Submitting an application

Application for the program starting in October 2017

is open form  23 January until 15 March 2017 (midnight German time).


1. Download the PDF application form:

  • Windows: Right-click the link an select “Save target as” to download the file (trying to view/work on the file by left-clicking might stall some browsers, e.g. Firefox)
  • Mac: Press the Control (ctrl) key and click on the link. When the option menu appears, choose “Download link to disk” or “Download linked file”.

2. Fill in form with Adobe Acrobat Reader, save file. Attention: Make sure that the e-mail address you provide in the form is spelled correctly, as this is going to be the address we will use for any further correspondence.

3. Merge all of the following documents into a single PDF file:

a) CV

b) "School leaving certificate" (mandatory; Note: whatever you call this document in your country -there are many names for it-, we mean the one after your secondary education that makes you eligible to apply for tertiary education at college/university; if this document consists of a diploma and a transcript separately, please provide both).

c) BSc Diploma (if already available)

d) BSc transcripts (mandatory), including the part in which grading is explained.

e) Other relevant Diploma (e.g. MSc) (if applicable)

f) Transcripts relating to other diploma (if applicable)

g) Language certificate (if available)

4. Send the two pdf files (application form and file comprising documents) in one e-mail to; please use the subject line "Application FOKUS <your name>".


  • March 15, midnight: No more application accepted
  • April: If you pass the document screen, you will be invited to participate in a written exam, which will be arranged at locations worldwide according to demand and feasibility in the period from April to the middle of May 2017. If you average 2,0 or better in this test (on a scale from 1-4), you will be invited for interview
  • June: Interview either in Würzburg or by video-interview worldwide
  • July: Admission
  • October: Enrollment and start of program; Please note: If you are selected for the study program, you will have to show the original documents for final admission and enrolment.

Cost of application

We do not charge fees for the application process.

Before considering an application

Before you start, please read about the Essential Qualifications and see if you meet them.