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Admission Requirements

Students who wish to enrol in the AFECO MSc programme at Bonn University must have:

  • B.Sc. degree or equivalent in study programs linked to Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics, Food and Household Economics, Economics, Business Management, or a similar subject
  • B.Sc. degree or equivalent with a grade of at least 2,5 or an equivalent grade (‘good’, B+, second class upper division in other grading systems)
  • A minimum of 42 (ECTS) in economics – including:
    • an economic focus of the bachelor thesis topic,
    • a minimum of 5 ECTS in microeconomics and
    • a minimum of 5 ECTS in statistics
  • Accepted English proficiency test results (not older than two years):

minimum level
TOEFL iBT 90/120
TOEFL PBT and revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test not accepted
Cambridge C1
IELTS Academic 6.5/9
German “Abitur” (if English was the first foreign language in minimum 8 years) “ausreichend”
6 Punkte für Englisch


Decision about acceptance is made by the examination board.
Application deadline for the next winter term to start: April 30th 2018


Required application documents

Following documents must be submitted:

  1. Filled out application form
  2. B.Sc. certificate with an overall grade of at least 2,5 or equivalent (e.g. 'good', B+) in German or English (or certified English translation)

Students in the final year of their Bachelor programme may also apply for admission prior to graduation. The examination board can tentatively admit students based on a transcript of their academic records and the expected date of graduation.

  1. University entrance qualification diploma (e.g. high school diploma, Abiturzeugnis)
  2. Transcript of academic records (B.Sc.) in German or English (or certified English translation)

Please upload an official transcript of records with your marks obtained so far if you have not graduated yet.

  1. Curriculum Vitae (in English) with photo
  2. Sufficient English language proficiency test result
  3. Further information (facultative): you can submit any document in English or German that may enable the examination board to better judge your application, such as a summary of your Bachelor Thesis (two pages maximum), an official letter of recommendation from your professor or employee, a letter of motivation


Please send all application documents via postal mail to Mrs. Ursula Rickert until
April 30th 2018

Ursula Rickert, Dipl. Ing. (FH)
Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR)
University of Bonn
Meckenheimer Allee 174
D-53115 Bonn, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)228 73-3121







Last updated: Monday, March 12, 2018