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Application and admission

Have you chosen the right degree programme and want to know what comes next? Then you have come to the right place. Here you will find all the information you need about applying to the Dresden School of Management.

Application procedure
Application procedure

Your steps to successful enrolment

  1. Your application
    You apply online via the SRH application portal. There you create an applicant account, apply for your desired degree programme and upload all necessary certificates and documents. As soon as we have received your application, you will receive a confirmation receipt by email.
  2. Invitation to a selection interview
    After we have received your application, we will review it and invite you to a selection interview assuming you meet the admission requirements. The selection interview takes place in person at our campus or by phone/Skype.
  3. Your study contract
    If your selection interview is successful, you will receive your acceptance letter and study contract. Which you will sign and send it back to us.
  4. Payment of your tuition fees
    You pay the registration fee (all students) and possibly the 3-month deposit (only students with non-EU/EEA citizenship).*
  5. Your letter of admission
    We will issue you your admission letter. Yeah. Now you are officially a student at the Dresden School of Management.
  6. Start of studies
    In the first week of the new semester, the Welcome Week takes place for you along with all other new students.
    Now it is time to start your studies.

We wish you a good start on campus and successful studies.
If you have any questions or problems, you can always contact our Student Service.

*UPDATE | New conditions for applicants with Indian citizenship who are submitting their applications on or after 1 June 2021 (CEST): payment of tuition fees one year in advance.

Our FAQs. Everything you need to know.

There are no application deadlines for our degree programmes. That means you can still apply shortly before the start of the semester. However, if you are a non-EU citizen and need a visa to study in Germany, we recommend that you apply at least four months before the start of the semester so that you have enough time to prepare your visa.

No, there is no numerus clausus for any of the degree programmes at the SRH Dresden School of Management. After a successful application, we will conduct a personal interview with you and check whether the course contents match your interests, previous achievements, and professional goals.

The easiest way to apply is via the SHR application portal. There you will find all degree programmes of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences for the locations Dresden, Berlin and Hamburg and can upload your documents directly. Alternatively, you can also send us your application by e-mail or post (Georgenstraße 7, 01097 Dresden).

You can find the individual admission requirements on the respective programme pages.
The following applies to all Bachelor's degree programmes:

  • General higher education entrance qualification or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences
  • or, alternatively, a subject-specific vocational qualification plus 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • If you are still studying for your high school diploma and have not yet obtained a university entrance qualification, please submit your most recent interim report.
  • For the English-language B.A. programme International Hotel Management, you will also need to prove your English proficiency (we either accept proof that your studies at your previous university/school were conducted in English or the following language certificates: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAE, CPE, Duolingo Certificate 95, TOEFL - Special Home Edition 87 ibt, IELTS Indicator 6,5 average or similar)

You can find the admission requirements for each Master's programme on the programme pages. To study a Master's degree programme you need:

  • A university or college degree with 180 or 210 ECTS points
  • A basic understanding of economics (proven by modules in a previous degree programme)
  • As all Master's programmes at the Dresden School of Management are taught in English, you also need prove your English proficiency (we either accept proof that your studies at your previous university/school were conducted in English or the following language certificates: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAE, CPE, Duolingo Certificate 95, TOEFL - Special Home Edition 87 ibt, IELTS Indicator 6.5 average or similar).

For English-language degree programmes
you need either proof that English was the language of instruction at your previous university/school or the following language certificates/exams:

  • TOEFL 87 ibt
  • TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A): 59 points
  • B2 First: 173

Currently, we also accept the following English tests due to Covid-19:

  • Duolingo test: 95 points
  • TOEFL Special Home Edition: min. 87 ibt
  • IELTS Indicator: min. 6.5 (Overall)

For German-language degree programmes
applicants from non-native-speaking countries need proof of very good German language skills. The following exams and results are accepted as proof:

  • DSH examination (level 2)
  • TestDaF (TDN 4 in all sub-tests)
  • The Abitur from a German school abroad
  • The Goethe-Zertifikat C1 and C2 or Telc C1 and C2 (minimum grade 2)
  • The Language Diploma (Level II) of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) - (DSD II, with C1 in all examination sections)
  • The Feststellungsprüfung (assessment test) of a Studienkolleg (preparatory course), German examination section

The examination results must not be older than 24 months and it must have been passed with at least – Grade: Good.

Since the beginning of the Corona epidemic, we have been teaching our students either in a blended learning format (online teaching + self-study) or in a hybrid teaching model when the regulations are relaxed, depending on the current federal and state regulations. In the hybrid model, you alternate between classroom teaching on campus and digital lectures.

We hold all lectures and seminars digitally live with the professors and students, so that you can start or continue your studies without worrying about the quality. It is important to us that you complete your studies effectively and feel at ease. Our Student Service team, the programme directors of the respective degrees and the professors/lecturers are always available as contact persons.

You can find more information on admission and studying during Covid-19 here.

To study at a German university, you need a valid higher education entrance qualification (HZB). For some years now, people with professional experience who do not have an Abitur or similar high school qualification can still be admitted to a degree programme. You can find the exact details of your options here.

If you will soon be completing your high school diploma/Bachelor's degree and do not yet have a degree certificate, please send us your current intermediate/semester report with your grade point average. This will enable us to grant you provisional admission. However, before you start your studies, we will need your degree certificate in order to be able to finally admit you to the chosen programme.

  • We will provide you with more detailed information about the start of your studies and the Welcome Week (introduction week) at the latest one week before the start of your studies.
  • In the Academic Calendar you will find all lecture times and lecture-free periods as well as public holidays per semester.
  • You will receive the timetable as well as all important information about the course of studies and the course content from your programme director during the introductory week. During your studies, you can access this directly in our CampusNet study portal.

The monthly or semester tuition fees for students with and without EU/EEA citizenship can be found on the respective programme pages. As soon as you have your contract, you will also find details about the fees and due dates there. The tuition fee (per month/per semester) remains the same for the entire period of study.
At the beginning of your studies, an additional one-time enrolment fee of 500 € (EU/EEA applicants) or 900 € (non-EU/EEA applicants) will be charged, which must be paid with the first monthly or semester fee. If you are a student with a non-EU/EEA nationality, a security deposit (for half a semester fee) will be charged, which must be paid after conclusion of the contract.

At the Dresden School of Management, I was welcomed very warmly and almost like a family member. So I was able to integrate very quickly.

Pascal Kruggel (Alumni B.A. International Hotel Management)
To our Alumni...

Our Admission Team is happy to help you. Do you have questions about your application?