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Study Abroad Programme – STAP Master

Important information for the current STAP Master selection round
for students who prefer to take the on-site TOEFL test (instead of the TOEFL@home test, see STAP Master Application Manual):

As there are only a few on-site TOEFL tests available within the region of Cologne, applicants may take the TOEFL test until 15 January and submit the TOEFL result until 30 January 2021 the latest.

Students whose TOEFL on-site appointments were postponed may defer their TOEFL test until and including 20 January 2021.

Please take the following steps:
- In the WEX section ‘Personal data’ under ‘Level of ability in English as on certificate’: enter the date you are taking the TOEFL/IELTS/English test
- Until 15 January: complete and submit your STAP application via WEX
- Until 30 January: email your (preliminary) English test result to
Important note: please name your test result document as follows – “family name, first name_TOEFL result” (don’t use special characters)

Feel free to contact Jutta Reusch if you have any questions.

Additional advising hours via Zoom
In light of the approaching application deadline for a STAP term abroad, master students are invited to make use of the extended advising hours offered on Monday 21 December (10 am – 4 pm) and Thursday 7 January (10 am – 4 pm). Please register for a Zoom appointment here.

STAP information sessions for individual study courses (via Zoom):

MSc Economics: Monday, 19 October, 10 am
MSc Business Administration: Monday, 19 October, 4 pm
MSc Information Systems: Tuesday, 20 October, 1 pm
MA Political Sciences: Tuesday, 20 October, 4 pm
MSc Sociology & Social Research: Wednesday, 21 October, 10 am
MSc Health Economics: Wednesday, 21 October, 2 pm

Information session 'Options for Studies Abroad' (9 October) – for a general overview please click here.

Getting to know other university systems, with their different academic focus, and different cultures is essential for graduates of management, economics and social sciences. These experiences enhance both personal and professional skills needed for competently dealing with international business partners in negotiations, conferences and business dinners, be it as a guest abroad or when hosting international guests in Germany.

The Study Abroad Programme (STAP) provides an opportunity for a single-term stay at one of the WiSo Faculty's partner universities. STAP participants benefit from direct contact and organisational support at the partner university and are exempt from paying tuition fees there.

The WiSo Faculty, one of the very few German institutions to have been awarded the EQUIS label and the only German member of the exclusive PIM and CEMS networks, offers exchange opportunities with top ranked universities worldwide.