Application and admission


Overview of application and registration process (only in German)


Bachelor's Programmes

  • Please check the  German webpage as the programmes are only offered in German.


Master's Programmmes


  • Economics
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Quantitative Finance


Registrations to the Master’s degree programme for both odd and even-numbered semesters are possible in winter and summer semesters. Starting the degree programme in the winter semester is strongly recommended, as some obligatory fundamental modules are only offered in the winter semester.

Students in their Master Programs in Economics or Business Administration are welcome to deepen their knowledge in Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics through introductory and preliminary courses offered in the fall term.

The introductory class in statistics and the preparation course in econometrics is offered by the Institute of Statistics and Econometrics. The class in statistics is usually offered one weeks before the start of the lecture period. On the other hand the preparation course in econometrics will be offered during the second week of the lecture period.

The preliminary course in mathematics is directed to students in their first semester in one of our economics master progams. The course provides you with fundamental knowledge in math, which you should fully comprehend when starting your field of study. Course participation is on a voluntary basis. The preliminary course is normally offered during the first week of the lecture period.

Further information are given in Univis.



Admission Requirements (click to open/close)




All programmes

Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor's degree or a comparable university degree (grade of 2.5 or better) with a regular period of university education of three years or more and 180 ECTS credit points or more. 

35 out of 180 ECTS credit points of the Bachelor's degree have to be attained from courses in economics, in particular covering micro- and macroeconomic theory, and from courses in quantitative basics, in particular covering analysis, algebra, statistics and econometrics. The contents of these courses must not overlap.


Of these 35 ECTS credits mentioned above, at least 15 ECTS credits must come from courses in the field of Quantitative Basics.

Environmental and Resource Economics

Of these 35 ECTS credits mentioned above, at least 10 ECTS credits must come from courses in the section of Microeconomic Theory, at least 5 ECTS from courses in Macroeconomic Theory, and at least 10 ECTS from courses in Quantitative Basics.

Quantitative Economics

Of these 35 ECTS credits mentioned above, at least 10 ECTS credits must come from courses in Micro- and Macroeconomic Theory, 8 ECTS from courses in Analysis and Algebra, 10 ECTS from Statistics courses and 4 ECTS from Econometrics.

Quantitative Finance

Of these 35 ECTS credits mentioned above, at least 20 ECTS credits must come from courses in the field of Quantitative Basics, in particular covering Analysis, Algebra, Statistics and Econometrics.

All Programmes

Content-related proof of the required basic knowledge must be provided by submitting an official module handbook or a module description that has been approved by the offering institution of higher education. To avoid unnecessary paper piles, it is also allowed, to provide a link to an official online handbook. The module manual needs to be provided either in German or English language.

Anyone who has completed a Bachelor’s degree programme as described above with a grade of 3.0 or better can be admitted to the Master’s degree programme if he or she can produce proof of 35 ECTS credits in accordance with the description above, and if the average grade, weighted by ECTS credits, from the courses in economics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics is 2.5 or better.

Language requirements (all Programmes)

Knowledge of English is expected to be good, which should be evidenced by one of the following conditions:

  • TOEFL Test score of 550 or equivalent test result e.g. IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 79
  • Bachelor's Degree with English as language of instruction
  • Minimum 4 years English at school, at least with the grade satisfactory.
Optional Requirements (All Programmes)

We strongly recommend using the Self-Assessment Test to find out if you are suitable for the course of studies here. The Master's degree programmes offered at the university are rigourous and require a high level of mathematical and analytical skills, in addition to strong foundation of Economic knowledge. Therefore it is necessary that these skills and knowledge are tested using the Self Assessment Test for a better gauge of suitability.

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Deadlines for International Application* on Uni-Assist:
Summer Term: 3. December – 15. January
Winter Term: 1. June – 15. July

* German citizens with foreign academic certificates must submit their application through Uni-Assist!


Study Programme Advisor

For more information on the requirements or degree-specific information of the Master's programmes, please contact the respective Study Programme Advisors


Registration Documents

Read more about the documents required for registration here:




Registration fee in Summer Semester 2019: 189,00€


Semester fees (No tuition fees)

The semester fees (Semesterbeitrag) includes the semester ticket for public transport network in Kiel and the administrative fees for the Studentenwerk and AstA.

Current fee:  here


  • Accomodation with the Studentenwerk: If you wish to apply for accomodation with the Studentenwerk, you should apply as soon as possible at their website here