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Application period is open - apply now!

Application period starts November 1, 2017 and closes February 28, 2018.

How to apply

  1. Please fill out the application form [PDF] and
  2. send it back to us at admission-mpmd@htw-berlin.de.

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

Required qualifications

To study in Master Project Management and Data Science you need

  • a bachelor degree with at least 180 ECTS
  • at least one year of professional experience after acquiring your Bachelor’s degree (though not necessarily in the area of project management or data science)

Knowledge of German is not required to study in the Master Project Management and Data Science. The programme is taught entirely in English.

Selection criteria

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 (level B2 or lower / level C1 or higher according to CEFR, see details below) (25%)

Language Skills

Since the study programme is taught entirely in English, a good knowledge of English is essential!

Applications will be ranked, among other things (see above), according to the English language skills of the applicant. Applicants providing evidence of “C1” (proficient user) English language skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) will be ranked highest.

Evidence of “C1” English language skills can be provided in the form of:

  • a TOEFL Test with a score of at least 95 points for the internet based test, or
  • an IELTS Test with a score of at least 7.0, or
  • a PTE Academic Test with a score of at least 76 points, or
  • a comparable test proving English language skills at the C1 level of the CEFR.
  • Proof of study in a university-level programme conducted in English for at least one year, or the graduation with a complete English-language degree, can also be accepted.

Applicants providing evidence of “B2” English language skills or lower according to CEFR will come next in ranking.

If the official language in the country of origin is English then no language certificate is necessary.

Application Documents

Submit the following documents via e-mail:

  1. A copy of your degree certificate together with a grade transcript and, if necessary, an English or German translation.
  2. Evidence of the number of credits from the first higher education degree and any further competed studies
  3. Evidence of at least one year of professional experience after the first university degree: official confirmation letter/s of employer/s detailing the period of time worked there; if you are self-employed: contracts and/or tax statements.
  4. Proof of English proficiency (see details above).
  5. A copy of your passport or identity card.

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 Germany embassy in your country.