Aptitude Test for the Bachelor's Programme International Business & Management (EBP & CALA)

Brief overview

DepartmentMünster School of Business
IntakeWinter semester
CharacteristicsPassing the aptitude test is a prerequisite for the application/enrolment in the EBP or CALA programme

Requirements and registration

Entrance requirements

Admission to the aptitude test is granted to those who

  • have applied for this examination by 5 June and uploaded all the required documents, and
  • has an average grade of at least 3.0 (8 points) in the subjects mathematics and the relevant language in the upper school.
RegistrationFrom around the end of January, online application for the aptitude test will be possible via this website (see green button above). You can submit your application online until 31 May.

Detailed description of the aptitude test

Passing the aptitude test is a prerequisite for enrolling on the EBP or CALA degree programme. The aim of the aptitude test is to determine your aptitude for the specific degree programme: besides testing your language skills, we will also assess your personal motivation and how you approach specialist issues.

How and when can I register for the aptitude test?

Registrations for the aptitude test are made online during the application period from the end of January to end of May/mid-June each year (exact date see above).

In order to start the registration process, simply register with our myFH Portal and request an FH ID. You will then be directed to the online registration. You can use your FH ID to login to the myFH Portal at any time and check the status of your registration for the aptitude test, and later to start your application for a place on a degree programme (enrolment).

Which documents should I submit when registering for the aptitude test?

At the end of the process for registering online for the aptitude test, you will receive a list of the documents that you need to upload as a PDF file:

  • (Restricted) university entry certificate (Fachabitur-/Abiturzeugnis) (If you have not yet received your final certificate, please attach a certificate of your grades issued by your school)
  • A passport photo
  • Your Curriculum Vitae in tabular form
  • Your reasons for choosing the degree programme, 1 DIN A4 page at the most
  • Evidence of commitments outside school, voluntary service or periods abroad, where applicable

Applicants for the EBP programme should submit their CV and reasons for choosing the degree programme in German; applicants for CALA should submit these documents in Portuguese or Spanish. Prospective CALA students from abroad must write these two documents in German.

The documents for registering for the aptitude test need not be certified.

When will the aptitude test take place?

Aptitude tests are held between April and the beginning of July.
If you submit your full application for the aptitude test online by 15 March, we will, where possible, offer you an early date in April for the aptitude test (only applicable for EBP English and EBP/CALA Spanish). You will receive an email inviting you to attend a test day in Münster. After registering online for the aptitute test, please check your emails regularly. Make sure that you respond to this email immediately: either confirm that you will attend the date offered to you, or tell us that you are unable to make it.

Test days are set internally, and are not posted on the internet. The aptitude test cannot be taken online or abroad. Please take this into consideration when planning any holidays or periods abroad.

What if I am unable to attend the test day?

If you are unable to attend the test on the day to which you have been invited, please reply to the email inviting you to participate in the aptitude test, and tell us that you are unable to make it. We will then offer you an alternative date by email, where possible.

When do I have to decide which partner university I want to attend?

You must decide on the test day which partner university you want to attend for the English, French or Spanish-speaking part of the programme. Further information will be provided after the written tests. Please read up about our partner universities beforehand. Details are also provided in our information letter for applicants.

German-Latin American Business Administration degree programme (CALA):

Students on the CALA programme have until the end of the third semester to decide which partner university they wish to attend.

What does the aptitude test involve?

In an oral examination, you will demonstrate your interest in business tasks and your knowledge of the language of your chosen field of study (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese).

What language skills do I need?

You should have B 2.1 level foreign language skills.

You should

  • be able to read and understand a daily newspaper in the relevant foreign language,
  • be able to understand a film in the relevant foreign language,
  • have a sound knowledge of grammar.

What do I need to know for the interview?

The committee will try to determine whether

  • you have an understanding of basic economic processes (whether or not you have previous knowledge will be taken into account).
  • you are able to assess the situation and significance of Europe and Latin America from an economic point of view.
  • you have specific knowledge/experience related to the country/region of the partner university / partner countries.
  • you are able to express yourself orally and put forward your arguments.
  • you can substantiate your dedication and initiative.
  • there are clear reasons for your motivation to pursue the EBP or CALA programme.

When will I get the results of my aptitude test?

Shortly after the day of the test, you will receive the result of your test by email.

How and when can I register for the degree programme?

Candidates who have passed the aptitude test and who can provide the necessary documentation can apply online for a place on the EBP or CALA programmes between the beginning of June and 15 August. Please note: Just because you have passed the aptitude test does not mean that you have already enrolled for the degree programme; you must enrol in order to embark on the degree programme at Münster University of Applied Sciences in the winter semester.

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