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Admission to Bachelor Programmes for EU Applicants

Our Bachelor study programmes start every summer term (February) and fall term (August/September). We recommend applying early because the number of students per course is limited. For this reason we accept your application at any time throughout the year – even before you have graduated high school or completed your school leaving certificate!
Below we explain which requirements you have to meet and how to apply.

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    1. Requirements

    The admission requirement for studying at CBS International Business School is a secondary school completion and university qualification or full entrance qualification to an applied sciences university. Equivalent qualifications from schools abroad are recognised accordingly. Comparable certificates include, for example: High School Diploma, Matura, A-Levels, General Certificate of Education or IB Diploma.

    In case you do not already posess a school leaving certificate you can submit the previous report.

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    2. Application

    To apply, please submit the following documents:

        • Your CV in tabular format
        • Certified copy of your last school certificate with a transcript of records for each subject (original language plus translation in either English or German)
        • Letter of Motivation
        • Copy of your passport (and residence permit, if available)
        • Proof of English proficiency (if English is not your native language). We accept the following certificates: TOEFL certificate (at least 83 points Internet-based) or IELTS (at least band 6.5), Cambridge English First (FCE), BEC Vantage and further certificates. The tests must not be older than two years. Alternatively, you can furnish proof by taking the CBS language test within the scope of our Assessment Day (on campus) or ask for an interview (via skype). Also, you can substitute the required language test if you provide evidence of a six month stay abroad in an English-speaking country or if you prove parts of studies in English (examination of individual case).
        • Only in the event that you have previously studied at another college or university: Please submit a current transcript of courses taken (official Transcript of Records) or a certified copy of your degree (Bachelor Degree or Diploma; original language plus translation in either English or German)

    Please apply online using our application form.

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    3. Assessment Day

    The Assessment Days take place regularly and are, due to the current circumstances, carried out by video or by telephone.

    Further information on the technical aspects will be communicated during the application process. Your scholastic ability and motivation will be tested in an oral telephone Interview. You will also receive a link to a virtual English test. Throughout the whole process, you will have the opportunity to get to know us better.

    The Assessment Day consists of the following parts:

      • English test
        • Required only for the English language degree programmes
        • To be completed online before the interview
      • (Skype) Interview (consisting of a joint discussion on current topics, and your motivation to study)
      • Virtual Campus Tour (Onsite tours are currently not available)

    A successfully completed test is valid for two years.

    Tipp: You can apply for your desired course of studies at CBS throughout the year to secure your study place early on.

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    4. Admission

    Once you have completed the Assessment Day successfully, you will receive an offer for a place in the course from CBS International Business School. In order to secure your place in the course at our university, you must confirm it within a predefined period.

Any questions? Give us a call at Campus Cologne on: +49 221 / 93 18 09-31 or Campus Mainz on +49 6131 / 88 055-31 our advisors will gladly help you regarding all questions concerning the study programmes and the application process. Or visit us at one of our Open Campus Days or Open Campus Nights!

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you good success!

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