MBA Application Deadlines for programs in Europe - Fall 2019

Find the first deadlines for MBA programs in Germany, France, Spain and the rest of Europe

Business schools throughout Europe are beginning to publish their application deadlines for MBA programs beginning in Fall 2018.

Below is a list of upcoming deadlines for the top full-time MBA programs in Europe, based on the schools most viewed on Find MBA. 

Many schools offer staggered deadlines, with the earlier rounds generally giving the best chance of scholarships, as more money is still available. Some schools even offer tuition discounts for early birds.

'Rolling admissions' mean that applications are processed as they are received. In this case, admissions close whenever the program becomes full, so it pays to get in early in that case, too.

For any programs you are interested in applying to, please double-check the deadlines on the program's website.

HEC Paris - Full-Time MBA (France) - September Intake

  • September 15
  • October 15
  • November 15
  • More deadlines to be confirmed later this year

ESMT Business School - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

This program begins in January each year, with deadlines running April-November

IE Business School - International MBA (Spain)

Admissions on a rolling basis

Copenhagen Business School - Full-Time MBA (Denmark)

Rolling admissions, with deadlines for 2019 not yet announced

WHU - Otto Beisheim - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

Rolling admissions, but those who would like to participate in the optional pre-MBA German course should apply by April 30.

The Lisbon MBA (Portugal)

Dates for Fall 2019 not yet announced

ESADE Business School - Full-Time MBA (Spain)

  • Round 1: October 2
  • Round 2: November 27
  • Round 3: January 15
  • Round 4: February 12
  • Round 5: March 5
  • Round 6: April 9
  • Round 7: May 21 (final deadline for non-EU residents)
  • Round 8: June 4 (EU residents only)

ESSEC Business School - Global MBA (France)

  • Round 1: September 30
  • Round 2: December 2
  • Round 3: February 3
  • Round 4: March 31

St. Gallen Business School - Full-Time MBA (Switzerland)

  • Round 1: October 1
  • Round 2: December 1
  • Round 3: February 1
  • Round 4: April 1
  • Round 5: April 15
  • Round 6: May 1
  • Round 7: May 15
  • Round 8: June 1
  • Round 9: June 15
  • Round 10: July 1
  • Round 11: July 15
  • Round 12: August 1
  • Final round: August 15

University of Pisa - Full-Time MBA - (Italy)

  • Rolling deadlines

Grenoble Graduate School of Management - Full-Time (France)

2019 dates not yet available

INSEAD - Full-Time MBA - Paris Campus (France) - September Intake

  • Round 1: September 19
  • Round 2: November 14
  • Round 3: January 9
  • Round 4: March 6

Mannheim Business School - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

Rolling admissions until the program starts each September, however fee reductions are possible for early birds

  • Early bird deadline: November 30
  • Second early bird deadline: March 31

MIB School of Management (Italy)

Deadlines not yet available

MIP School of Management (Italy)

Applications will open in September 2018

Amsterdam Business School - Full-Time MBA (the Netherlands)

  • Deadline: June 1

Hochschule Esslingen (Germany)

  • Deadline: May 31

HHL Leipzig - Full-Time (Germany)

  • Round 1: January 31 (early-bird tuition rate applies)
  • Round 2: May 30 (non-EU candidates)
  • Round 3: June 30 (EU candidates and remaining non-EU candidates not requiring a German visa)

Business School Lausanne (Switzerland)

  • Round 1: March 31
  • Round 2: May 31
  • Round 3: July 31
  • Round 4 (pending availability): August 25

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

  • Early-bird (with tuition discount): November 30
  • Early-bird (with smaller tuition discount): February 28
  • Scholarship deadline: May 31
  • Application deadline: July 31

CEU Business School - Full-Time MBA (Hungary)

Deadlines not yet available

Bologna Business School (Italy)

Deadlines not yet announced, but usually run from March to late July

SDA Bocconi - Full-Time MBA (Italy)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis from September 2018 until:

  • Final deadline: April 10

Nyenrode Business School - Full-Time MBA (the Netherlands)

Deadlines not yet available

Tias School for Business and Society - Full-Time MBA (the Netherlands)

  • Deadline: July 1

Hochschule Pforzheim (Germany)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis, with final deadlines as follows:

  • Applicants who need a visa: June 15
  • Applicants from the EU, or those who do not need a visa: July 31

IESE Business School - Full-Time MBA (Spain)

  • Early decision round: September 4
  •         Round 1: October 11
  • Round 2: January 8
  • Round 3: March 1
  • Round 4: May 7

Porto Business School - The Magellan MBA - Portugal

  • Round 1: January 31
  • Round 2: May 15
  • Round 3: August 31

EMLyon - International MBA (France)

Admissions will run on a monthly basis, starting in October.

Vlerick Business School - Full-Time International MBA (Belgium)

  • Non-European citizens: June 30
  • European citizens: July 31

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) (Spain)

Deadlines not yet announced

IÉSEG School of Management (France)

Deadlines not yet announced

Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Center (Germany)

Deadlines not yet announced

University of Cologne Executive School (Germany)

Deadlines not yet announced, but usually run from February to August, with an early bird discount available in February


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