2 \\ Required Documents

The following documents are required for your online application for the MBA programme:

Degree certificate(s), transcript(s) and description of grading system. In case your degree is issued in a language other than English or German, translations of your records need to be submitted as well.

  • Job reference letter to prove a minimum of 12 months of work experience after acquiring the first degree

  • English language certificate*

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Letter of motivation

  • Copies of your passport (incl. flipside)

  • Holders of university degrees from Vietnam, Mongolia and China: APS certificate**

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Language * Required test results:
TOEFL score of 80 (IBT), 213 (CT), 550 (PT)
IELTS (academic) 6;
No language test is required for native speakers & applicants whose university programme was taught in English (please provide an official document from your university).

** For further information and test dates, please check the German embassy's APS department website.

If you do not have your English language test result by the end of the application period, it is possible to submit the certificate at a later stage of the application process (but before the enrolment deadline).

Please scan and save all documents as PDF files and submit them via our
Online Application Portal.


Language of application documents 

The Motivation Letter and the Curriculum Vitae (CV) must be submitted in English language (applies also to German applicants). 

Guidance for writing the letter of motivation

The letter of motivation is of central importance and can be crucial in the application process. Describe your personal motivation and elaborate your intentions to make it clear why you are the ideal candidate for the MBA study program. Address the following questions in your letter and allow us to get to know you better:

Why am I interested in this in this MBA program?
Why am I the right person for the MBA batch group?
What qualifies me to enter the MBA program?
​What do I intend to achieve with the MBA grade after my studies?
​What is my career plan for the future?

It is also important that you take the following formalities into account when writing your motivation letter:

- The letter should be at least one to maximum one and a half pages long, when using font size: 11 pt. 
​- Address the motivation letter to "To whom it may concern"
- No spelling or grammar mistakes - have another person proofread if necessary!
- Paragraphs create structure and provide better clarity

Certified translations

All certificates, records and proofs of language skills must be submitted in their original language together with a certified translation into German or English. Applicants must always submit their documents in the official language of the country where they studied. If the original degree certificate, the academic transcript or other relevant documents are not in English or German language applicants must provide an officially certified translation of the documents in English oder German language. 

Certificates and translations must be certified. Official certification ("Beglaubigung") can be provided by any public office with the right to bestow an official seal. In Germany such offices are, for example, government administrators, notaries, local or city courts, or registry offices ("Bürgeramt/Einwohnermeldeamt"). Outside Germany, official certification can be provided by a German diplomatic mission, notaries or other universities. Such certification must contain, at a minimum:

  1. Confirmation that the copy/transcript is a faithful replication of the original (“Beglaubigungsvermerk”, note of certification)
  2. The signature of the person providing certification
  3. Official seal


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Do you want to find out more?

If you want to learn more about the MBA in CSR & NGO Management degree programme, please contact the MBA coordination office and ask for an individual conversation: info@mba-ngo.com.

Do you want to apply now?

You can easily submit your application via the online-application tool offered by our University. Click the "Apply now" button below and get right directly to our online application tool. We are looking forward to receiving your application!