Please submit your online application here!
University degree certificate and transcript of records:
▶ First academic degree (open to all disciplines)
▶ Please provide a copy of your degree certificate and your transcript of records of your Bachelor’s degree, indicating the number of ECTS credits awarded.
▶ If your documents were not issued in English or German, you need to submit a certified translation. Please note that you can apply before you have received your final degree certificate. You will need to present it as part of the formal enrolment process.
Professional work experience:
We require professional work experience of at least 12 months at the day of your enrolment. The proof of work experience must include the following details (in English):
▶ Complete address and contact details of the company
▶ Name of responsible supervisor
▶ Date of joining and, if applicable, resignation date
▶ Weekly hours
▶ Job position
▶ Short description of tasks and responsibilities
Certified proofs of competence in the English language:
The program is taught in English. We accept the following English language certificates:
▶ Internet-based TOEFL with a minimum of 90 pts
▶ IELTS test with a minimum overall band, 5 pts.
▶ Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
▶ First Certificate in English (FCE), completed with a B
▶ Placement-Test of RWTH Aachen University's language center (B2)
Your proof of Language Proficiency is not a mandatory application document. However, it needs to be presented during enrolment. Consequently, you can apply even if you are still waiting to take a language test or to receive the results at the time of applying.
English language certificates are not required for nationals or first degree holders from the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
Please do not send the original TOEFL or IELTS score sheets to the university (also not via ETS). Please include a scanned copy in your online application and keep the original hard copy.
In case of admission, the original scores have to be presented for enrolment.
For German applicants: Ein Zeugnis, das englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 des "Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens (GeR)" ausweist. Dieser Nachweis wird z.B. durch die Vorlage eines deutschen Abiturzeugnisses erbracht, aus dem ersichtlich ist, dass Englisch bis zum Ende der Qualifikationsphase 1 (Jahrgangsstufe 11 bei G8-Abitur, sonst Jahrgangsstufe 12) durchgängig belegt und mit mindestens ausreichenden Leistungen abgeschlossen wurde.
In order to be eligible for the MPA-ES program you will have to fulfil the following requirements:
✓ University degree certificate and transcript of records
✓ Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
✓ Proof of professional work experience
✓ Proofs of competence in the English language
✓ Proof of intercultural experience
In order to proof your intercultural experience, please provide either
- a transcript of records of a foreign university
- a proof of an international exchange organisation (e.g. Erasmus)
- a foreign employer
- stating a duration of at least 12 weeks spend abroad.
✓ Personal statement: Please provide a short and compelling statement reflecting your goals, aspirations and expectations for being considered in this Master programme
✓ APS (only for Chinese applicants)
The application process can be briefly described as follows:
- Gather all documents in pdf format from our online checklist.
- Create an online application account using our online portal
- The application portal is open from December until March every year for international applicants and from March until July for European applicants.
- Answer the questions on our online portal and upload the required documents.
- Complete the online application.
- The evaluation of the application is an ongoing process. You will be able to track your application status.
- If you are admitted to the program, you need to confirm the admission.
Please wait for confirmation of the receipt of your documents. Please understand that it can take some time until you receive a confirmation email. You do not need to contact us, we will contact you as soon as possible via the email address that you provided in the online application system RWTHonline.
Letters of rejection/admission will be sent out for each program indvidually. Letters of admission will be sent as an email and simultanesously by regular post. Letters of rejection will be sent by email.