The MCA in Customs, Taxation and International Trade Law is offered by the WWU Münster in cooperation with the AWA AUSSENWIRTSCHAFTS-AKADEMIE GmbH.The MCA programme is a part-time course, designed for customs practitioners.


The course will start in the first week of 1 April 2022 and last for 20 months.


  • Online participation (live-streaming) possible

Target Group

The course is open to customs practitioners from the private and public sectors. The target group includes:

  • Employees of commercial companies
  • Customs brokers
  • Officials from customs administrations
  • Financial and business ministries
  • Regional and international organizations


    • Online seminars (modules 1-5)
    • Transfer project (module 6)
    • Master thesis (module 7)

    Both the seminars and exams will be held online on three Saturdays of each month.



    Students must be able to follow lectures and participate in oral class discussions, hold presentations and present written papers and examinations.


    19,800 euros

    The fee covers the costs of tuition and course materials only. It is payable in three instalments of 6,600 euros each.

    Admission requirements

    Academic qualifications

    A four year university degree related to law, customs or international trade with 240 credits and at least one year’s customs-related work experience.

    Applicants with a three year degree (180 ECTS points) can also apply provided they have at least three years’ customs-related work experience.

    Application folder

    • Application Form (request from
    • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
    • Certified copy of the degree certificates (including individual grades)
    • In the case of Bachelor and Master degrees: a certified copy of the Diploma Supplement or evidence of compliance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
    • Certified copy of the doctoral certificate (if applicable)

    The copies must be certified by the issuing body or a notary, court clerk or municipal authority.

    Deadline for applications: 30 October


    Master of Customs Administration (MCA) awarded by the University of Münster. It awards 60 credit points under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

    Quality assurance

    • The MCA has been certified by AQAS e.V. quality assurance agency, Germany
    • The World Customs Organisation as fulfilling the PICARD Standards
    • The European Commission as fulfilling the EU Customs Competency Framework