Benefits for students due to the TM-BASE

• equal requirements for all participants

• high relation to the field of business economics

• no need for attending expensive preparation courses

Administration of the test outside Germany

For persons unable to sit for the TM-BASE at any of the regular test dates in Germany because they are outside Germany, we try to arrange for the test to be administered outside Germany. Persons taking the test outside Germany are charged an increased test fee of 200 EUR. Please submit your application as soon as possible – the search for a test centre and the respective preparations can take several weeks. Applications we receive after 28 February can no longer be considered. No person is entitled to an administration of the test outside Germany, but we will make every effort to find a solution for each individual case. To date we have found test centres in Accra, Bangalore, Barcelona, Bradford, Bogotá, Graz, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Lille, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Sydney and Vienna.


Prerequisites for taking the test outside Germany

Since the arrangements for the administration of the test outside Germany is associated with substantial efforts and high costs, we can offer it only under the following conditions:

  • It is not possible for you to sit for the test at one of the TM-BASE test dates in Germany.
  • You are carrying out an internship, semester abroad or voluntary year of social service outside Germany or have your permanent residence outside Germany.
  • Your place of residence abroad is more than 500 km from the location of the nearest regular administration of the test in Germany.


Application to take the test outside Germany

To apply for an administration of the test outside Germany, please proceed as follows:

  • Fill out this form completely, print it out and sign it.
  • Send the completed and signed form along with proof of your stay abroad (e.g. certificate of internship) by e-mail to or by mail to ITB Consulting GmbH, Koblenzer Strasse 77, 53177 Bonn, Germany.
  • Transfer the test fee in the amount of 200 EUR to our account. (The bank details are given on the form.)

ITB Consulting must receive all of the application materials (completed and signed form, proof of stay abroad and test fee) by 28 February. Applications received after 28 February will not be considered. If we are unable to arrange for the administration of the test at your place of residence abroad, the test fee will be refunded.


The registration phase for the test dates in 2019 has started on 8 January. Early registration is recommended so that you will be able to take the test at your preferred location and time.

The registration phase for the test date on 29 June 2019 ends on 11 June!

Dates, deadlines and test locations are stated here.

As of the winter semester 2019/2020 the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is considerin the results of the TM-BASE for its Masters' Programme Accounting and Finance (M.Sc.).

Important: If you want to apply for this programme you need to take the TM-BASE in English.

The prognostic power of TM-BASE has been proven in a scientific study with 247 master’s graduates. The test result predicts the final grade very well: The correlation between the test result and the final grade is r = .44.

Registering for the TM-BASE Demo test Dates & Fees