2 \\ Required Documents

If you are planning to apply for the MBA Program "CSR & NGO Management", you should be able to provide the following documents and certificates to complete your application.

► A complete application requires the following documents:

  1. Degree certificate(s), transcript(s), and description of the grading system1
  2. Job reference letter2

  3. English language certificate3

  4. Curriculum Vitae

  5. Letter of motivation

  6. Copies of your passport (incl. flipside)

  7. APS certificate4
    (applies only to holders of university degrees from Vietnam and China!)


1 In case your degree is issued in a language other than English or German, translations of your records need to be submitted as well.

2 To prove a minimum of 12 months of full-time work experience after acquiring the first academic degree. 

3 Language * Required test results: IELTS Academic/Indicator min. score of 6.0, or TOEFL iBT min. score of 60; No language test certificate is required for native speakers & applicants whose former university program was fully taught in English (please provide an official document from your university). Please note: Regarding Master's programs with a required English language level of B2 (CEFR) also your university entrance qualification will be accepted as proof of level B2 (CEFR), provided that it explicitly shows English language skills at level B2 (this usually applies to German university entrance qualifications, e.g. German Abitur).

4 For further information and test dates, please check the APS Bureau in Beijing (for applicants from China) or the APS Bureau in Hanoi (for applicants from Vietnam).

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► Language of application documents 

The Motivation Letter (ML) and the Curriculum Vitae (CV) must be submitted in English language (this 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 motivation and elaborate on your intentions to make it clear why you are the ideal candidate for the MBA Program.

→ Answer the following questions in your ML:

?  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?

→ Consider the following formalities:

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"
Avoid spelling or grammar mistakes - get your text 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 or German language. 

Certificates and translations must be certified. Official certification (in German: "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 letter that states that the copy is a faithful replication of the original (in German: “Beglaubigungsvermerk”)
  2. The signature of the person providing certification
  3. Official seal


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Contact our MBA Support Office for more information

If you want to learn more about the MBA in CSR & NGO Management degree program, please contact the MBA coordination office and ask for an individual conversation:

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