You have chosen the International Purchasing Management Master's programme and would now like to apply? The following steps are necessary to do so:

1.Read the admission requirements for the study programme carefully.

Requirements for admission to the examination for external students:

  • Above-average Bachelor’s degree with 210 ECTS (with 180 ECTS an additional module is required)
  • Successfully completed entrance examination in the form of a selection interview
  • Contract of employment (or confirmation of self-employed status)
  • Proof of business or economic fundamentals or equivalent qualifications
  • Required knowledge of English: B2 level according to Common European Framework of References for Languages

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2.Fill in the admission application of the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University.

Fill in the admission application of the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University.

The International Purchasing Management programme is offered in cooperation with the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University (KFRU). The KFRU is the further education foundation of Reutlingen University. The programme leads to a degree from Reutlingen University within the framework of the examination regulations for external students. The lectures are organised by the KFRU and given by professors from ESB Business School and by external business experts. The programme is subject to the quality standards of ESB Business School.

Download application for admission to the examination for external students in the study programme of the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University (in German)

On the admission application you will find a list of the supporting documents to be enclosed with your application.

Print and sign your application for admission.

3. Send your application with all documents in due time by post to the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University.

Send the admission application together with the required supporting documents to:

Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University
z. Hd. Nadine Drexler
Alteburgstraße 150, Geb. 17
72762 Reutlingen

Application deadline
15 July

The application must have arrived at the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University by this date.

4.Upon invitation attend the selection interview.

After your documents have been checked by the admissions office of Reutlingen University, we will invite you by telephone or by email to attend the selection interview. An invitation to the selection interview depends on your application documents. Criteria for the selection decision are your study credits.

 The selection interview takes place in May or July at the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University. If you cannot attend the interview, please notify us immediately.

To complete the selection examination successfully you must pass four criteria with at least the grade 4.o each:

  • communication and social behaviour
  • target and performance orientation
  • problem-solving skills and structuring
  • commitment and internationality

The overall evaluation is the result of the average of the four criteria; all criteria are accorded the same weighting.

If you submit a doctor’s certificate to show that due to a longer or permanent physical handicap or disability you are unable to attend the selection interview in the scheduled form in whole or in part, the chairperson of the examining board of the examinations for external students may allow

  • the time for the selection interview to be appropriately extended or
  • you to take an equivalent examination in a different form.

You must submit an application in case of hardship or a doctor’s certificate at least three working days before the selection process begins to the chairperson of the examining board of the examinations for external students.

5. Welcome to ESB Business School!

To the website of the Knowledge Foundation@Reutlingen University

If you have fulfilled all the requirements for the interview and admission, you will be admitted to the examination for external students by Reutlingen University. You will subsequently receive all further documents from the Knowledge Foundation.

You will find tips on finding a room or an apartment on Reutlingen University’s website.

For international students: On Reutlingen University’s website you will find information about studying in Germany, our range of preparatory classes, experience reports and a whole lot more.