Are you interested in studying at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science at Leipzig University? Here you will find important information for your application. The first section is for those interested in our Bachelor degree programmes and the second section is for those interested in our Master degree programmes.

Online application for studies at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science.
Online application for studies at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science. Photo: Colourbox

Enrolment in a Bachelor's degree programme

Are you interested in applying for one of our Bachelor's degree programmes? Depending on the type of Higher Education Entrance Qualification (German or foreign HEEQ) and the intended enrolment in a specific semester (application for the first semester or a higher semester), there are different application paths.

This option applies to prospective students who have a German higher education entrance qualification (usually a German Abitur) and have not yet taken examinations in a similar Bachelor's degree programme.

It is only possible to make applications for the winter semester. Applications for our Bachelor's degree programmes in Economics and Management Science, Information Systems and Business Education and Management Training can be submitted between the beginning of May and 31 Juli.

The application for our Bachelor’s degree programme in Economics and Management Science is submitted in a multi-stage process:

  • Registration for the so-called dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV) in the DoSV applicant portal of the Foundation for University Admission. With your registration you will receive an applicant ID (applicant identification number) and a BAN (applicant authentication number).
  • Application via the AlmaWeb study portal of Leipzig University whilst stating the applicant ID and the BAN from the registration with the DoSV.

You can find more information about the dialogue-oriented service procedure on the homepage of our Student Secretariat.

The application for our Bachelor’s degree programmes in Information Systems and Business Education and Management Training is submitted in a single-stage process:

  • Application via the AlmaWeb study portal of Leipzig University.

You can obtain further information on the application process (ranging from the application to admission and to enrolment) on the homepage our Student Secretariat.

You have a foreign education qualification and have not yet taken examinations in a similar Bachelor’s degree programme?

Applications for our Economics and Management Science, Information Systems and Business Education and Management Training can be made between 15 April and 31 July via the uni-assistapplication portal.

You can obtain further information on the application process (ranging from the application to admission and to enrolment) on the homepage our International Office.

This option applies to those prospective students who have a German HEEQ (usually a German Abitur) and have already taken examinations in a similar Bachelor's degree programme.

It is possible to apply for the higher subject semester if you already have credits that can be recognised for the respective degree programme (usually credits that are similar in content and scope to the credits in the modules of our degree programmes) from a study programme at another university or college in a similar degree programme.

Please note that at the time of application for the higher subject semester and the associated application for placement in a higher subject semester, you must already have recognised achievements (as a rule, completed and assessed examination achievements). You can obtain further information on the recognition of achievements at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science here.

The application is submitted via the AlmaWeb study portal. You can obtain further information of the application deadline and the application procedures on the homepage of the Student secretariat.

You have a foreign education qualification and have already taken examinations in a similar Bachelor’s degree programme?

It is possible to apply for the higher subject semester if you already have credits that can be recognised for the respective degree programme (usually credits that are similar in content and scope to the credits in the modules of our degree programmes) from a study programme at another university or college in a similar degree programme.

Please note that at the time of application for the higher subject semester and the associated application for placement in a higher subject semester, you must already have recognised achievements (as a rule, completed and assessed examination achievements). You can obtain further information on the recognition of achievements at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science here.

The application is submitted via the uni-assist application portal. You can obtain further information of the application deadlines and the application procedures on the homepage of the International department.

Enrolment in a consecutive Master's degree programme

You are interested in applying for one of our Master’s degree programmes in Management Science, Economics, Information Systems or Business Education and Management Training? Here, too, the application path depends on the qualifying degree (German or foreign degree) as well as the intended enrolment in a specific subject semester (application for the first subject semester or a higher subject semester).

This option applies to prospective students who have a German degree and have not yet taken examinations in a similar Master's degree programme.

With the exception of the Master's degree programme in Information Systems, applications are only possible for the winter semester. In the Master's degree programme in Information Systems, application for the first semester is possible in both the summer and winter semester. The application deadlines for our undergraduate Master's programmes are as follows:
 

Degree programme Application deadlines
M. Sc. Management Science  2 May until 31 May
M. Sc. Economics  2 May until 31 May
M. Sc. Information Systems

for the winter semester:
2 May until 31 May

for the summer semester:
Start of December until 15 January

M. Sc. Business Education and Management Training Start of June until 15 September

The application is submitted via the AlmaWeb study portal of Leipzig University. The application process for the Master's degree programmes in Management Science, Economics and Information Systems is completely digital (only an application via AlmaWeb including document upload is required). For the Master’s Degree Programme in Business Education and Management Training a postal application to the Institute for Business Education and Management Training is required in addition to the application via AlmaWeb.

The personal selection interviews for the Master’s Degree Programmes in Management science and Economics take place in the period from mid-June until mid-July.  The awarding of the study places (sending of the notifications for the selection procedures) is targeted for mid-July.

Please note that an admission notice (offer of a study place) is usually accompanied by a 14-day acceptance period for the place; after this period has expired, the entitlement to the place expires.

You will find further information on the application and selection procedure on the following pages:

You will find further general information on the application process on the homepage of our Student Secretariat.

Those interested in our Master’s degree programmes should note that the Registrar's Office requires confirmation of the existence of examination results in the degree programme (at least 150 credit points must have been achieved) by 30 September for enrolment at Leipzig University in the case of a first degree qualifying for a profession which has not yet been completed. You will find the form under downloads on this page.

Applicants who are currently studying at our Faculty can send the pre-filled form as a PDF file by email to the Registrar's Office of the Study Office (please use your studserv email for this) and will receive the confirmation for submission to the Student Secretariat as a PDF file back by e-mail. Please note that processing may take a few days.

You have a foreign education qualification and have not yet taken examinations in a similar Master's degree programme?

With the exception of the Master's degree programme in Information Systems, applications are only possible for the winter semester. In the Master's degree programme in Information Systems, application for the first semester is possible in both the summer and winter semester.

Applications for our Master's degree programmes in Management Science, Economics, Information Systems and Business Education and Management Training with a foreign degree are possible for the winter semester from 15 April to 31 May and for the summer semester (only for the Master's degree programme in Information Systems) from 1 November to 31 December. The application is submitted via the uni-assist application portal.

Please note that an admission notice (offer of a study place) is usually accompanied by a 14-day acceptance period for the place; after this period has expired, the entitlement to the place expires.

You will find further information on the application and selection procedure on the following pages:

You will find further general information on the application process on the homepage of our International Office.

This option applies to prospective students who have a German degree and who have already studied in a similar Master's degree programme and have already taken examinations.

It is possible to apply for the higher subject semester if you already have credits that can be recognised for the respective degree programme (usually credits that are similar in content and scope to the credits in the modules of our degree programmes) from a study programme at another university or college in a similar degree programme.

Please note that at the time of application for the higher subject semester and the associated application for placement in a higher subject semester, you must already have recognised achievements (as a rule, completed and assessed examination achievements). You can obtain further information on the recognition of achievements at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science here.

The application is submitted via the AlmaWeb study portal. You can obtain further information of the application deadline and the application procedures on the homepage of the Student Secretariat.

You have a foreign degree and have already taken examinations in a similar Master's degree programme?

It is possible to apply for the higher subject semester if you already have credits that can be recognised for the respective degree programme (usually credits that are similar in content and scope to the credits in the modules of our degree programmes) from a study programme at another university or college in a similar degree programme.

Please note that at the time of application for the higher subject semester and the associated application for placement in a higher subject semester, you must already have recognised achievements (as a rule, completed and assessed examination achievements). You can obtain further information on the recognition of achievements at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science here.

The application is submitted via the uni-assist application portal. You can obtain further information of the application deadlines and the application procedures on the homepage of the International department.

1. Level: Application phase

You can apply for a study place during the application period via the AlmaWeb study portal or the uni-assist application portal (please note the respective information in the previous tabs); all documents must be completely submitted (online)  in the AlmaWeb or uni-assist portals by the end of the application deadline at the latest.

The following documents must be attached to your application:

  • Letter of motivation;
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form;
  • Proof of knowledge of the English language (B 2) - this proof can also be provided via the higher education entrance qualification (as a rule the Abitur), if this confirms at least seven years of school instruction in English up to graduation;
  • for foreign applicants: proof of knowledge of the German language (C 1);
  • Certificate of the first university degree (or a current overview of grades of the completed modules, the sum of which must generally be at least 120 CP) - this must be a university degree with predominantly management science and economic content;
  • if applicable, work and/or internship certificates.

Please check the application for completeness and correctness before sending it; it is not possible to make subsequent changes or submit additional documents during the application and selection process!

Please note that exceeding the application deadline or incomplete application documents will lead to exclusion from the selection procedure.

 

2. Level: Examination of professional suitability/admission requirements

Immediately following the conclusion of the application period on 31 May, the review of the submitted application documents begins, on the basis of which it is examined whether the applicants meet the necessary professional requirements that allow them to expect successful participation in the degree programme. According to Section 2 of the study regulations, a first vocational university degree with predominantly management science as well as economic contents or a comparable degree (especially in the field of industrial engineering) is required.

The result of the examination of the professional suitability is sent to the applicant by means of a notification via the AlmaWeb study portal after the selection procedure has been completed.

 

3. Level: Selection Procedure

Those applicants who have the professional suitability take part in the selection procedure for the allocation of study places.

Students are usually selected through selection interviews of the applicants with the members of a selection committee. The most promising applicants are invited (the criteria include: previous grades, CV, motivation, etc.).

The selection interviews are expected to take place between mid-June and mid-July. Invitations will be sent out at least a week in advance. Failure to attend the interview will be considered a withdrawal of the application. Due to the large number of selection interviews and the tight time frame, it is unfortunately not usually possible to reschedule appointments.

Up to a maximum of 50 percent of the study places can be awarded according to the grades of the proven module examinations of the first relevant vocational degree programme.

After the selection procedure has been completed, the admission and rejection notifications are sent via the AlmaWeb study portal. The sending of the notifications is expected to start in mid-July. Please note that the process will take some time.

We hope you understand that the faculty cannot provide any information on the status of your application during the entire procedure; you can only view your current application status via the application portal.

Enrolment in a post-graduate Master's degree programme

Are you interested in applying for one of our Master's degree programmes Joint International Master’s Programme in Sustainable DevelopmentSmall Enterprise Promotion and TrainingInternational Energy Economics and Business Administration or Insurance Management? Then please contact the respective degree programme for information on the relevant application modalities.

The application and admission process is a very complex issue. Please appreciate that we cannot show all details on one web page. The Mentoring team is very happy to help you with detailed questions about the application and admission process.

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