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MIM admissions

Deadlines & Application steps

ESMT designed the Master's in Management admissions process to find the most talented individuals who will benefit from the program's international and interdisciplinary nature. When evaluating applications, ESMT is looking for the following qualities:

  • International outlook, intercultural competency, and a responsible approach to business
  • Potential for high-performance career growth in a global environment
  • Willingness to learn from others, collegial behavior in high-stress situations
  • Excellent analytical problem solving abilities

MIM application deadlines

Applications for the September 2021 intake are now open.

Applications to the MIM program are reviewed on a rolling, first-come basis. The Admissions Committee meets and publishes admissions decisions every two weeks.The deadline schedule below should serve as a guide for your application planning.


Application Round Deadline

Round 1:

Early Decision: Accepted candidates from this round will receive a € 2,000 discount on tuition

March 31

Round 2:

++ For applicants who require a student visa to study in Germany.

June 1

Final Round:

Final deadline for all applicants

August 30

SPECIAL NOTE: Given the current global situation and in an effort to continue to offer as much flexibility as possible to ESMT applicants, we're pleased to extend our international student deadline to allow applicants to benefit from the latest change in visa regulations.

As of July 2, international students can again apply for visas 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, as soon as possible. Please note that ESMT will not be able to influence visa appointment scheduling and processing at local embassies. We encourage all applicants to apply for visas as soon as possible.

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++Due to long visa process times, citizens of countries that require a student visa to study in Germany are strongly advised to apply by this deadline.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE WILL STILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION. However, ESMT can only provide minimal visa support for applicants from non-EU countries submitted after June 1. More visa information here.

Applicants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, EU, 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 without notice, please confirm with ESMT or your nearest German Embassy or Consulate.

Applicants who have graduated from a Chinese university are required 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.

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