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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.

Admission Process for the MBA Programs

At EU we understand that choosing an MBA 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 bachelor's degree and transcripts
  • Proof of English level: TOEFL score 89 (internet-based), 233 (computer-based); IELTS 6.5; CAE C1 with a minimum score of 176; PTE score 59; English native or equivalent

Candidates who wish to apply for the MBA dual qualification with University of Roehampton in London, U.K., in Switzerland and Barcelona or for the MBA program in Munich, must have 2 years of professional work experience in addition to the requirements listed above.

Applicants 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
  • An interview with the academic dean

* Students not meeting these criteria will have an interview with the admission committee and will be considered on a merit basis. For more information, please contact the admissions department of your chosen campus.

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

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  • Print and fill in the MBA application form.
    Geneva & Montreux Download
    Barcelona Download
    Munich Download
    Online Download
  • Scan and send the completed application form via email to the admissions department of your chosen campus.
  • Receive an email with instructions on how to submit further documentation.

Submitting the application package:

The admissions department of your chosen campus will contact you by email with instructions on how to submit your application package. Send your application package containing the requested documents by post or email (if applicable). The admissions department will confirm receipt via email.

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

  • 1 completed application form (if the application was not filled in online)
  • 1 certified copy of bachelor's degree and transcripts*
  • Proof of English level: TOEFL score 89 (internet-based), 233 (computer-based); IELTS 6.5; CAE C1 with a minimum score of 176; PTE score 59; English native or equivalent
  • 1 copy of CV/résumé
  • 2 letters of recommendation**
  • 1 written or video essay***
  • 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 degree and transcripts sent to the EU Admissions Department of your chosen campus. Transcripts are considered official if they bear an official university stamp and the signature of the dean. They should also include the university’s contact information. Records 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 should 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.

  • Written/Video essay**

Write an essay or record a 2-3-minute video essay and include it in your application package. This will help the EU Admissions Committee become acquainted with you, see how motivated you are to join us and determine how well you can express yourself. The essay should be on one of the following topics:

  • Tell us about the most challenging team experience you have had to date. What role did you play? What did you learn?
  • Please describe a personal failure that has impacted your life and what you learned from it.
  • What achievement are you most proud of (studies, sports, professional life, etc.)?
  • If you could imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, how would you want it to be?
  • Each of us has been influenced by people, events and situations in our lives. How have these influences shaped who you are today?

To submit your video essay, please follow this link, upload it and insert the email address of the campus of your choice.

The master's programs at EU have three start dates per year, these dates are the same for every campus, generally, terms begin in October, January and March every year. Before the program starts all students will attend an orientation to help them integrate into the EU community. Please consult the academic calendar for detailed information.

The next master's start dates are:

  • Fall Term: September 28, 2020
  • Winter Term: January 11, 2021
  • Spring Term: March 22, 2021

To see our term start and end dates, click through to our academic calendars.

How much will I have to pay for tuition?

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

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

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

How do I pay tuition fees?

Students can pay their tuition fees via bank transfer, check or credit card. Once we have received the complete application package, the admissions department will send you information about tuition fee payments.

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

Student visas are necessary for Non-European Union citizens. On receipt of the final acceptance letter from EU, non-European Union applicants should apply for a student visa at the nearest embassy or consulate of the country where they wish to study. Please allow enough time to process your visa. We advise non-EU applicants to apply at least three months before the beginning of the academic term. The admissions department will contact you to offer help with your student visa and to answer any other questions that you might have.

For European Union and non-European Union applicants, the tuition fee payment must be made before the start of the academic term.

How do I find out about accommodation?

Please contact the admissions department of your chosen campus 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 academic department will email you class timetables before the beginning of the academic term.

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

Please contact the EU Business School campus of your choice and we will be happy to show you around your future home.

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