We are happy to advise you on various topics and questions. Here we have briefly summarized the answers to frequently asked questions:
The admission requirement for a bachelor’s programme at CBS is a secondary school completion and university qualification or full entrance qualification to an applied sciences university.
To find out if you are eligible for a bachelor‘s programme at CBS just apply using our online application form and submit these documents, translated in English or German: CV, copy of last school certificate, letter of motivation, copy of your passport, proof of English proficiency.
If you are not eligible for direct entry into an undergraduate program, we offer our one-year Prep4University program.
The admission requirement for a master’s degree at CBS is a first academic qualification with a minimum of 180 ECTS-Credits of a recognised university with a final grade of at least “good”. Applicants who have not attained this grade in their first study course must take a separate entrance examination. The degree should be business-related.
To find out if you are eligible for a master‘s programme at CBS just apply using our online application form and submit these documents, translated in English or German: CV, copy of your academic qualification and transcript of records, letter of motivation, copy of your passport, proof of English proficiency.
The admission requirements for an MBA programme at CBS are a first academic qualification (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts) with a minimum of 180 ECTS-Credits of a recognized university with a final grade of at least „good“. Applicants who have not attained this grade in their first study course must take a separate entrance examination. The first academic qualification doesn’t have to be business-related. Furthermore, you need initial job experience of at least one year.
To find out if you are eligible for a MBA programme at CBS just apply using our online application form and submit these documents, translated in English or German: CV, copy of your academic qualification and transcript of records, proof of at least one year of professional experience, letter of motivation, copy of your passport, proof of English proficiency.
Submit your application using our online form
The CBS Admissions Office will review your application documents and is open to questions
Deadlines: For fall intake (starting at the end of August): 15th of May, For spring intake: (starting at the end of January): 15th of October
Please consider: We currently receive many requests for full scholarships. If you have information that we are offering full scholarships, you unfortunately have been misinformed! We do not offer full scholarships. If you are interested in full scholarships, please check out the website of www.DAAD.de or check if your country is offering any full scholarships.
We are happy to give all highly motivated non-EU applicants the opportunity to receive a one-time 3,000 Euro scholarship for our 2- and 3-year programmes (1,500 Euro scholarship for the MBA Fast Track in 1 year) of the total non-EU tuition fees, if they fulfill these requirements. Please note that a separate application for the scholarship is not required, the eligibility will automatically checked during the application process, provide that all required documents have been submitted. Additionally, special country promotions are available. Moreover, you can check for scholarships from the DAAD.
Deposit: If you require a visa for studying in Germany you will be required to pay an advance deposit of first semester tuition fees.
Visum & blocked account: Once you have paid your deposit, we will send you your Letter of admission, with which you will be able to apply for your visa.
Also, for your visa application you will need a blocked account as a proof that you will be able to pay for your living expenses once you arrive to Germany. Please note that it can take up to four months to process the application for your visa! The CBS International office will guide you during the whole visa application process.
The CBS Accommodation Office in Cologne is there to assist you in your search:
in person, with advice and support. CBS has arranged contingents for CBS students at Campus Cologne with numerous halls of residence and connects fellow students who offer or seek accommodation! We introduce you to interesting options.
Please notice: Due to limited capacities and the increasing demand for accommodation, we kindly advise you to apply for a place in our dormitories at the latest 2 months before the semester starts. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee you a direct move during the first semester days.
Study programmes: Which programme suits you?
Campus choice: Where can you study?
Financing: What does studying at the CBS cost and what options are there for financing your studies?
Career options: How does the CBS study programme promote your career?
Semester abroad: What opportunities are there for a stay abroad?
Living: How do you find a flat in the city where you will study?
Studying Business Administration for career changers: What admission options do you have without a Bachelor of Business Administration?
We will also be happy to advise you on the right choice of course of study in the event of a change of university or professional reorientation. We also offer part-time study models for employees and parents.
The best way to contact the study advisory service is to use the contact form or arrange a consultation appointment by telephone: At the Cologne campus you can reach us at +49 221 931 809 31, at the Mainz campus you can reach us at +49 6131 88 0 55 31, at the Potsdam campus you can reach us at +49 331 9839810 210, at the Aachen campus you can reach us at +49 2232 5673 423, at the campus Brühl you can reach us at +49 2232 56 73 406 and at the campuses Neuss and Solingen you can reach us at +49 2131 40306 726. You can also contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advice can be given by phone, Skype (email@example.com), or by individual arrangement on site.