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Application and admission for a part-time Master's programme

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How do I apply for a Master's degree at HSBA?

Application Process & Admission Requirements (Master)

Everything you need to know about applying for a Master's degree at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

The application process at HSBA consists of several steps:
At the beginning you should inform yourself about our part-time programmes and the respective admission requirements. After you have submitted your written application to us, you will go through our selection process. The process ensures that students have the personal, social and professional prerequisites needed to complete the study programme successfully. Afterwards, enrollment takes place and you can start your Master's studies at HSBA.

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Step 1: Get Information

Master's Degree Courses, Admission Requirements, Financing & Funding

Master's Programmes at HSBA

Which part-time Master's degree programmes can I study at HSBA?

At HSBA in Hamburg, students can choose between the following MSc's programmes:

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Admission Requirements

On the Master's Programmes the following admission requirements apply:

MSc Business Development

On the MSc Business Development the following admission requirements apply:

  • A completed third-level degree in economics or business covering 180 ECTS credits. The third-level degree should have been completed with a minimum German grade “good” (2.5) or equivalent.
  • Ability to complete a course of studies in English (minimum level: B2 of the European Framework of Reference)
  • Letter of recommendation from a current or former employer or an academic reference.
  • Successfully completed HSBA selection process (written application, telephone interview, admission day).

MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability (in German)

On the MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability the following admission requirements apply:

  • A completed third-level degree in economics or business or a hybrid study course covering 180 ECTS credits.
  • Ability to complete a course of studies in English and German (minimum level: B2 of the European Framework of Reference)
  • Letter of recommendation from a current or former employer or an academic reference.
  • Personal recommendation or comparable document proving previous social engagement
  • Successfully completed HSBA selection process (written application, telephone interview, admission day).

Financing & Funding Options

Tuition fees, scholarships and funding opportunities

Here you will find information about tuition fees, scholarships and funding opportunities.

Step 2: Application

Application & Selection Process

Application to HSBA

Please complete your application online and hand in the following documents:

  • English Motivation letter (why are you interested in the specific study programme; maximum one DIN A4 page).
  • Curriculum vitae, preferred in English
  • Work Experience Letter
  • Letter of recommendation (covering the academic and/or personal aptitude for the programme, preferably written by a current or former employer or former academic teacher with an official letterhead)
  • Degree Certificate / Transcript of Records / official grading scale and/or explanatory notes
  • English Certificate min. B2 CEFR (e.g. TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, PTE, DAAD, study abroad certificate in an English speaking country)

    Please put together your application documents in one PDF document.

    Please note: For candidates who apply while being employed it is recommended to discuss their interest in studying part-time with their employer well in advance.

    Tip for international applicants and prospective students: You can find detailed information here and in our International Student Guide.
     

    Individual Interview

    After reviewing your documents and if you meet our formal admission requirements, you will be invited to an individual interview with the academic head of the study programme. This can also take place virtually. As part of the individual interview, we check your personal and academic aptitude. You also have the opportunity to get to know the professors. If the interview takes place at HSBA, you will also have the opportunity to get to know employees and possibly future fellow students as well as to get a first impression of our campus. The interview is conducted in English in the MSc Business Development and in both German and English in the MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability.

    Admission and Enrolment

    After a successful individual interview and a positive vote by the admissions committee, you will be offered a study place and your contract and all other information (e.g. on the JOB & MASTER service) will be sent to you. After countersigning the contract and providing proof of finance, we look forward to welcoming you to HSBA! Studies start on 1 October of each year.

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    Juliane Michaelis
    Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
    +49 40 822160-932
    juliane.michaelis(at)hsba.de

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    FAQs

    Frequently asked questions about the Master's programme at HSBA

    Which Master's programmes can I study at HSBA in Hamburg?

    At HSBA you can study two Master's programmes: The Master of Science (Msc) Business Development and the Master of Science (MSc) Digital Transformation & Stustainability. Both programmes are business-oriented and take place part-time in Hamburg.

    What is the difference between a part-time and a dual Master's programme?

    With a part-time master's degree programme, you study alongside your job. You can already have a job or apply for one through our JOB & MASTER offer. With dual studies, you apply directly to the company for a dual study place. Our Bachelor's programmes are dual, our Master's programmes are part-time.

    When can I apply for a part-time Master's programme at HSBA?

    Applications are possible at any time. However, since HSBA only has limited study places and funding programmes are partly awarded after receipt of the application, we recommend an early application for your Master's programme. If you want to apply for the JOB & MASTER offer at the same time, we recommend an early application to our university due to the longer procedure.

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    Juliane Michaelis

    Juliane Michaelis

    Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
    +49 40 822160-932
    juliane.michaelis(at)hsba.de

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