Munich Graduate School of Economics

Munich Graduate School of Economics

Welcome to the online application tool of the Munich Graduate School of Economics!

You can find detailed information about the program on our websites:

Please take note of the following rules:

  • You have to apply through our online application tool
  • Applications by mail or email will not be accepted
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Applications which are not submitted will not be considered
  • We do not charge application fees
  • Do not use Safari on MacOS for filling out the application.

The application period starts on December 15th, 2017 and ends on April 3rd, 2018, at 11.59 p.m. CEST.

As Easter is a public holiday in Germany, the MGSE Office is closed between March 30 and April 2, 2018. During this time, we cannot respond to your requests and will only be available from April 3 onwards.

Therefore, we highly recommend to submit the application a few days before the deadline.

This serves to avoid any submission problems due to server problems, which may occur if too many users try to submit their application at once.

In order to apply to the program, you first have to *register*. Thereafter, you will instantly receive a confirmation email with an activation link. Once your email address is confirmed, you can login to your site and complete your profile with the necessary information for your application.

Your data is stored in the database immediately after data entry. You can logout and modify your application as often as you want until March 31st, but you must submit your application before April 3rd at 11.59 p.m. After submission no further modifications are possible.

An admission committee will screen applications on a rolling basis. Applicants who present a detailed offer by another doctoral program may ask the admission committee for an early decision on their admission.

You will need the following documents to complete your application (in pdf format):

  • Letter of motivation: Please express your intention to study at the MGSE in a motivation letter. Be specific about your past studies and your reasons for being interested in the MGSE program as well as about your fields of interest, and your long-term professional aims. Your letter of motivation must be in English and shall not exceed one page.
  • CV (Your CV must be in English and shall not exceed two pages).
  • Certificate of secondary education (if available)
  • Bachelor's diploma and transcript of records
  • Master's diploma and transcript of records (if you have not yet finished your current degree, please attach a preliminary grade report)
  • Proof of sufficient command of English (e.g. TOEFL)
  • GRE test score: We require all applicants to send their score report directly to the MGSE via the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The ETS code number of the MGSE is 1883. In exceptional cases we may accept a scanned version of your GRE score report. Screenshots of your GRE results will not be accepted.

In addition, you will need to provide the names and contact details of two academic referees who agree to write a letter of recommendation for you. These letters must have an official letter head from the university and be signed by the referee personally. In order to guarantee confidentiality, the referees have to upload their recommendations as a pdf file into our application system.

Do not ask more than two professors to write a recommendation letter. 

The letters of recommendation should be uploaded by the referee as soon as possible (until the April 3rd, 2018 the latest).