Not sure if you meet our admissions criteria?

We take a holistic approach to considering applications.

Talk to us to discuss whether or not your academic and professional background fulfills our admissions criteria.

How to apply 

Applications are made online and should be submitted before the application deadlines. Start your online application and we will be in touch to support you through the application process.

Application requirements

Hult takes a holistic approach to reviewing your application. In addition to your academic and professional background, we look for leadership potential, a natural curiosity, and a passionate drive to succeed.

Who we’re looking for

Hult students possess an entrepreneurial spirit, an open mind, and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Our Global MBA program asks you to dare to be different, to seek creative solutions outside the ordinary, and to collaborate with a diverse group of people to achieve tangible results.

You have to be ready to adapt and become resilient. It is not your academic or professional background that will determine your success at Hult—it is your drive. When you join us, be prepared to work hard and get the job done.
Student asking a question
Student asking a question

General admissions requirements   

  • Three or more years of relevant work experience   
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent   
  • Proficiency in English 

Basic application requirements

  • Current résumé   
  • Written or video responses to two admissions questions   
  • Two letters of recommendation  
  • Application fee of USD150 

Additional application requirements

  • A copy of your Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Transcripts (in English) from all universities attended
  • GMAT, GRE, or the Hult Business Assessment Test
  • Evidence of English proficiency, if it is not your native language 

Preferred experience   

  • You are globally-minded
  • You have lived and worked in more than one country
  • You speak more than one language 

2015/2016 application deadlines

Apply early to give yourself the best possible start.

Choice of campus is given to accepted students on a first-come-first-served basis. When relocating, visas, accommodation, and other personal circumstances take careful planning.

Many employers are recruiting for leadership development programs in the fall months, and it is essential that students arrive on campus ready to start networking. Our pre-arrival career program helps get students job-ready early on.

For these reasons, we strongly recommend applying early. We consider completed applications year-round but priority is given to candidates who apply by official deadlines. We only consider late applications if places are still available.
Application deadlines
Deadline 1
 Sunday, October 25, 2015
Deadline 2
 Sunday, December 13, 2015
Deadline 3
 Sunday, January 31, 2016
Deadline 4
 Sunday, March 13, 2016
Deadline 5
 Sunday, May 8, 2016
Deadline 6
 Sunday, June 26, 2016

Application process

We have a simple and personalized online application process. If you have any questions about whether you meet academic, language, or visa requirements, please contact us.

Step 2

We will be in touch to support you through the application process and help with submitting the requirements.

Step 3

You will attend a series of assessment interviews; these are done in person, over the telephone, or via Skype.

Step 4

We collate all applications received before the deadline and we aim to notify accepted and rejected students within two weeks. Candidates then normally have one calendar month to confirm their place.

Submitting your test scores


Submitting your GMAT score

If you are submitting a GMAT score, it must be less than five years old. Your score reports can be ordered online at Contact us to see if you qualify for a GMAT waiver.

Submitting your TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score

You will need to prove a proficient level of English to attend Hult as all our programs are conducted in English. Your official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score must be less than two years old. Due to visa requirement issues in the U.K., we recommend that non-EEA applicants to the London and Ashridge campuses submit IELTS tests undertaken at an approved UKVI Centre. Contact us if you have questions regarding English proficiency.

Pre-MBA English Proficiency Program

If you know you need to improve your English skills, we offer an intensive Pre-MBA English Proficiency Program in partnership with EF Education First that will equip you with the fluency necessary to succeed in our MBA degree program.

Find out more here

Next steps


Personal assessment interviews

All candidates are required to attend a series of personal assessment interviews.
These interviews can be conducted in person, over the telephone, or via Skype. The main objectives of the 
personal assessment interviews are to get to know you better, evaluate your motivations to join the program, and discuss the details of your candidacy before the Admissions team starts their review.

Visas and application deadlines

We have years of experience welcoming international students
 to our global campuses. The time required to secure visas varies depending on your nationality and which Hult campus you choose, which is why we have a range of application deadlines to ensure our programs are equally accessible to all candidates, To ensure you have enough time to organize visas and travel, we strongly encourage you to apply early.

Get visa advice and support

Applying for visas can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. We help hundreds of students navigate the visa process every year. Get in touch and let us help you understand your personal visa needs; we will guide you through the entire process.

Talk to us about visas

Acceptance & confirmation

The Hult International Business School admissions committee will review all applications after each deadline. Our aim is to notify accepted or rejected students within two weeks. We accept students year-round but priority is given to candidates who apply early. We only consider late applications if places are still available. Once accepted, students will normally have one month to confirm their place. Depending on capacity, the school may decide to shorten the lead time between acceptance notification and confirmation, typically from March or April.