- GRE – ESMT Designated Institution (DI) code: 7768
- GMAT - ESMT Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship code: H4D-SJ-36
- TOEFL - ESMT institution code: 8707
The Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship admissions process is designed to find the most talented individuals who will benefit from the program's international and interdisciplinary nature. When evaluating applications, we are looking for the following qualities:
- Creative thinking
- Willing to take risks and learn from mistakes
- Keen sense for identifying and acting on opportunities
- Willingness to collaborate and effectively communicate
- Natural leader
To apply, candidates need to have:
- A previous degree, equivalent to a Bachelor's, with excellent grades. Applications will also be accepted from final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of their degree. Ideally no more than 18 months of postgraduate work experience (excl. internships)
- ESMT expects a score of 100 points in the TOEFL or 7.0 in the IELTS or 850 in the TOEIC.” The ESMT TOEFL institution code is 8707. You will receive a waiver for the English proficiency test if English is your native language or if you have completed a university degree completely taught in English.
- Proof of an above-average and well-balanced GMAT or GRE score. The GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived in case of strong evidence of outstanding quantitative skills
- Completed application - including essays, one reference and application fee of €50
- Individual interview in person or online
Admission test codes
Student visa details
We're pleased to extend our deadline for international students who require a visa to enter Germany. Our aim is to ensure more flexibility and allow applicants to benefit from the latest change in student visa regulations in Germany.
Please, note that issuing a German student visa might take up to 6 months. Though the process is often quicker, we advise all admitted students to reach the embassies in their countries as early as possible.
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER JUNE 1 WILL STILL BE CONSIDERED. However, ESMT can only provide minimal visa support for applicants from non-EU countries submitted after June 1. More visa information could be found here.
As a general rule, all non-EU/non-EEA nationals staying in Germany for more than 90 days for work or study purposes need a visa before entering the country.
Applicants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, EU and EEA countries, Honduras, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States, DO NOT need visas to enter Germany as a student. As these regulations can change dynamically and without notice, we recommend consulting with ESMT representatives or your nearest German Embassy/Consulate.
Additional information for graduates from Chinese universities: should you receive your bachelor's degree in China, there is a requirement to undergo an APS procedure in order to be able to study at a German university. Please visit the APS website in Chinese or in German for all further information.