Apply to the FIFA Master

CRITERIA FOR APPLYING

The FIFA Master seeks to attract a diverse profile of applicants, those who exhibit a variety of skills and accomplishments.  This is in contrast to some courses which target one standard candidate profile.  In order to create the most stimulating environment possible for all postgraduates, we consciously select a complementary student body, one that not only reflects a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities, but a wide range of personal interests and professional ambitions.

The common characteristics of our postgraduates are demonstrated by leadership potential and a capacity to thrive in a rigorous academic environment.

All prospective candidates must:

  • Have completed a full course of university study in any discipline and successfully obtained a degree by the application date;
  • Have an excellent command of English, TOEFEL minimum score of 100 Internet based test or IELTS minimum score of 7.5 (or demonstrate a level of proficiency);
  • Have previous work experience;
  • Have an international outlook;
  • Be able to demonstrate an active level of involvement/interest in sport (not just as a participant but in the administration/management of sport);
  • Be motivated and determined to succeed;
  • Be flexible and able to meet the challenges of the course;
  • Have an extensive general knowledge and culture;
  • Be able to work in a group (group work is a key part of the course);
  • Recommended but optional: submit score from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE;

Failure to fulfil any of the above criteria will mean that your application will not be taken into consideration.

The online application form for applying to the 20th Edition (2019-2020) of the FIFA Master is now open.

To apply: Click here

Before creating your login on this page, please make sure you have read through all the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and check that you fulfil all the Criteria for Applying. You should also have read the Financial Aid, the Terms & Conditions and the Application Instructions. If you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail fifamaster.admin(at)cies.ch.

Please note that the deadline for applying to the 20th Edition (2019-2020) of the FIFA Master is midday (12pm) Central European Time on Friday 11th January 2019.

Note that, only complete applications received with the required supporting documents by the deadline, will be considered by the Scientific Committee.

Yours in sport,
 
The FIFA Master Team

FIFA Master - International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, ranked No.1 Course in Europe 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, by the SportBusiness International global rankings.   
Organised by CIES in partnership with De Montfort University (United Kingdom), SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).