Does the full-time M.Sc. Program only start in fall?
No, you can join the full-time program in March or September of each year.
I do not have my Bachelor diploma yet, can I still apply?
Yes, you may apply if you are in your final year of studies and will finish your Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program at HHL.
How much does the Master Program in Management (M.Sc.) at HHL cost?
Tuition fees for the flexible 21-24-month full-time M.Sc. Program at HHL amount to EUR 25,000 and are payable in three equal installments. In Germany, the tuition fee is tax deductible as anticipated professional expenses.
I am an international applicant. Do I have to attend an Admission Test Day?
Applicants residing outside of Germany are exempt from attending an Admission Test Day. In these cases we offer telephone interviews as equivalent to the Admission Test Day. However, GMAT and TOEFL have to be submitted along with all other application documents. Your application will not be processed if we do not have a valid GMAT score.
Which additional costs do I have to calculate?
Not included in HHL's tuition fees are living expenses, costs for study material (e.g. books, personal copies) and travel. Tuition fees for the mandatory courses at the partner university are included.
Are scholarships and financing options available?
HHL is offering up to four scholarships that support HHL's mission to "educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurial business leaders through excellence in teaching, research and practice." The scholarships will provide successful applicants with a tuition waiver that covers up to EUR 15,000 of the tuition of the full-time M.Sc. Program.
More about financing your study at HHL options
Am I required to speak German?
Though students do not have to speak German in the M.Sc. Program at HHL, solid language skills are a major benefit when looking for an internship or a job in Germany and Europe.
HHL offers German language classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced speakers.
Is the program accredited or ranked?
Yes, HHL's full-time Master in Management Program (M.Sc.) was accredited by the German accreditation agency ACQUIN in 2006. Already in 2004 and again in 2009, HHL was accredited by AACSB International.
Our full-time M.Sc. in Management Program has been consistently ranked in top positions in national and international rankings. In the Financial Times Global Masters in Management 2014 ranking, HHL's program was ranked number 11 worldwide.
What are the admission requirements?
Applicants need to apply with the following documents:
- Complete online application at HHL´s application platform
- Curriculum vitae
- Bachelor’s degree with above average grades in Business Administration from a university with a minimum of 180 ECTS-credits or equivalent degree
- Letter of motivation
- High School Degree ("Allgemeine Hochschulreife")
- Proof of a minimum of 3 months practical experience*
- Proof of above-average English skills (e.g. TOEFL)*
- Proof of a second modern foreign language*
- Passport photo
* These documents can be handed in after the application deadline, but must be submitted by start of the program at the latest. Submitting the GMAT at the time of application is mandatory for all applicants residing outside of Germany who cannot participate in an Admission Test Day.
Why do I need knowledge of a second modern foreign language and what language level do I need to prove?
HHL requires all applicants to present basic knowledge in a second modern foreign language aside from English and the mother tongue. We ask for proof of basic language skills by presenting proof of having attended a language class.
We do not require applicants to pass a language test or present a certain skill level. Rather we want all of our students to look outside of the box and possibly open up new options for the mandatory study abroad term.
Students can deepen their language skills either through language courses at HHL (limited number of languages and levels available) or through the language lab at the University of Leipzig.
What is the atmosphere at HHL and in Leipzig like?
HHL is a small and very selective business school located on a campus of the University of Leipzig in a culturally vibrant city with half a million inhabitants. Neighborhood parks, sports facilities, a zoo, jogging and biking paths, waterways and lakes are only a few of the things to see and do in Leipzig, that will make you feel right at home.
More about life at HHL and in Leipzig
Where will I be staying in Leipzig?
Most of HHL's students choose to rent a private apartment during their stay in Leipzig. Accommodation in Leipzig is very reasonable. All student dorms within Leipzig are rented out by the Studentenwerk Leipzig (institution governed by public law for the support of college and university students; maintains cafeterias, dormitories, administers student loans etc.) and are available to HHL students as well.
Are there any special requirements for applicants from China?
Applicants with university degree from People´s Republic of China are required to go through the APS certification process to prove the authenticity of both degree and grades obtained. APS stands for Academic Certification Authority (Akademische Prüfstelle) and is a service institution established jointly by German Embassy in Beijing and German Academic Exchange Institution (DAAD). Furthermore, APS certificate is an indispensable part of visa application documents for applicants who obtain their accreditation from a university of People´s Republic of China. APS process takes approximately 6-8 weeks, therefore it is recommendable to start APS certification process as early as possible so as to manage the whole application process more easily. Please kindly note that APS certificates are effective for an unlimited period.
For more information, please kindly visit www.aps.org.cn.