Admissions

Do I qualify?

To be considered for the International Master’s in Project Management and Data Science you need:

  • A bachelor degree with at least 180 ECTS
  • At least 1 year of qualified* professional experience after acquiring your bachelor’s degree (though not necessarily in the area of project management or data science)
  • Proof of English** language proficiency

*A position at a level that reflects your previous academic degree, such as project manager, architect, etc., as opposed to janitor, intern, and so on

**Knowledge of German is not required to join the MPMD. The programme is taught entirely in English.

How to apply

Application period for MPMD Intake 2021 is open 1 November 2020 to 28 February 2021.

To apply:

  1. Fill out the application form (PDF)
  2. Attach the required documents (see below)
  3. Email everything to us at admission-mpmd@htw-berlin.de
  4. and tell us in your email whether you opt to study MPMD online or on-campus

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Any questions? We are happy to help: admission-mpmd@htw-berlin.de

We are looking forward to your application!

Required documents

Submit the following documents via email:

  1. Application form
  2. A copy of your degree certificate
    • Applicants from China, Vietnam or Mongolia please submit a certificate from the academic test centre (APS). Further information can be found on the website of the German embassy in your country.
  3. A copy of your grade transcript
    • If in another language, also provide a translation in either English or German.
    • Provide an explanation of the grading system at your previous university (if not explained in your transcript of records).
    • If the number of credits taken does not appear on your transcript, also send evidence of the number of credits from the first higher education degree and any further completed studies.
  4. Evidence of at least one year of professional experience in any field after the first university degree: official confirmation letter/s of employer/s detailing the period of time worked there; if you are self-employed, you may send contracts and/or tax statements.
  5. Proof of English proficiency
    • Acceptable documents include: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic Test, comparable test giving CEFR level, proof of study in a university-level programme conducted in English for at least one year, or graduation with a complete English-language degree. (No proof needed if the official language in the country of origin is English.)
  6. A copy of your passport or identity card
  7. Curriculum vitae (résumé)
  8. Letter of reference: 1 academic or work-related reference
  9. Letter of motivation or link to video of motivation

How will my application be ranked?

Study places are allocated according to the following selection criteria:

  • Final grade of the first university-level degree (50%)
  • Number of years of professional experience after the first university degree (more than one year / more than two years) (25%)
  • English language skills (according to CEFR: level B2 or lower / level C1 or higher) (25%)
    • TOEFL: Level C1 is 95+ points for the internet based test
    • IELTS: Level C1 is 7.0+ points
    • PTE Academic Test: Level C1 is 76+ points
    • Comparable tests giving CEFR level can also be used.
    • Proof of study in a university-level programme conducted in English for at least 1 year, or graduation with complete English-language degree, will also be recognised as Level C1.
    • No proof needed if the official language in the country of origin is English.
    • Applicants providing evidence of Level B2 English language skills or lower will come next in ranking.
    After this selection process, MPMD makes further efforts to admit a balance of genders, nationalities, etc. to ensure a diverse cohort.

Costs and financing

Tuition and fees

  • Tuition: €16,000 (paid in 4 installments of €4,000 per semester)
  • Fees: approximately €310 per semester for on-Campus students (includes a 6-month Berlin public transport ticket); approximately €56 for online students

Costs of living

  • The estimated cost of living in Berlin is €861 per month (based on the BAfÖG entitlement).

Scholarships

Job opportunities

  • Working is possible during the programme. Since it is a full-time programme, we recommend an upper limit of approximately 8-12 hours of work per week during the lecture period.
  • As an international student in Germany, there might be extra regulations for how much you are allowed to work (depending on your visa). Information on working during a degree as an international student in Germany can be found on the Website of the German Student Association (Deutsches Studentenwerk).

Refund policy

  • If you cancel your study place before the semester starts (1 October), you will be refunded half the tuition fee as well as the full semester fee (minus a €50 administration fee) as stipulated in the Master-Gebührenordnung of HTW Berlin.
  • If you cancel your study place after the semester has started, but within the first 4 weeks of the semester, you will be refunded half the tuition fee. If you are an on-Campus student, you will also be refunded the portion of the semester fee covering the public transport ticket (Master-Gebührenordnung).
  • If you have to cancel your study place due to visa problems before the semester starts, you will be refunded the full tuition fee and the full semester fee (minus the €50 administration fee). You will need to provide proof of negative visa notice to qualify for this refund.

I've been accepted!

Congratulations! If you are accepted to the MPMD programme, you will then mail us certified official copies of the degree certificate and grade transcript, together with the study contract.

Make a copy of the original documents and take both versions (copy and original) to your university OR a notary public OR the German Embassy OR any other person/institution authorised to notarise/authenticate/certify documents. Have the copies notarised as true copies of the original. You keep the originals and send us the notarised hard copies by post, together with your study contract.

What's next?

We know you’ll have questions about organising the start of your studies at HTW Berlin, visa procedures, preparing your stay in Germany and more.

Upon your acceptance into the programme, we will provide you with the MPMD Student Handbook containing detailed information on these steps.

And you can always email the MPMD admissions team! We will support you throughout your application process. We look forward to hearing from you! :)