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General admission requirements

Applicants need to have a German final degree or an equivalent foreign degree that qualifies for a profession (e.g. Bachelor).

Applicants must have passed a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in Economics and a minimum of 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods (Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics). The sum of ECTS credits must account for at least 72 ECTS credits. Please also note important information about prior knowledge of econometrics. Important information on prior knowledge of econometrics can be found here.

This requirement may also be fulfilled if you hold a German high school diploma (Abiturzeugnis) with six (6) years of English. Please mind that this is only valid for holders of a German high school diploma. English language requirements may also be fulfilled if your previous studies were mainly carried out in English language.

Additional information on the English language requirements 

You are required to proof your German language level if the teaching language of your previous studies was not German. In this respect, please note that the language requirements for application and for the enrolment process vary.

Additional information on the German language requirements

Did you complete your bachelor studies at a higher education institution outside of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)?

Please contact the higher education institution which issued your bachelor’s diploma for an equivalence table or similar. Without said requirement, we cannot guarantee that your previous studies are recognized by Freie Universität Berlin in an equivalent manner.