Apply Now for International Business!

Choosing a university for postgraduate studies is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Fachhochschule Mainz – University of Applied Sciences is committed to offering a personalized educational experience, and this commitment begins with the Admissions process. Once you have browsed the website of the MA.IB programme, do not hesitate to contact us with your admissions questions and concerns. We can also arrange a personal meeting. Our programme manager Mrs. Judith Busch is available to assist you by phone +49(0)6131 - 628 - 3414 during her working hours or at or ma.ib(at)

Application deadline is June 15th of the year. The programme starts the following fall.

Application Criteria

Please carefully read the pre-requisites for admission to the MA.IB.

If you wish to apply for the MA.IB programme at the School of Business you need to meet the following criteria:

  1. You hold a degree in Management!
    You hold a Bachelor degree in Management or Business studies (3 years fulltime or 180 ECTS minimum) with above-average marks (minimum requirement: ECTS mark C). If neither the national certificate of your first degree nor the “Diploma Supplement” provide the information of an ECTS mark, you have to show a certification with which the degree awarding institution confirms that the average mark achieved corresponds to the ECTS mark of C or better. Or the average grade of your bachelor degree is 2,5 (according to the German grading system) or better.

  2. You are multilingual!
    You speak at least three different languages whereof one has to be English (e.g. English, German, Russian or English, French, Chinese etc.).  A working knowledge on B2-Level minimally of two languages other than English is required for admission to the programme. German is not a requirement. However, during your stay in Mainz, courses of German language and culture are mandatory for students with no or rudimentary skills in German.

    • If English is your native language: high school diploma
    • If English is not your native language, you must present one of the following tests:
      • the TOEFL, not older than two years, with at least 92 points (Internet-based) or 237 points (Computer-Based)
      • an IELTS score of at least 6.5
      • a TOEIC score of at least 800 points
      • or the proof that at least 30 ECTS points of the Bachelor degree were earned for  business courses that were completely taught and conducted in English.

    Your native language (if other than English):
    • high school diploma

    Other languages:
    • certificates issued by government agencies, universities or language training institutes which clearly certify that you master the language at the level B2 of the Common European Framework (CEFR).

      The MA.IB board of examiners decides upon the equivalence of evidence.

3. You are highly motivated!
You are asked to present a letter (approximately two pages) explaining your motivation for studying the MA.IB Programme and the choice for the partner university for your stay abroad. The MA.IB board of examiners has the right to conduct (telephone) interviews in order to test your motivation.

  • You have a regional preference
    • We ask you to indicate your regional preferences for your study abroad stay in the application you submit.
  • Please Note:
    • You must add the application form (direct applicant or exchange student) when sending your application papers.
    • You must send certified copies of your certificates.
    • You must present clear and legal documentation that can you fulfil the MA.IB pre-requisites.
    • Application deadline is June 15th of the year!



If you are interested starting the MA.IB Programme please complete the application form corresponding to your pre-requisites.

  1. Applicants from partner universities
    • Please download the Application Package for Exchange Students and send the required documents to the Hochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences.
  2. German applicants and applicants with a Bachelor degree awarded by a university within the European Union
    • Please complete the Online Application on and send the required documents to the Hochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences. Please note: Applicants who do not speak German, please change the language to English by clicking on the German flag in the lower right corner.
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor degree awarded by a university outside of the European Union
    • Please apply via uni-assist and send the required documents to uni-assist.

Overview of Tuition Requirements

  1. Tuition for the first year in Mainz
    • Students with a German or international Bachelor degree: tuition free!
    • Students with a German "Diplom" degree: tuition fee of EUR 650.00 per semester (applicants with a credit balance on their Rhineland-Palatinate "Studienkonto" may use these credits).
  2. Tuition for the second year at the partner university
    • Tuition for the second year stay at the partner university follows the host university’s tuition rules. Therefore, tuition has to be paid at the partner university. In some countries, a limited number of MA.IB students are accepted tuition free.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Daniel Porath

Programme Director MA.IB
Tel. +49 (0) 6131-628-3253

Judith Busch

Programme Manager MA.IB
Tel. +49 (0) 6131-628-3414

Office hours:

On appointment only:

Mondays:       10.00 - 12.00

Tuesdays:      10.00 - 12.00

Thursdays:     10.00 - 12.00


Dear applicant,

please read the application instructions file corresponding to your pre-requisites.

If you are a German applicant or an applicant with a bachelor degree awarded by an EU institution, please read the “instructions application German and EU”, start the online application procedure and send the results with the full application package directly to Hochschule Mainz by 15th June. The file “Guidance for Online Application” may be helpful for the online application.
Applicants with a bachelor degree awarded by a NON EU institution have to send their application together with OUR application form to Uni-Assist. Please pay the application fee directly to Uni-Assist (check the website for further details).
Hand in your application before 15th June.
Applicants from partner universities fill out the form for exchange students and hand it in to Hochschule Mainz, MA.IB by 30th May.
Your MA.IB Team


MAIB Application German EU

Guide Online Application for English-speaking applicants

MAIB Application Non EU

Additional ApplicationForm MAIB Uni-Assist

MAIB Application Exchange DD

Programme Brochure

Study Programme at Partner Universities

Study Structure

Examination regulations (German)

Programme Brochure

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