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Tuition and fees

Financing options for the Part-Time MBA

The tuition and fees for the two-year Part-time MBA is €38,000, which includes access to the learning platform and content, required case study licenses and a Smart Certificate. Tuition is payable in three installments throughout the length of the program.


Early-bird deadlines

  • May 1, 2021: Applications received before this time will be eligible for an €8,500 tuition discount.
  • July 1, 2021: Applications received before this time will be eligible for a €5,000 tuition discount.


Loan Programs

For part-time MBA students, ESMT works with Prodigy Finance to enable your educational goals. Please refer to this page to learn more about financing possibilities for your degree through Prodigy Finance.


Financing Options

The ESMT MBA is an excellent investment into your future. Most students fund their studies with a mix of personal funds, loans and scholarships. To help make studying for an MBA a reality, ESMT Berlin offers access to the following loan programs for part-time MBA students.

Lending Options

  • Brain Capital

    Brain Capital offers ESMT degree-seeking students who are citizens of the EU, Canada or the USA the ability to cover tuition fees through an innovative funding scheme. It is a proven way to secure the funds you need to support your education goals at ESMT.

    Repayment terms are very favorable, and after graduation, payment only starts once a certain salary threshold is attained again.


    How does the process work?


    How to apply?

    Please visit their website or download the flyer in the Downloads section below (currently only available in German) for more information. To apply or if you have questions, you can contact Brain Capital directly via email.

    Please feel free to contact ESMT if you have any specific questions.

  • Deutsche Bildung Student Funding

    As a social business since 2007, Deutsche Bildung supports thousands of German students with financing and through our extra-curricular Academy.


    About Deutsche Bildung Student Funding

    Deutsche Bildung Student Funding is the biggest student financing offer organized by the private sector of Germany.

    • Since 2013, Deutsche Bildung is top ranked in Germany.
    • Monthly, single or returning payments (in total up to €15,000 for a Bachelor degree, up to €25,000 for a Master's degree and up to €30,000 for an MBA / Ph.D.) guarantee financing for students of almost all disciplines in Germany and abroad.
    • The extra-curricular Academy focuses on the development of personal skills and professional competencies. A broad network of contacts to companies, universities and NGOs adds value to all granted students.
    • The repayment is income-related: granted graduates pay back a fixed amount of their future income for a certain period of time when they have started their first employment. By this, students are protected from debts and also support following future students. This assures a sustainable model of student financing.

    The online-application is possible throughout the whole year via



    • You have obtained your university entrance qualification in Germany or Austria, or at a German school abroad.
    • You are a German citizen or you have a permanent residence permit.
    • You (plan to) study at a research university (a state-recognized university in Germany or a comparable university abroad).
    • You do not have a negative credit report (SCHUFA).
    • You are motivated to study and convinced that you have chosen the right subject.


    How to apply

    You can simply apply online and follow the step-by-step application process on

    Please have the following documents at hand:

    • Two-sided copy of your ID or residence permit for Germany
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Conditional offer from your future university or a certificate of enrolment if you are already studying
    • Current transcript of records if you are already studying (grades, certificates, intermediate certificates or certificate of a completed Bachelor)
    • Copy of your university entrance qualification
    • Internship certificates (if available)
    • Examination regulations (list of all modules and exams that you have to complete in your studies)



    There is no application deadline. You can apply anytime during your studies or up until three months before the beginning of your studies.

Tax Deductions

Many countries allow tuition for higher education, and related costs, to count as tax-deductible expenses. You can learn more about the requirements in Germany, for example, here. Please check with your tax advisor to assess your personal situation.

Possible deductions might include:

  • Tuition fees
  • Travel required by the program
  • Temporary housing expenses
  • Cost of prep courses - English, special courses, etc.
Tax guide for students
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