Graduate Exchange Semester (GES)

International graduate business students have the possibility to study one integrated semester (GES) in the Master International Business program. They can choose from the fall (September-December) or spring semester (January-May).

Students will study integrated alongside our Master students in the Master International Business program. Courses can only be chosen from the respective semester. For more information on the offered courses for exchange students, please have a look at our course catalogue.

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Academic Requirements

You must have completed 1 or 2 semesters of business related academic studies at Master level with above average grades by the time you enter the study abroad program.

Language requirements

You must be fluent in the language of instruction and submit proof of sufficient English proficiency via TOEFL/IELTS. The minimum scores are: TOEFL iBT 85 or IELTS 6.5.

If you want to qualify for the Bilingual Track, you must additionally submit proof of German language level C1 corresponding to the CEFR.

Other requirements

In order to study in Germany, you must meet all German visa and health insurance requirements.

More about requirements for incomings

Where do I need to apply?

If you are a student from a partner university having bilateral agreements with MBS (exchange and/or Erasmus+), you must contact your university's International Office to be nominated and approved.

If you study at a non-partner university, you will join the program as a so-called "freemover". As a result, you need to apply via MBS's online application portal and pay a semester tuition fee of € 8,000 for up to 30 ECTS.

What do I need to hand in?

Please hand in the following documents:

  • Most recent transcript(s) from your university
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL ibt 88 or IELTS 6.5)
  • Copy of a valid passport (should be valid for at least 10 months at the time of application)
  • Recent passport size photo
  • Course Registration Form (see course catalog)
  • Advising Sheet (see course catalog)

When do I need to apply?

Application deadlines:

  • Fall semester (September-December): June 1
  • Spring semster (January-April): October 1

Tuition fee per semester: € 8,000

Important note: Students from MBS partner universities may receive a tuition waiver depending on the cooperation agreements on student exchange.

Freemovers with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 can apply for a 25% scholarship.

Application period: September 15 - October 31

 Contact us

Incoming Exchange & Study Abroad Coordinator

Susanne Müller, M.A.

+49 (0)89 547678-224

Incoming Exchange & Study Abroad Coordinator

Alexandra Schatz M.A., M.A.

+49 (0)89 547678-161