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Admissions

The admission process at EU Business School is straightforward. Students may choose to apply online or send their application by post.

Candidates are evaluated on the strength of their application with consideration given to the students's leadership potential, academic achievements, performance on standardized texts, extracurricular activities and personal experiences.

Enrollment takes place thorughout the year taking advantage of our program's year-round start dates. Foundation and bachelor's students can begin their studies in September/October, February, June and August, while our master's and MBA programs begin in October, January and March. This flexibility allows students to start studying at their earliest convenience.

Our admissions team is available to help you with any queries or questions you might have. To find out more about EU, we also encourage you to visit our campuses, meet our current students and attend our classes and open day sessions.

To find out the requirements to enroll in a specific program, select the program below.

Admission Process for the DBA

At EU we understand that choosing a program that fulfills your professional objectives while fitting your educational goals is a process that requires a lot of research and deliberation. EU's dedicated admissions team is available to help students with any queries or questions they might have. To find out more about EU Business School, we also encourage students to visit our campuses, meet current EU students and attend our classes and open day sessions.

Admission Requirements:*

  • 1 certified copy of your master's degree and transcripts.
  • Proof on English fluency: Minimum TOEFL score 110 (internet-based), 253 (computer-based); IELTS 7.0; CAE C1 with a minimum score of 185; PTE 68; English native or equivalent.

Candidates must also meet one of the following:

  • A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE.
  • 5+ years of professional work experience.

*Students who do not meet the criteria will be interviewed by the admission committee and will be considered on a merit basis. For more information please contact the relevant EU Switzerland admissions department.

Please see the documentation section below to find out about the documents required for your application.

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  • Print and fill out the doctoral application form.
  • Scan and send the completed application form via email to the relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department.
  • Receive an email with instructions on how to submit further documentation.

Submitting the application package:

The relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department will contact you by email with instructions on how to submit your application package. Then, send your application package containing the requested documents by post or email. The admissions department will confirm receipt of this via email.

All applicants should submit the following documents in order to complete the application process:

  • 1 copy of the completed application form (if the application was not filled in online)
  • 1 certified copy of master's degree and transcripts or equivalent*
  • Proof on English fluency: TOEFL score 110 (internet-based), 253 (computer-based); IELTS 7.0; CAE C1; PTE 68; English native or equivalent
  • 1 copy of CV/résumé
  • 2 letters of recommendation​**
  • 1 research proposal stating your reasons for pursuing a DBA and your research interests; should be 3-5 pages in length
  • An electronic passport photo or 3 printed passport-size photos
  • 1 copy of valid passport or ID card
  • 1 bank certificate or letter certifying the applicant's financial solvency
  • CHF 200 non-refundable application fee. Please attach a money order, check or receipt for a bank transfer payable to EU

Application and Document Details

  • Diploma*

Arrange to have your accredited college/university and transcripts sent to the relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department. Transcripts are considered official if they bear an official university stamp and the signature of the dean. Academic transcripts should also include the university’s contact information. Transcripts must list the subjects taken, grades earned or examination results in each subject and include certificates or diplomas. If the documents are not in English, they must be sent with a certified English translation.

  • Letters of Recommendation**

Submit two letters of recommendation from academic advisors who are familiar with your academic performance and potential for leadership. If you have been out of the academic world for a while, please submit two letters from employers and/or managers who are familiar with your work ethic, ability and leadership skills. Any letter not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

The doctoral program at EU Business School Geneva offers enrolment from October to June.

How much will I have to pay for tuition?

Please visit the DBA Tuition & Fees section on our website. 

I have been accepted to EU Business School. What should I do next?

Pay the advanced payment and confirm your intention to attend by paying the first installment of the program. Upon receipt, we will send you confirmation of your enrollment at EU.

How do I pay tuition fees?

Students can pay their tuition fees via bank transfer or check. Once we receive the completed application (online or via email), the admissions department will send the information about tuition fee payments.

I have paid my advanced tuition payment. What should I do next?

Apply for a student visa at the nearest embassy or consulate of the country where you wish to study. Please allow enough time to process your visa; non-EU applicants must apply at least three months before the beginning of the academic semester. The admissions department will contact you to offer help with your student visa and to answer any other questions that you might have.

How do I find out about accommodation?

Please contact the relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department for housing advice.

Do I need health insurance?

Health insurance is mandatory in most European countries. Students are requested to obtain health insurance themselves. Please do not hesitate to contact EU if you need health insurance service provider or any assistance.

I have paid my fees and have received a visa. What happens next?

The relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department will email you class timetables before the beginning of the academic semester.

How can I visit my campus before the beginning of my studies?

Please contact the relevant EU Switzerland Admissions Department, we will be happy to show you around your future home.

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