, which has a unique flavour and a cool history, and Grüne Soße, a creamy herb sauce usually served with potatoes and eggs, and can be found in cosy, rustic restaurants tucked away throughout the city. 

For even more information about life in Frankfurt, check out the official city website (frankfurt.de).

Districts in Frankfurt

A great environment to study

Frankfurt School's Library contains basic and further readings in the fields of Economics, Management, Law, Health Management, Psychology and Philosophy. Additionally the library offers several international databases containing information concerning corporate and financial markets. The library is open from Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 24:00 and Friday to Sunday from 8:00 to 22:00.

FS Community

Frankfurt School is always happy to welcome students involved in getting people together. We have almost 40 unique student initiatives – a great chance to participate in our Student Life, meet fellow students and engage with the FS Community. Join FS Integration by giving German classes to refugees or participate in one of our many sport initiatives and represent Frankfurt School in competitions against other European business schools. We organise a fair at the beginning of each semester to introduce you to all initiatives – sign up for them and get involved or create your own! New ideas are always welcome!

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Optional German Classes

Both Frankfurt School and the city are extremely international. Our master programmes are taught entirely in English so fluent German is by no means a must, however, knowing a bit of German can help with everyday tasks like food shopping, ordering drinks and going to the cinema.

German classes are provided by Frankfurt School to all non-German speaking students throughout the duration of the programme to increase employment opportunities, strengthen cultural exchange and facilitate integration. If you would like to know more from a students perspective, read more about one of our students experiences.

Expert Talk

Coming to Frankfurt

Frankfurt is home to Europe’s third-largest airport located in the centre of Europe and only 10 minutes away from Frankfurt’s main station. Regular flights to all corners of the world means that travel is quick and convenient.

The reputable Deutsche Bahn runs through Germany’s financial hub, providing you with a punctual and reliable train network to explore Germany. You can reach Cologne in just 1 hour, Munich in 3 hours, Hamburg in 3.5 hours, and Berlin in 4 hours.

Visa

If you have questions regarding visas, please contact your local embassy for the most updated information. Each country has different processes, different requirements for different visas, so you will have the most accurate information on governmental websites. Student visas can take quite a time to obtain due to the current situation so feel free to start the procedure quite early.

After you graduated, if you are interested in staying in Germany to develop further your skills, gain more knowledge and grow your network, it can be possible to stay an additional 18 months on a Job Seeking visa.

Cost of Living

Living costs vary quite significantly from one person to the other however as a guideline, the figures below can help you plan ahead and predict some monthly expenses:

  • Accommodation: EUR 450 - 800

  • Food shopping and utilities: EUR 350

  • Health Insurance : EUR 102 - 120

  • Transport: EUR 40 - 70

Approximate Monthly total: EUR 1,200 – 1,400