Admissions Process and Timeline

Master’s candidates seeking financial aid
Master’s candidates applying for self-funded studies
Doctoral candidates
Summer University candidates

MASTER’S CANDIDATES SEEKING FINANCIAL AID

January 31 - February 14, 2020:
Applications to master's programs submitted  by January 31, 2019, undergo a formal review by the Admissions Office, and are subsequently either passed on to the academic programs for academic evaluation, or rejected for formal reasons.

February 15 - March 31, 2020:
Academic Departments evaluate and rank applications based on academic merit. Apart from assessing the submitted application documents, some Departments organize additional tests or interviews for pre-selected candidates.
Admissions decisions are made by academic selection committees within the given program on the basis of the candidate's past academic achievement, strength of recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit, work experience (if applicable), expectations of the program, future plans, and general compatibility with the goals of the academic unit.
Subsequently, financial aid is awarded based on a combination of academic merit and financial need, if declared. 

For more information, check our Financial Aid FAQ section.

February 14, 2020:

Program-specific examinations for applicants to MS programs at the Department of Economics & Business are administered online.

February 28, 2020:

Program-specific examination for applicants to the MA in Economics at the Department of Economics & Business is administered online.

April 1, 2020 onwards:
Acceptance offers (including financial aid, if awarded) are published on the Applicant Portal.
Candidates who decline the offer for financial reasons (if financial aid award is insufficient) remain on the waiting list for a better offer should one become available.

Please note: Candidates rejected on formal or academic grounds are notified via the Applicant Portal as soon as the decision has been made.


MASTER’S CANDIDATES APPLYING FOR SELF-FUNDED STUDIES

Applications undergo a formal review by the Admissions Office, and are subsequently either passed on to the academic programs for academic evaluation, or rejected for formal reasons.
Admissions decisions and acceptance offers are published on the Applicant Portal within 3 to 6 weeks after the application has been submitted.
Admissions decisions are made by an academic selection committee within the given program on the basis of the candidate's past academic achievement, strength of recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit, work experience (if applicable), expectations of the program, future plans, and general compatibility with the goals of the academic unit.

February 14, 2020:

Program-specific examinations for applicants to MS programs at the Department of Economics & Business are administered online.

February 28, 2020:

Program-specific examination for applicants to the MA in Economics at the Department of Economics & Business is administered online.

Please note: Candidates rejected on formal or academic grounds are notified via the Applicant Portal as soon as the decision has been made.

DOCTORAL CANDIDATES

January 31 - February 14, 2020:
Applications to doctoral programs undergo a formal review by the Admissions Office, and are subsequently either passed on to the academic programs for academic evaluation, or rejected for formal reasons.

April 1, 2020 onwards:

Admissions decisions and acceptance offers are published on the Applicant Portal.
Admissions decisions are made by an academic selection committee within the given program on the basis of the candidate's past academic achievement, strength of recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit, work experience (if applicable), expectations of the program, future plans, and general compatibility with the goals of the academic unit.

Candidates rejected on formal or academic grounds are notified via the Applicant Portal as soon as the decision has been made.