No, there are no tuition fees neither for German nor for international students. However, students will have to pay a semester fee at Viadrina, which currently sums up to around 320€ per half year and includes a ticket for public transport, costs for student ID cards and a registration fee. The amount varies every semester and might increase slightly over time.
Yes, you can. Skills in programming are not required for applying to the MoDE. However, you should be ready to gain at least some basic skills in the course of your studies as they are part of the curriculum. Technical knowledge and skills, such as programming, data analytics and web development, are crucial for being able to apply and deal with digital technologies.
Yes, you can. In the first two semesters, we'll provide all students with a broad, transdisciplinary access to basic issues of digitalization, from the perspective of economics, law, sociology and technology. In addition, you'll acquire practical entrepreneurial, legal and technical knowledge and skills, whereby the courses are selected according to your individual previous knowledge in the field and your respective project.
The final number of students who will be allowed to enroll in the program depends on the number of applications. Currently, the program is designed for approx. 30 students.
Generally speaking: Yes. However, the final decision whether you can use some of your ECTS from former Master programs in the MoDE rests with the Examination Board and can only be answered on a case by case basis.
Yes, of course. Although the MoDE does not require an exchange semester, you are welcome to broaden your experience doing one. You can find more information on our partner universities and the different possibilities for your time abroad on the Website of the International Office.
Generally yes! As an exchange student, you can take courses from any faculty and any study level - as long as your home university agrees to this and there are no objections in the course description. Please find a list of non-German courses offered in the previous semesters here. You can find the course catalog of the current semester on our website.
Interested in coming to the European University Viadrina as an exchange student? Visit the website of the International Office for more information.
The ENS does not provide own funding for incoming students. There are, however, various scholarship opportunities at the European University Viadrina, which you can find on the website of the International Office.
Please apply for a visa at a German embassy in your home country well ahead of your planned arrival. Due to the fact that lectures are taking place at the Collegium Polonicum in Slubice (Poland), you will also have to apply for an entrance visa to Poland. Please contact the Polish embassy in your home country in good time.
For more information and support in visa procurement, please check the website of the International Office.
Yes, of course. We believe that diversity can drive the productivity of teams. With your professional experience, you bring a lot of valuable knowledge and competence. You can expand your experience by carrying out new tasks, e.g. as a mentor for other students. At ENS, you will have the chance to boost your career or get ready for a new professional field. If you are still unsure whether the ENS is the right place for you, do not hesitate to contact us for individual support.
Yes, we encourage you to use your time at ENS and learn German, Polish or any other language you would like to study. We are currently building up our own German and Polish language courses. Additionally, you can take part in the courses offered by the Language Centre of Viadrina or by the Language Centre at Collegium Polonicum.
The MoDE is a full-time study program. However, many students in Germany work part-time. if you aim at working besides your studies, we recommend you to look for a job with flexible working hours (not more than 20h per week) and one that is ideally related to your study program as this creates new learning opportunities.
We will try our best to make it feel like a true community at ENS. Most of the seminars will take place in small groups with 10 to max. 30 people, depending on the topic and format. Like this, we can ensure that you take the most out of your learning experience at ENS and get individual support by our academic staff.
Principally yes. We aim at establishing a PhD program providing candidates with an innovative program adapted to their individual research focus.
If you hold an international academic degree, you can follow the regular application process. We will check the equivalence of your bachelor’s degree and let you know if any questions come up. If you are not sure how to proceed, please find a detailed 5-Step-Guide here. For a list of documents you will need as an international student, please follow this link.
Yes. You can upload your master’s degree instead of your bachelor’s to proof that you have acquired at least 10 ECTS in either social sciences (or a related subject, e.g. political science), economic sciences, law or technical sciences. However, please note that you cannot mix your bachelor’s and master’s, i.e., you cannot use the final grade of your bachelor’s while at the same time using credits from your master’s.
Not specifically. Please send us a project idea that outlines an innovative and well-founded entrepreneurial scheme, aiming at providing a socially and ecologically sustainable solution to a problem or challenge of the digital society. That means you can elaborate more on the parts you are sure about but also include questions you would like to answer during your study program to make your project idea fly. However, we think that the scheme we provided includes rather important aspects and we recommend to at least touch upon them.
Possible entrepreneurial project ideas could be: an application that accompanies migrants on their way to a save country, a platform for organising sustainable consumption, a company offering online nursing of relatives in need of care, etc. There are no limits to creativity.
Of course. If you have the feeling that you can cover all four aspects (challenges of digital transformation; your entrepreneurship idea; sustainability and financing; your expectations from the study program) in less than five pages, there is no problem.
Yes, you can! If you are waiting for exam results or you are finishing your bachelor thesis and your current grades suggest that you will obtain your bachelor’s degree before the Master starts, you can apply to the MoDE. Instead of uploading your bachelor’s degree, you must upload a certified transcript of records that proves that you are about to finish. If the transcript does not indicate that you are about to finish, please read these instructions on how to proceed. You will have to hand in your final degree a day before the Master program starts at the latest.
According to §4, No. 2 of the statutory order for admission and registration for the Master of Digital Entrepreneurship, the ranking order is established by the grade of the first university degree or the preliminary average grade (51%) and by the following additional selection criteria: The motivation letter will enter into the ranking order with 22%, proof of qualifications (CV with certificates about subject-related achievements) with 15% and the results of the interview with 12%. In the event of a draw, the decision will be made by lot.
You have submitted your application documents and got short-listed? Very good, you almost made it! There are no surprises or assessment tests waiting for you during the interview, we just want to get to know you better and hear about your motivation to study at ENS. Also, we would like to give you the possibility to ask your questions. We are looking forward to meeting you – virtually or in Slubice!
You can find a list of accepted certificates below. Please note that we do not accept any other language certificates. Your original certificate must be presented at the latest at the time of enrollment.
1. We do not accept any language certificate besides the above mentioned.
2. Original certificates must at the latest be presented at the time of enrollment.
3. Please arrange for the language certificate to be sent directly from the test institute to the admissions office.
Copies – notarized or not – will not be accepted.
4. Only prospective students whose bachelor degree was completed in one of the following countries do not need to provide proof of English language proficiency: Australia, Ireland, Canada, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA.
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