International Programmes 2023/2024

International Management and Psychology, MSc International Management and Psychology, MSc

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences • Kamp-Lintfort

Master of Science in International Management and Psychology
Course location
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held entirely in English.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
3 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline

All applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester
All applicants: 15 January for the following summer semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Why choose International Management and Psychology?
Managers are well aware of the fact that in times of global networking and dynamically changing working environments, success increasingly depends on human factors. For global companies, efficient cooperation and multinational team leadership are key to achieving a competitive advantage. The development, production, and marketing of innovative products requires a corporate culture that is as highly attuned to a person's unique skills and need for creativity as it is to their professional growth and development. At the same time, strategic business decisions have to be brought in line with ever-changing preferences and buying motives of increasingly demanding customers. As a response to these new challenges, there is a high demand for interdisciplinarily trained specialists who are able to combine their management skills with expert knowledge in psychology to effectively motivate and lead in a business context.

Career prospects
Our degree programme aims to equip you for a career that matches future labour market needs and trends by putting a special emphasis on innovative problem solving methods and considering interdisciplinary and international approaches.

As recent developments have shown, there is a high demand for graduates with expertise in business psychology.

Complementing the individual skills you have gained in your Bachelor's degree, our Master's degree will strengthen your employability in all areas in which human experience and behaviour have got an impact on economical processes and vice versa. The skills you will gain throughout your studies will qualify you to notice and influence the development of our society as it faces demographic change and technological innovation on a global scale.

You can expect to work in the fields of psychological assessment, organisational consulting, human performance management, occupational health and safety psychology, Corporate Social Responsibility, leadership training and team building processes, diversity and conflict management, change management and organisational development of international businesses, quality and error management, international human resource management, and market and consumer research as well as in the development of advertising and marketing strategies.

Course organisation

This course is a three-semester Master's degree programme. The first two semesters provide you with the theoretical and practical foundation vital to your professional career, while the third semester is devoted to your Master's thesis and colloquium.
All courses have been designed to offer you not just factual knowledge, but also various chances to apply and analyse what you have learned. Lectures will introduce you to essential theory and a range of interdisciplinary topics, which you will then explore in-depth and also learn to apply in practice over the course of accompanying seminars and exercises.
Practical training and critical reflection are integral parts of every module. You will develop substantial and refined skills in areas such as industrial and organisational psychology, psychological assessment, business ethics, cognitive, social and consumer psychology, behavioural economics, change management and organisational development as well as advanced research methods and intercultural management.
We produce graduates who are able to apply and establish their skills and knowledge in various kinds of operational structures. This is why we are especially committed to the development of additional competences in the fields of strategic management and organisational consulting as well as targeted leadership and communication. These and other important key skills will be your primary focus during the first two semesters.
In your third semester, you will develop your Master's thesis. A high academic standard as well as practical relevance are of major importance here as well.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
Integrated internships


Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Enrolment fees amount to approximately 320 EUR per semester. This covers nominal administrative fees and a public transport ticket valid for the entire federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Costs of living

The average cost of living for students in Germany is around 870 EUR per month. This includes rent, utilities, personal expenses, and general expenses (

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

The university offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships ("Deutschlandstipendium") to both current students and students who are soon to be enrolled with excellent marks. This scholarship consists of a monthly stipend of 300 EUR and applies to international students as well. Further information is available on our website:

Academic admission requirements

Admission to our Master's degree programme is subject to an application process.
The formal entry requirements for the International Management and Psychology MSc programme include the following:

  • proof of a completed undergraduate degree (BSc, BA, German "Diplom" or equivalent) closely related to psychology, business economics or economic sciences with a focus on social or behavioural science
  • an overall mark of at least 2.0 (German grading system) in your undergraduate degree
  • A minimum of 210 credit points or ideally seven semesters of full-time study. Applicants who have got less than 210 credit points when starting their Master's degree programme have to achieve the missing credit points by passing suitable examinations in modules of other degree programmes.
  • 15 credit points gained in the field of empirical research methods and statistics
  • a sufficient level of English language proficiency (see below)

This degree programme has restricted admission. Please find more information on our website:

Language requirements

Please note that for this degree programme, English language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference are required. Please be aware that all applicants' test report form numbers will be checked. We will accept the following certificates (or equivalents):

  • IELTS: level CEFR B2 or better
  • TOEFL: level CEFR B2 or better

The TOEFL code of our university: 6962

Application deadline

All applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester
All applicants: 15 January for the following summer semester

Submit application to

Applications must be submitted online through uni-assist. Please do not submit any applications in hard copy. See our website for details:

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Non-EU students can work up to 120 full days or 240 half days per year without requiring an additional visa. Student jobs within the university can be solely in English, but the vast majority of off-campus jobs will require at least basic proficiency in German. German courses are available for students through our International Center.

First-year students are strongly advised to focus primarily on their studies and to begin learning German. This will open up many more part-time job opportunities in later semesters.


Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences strongly urges you to arrange your accommodation before arrival. One option is accommodation at the residence halls run by student services ("Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf") with one-, two- or three-room flats and rent starting around 260 EUR per month (with a security deposit equivalent to three months' rent). Availability is limited, so register online as soon as possible. See our website for details.

Most students live in private flats shared with other students. There are a number of popular online portals for finding a flat in Germany. Contact the Welcome Centre for more information or look into social media platforms because some students might be graduating when you plan to start. Additionally, the Welcome Centre is always ready to offer advice or help with conversations or correspondence in German.

Career advisory service

Internship, student job, or first steps in a new career – Rhine-Waal’s Career Service is here to help with a broad range of useful services.

Correspondingly, we act as bridge builders between students and fresh graduates, the university, and companies or organisations from industry, science, social sectors, etc. Our overall goal is to "help others help themselves" by supporting capacity development in students and fresh graduates with respect to their individual career paths.

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Specialist counselling

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

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Kamp-Lintfort campus © Hochschule Rhein-Waal

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, with two campus locations in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort and over 6,700 students, is an innovative, interdisciplinary, and international university of applied sciences. The university currently offers 36 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in engineering, the natural and social sciences, technology, design, and more. Our programmes are geared towards your employability, addressing current and future needs of industry by giving you valuable expertise and experience in your field of study. We are unique in that some 75% of our programmes are taught exclusively in English, resulting in a vibrant campus culture and a rich, intercultural exchange of ideas, experience, and knowledge.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences prides itself on top-notch teaching, excellent research, and a strong network of international partnerships with research institutions and industry. Our team of professors bring a fresh, dynamic approach to teaching and continuously support, encourage, guide, and inspire students. Professors are often on a first-name basis with their students. Teaching takes place in a range of cutting edge facilities, laboratories, work spaces, smart classrooms, and auditoriums.

The result is a memorable and valuable university experience, which will help you grow as a person and set you on the path to your chosen career. We look forward to welcoming you!

50 Percentage of international students
75 Percentage of study programmes in English

University location

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is centrally and conveniently located on the Lower Rhine between the Netherlands and the Rhine-Ruhr metropolis.

Kleve, where our main Campus is located, is a city rich in tradition and history, and it currently has 53,000 residents. It offers the best of both worlds: the bustle and excitement of nearby cities like Nijmegen, Düsseldorf, and Cologne with the safety, comfort, and ambience of a smaller town. The flat landscapes, mild climate, and good infrastructure of the Lower Rhine make it ideal for getting around by bicycle. Noteworthy sights include the Swan Castle, Baroque-style botanical gardens, museums, and art galleries. The town is home to large department stores and smaller boutiques, pubs, cafés, and more. Students can also participate in a range of sports offered both by the university and local clubs.

Kamp-Lintfort, our campus for the Faculty of Communication and Environment, has a current population of around 39,000 and is located 60 km (37 miles) south of Kleve. Kamp-Lintfort takes its name from a nearly 900-year-old monastery, maintained in its original style to this day. The city's proximity to the Rhine-Ruhr metropolis made it an integral part of post-WWII coal production in Germany. In recent years, Kamp-Lintfort has redefined itself as a hub of technology, innovation, and higher education. The Kamp-Lintfort campus is centrally and conveniently located in the centre of town. In addition to its historical sights, Kamp-Lintfort offers a welcoming and safe atmosphere for students with numerous shops, pubs, cafés, and sports.

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