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COVID-19 update

Information about COVID-19 for degree program applicants
ESMT in times of COVID-19

Student visas

In general, full-time students can apply for visas to enter Germany to study. However, keep in mind that processes of getting a student visa are still impacted in many countries. Depending on your country of origin, additional regulations may apply and will be updated regularly. Consult your local German embassy or consulate for updates or to schedule an appointment.

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Recruiting in a COVID-19 world

What skills do ESMT graduates need to join today’s remote workforce? Marcel Kalis, Head of Career Services, talks about how the pandemic has affected recruiting processes, and what MBA and MIM students can expect when it comes to (online) career support.

March 25, 2021 - MBAGRADSCHOOLS

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ESMT Berlin COVID-19 latest info

Check out this page to find out the latest updates and procedures from ESMT. The page includes the most recent information from the Berlin and German governments.

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Bringing Company Culture To The Home Office

Organizational culture is a set of shared assumptions, meanings, values, norms, and expected ways of interacting. But how we used to connect to and build organizational cultures has changed dramatically under COVID-19, says Konstantin Korotov, professor at ESMT Berlin.

March 29, 2021 - Forbes

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ESMT and COVID-19 - Degree Program FAQ's

  • Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)?

    Applicants can take either the GMAT or the Essential Skills Assessment online and submit scores with their application to all ESMT programs.

    TOEFL iBT® and the GRE tests are offered at home for candidates in most countries. We accept at-home versions of both tests.

    Please check the admissions page of the program you're interested in for the latest information.

  • Will there be any changes to the application deadlines?

    There are no changes to application deadlines for any of the degree programs currently.

    Please refer to the admissions page of the respective program for up-to-date application deadlines.

    Master's in Management application deadlines

    Full-time MBA application deadlines

    Part-time Blended MBA in Business Innovation application deadlines

    Global Online MBA application deadlines

    Executive MBA application deadlines

  • How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?

    As of July 2, 2020, international students can apply to enter Germany to study. Depending on your country of origin, additional regulations may apply and will be updated regularly. Consult your local German embassy or consulate for updates or to schedule an appointment.

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    Our dedicated student services office supports applicants by constantly staying in contact with the involved parties. We regularly update applicants on the latest developments. Applicants should apply to ESMT Berlin degree programs as planned and and contact their local German Embassy or Consulate for more information about specific requirements and to schedule appointments.

  • Can I apply for a German student visa as planned?

    Admitted full-time students of ESMT Berlin are generally allowed to enter the country, with the respective study visa. However, please note that the process of getting a student visa is still impacted in many countries around the world due to the pandemic, and might take longer than usual. Students from areas of virus variants of concern are not allowed to enter Germany, as there is a travel and entry ban in place. Always refer to the official government website for the latest updates. Current information for travelers to Germany is accessible on the German Federal Ministry of Health website here.

    Please also contact your local German embassy or consulate for specific information.

  • What are the (quarantine) procedures for entering Germany?

    ESMT Berlin students need to conform to the latest entry regulations when arriving in Germany. For up-to-date information please consult the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

    Currently (April 2021), students need to fill in a digital entry form; depending on where they travel from, they will need to test before and upon entry; and need to quarantine for ten days.

  • What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? If these events are cancelled, are they being replaced in any way (i.e. by online alternatives)?

    With the campus currently closed to large events, we have taken any scheduled on campus recruitment events online. We will continue to host and participate in virtual events, both ESMT Berlin specific and on a global scale. Please visit our events pages for the latest information and see how you can join!

    Please email the Office of Admissions if you have specific questions about your application or ESMT Berlin degree programs.

  • Will there be any changes on the semester start?

    We are currently planning to start all programs as planned. In case of any changes, we will inform you on our website or inform applicants directly.

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