Admission requirements

Whether you are a German or international applicant, the International Finance and Economics program welcomes you.

In order to apply successfully, please carefully read the following admission requirements. The application is complete when all required documents are received by our Student Service within the application period. Certain documents including the official application cover page, need to be sent additionally by post.

Please also take a look at our FAQs.

With respect to their academic qualification for the program, students have to meet the following requirements:

In regard to their academic qualification for the program, students have to meet the following requirements:

  •     Bachelor's degree completed:

A first Diploma/Bachelor degree from a full business or economics program (focus on Finance/ Economics) with an average of 2.0 or better (according to the German grading system; grades earned in countries other than Germany are converted into the German system by using the modified Bavarian formula).
If your grades are between 2.1 and 2.5 in the German grading system you have to participate and pass the General Management Admission Test (min. GMAT score 600), equivalent GRE or our own Master Admission Test.
You are only allowed to take our own Management Admission Test when you are residing inside of Germany. This test usually takes place 2 weeks after the application deadline. Information on the test can be obtained upon request and in the FAQ section.

  •     Bachelor's degree not yet completed (min. 85% must be completed)

A first Diploma/Bachelor degree from a full business or economics program (focus on Finance/ Economics) with an average of 1.7 or better (according to the German grading system; grades earned in countries other than Germany are converted into the German system by using the modified Bavarian formula).

If your grades are between 1.8 and 2.5 in the German grading system you have to participate and pass the General Management Admission Test (min. GMAT score 600), equivalent GRE or our own Master Admission Test.
You are only allowed to take our own Management Admission Test when you are residing inside of Germany. This test usually takes place two weeks after the application deadline. Information on the test can be obtained upon request and are available in the FAQ section.

  •     Proficiency in English:

Each student has to submit (independent of the educational background) a sufficient test result obtained in one of the internationally accepted English language tests mentioned below.

Accepted certificates:

  • TOEFL (paper-based test): score 600
  • TOEFL (computer test): score 250
  • TOEFL (internet-based test): score 100
  • TOEIC (Our in-house TOEIC test takes place in February, June, September and December of each year): score 780
  • IELTS 7.0 (min. 6.0 in each test component)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English Cambridge CAE Grade C or min. Cambridge English Scale score 180 / CEFR Level C1 or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • A GMAT test does not waive the requirement for an English certificate!
  •     Proficiency in German:

Basic knowledge of German, equivalent to the level A1 of the Goethe-Institute (at least 120 hours of lessons attended).

  • Other Requirements

An internship in finance/economics of at least 20 weeks or practical work experience in finance/economics of at least 6 months.

Please also pay attention to our FAQs which might answer additional questions!

Application Procedure

Step 1)  Register via TH Nürnberg's application portal

To apply for a degree program at TH Nürnberg, you need to create an account on the HISinOne application portal. You need to provide a valid e-mail address to which all information about your application will be sent.  After your registration in the portal, you will receive your login datavia e-mail. Then activate your personal account. Please create only one account – you can apply for several degree programs with it.

 

Step 2) Apply online and upload documents

During the application period (for our Master program: for the upcoming winter semester from 2 May - 15 June; for the upcoming summer semester from 15 November - 15 December), you can apply online via our application portal.

To apply, you must first login to the application portal (on the top right of the page) using the login information you received when you registered.  You may switch the language setting to English (on the top right hand corner).

During the application process, you will be required to indicate your higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung in German, or HZB for short).

You will find all admission requirements that are specific to the Master program in International Finance and Economics detailed above.

Please note that you have to upload all documents within the application period. The documents that have to be uploaded are specified here.

 

Step 3) Hand in required documents via postal mail

As soon as you have submitted your online application on the online portal, the system generates an application cover letter ("Application request / Anschreiben und abzugebende Unterlagen").

Please read the information on this cover letter carefully. 

Your MIFE application is only valid once you have printed and signed this pdf document and submitted it by post along with the following documents: 

  • Bachelor's certificate (if already available): 
    original or officially certified copy 
  • Transcript of Records:
    original or officially certified copy
  • English certificate:
    original or officially certified copy (only if certificate cannot be verified online, e.g. IELTS certificates do not have to be sent via post)
  • German certificate (for non-native speakers): 
    original or officially certified copy
  • GMAT/GRE certificate (if required): 
    original or officially certified copy  (only if certificate cannot be verified online)

Please print the pdf from the portal and send it together with your documents to the following address:

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Fakultät Betriebswirtschaft/ IB
Master in International Finance and Economics             
Bahnhofstraße 87
90402 Nürnberg

All other documents have not to be sent additionally to the upload.

Step 4) The Admission Committee will evaluate and select the applications according to the following criteria:

  •     the applicant's academic qualifications
  •     the applicant's practical business experience in finance/economics
  •     the applicant's knowledge of English and German

Step 5) Accept your study place

At the end of the application process, in your application account, you will be able to download your admission letter (i.e. the confirmation that you have secured a place) or the rejection of your application.

You will also receive an e-mail about this step. 

In your application account, you will find a list of notifications of acceptance for all the degree programs to which you have applied and been offered a place. 

You can now definitively accept an offer for a place in one degree program by clicking on “Annehmen”, accept.

Step 6) Enrolment ("Immatrikulation")

Now, all you need to do is to enrol for the study place you have accepted online.

Only after you enrol (immatriculate), do you become a member of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg and receive student status. 

First, you must enrol online.

After doing so, you will find your Antrag auf Immatrikulation / Request for Enrolment in the  application portal as a PDF. Print out this PDF document and sign it. Then send the request and the documents (i.e. confirmation health insurance, proof for payment of semester fee) listed as required in that form to the Student Advisory Service before the deadline specified. Please make sure you include all required documents and avoid including any other documents.  If you are unable to personally sign and send your enrolment documents within the specified period, you may task someone else with signing and submitting your postal enrolment. In this case, just include a simple proxy statement document with your documents (e.g. “I authorize Mr/Ms... to enrol me in the program ...”). Both you and the person you authorize to carry out your enrolment should, however, be aware that any error or omission on the part of your authorized representative will lead to your exclusion from enrolment in just the same way as an error or omission of your own would.  If you are below the age of majority at the point in time at which you enrol, you must have your legal guardian sign your Request for Enrolment.

Step 7) Your Enrolment Confirmation and your OHMcard (student ID card) 

As soon as your enrolment application has been processed and your eligibility for admission has been verified, you will find your enrolment documents (your preliminary confirmation of enrolment and your login information for the university IT system) ready to download in your application account. 

You will also receive your OHMcard (student ID card) – either directly at the introductory sessions in your Faculty or afterwards from the Faculty office upon presentation of a current ID.  If you are already enrolled at Nuremberg Tech and have only changed to a different degree program, a new OHMcard will not be issued.

 

 

  • For the upcoming winter semester (semester starts on 1 October): 2 May - 15 June
  • For the upcoming summer semester (semester starts on 15 March): 15 November - 15 December

For a successful application it is absolutely essential to register through our applicant's portal and fill in/ print and sign the online application form which is also available during these periods.

Application Documents

Documents to upload in the application portal

  • Personal data sheet/ Online application form ("Datenblatt: Für den Versand von Unterlagen") which can be downloaded after having filled in the online application through our applicant's portal

  • Curriculum vitae in English (tabular form, please do not use handwriting); Please also include information on stays abroad, work experience/internships related to Finance/Economics, prizes/awards, scholarships.
    Please note: We can only consider activities if you submit official proof (e.g. confirmation letters).

  • Bachelor's degree in business/economics (focus: finance/economics)
    AND
    Transcript of records showing:
    1. the overall grade.
      Grades earned in countries other than Germany are converted into the German system by using the modified Bavarian formula. In order to facilitate the conversion, please make sure to add the highest possible grade and the lowest passing grade.
    2. the total amount of ECTS or years of study (at least 180 ECTS/3 years of study)

      If certificate and transcript are not in German or English, you have to send a certified translation and certified copies of the original documents. If you have not graduated yet, you can send your (preliminary) transcript of records and submit the certified copies (and translation) of your graduation documents later.
  • Chinese, Mongolian and Vietnamese applicants have to submit an APS-certificate in addition to their university degrees and transcripts of records.   

  • Confirmation for relevant internships, job experience
  • If required, GMAT/GRE

  • English certificate (see tab Admission Requirements for details)

  • For non-native speakers certification of their knowledge of German (successfully completed A1 level of the Goethe Institute; at least 120 hours of lessons attended)


In addition, you may upload:

  • Two personal references (reference letters) providing information about your academic qualifications and personal abilities (e.g. job references, recommendation letters)

  • Motivation letter

  • Copies (e.g. confirmation letters, if available) of professional or academic training/experience abroad

 

Documents which have to be sent additionally via post

Your MIFE application is only valid once you have printed and signed the pdf document that is generated in the online portal and submitted it by post along with the following documents:   

  • Bachelor's certificate (if already available):
    original or officially certified copy*    
  • Transcript of Records:
    original or officially certified copy*
  • English certificate:
    original or officially certified copy* (only if certificate cannot be verified online, e.g. IELTS certificates do not have to be sent via post)
  • German certificate (for non-native speakers):
    original or officially certified copy*    
  • GMAT/GRE certificate (if required):
    original or officially certified copy*  (only if certificate cannot be verified online)  

Please print the pdf from the portal and send it together with your documents to the following address: 

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Fakultät Betriebswirtschaft/ IB
Master in International Finance and Economics             
Bahnhofstraße 87
90402 Nürnberg 

All other documents have not to be sent additionally to the upload.

Please be aware of the fact that your application will not be considered unless it is complete. Make sure that you uploaded and/ or sent all documents mentioned above.

* Certifications have to be done by a German authority, embassy or notary. Please also refer to our FAQs.

Course Catalogue (courses offered in the current semester, including timetable)

Module handbook (overview of course contents, literature lists)

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung (SPO) (the "legal framework" for the program)

 

 

Contact person for questions:

Katrin Eckstein

Inquiries via e-mail: ib-master-ife[at]th-nuernberg.de

Inquiries via telephone: 0049-(0)911-5880-2721 (Wednesday 9:30 -11:30 h and Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 h)


     

All documents need to be sent via postal mail to the address below!! We do not accept applications via e-mail!!

 

Please note that we have to return incomplete applications without further consideration!!