Answers to the most frequent questions regarding studying at the FOM
The FOM International University offers special English-language Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree courses. For students from China, the FOM also offers cooperative study programmes with Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) qualifications in cooperation with renowned Chinese universities. For students from India, we offer cooperative study programmes with Indian institutions with Master of Science and MBA qualifications.
Yes. Because the FOM is officially recognised and institutionally accredited, all qualifications are internationally recognised.
Yes, all of the degree courses offered by the FOM are accredited. They are regularly audited by external experts from the field of science and professional practice with regard to their scientific quality and occupational relevance.
No, at the FOM International University there is no limit to the number of student places.
The English-language study programme at the FOM requires evidence of sufficient English skills, such as from a level test according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at a language level of at least B2. This can be an ILTS (at least 5.5 points), a TOEIC test (at least 860 points), a TOEFL test (internet-based at least 83 points) or a Duolingo test (at least 105 points). Mother-tongue speakers, those who have completed an English-language degree and applicants who can prove they have spent several years living in an English-language country can be exempted from the test. German language skills are not required.
A one-year German course is stipulated as part of the German-language cooperative programme for students from China. Students should have achieved a language level of at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages (CEFR) by the time their period of study in Germany starts.
International students who complete a full-time degree course at the FOM can apply for a grant from the 2nd semester, which covers a part of their cost of living expenses. A prerequisite for this is good grades and particularly good commitment. More information on this is available in the first semester directly from the International Office. The DAAD also offers numerous grant options for international students.
Would you like to study at the FOM as a free mover? If so, please send all documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each individual degree course lists the specific documents required.
For the bachelor's programme with Chinese universities, admission takes place via the central Gao-Kao test. For the master's courses for Chinese students, the admission requirements are likewise listed under the individual degree courses.
Students of the academic cooperation programme with Indian universities must enrol exclusively at their local university.
International students interested in applying to the FOM as a free mover generally receive a reply and the offer letter no more than two weeks later. The International Office will answer enquiries regarding the status of an application process. Those wishing to study at FOM as part of a cooperation with Chinese and Indian partner universities should apply directly to the university in their home country.
Yes, the booking of flights is carried out independently. The International Office and the German-Sino School of Business & Technology will be happy to give you recommendations about your destination airports.