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Q: English was the Language of instruction during my undergraduate studies. Do I still need to submit a TOEFL/IELTS score?
 
A: Even if you have done your undergraduate education in English you need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets the requirements of the admission board: TOEFL ibt 100, IELTS 7.0. The only exception are native speakers and applicants who have done their undergraduate degree in an English speaking country.
 
Q: All my application documents are complete except the TOEFL/IELTS score. Can I submit it at a later point?
 
A: If you have gathered all application documents except for your TOEFL/IELTS score, you may submit your application without a score report. In this case however, please include confirmation of your upcoming test date, so we know when to expect your results. Please note, you cannot be admitted to the program without a TOEFL/IELTS score. 
 
Q: When will the admission decisions be announced?
 
A: While the “turnaround time” varies in direct proportion to the number of applications received, and is therefore different every year, we strive to announce first-round results within 6 weeks of the application deadline. If you have not received notification about your application after this time, you are welcome to send an inquiry to:              
imp.admission@vwl.uni-freiburg.de
 
Q: I have not completed my first degree. Can I still apply?
 
A: You do not need to have your degree completed when applying for the program. However in case of admission you need to be able to submit your final Bachelor degree upon enrollment in October.
 
Q: How can my degree/transcript be certified?
 
A: All documents, including your undergraduate degree and transcript must be certified by an official third-party. This service is usually performed by a notary public, but in the case of official school documents, can be completed by an employee of your school's registrar.
 
 
Q: What is the minimum GPA requested?
 
A: The  minimum grade point average (GPA) is 2,5* (German grading System). To know how to convert your GPA to the German grading System, please access this link.
 
Q: Is work experience required?
 
A: No, work experience is not a requirement for admission to the program. While most of our students make the transition from their undergraduate programs directly to Master Program, we have had many successful applicants with years of professional experience in between. Your employment history is of interest to us, so be sure to document it in your application.  
 
Q: What’s the difference between the first (March 15th) and second (May 15th) application deadline?
 
A: The only difference between the first and second application deadline is that applicants will receive the notification about the decision of the admission board at a different point of time – in each case about 2 months after the deadline. Using the 2nd deadline doesn’t diminish the chances for admission.
 

 
Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact  at: mep.admission@vwl.uni-freiburg.de

 

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