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Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the application deadline for applicants who acquired their admission relevant degree outside the EU will be extended until August 20, 2020.

For applicants who have obtained their last relevant educational qualification in Germany (educational residents), the enrollment for the master program is accessible until the last Friday prior to the lecture period of the winter term.

All documents supporting your admission listed below have to be submitted to the faculty for inspection then. An early submission is recommended.

Applicants with a last relevant educational qualification from countries outside the European Union should note the further regulations and terms concerning the authentication of diploma certificates and the enrollment at German universities. In particular, the application term is limited to July 15th. For applicants with a qualification from a member state of the European Union, the application term is the same as for educational residents. Applications can be submitted via the International Office website. You can access the application form here.

Which documents are requested to be prepared?

  1. A certificate of a degree from a study program in statistics, economics or mathematics at Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund University or at the University of Duisburg-Essen or a certificate of a comparable degree in related fields, including a transcript of records, according to the requirements of the examination regulations:
    • The study program must have included an amount of work of at least 180 credit points (ECTS) in statistics, economics or mathematics. At least 15 points according to the ECTS have to be certified in the field of economics and also in the field of mathematics/statistics. The acceptance will be decided by the examining board.
    • A certificate of a comparable degree from another German university or or from another country will be accepted, according to national regulations. If their originals are neither in English nor German, an offical transcript to German or English language, furnished by an official translator, has to be included. In this case, an explanation of the grading system is also required.
    • The transcript of records must include the grades as well as the credit points collected. Each topic should be clearly identified. The required degree has to be completed with a final grade of "good" (2.7) or better according to the German grade system or an equivalent final grade in case of a degree from another country.
    • Application prior to concession of the graduation certificate is generally possible, provided that the fulfillment of all requirements is proved by other university documents.
  2. A certificate documenting an English language proficiency on at least the level of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. One of the following is sufficient:
    • The school diploma qualifying a student for university from a school within the purview of German Basic Law ("Abitur")
    • An internationally recognized language certificate
    • A graduation certificate of a general school or university where the major teaching language is English
    • Comparable supporting documents
  3. An essay of at most two pages on the academic background in view of the pursued master program on Econometrics.
  4. The general school graduation certificate relevant for university enrollment.
  5. After the planned establishment of an online self-assessment, the certificate of its completion will be required in future.