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Required qualifications

It is important that you have accumulated a minimum of 180 credit points in your first degree programme. Ideally, your degree (Bachelor or equivalent) should be in a relevant business administration or engineering subject. However, applications from other subjects will also be considered. At least one year of professional experience after acquiring your Bachelor’s degree is also expected. A good knowledge of written and spoken English is essential:

  • TOEFL: At least 94 (online test)
  • IELTS: At least 7.0 (overall band)
  • Previous degree and/or at least two years of work experience in a country where English is the first language (for example: Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, the UK or the US) (Proof of English as language of instruction from countries where English is not the first language will not be accepted)

Other proof of language proficiency may also be accepted – please contact us by e-mail.

Applicants with nearly adequate competency (TOEFL 90 / IELTS 6.5) with strong academic and/or professional background will be evaluated in case there is available capacity.

Selection criteria

When allocating study places, the following selection criteria are taken into account:

  • Academic background and previous studies
  • Nature and scope of work experience (Global Leadership in Engineering: leadership and international experience)
  • Personal motivation to study as indicated by your application documents and, if necessary, a telephone interview

Application deadline for the winter semester

The next official application period runs from November 1st to February 28th, 2024. EXTENDED!

Late applications may be considered in the succession procedure if seats are still available.


Please do not send multiple applications and don't use capital letters for the texts.

Applicants from China and India - please add your APS certificate to the degree and transcript pdf document.

Other application documents

Please attach all appendices to the online application form; avoid attaching other documents. You will need the following files for the application:

  • A copy of your degree certificate (passing certificates will not be accepted) together with a grade transcript and, if necessary, a translation in either English or German if the original is issued in another language
  • Grading system of your university 
  • Proof of your English proficiency
  • A letter of reference or another proof for each period of work experience listed
  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages): How would the MBA&E take you forward with your career plans?
  • Alternatively to the letter of motivation, you may submit a motivation video of max. 2 minutes. Please send either an MP4 file or an online link with your application form.
  • Your CV in pdf format
  • A scan of your passport biography page (or identity card for EU applicants)

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam and Mongolia: Please attach the certificate from the academic test centre (APS; akademische Prüfstelle) as a separate file. Further information can be found on the website of the Germany embassy or the DAAD in your country.

Please notice that applications are to be sent directly to the programme by email and not via Uni-Assist.

MBA&E Diversity Enhancement Grant

In the 2024 intake (new students), it is possible to apply for the MBA&E Diversity Enhancement Grant. The purpose of this grant is to encourage applications from underrepresented nationalities and female applicants in order to improve diversity among the MBA&E student body. The grant prefers applicants with outstanding extracurricular achievements, voluntary activities and prior interest and connections with Germany. The grant entails a reduction of the tuition fee of up to 50%. The applications will be evaluated after the 28th of February.

You may send your application for the MBA&E Diversity Enhancement Grant from November 1st until February 28th, 2024 (extended to March, 15th) by email to 

The required application documents and other information are available at: 

Please submit the letter of motivation and the proof of voluntary activities and interest in Germany as a single PDF file. The completed questionnaire document can simply be saved and attached to the email. (Note: If the questionnaire file opens unreadable in the browser window, please right-click and download.)


Scholarship - Hilde Domin Programme

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) administers the scholarship programme “Hilde Domin Programme” with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (AA). The programme serves to support students and doctoral candidates from across the globe, who are at risk of being formally or de facto denied educational or other rights in their country of origin, and to provide these students and doctoral candidates with an opportunity to begin or complete a study or research degree at a higher education institution in Germany.

If you find yourself in the situation described above, please contact our Programme Office. 

For further information regarding scholarships please browse the DAAD Scholarship Database.

Please also have a look at the general HTW Scholarships Info Website.