Frequently Asked Questions
"Hochschule" what's that?
The German Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - is a type of academic institution, which differs from a traditional university mainly in its practical orientation. Its goal is to convey scientific knowledge with specific emphasis on practical applications. Subjects taught include engineering, computer science, business & management, art & design, communication studies, social service, and other application-oriented fields.
Can I come and visit the campus at any time?
Yes, we very much encourage students to visit our campus if this is possible. Please let us know in advance when you are planning to come, so we have time to show you around and answer your questions.
How does the admissions committee assess candidates?
We assess Financial Management applications on 3 levels:
- Academic background - The committee values competitive academic performance and seeks graduates who demonstrate superior ability.
- Professional experience - Close attention is paid to the applicant’s previous work experience as well as future professional ambitions.
- Personal characteristics - The committee seeks highly motivated candidates who have already proven themselves as team players and potential leaders.
The selection interview typically entails 10-15 minutes and is designed to assess the qualification, suitability and motivation of the applicant. The interview may include a 1-minute Application Video and/or be conducted by either telephone or adobe connect.
What is the application process and deadline?
Your online application should reach us before 15th August (for EU applicants) or 15th July (for non-EU applicants). If you require a visa to study in Germany, please be aware that the visa process can take up to 8 weeks. You should therefore initiate the visa application as soon as you have been admitted to the program.
Will I receive confirmation of my application?
Yes, we acknowledge receipt of the application but it is our policy not to give further notification on the status of the application. We contact applicants as soon as the admission decision has been taken.
Is GMAT compulsory?
Depending on your academic and professional background, GMAT may be recommended to support your application; it is however not compulsory.
Can I take GRE instead of GMAT?
My mother tongue is English. Do I need to provide a proof of English proficiency?
No, on written application, a waiver to take an English language test will generally be granted to applicants from English-speaking countries.
Do you accept certificates/degrees written in languages other than English or German?
No, the university does not accept certificates/degrees written in languages other than English or German. To obtain an officially certified translation, we recommend applicants to contact the local German consulate.
What is the Institution code of the University for sending the TOEFL/GMAT official score?
Our institution code number for GMAT and TOEFL is 7450.
About: Campus life
What about my accommodation?
The international office supports students who are looking for accommodation. Most students are offered a flat in our student residences with 500 modern single apartments with kitchen, bathroom/WC, modern facilities. The apartments are at least to be rented for half a year (September-February and March-August). You can find more information about the student residences in Coburg on the website of "Studentenwerk Oberfranken".
Is there any on arrival support?
Yes, we provide arrival support services within the city of Coburg (help with luggage transport, etc.). Students should inform us in time if they wish to use this service. We also offer an orientation week to the new students at the end of September. Therefore, we strongly recommended that students arrive in Coburg during the first half of September. Activities during the orientation week include a welcome breakfast, "survival training" for international students, technical support, personal assistance with how to complete forms, introduction to ODI Computer Services, health insurance application, introduction to the university library, visiting the local government office for residents, how to open a bank account as a foreign national, etc.