Studying at EBS makes great demands on your present knowledge level in mathematics and foreign languages, your logical-analytical skills, and your motivation and willingness to learn, and on you as a person. In order to identify those applicants who best meet our selection criteria, we have developed our own personality-oriented admission process (POAV). The POAV consists of three parts for all applicants: personal interview, mathematics test and reasoning test. Applicants who at the time of the POAV have failed to submit proof of English proficiency, are also required to take the English test at EBS.
Application to EBS Business School takes place online. The EBS admissions process will only begin once you have submitted your online application.
Personality-oriented admissions process (POAV)
This oral test serves to assess your studying capability from a motivation and people skills perspective. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the so-called soft skills, which cannot be adequately assessed in written tests. In order to gain a reliable overall impression of your potential, you are requested to take part in a 50-minute personal interview with a specially trained team of interview partners to assess the your personal, social and interpersonal skills. As a rule, the interview team is made up of one EBS member of staff and a selected corporate representative.
Reasoning Test: TSA Thinking Skills Assessment, University of Cambridge
Essential for success in studying at EBS is your capacity for structured logical thinking. As the first university in Europe (excluding the UK), we use the proven Thinking Skills Assessment Test designed by the University of Cambridge to test your critical thinking skills and select the best applicants for our programmes. The test lasts 90 minutes and consists of 50 questions.
EBS Mathematics Test
Our research has shown that mathematical skills are crucial to success on the business studies programmes at EBS. The EBS Mathematics Test assesses whether you fulfil the requirements for a good start to your studies. Over a period of 60 minutes you will deal with questions testing basic knowledge at middle secondary and upper secondary level. If the results indicate gaps in your present knowledge, you can close these by taking part in the EBS Mathematics Preparation Course before starting your studies. Your test result will decide whether the Mathematics Preparation Course is compulsory for you or just a recommended option.
The personal interview, reasoning test and mathematics test all take place on one day.
After reviewing your personal information and evaluating your test results, a ranking is established that essentially serves to determine the allocation of the available study places. Applicants are informed of the outcome of the EBS admission process immediately following the test days. Those applicants who do not receive the offer of a place are automatically placed on a waiting list, which may lead to an offer being made.