Hello and a warm welcome from the ITM student’s office
Thank you very much for your interest in our master programme International Tourism Management. In the following you will find information concerning the application process and our requirements (section I and II), as well as additional information regarding e.g. the semester start, living costs and tuition fees (Section III).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Here you will find the application form for the master programme.
(All rights reserved. No claim as to the completeness or accuracy. In case of uncertainty, the German version shall be used.)
Prerequisites for admission to the International Tourism Management Master’s Programme:
Admission to the master’s programme
(1) Candidates may be admitted to the Master’s degree programme if they have obtained the degree “Bachelor of Arts” in the subject “International Tourism Management” at the West Coast University of Applied Science with an overall grade of 2.5 or better.
(2) Candidates may be admitted to the Master’s degree programme if they hold a “Bachelor” or “Diploma” in related disciplines (e.g. economics, spatial sciences or cultural studies) at a University of Applied Science, University or equivalent higher education institution under the jurisdiction of the Higher Education Act with a final overall grade of 2.5 or better. In which they must be able to show 20 credit points per semester or a corresponding amount of hours in tourism scientific and business administrative lectures (e.g. business administration, economics, etc.). Tourism scientific lectures are that are listed in the modules of the Bachelor programme “International Tourism Management”. Details regarding credit transfer are given in §19 PVO. ECTS obtained through internships will not be considered.
For admission to the English language Master’s programme, candidates must have sufficient knowledge of the English language. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English for applicants whose native language is not English, or whose first degree was not completely conducted in English, must be provided in the form of a minimum level of achievement of B2 based on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) in an internationally recognised standardised test. Only the following language certificates with the associated scores are accepted as proof of English ability:
- Paper Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) with min. 567 points
- Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) with min. 87 points
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with min. level of Band 6
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with min. 173 points
- Cambridge First English Certificate (FCE) with at least grade B
- Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with min. 785 points
- University Certificate (UNIcert) with min. level of II
- Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) with min. 68 points
It is possible to successfully complete the course without knowledge of the German language.
(3) Candidates may be conditionally admitted to the Master’s programme if they can show fewer than 20 credit points per semester, but more than 10 credit points, or a corresponding amount of contact hours in tourism scientific and business administrative lectures (e.g. business administration, economics, etc.). These candidates must take the bridging course “Introductory Tourism Management” and/or the bridging course “Introductory Business Administration” to compensate for the missing knowledge and successfully pass the examination/s.
(4) Candidates can be tentatively admitted to the Master’s programme if they:
(a) have not acquired a degree referred to in para. 1 and 2 at a University of Applied Science, University or equivalent higher education institution under the jurisdiction of the Higher Education Act with a final overall grade of 2.5 or better and
(b) can prove at least 3 years work experience in a tourism service provider or a tourist institution in a position of responsibility with e.g. budget and/or personnel responsibility through the presentation of qualified employment references, or a combination of training in the tourism sector (e.g. hotel or tourism clerk) and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and
(c) prove sufficient knowledge of the English language in accordance with para. 2. More details concerning probationary study are given in § 11.
(5) Para. 1 to 4 shall apply mutatis mutandis for graduates of foreign universities with recognised equivalent qualifications. A Bachelor degree must have been completed with a minimum of 180 credit points.
(1) Students who are admitted on probation must as least complete the course work in the mandatory modules “Current Issues in International Tourism Management", “Intercultural Management in Tourism" and “Digitalisation in the Context of International Business Management" in one of the first two examination periods, winter semester II or summer semester I, of their studies in accordance with these examination regulations.
(2) If the examination performance is achieved in accordance with para. 1, the enrolment is made permanent.
(3) If the examination performance is not achieved in accordance with para. 1, the probationary study ends through deregistration.
Manual for international students
More information concerning the application procedure and the study program can be found here: https://en.fh-westkueste.de/international/incoming-students/.
Please read it carefully.
For more information, please contact the ITM students’ office:
+49 481 8555-582
+49 481 8555-121
Melanie Belitz, B.A. Dipl. Kffr. (FH) Patricia ThadenDorothee Schröder, B.A.