Are you up to the challenge? Can you handle questions with unknowable answers? Can you manage to commit to a variety of disciplines and still concentrate on your questions? Do you use a variety of perspectives as a resource for your own work? Are you brave and humble, interested in research, and do you have a practical mindset? What can you bring to the ZU and to your fellow students? And what will your fellow students be able to learn from you?
When it comes to selecting our students, we share Karl Jaspers’ opinion:
“The whole life of a university depends on the kind of people who come together within it. The life of a university depends no less on the kind of students it admits than on its resident professors.” “Die Idee der Universität”, Berlin 1946, page 91
Our admissions procedure is based on two assumptions:
Firstly, that you are not defined entirely by your grades. You have many talents and abilities that we can only discover via our own selection process. And secondly, there is not necessarily a positive correlation between your intelligence and your financial situation.
As an applicant, you must be a good fit for our university – but our university must also be right for you. Both you and our selection panel must therefore strive to determine whether this is the case.
Because a decision to study demands early and often long-term planning, we are now enabling prospective students to apply to the Zeppelin University three semesters in advance.
Master selection days are bilingual:
| MA IRGP & CME are completely in English
| all other master programs lead their interviews in German
|Selection day (bilingual DE | EN)||Application deadline||Start of study|
|Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | digital|
|Thursday, July 28, 2022 | on site||Tuesday, July 12, 2022||Fall 2022 | Fall 2023|
|Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | on site||Sunday, 02 October 2022||Fall 2023|
Your first step: simply complete the kick-off requirements and get access to our online application portal.
| Online application
After choosing your own password, you can get started with your application. We want to get to know you better by means of a detailed CV that includes a letter of motivation. Tell us your story. What were the formative events in your past? Who played an important role in your personal development? Why do your want to study this subject at our university? What are your plans for the future? In addition, please upload your latest school reports and final qualification certificates.
Important: Please load up all additional documents as PDF files only. Applications can only be submitted online – postal applications will not be accepted.
Not yet completed your studies?
You can still apply now! Simply submit all the reports and certificates you have received so far or your current Transcript of Records. You can submit your final certificates at the time of enrollment.
Experiencing a sudden bout of writer’s block?
No problem. You can easily save your application at any point and come back to it later when feeling suitably inspired. Don’t send us your application until you have given every part careful consideration.
What will happen after I have submitted my application?
We will thoroughly check your application for a study place. This process can take up to two weeks. If successful, you will receive an invitation to one of our selection days – the next step in our selection process.
Admissions Office & Selection Procedure
Phone: +49 7541 6009-2000
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Do you have any questions about the study programs and the selection process? Then please contact our Admission Office.
What does a Master Selection Day look like?
(The event will be held in English) )
| The Selection Day will start off at 12 PM with a short welcome by the Applications & Admissions team and a member of the President's board. The digital format will then offer an insightful presentation from an alumna or alumnus. When spending the day on-site, all applicants will embark on a campus tour together.
| Lunch break...will be spent on-site by
having a tasty meal in our sustainable cafeteria. At the digital event lunch
break is spent individually.
| Selection Interviews: After lunch, the
individual sessions begin. You will have a 45-minute interview with three
members of the university, possibly including an alumna or alumnus. Each
interview is individual - just like you! We would like the talks to be a
dialogue. Feel free to ask questions and mention your thoughts and passions!
Note:The individual committee
talks will be in English for CME and IRGP. All other applicants will converse
| Tests: included in the day are two 35-minute tests. All applicants to the master programs take an English test and an essay. Exception is the GEMA program which
requires a math test.
| Finally... when spending the day on-site,
we will come together to reflect the day. We are eager to hear your impressions
or answer final questions. The digital format offers a platform for a final
exchange as well. Please plan your afternoon
to last until approximately 5 PM.
| Decision over admission
Selection committees meet after the
official part of the Selection Day to decide over admission. The following day
you will receive an email informing you about the decision.
Also on the following day, the scholarship
committee meets to decide on scholarship awards. Immediately thereafter, your
contract documents will be prepared and sent to you by postal mail. The
scholarship decision will be included in that delivery.
Please note that after successful participation in the selection process, our contract offer is usually bound to a two-week return period.
|Phone:||+49 7541 6009-2000|
|Room:||FAB 3 | 0.31|