This page provides key information about applying to study on a doctorate programme at BSBI, and contains links to all of our procedures and admissions policies. Please take the time to read this information before completing your application.
BSBI welcomes applications from highly motivated students who show a genuine commitment to their academic achievement. Successful applicants must also demonstrate advanced proficiency in English, allowing them to participate fully in group discussions and writing assignments.
Applicants with degrees in other disciplines and applicants with no bachelor’s or master’s degree, but with other academic qualifications and significant professional experience at executive level are also welcome to apply. Their acceptance might be subject to successfully sitting to an entrance test and an interview.
Applicants will also have to submit a detailed research proposal which will include:
English proficiency requirements can be waived for:
*According to the Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO admission criteria.
You must always submit your documents in the official language of the country where you studied. If this language is not English, you must also provide an official translation. This translation should be in English.
We will notify you of our admission decision within 10 working days after receiving your application. There are 3 possible outcomes:
1. You’ve been accepted
You will receive an official unconditional offer letter if you provide all required documents and satisfied all entry requirements.
2. You’ve been conditionally accepted
You will receive an official conditional offer letter where we will ask you to provide additional evidence to support your application. After receiving additional documents from you we will review you application and inform you about our decision.
3. Your application has been rejected
You will receive an official rejection letter if you have not satisfied programme entry requirements.
In case of your acceptance, we will provide you with an unconditional offer letter as well as two copies of your study contract. One copy needs to be signed and returned within four weeks to secure your spot on the programme. You should keep the other copy for your own records.
In order to be accepted onto the study programme, you will be required to pay a deposit of €2,000 of the first academic year fees. This is due upon signing the study contract.
Once you have accepted our Offer of Admission, we will produce an admissions letter confirming your place on the programme.
If you are a non-EU national, you are required to apply for a student visa in order to start your studies in Germany. To obtain admissions letter from BSBI to support your visa application, you will need to take the following steps:
1. Send us your signed study contract
2. Transfer a minimum deposit of €2,000 from the total tuition fee
Students within the European Union (including Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) do not require a German student visa.
Students from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, and South Korea also do not need a visa to study in Germany. However, you will need to register at the local Residents’ Registration Office and the Aliens’ Registration Office (Ausländeramt) to obtain a residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) within two weeks of arrival in the country.
If you are from a country not listed above, you will need a student visa for Germany. You must apply for this in the local German embassy or consulate in your home country.
Once you receive your admissions letter, you can apply for a student visa immediately. This visa is usually issued for a period of 90 days. If you have to stay more than 3 months, you MUST apply at the Alien Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Berlin to get the proper residence permit: “Aufenthaltstitel/Aufenthaltsgenehmigung”.
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