Application & Admission

Application Deadline for European Applicants: July 15, 2018 - Apply Now! 

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The MME-TIME is an award-winning interdisciplinary Master of Science (M.Sc., RWTH Aachen University) that relies on the best of digital education in combination with residential weeks in Aachen and Cambridge. It provides you with the opportunity to tailor the program and its duration to your needs and interests.

Specific Application Requirements

To apply for the MME-TIME Distance Learning Track, you need to prove different academic and English language requirements.

Academic Requirements

Technology Focus
RWTH Business School is looking for applicants who have a background in a technological area and a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Applicants need a minimum of 16 credit points in higher mathematics and statistics as well as 125 credit points mathematics and natural sciences (e.g. chemistry and/or physics), and/or computer science and/or engineering, all of which are defined in the examination regulations.

Management Interest
The MME-TIME has been designed for students who want to position themselves at the intersection of management and technology. Student should thus possess some basic knowledge in management and economics as evidenced by at least 10 credit points in this field. Students without previous courses in this field, however, can take part in the online course “Management Bootcamp” before the MME-TIME program begins.

Professional Work Experience
Courses within the MME-TIME program also address a broad set of technology and management challenges from current practice. Applicants thus need to have at least 12 months of professional work experience by the moment of enrolment (6 months by the moment of application)

English Proficiency
The MME-TIME program is entirely taught in the English language. Therefore, a recognized certificate of proficiency in English is required.

Blended Learning Experience
The MME-Program uses the latest blended learning technologies that combine digitally enabled and self-paced learning with highly interactive sessions in the classroom. Applicants need to embrace this innovative learning approach as a means to both deepen and customize the learning experience.

English Language Requirements

For all of our master's programmes: Certified proof of your competence in the English language through the completion of one of the accepted examinations listed below:

  • TOEFL Internet based minimum of 90 pts/Paper based minimum of 577 pts.,
  • IELTS (Academic) test minimum overall band 5,5 pts.,
  • Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE),
  • First Certificate in English (FCE), completed with a B,
  • Placement-Test of RWTH Aachen University's language centre (B2).
  • For German applicants: Ein Zeugnis, das englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 des "Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens (GeR)" ausweist. Dieser Nachweis wird z.B. durch die Vorlage eines deutschen Abiturzeugnisses erbracht, aus dem ersichtlich ist, dass Englisch bis zum Ende der Qualifikationsphase 1 (Jahrgangsstufe 11 bei G8-Abitur, sonst Jahrgangsstufe 12) durchgängig belegt und mit mindestens ausreichenden Leistungen abgeschlossen wurde.

In general:

  • The score reports must not be older than two years by 1 August of the year the degree course you are applying for will start.       
  • A copy of the score reports needs to be uploaded to the online application system. In case of admission, the original scores have to be presented for enrolment in August.       

Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for nationals or first degree holders from the USA, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.

General Application Requirements

Below, you find a checklist with all the documents needed to apply.

General Application Requirements (Checklist)

List of Documents to complete your application: 

1. Curriculum vitae (CV): Please provide your latest CV (English, minimum two pages).

2. Letter of intent: Please provide a short and compelling statement of purpose, your goals and your expectations as they relate to the MME-TIME program (English, two pages).

3. University degree certificate and university transcript of records: Please provide a copy of your degree certificate and your transcript of records of your Bachelor’s degree, if possible indicating the number of ECTS credits awarded. Furthermore, if your documents were not issued in English or German, you need to submit a certified translation. Please note that you can apply before you have received your final degree certificate. You will need to present it as part of the formal enrolment process in September, however.

4. Two letters of recommendation: Please provide two recommendation letters in English. They can be issued by a university professor/lecturer or by your current or previous employer. There is no standard form or format for the letter of recommendation that needs to be used. But please make sure that each recommendation letter is no longer than two pages and includes the following pieces of information:

  • Your relationship to the author,
  • Your academic/professional history,
  • Your qualities/achievements/ambitions in your respective field,
  • Your personal traits and goals,
  • The author’s signature,
  • The institution’s/company’s letter head (if possible) and
  • A stamp of the issuing institution/company (if possible).

5. Professional work experience: Professional work experience of at least one year at the time of enrolment is expected. The proof of work experience must include the following pieces of information in the English language:

  • Complete address and stamp of the company,   
  • Contact details and reference of your supervisor,   
  • Date of joining and, if applicable, resignation date,   
  • Weekly hours,   
  • Job position and 
  • A short description of your role.

Application Process

The application process can be described as follows:

  • Gather all documents in pdf format from our online checklist.
  • Create an online application account using our online portal: https://online.rwth-aachen.de/RWTHonline/
  • The application portal opens 4 December 2017 and will remain open until March 1 every year for applicants from outside Europe and until July 15 for European applicants.
  • Answer the questions on our online portal and upload the required documents.
  • Complete the online application by clicking on “send.”
  • The evaluation of the application is an ongoing process. You will be able track your application status.
  • If you are admitted to the program, you need to confirm the admission.
  • Once you have finished the online application process, please print out the application form and send it by post to the address on the cover page of the online application.

Receipt & Information

Please wait for confirmation of the receipt of your documents. Please understand that it can take some time until you receive a confirmation email. You do not need to contact us, we will contact you as soon as possible via the email address that you provided in the online application system RWTHonline. 

Admission & Rejection

Letters of rejection/admission will be sent out for each programme indvidually, usually in may. Letters of admission will be sent as an email and simultanesously by regular post. Letters of rejection will be sent by email.

Financing & Scholarships

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the entire program including the Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum in Cambridge (UK) is €30,000 and can be paid in three (full-time) or six (part-time) instalments. Additionally, each student has to pay a social contribution fee at RWTH Aachen University, which amounts to around €225 per semester. Students will be informed about the option of quarterly or monthly instalments at the beginning of the second semester.

* Students in Germany who are financing their studies on their own might be able to deduct tuition fees from the income tax they pay within Germany.

Payment Regulations for the Tuition Fees

  • Tuition fees are due on 30 June for the following winter semester and on 31 December for the following summer semester. Students will be informed about the option of quarterly or monthly installments beginning from the second semester.
  • The tuition fees indicated above are valid from winter semester 2018/2019 onwards.

We offer various scholarship options. For more Information, please contact your personal study counsellor below.

Living Costs in Germany

Germany is not expensive in comparison with other European countries. However, secure funding is very important for the success of your studies.
International students completing their entire (or part of their) course in Germany must take a variety of costs into consideration. To get a better overview, you can distinguish between education and living expenses.

What do German students pay money for every month?
Rent (incl. ancillary expenses): EUR 298
Food: EUR 165
Clothing: EUR 52
Travel expenses (car/public transport): EUR 82
Health insurance and medical costs, medication: EUR 66
Phone/Internet/radio/TV fees, postage: EUR 33
Course materials/learning materials (books, etc.): EUR 30
Leisure, culture and sports: EUR 68
Total: EUR 794

A German student's average monthly budget amounts to 864 euros. This includes rent, travel expenses, costs for food, clothing, study material, health insurance, phone, Internet, radio and television fees, as well as expenses for leisure activities. It does not include the semester fee which must be paid before each semester as part of re-registration. This means that further costs are incurred at the beginning of the semester. International students have significantly fewer funds than their German counterparts and have to finance their everyday activities with an average of 725 euros.

Source: DAAD

RWTH Business School TIME Scholarship

The RWTH Business School offers several partial scholarships of up to €7,500 to be awarded for academic excellence, technology leadership and technology entrepreneurship. This scholarship has been designed to support highly qualified students in pursuing a Master´s degree program at RWTH Business School. The scholarship covers of up to €7,500 of the tuition fees for the MME-TIME.

The deadline for scholarship application for Non-Europeans is 20 February 2018 and for Europeans 1 July, 2018.

Application requirements:

  • Reference letter from a professor/advisor (max 1 page) and
  • Statement of purpose (max 1 page)

Please submit your scholarship application online together with your application for the master program.

Additionally, we will assess your existing academic performance and award the partial scholarships to the best applicants. Please note that the committee's decision will be final and is not subject to legal recourse.

External Scholarship Opportunities for Applicants

There are several scholarship opportuntities available for international students. We highly recommend students to start searching for an appropriate scholarship as soon as possible. Please find some institutions that offer scholarships or search engines for scholarships listed below.

Scholarship Databases

  • DAAD The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers a scholarship database with a broad variety of scholarship programmes for international students on its website. Please visit their website to find more information on these programmes.
  • RWTH Database RWTH Aachen University also offers a Scholarship Database.
Country Sprecific Scholarships

ALEARG: Argentinian students may apply for this scholarship. This joint programme with the DAAD supports scholarship holders for up to two years.

ALEPRONA: Peruvian students may apply for this scholarship. This joint programme with the DAAD supports scholarship holders for up to two years.

BAföG: German students can receive BAföG if they fulfil certain requirements. For more information about the requirements visit here.

Colfuturo: Colombian students can apply for a loan / scholarship from Colfuturo. Study costs are divided in two, with Colfuturo covering one half and providing a loan for the other. More information regarding this financing possibility can be found on their website.

CONACYT: Mexican students can apply for a full or a partial scholarship. This joint programme with the DAAD covers the full tuition fees and gives additional support for monthly living for scholarship holders.

KfW-Studienkredit: Germans, EU-residents, Bildungsinländer, and applicants with a German spouse can receive a student loan if they fulfil certain requirements.

Mummert: Students from Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Rumania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, or Hungary may  apply for a “Mummert” scholarship.

SENACYT: Students from Panama can apply for this scholarship. This joint programme with the DAAD supports scholarship holders for up to two years.

 

Religious Scholarships

KAAD: Christian students from emering or developing countries from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, can apply to the KAAD (Catholic Academic Exchange Organization) for a scholarship.

Scholarships from Political Parties

(SPD) - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe canbe eligible for a scholarship programme from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Please check their Website to see if you meet the requirements.

(Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) - Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

(Die Linke) - Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation

(FDP) - Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation

RWTH Aachen Education Fund

RWTH Bildungsfonds (Education Funds)

Eligible to apply are RWTH students as well as future students taking up their studies. The application period is from June 1 to 30. The scholarship addresses Bachelor/Master students of RWTH Aachen University with very good results during their studies (within the regular study time). International Academy students are eligible for the „Deutschlandstipendium“ part of the scholarship that currently comprises 149 out of 589 scholarships of the education fund. Those scholarships cover 300,00 EUR per month for one year. If you are interested, please visit the RWTH Aachen University Website.

 

Partial Scholarships/Study Loans

KfW Study Loan
Undergraduate and graduate studies as well as certificate courses, including part-time courses are funded. Accordingly, every degree programme offered by the RWTH International Academy can be funded. You may request a monthly payment ranging between 100,00 EUR and 650,00 EUR. The amount can be adapted within this scope for each semester seperately. The loan is given independent of income or assets. Security for a loan is not required. However, only German or EU students are eligible.

DAAD-STIBET-Matching Funds
This scholarship is designed for bachelor/master students who have to work to cover their living expenses. Its purpose is to relieve them and to give financial support during examination periods. 10 scholarships of 400,00 EUR each are offered for three months per year. For more information please follow the link to the RWTH Aachen University Website.

DAAD Scholarship for International Students
The DAAD offers scholarships mainly for postgraduate education and training (doctoral studies, research). However, the selection process is highly competitive. Master's degree students from selected countries may apply for DAAD scholarships. For detailed information on available funding opportunities for international students, graduates, doctoral candidates, postdocs, and lecturers please visit the DAAD Scholarships Database. Applicants from eligible groups (i.e. students, graduates, doctoral candidates, and academic staff) must submit their applications either to the German Embassy in their home country or to a DAAD branch office there

Support Programmes for Female Students

Femtec Career Building prepares female students for their career and future leadership responsibilities, teaches interdisciplinary transferable skills and provides further support after graduation

TANDEM Mentoring Programme: The TANDEM mentoring programme has been conducted successfully for several years and is offered by the Integration Team, a Rectorate staff unit at RWTH Aachen University. In one-to-one mentoring partnerships, mentees are supported by their mentors in developing their goals and potentials typically for the duration of one, up to one and a half years.

Henry Ford Stipendium: Female students of mechanical engineering, attending the RWTH Aachen University, are welcome to apply for this scholarship which offers not only financial aid, but also an intensive support programme.