Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, ESSLINGEN AM NECKAR, BADEN-WURTTEMBERG - ADMISSION

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    Esslingen University of Applied Sciences 2021-2022 Admissions: Entry Deadlines, Requirements & Application Process

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    The Esslingen University houses over 6000 students enrolled in 28 bachelor's and 14 postgraduate programs. The programs are offered in the field of engineering, business and economics, natural sciences, social sciences, and computer sciences. Fresh applications are welcomed for winter and summer sessions.

    • Esslingen University opens admissions for Summer and Winter Intake.
    • Summer semester classes will commence from 15 March 2021.
    • The university does not make exceptions for any delayed application submission.
    • The lectures are scheduled to be conducted through the digital medium. However, on-campus classes will be carried on only in accordance with the set criterion for the pandemic.
    • Esslingen University does not provide International Scholarships.
    • However, they enlist the use of grants to help students afford their studies in Germany.
    • Only printed documents will be considered in the admissions procedure.


    Application Portal Online
    Application Fee (Non-Refundable) There are no Application Fees
    Acceptance Rate NA
    Mode of Payment Master-Card/ Visa
    Academic Calendar Semester based
    Intake Seasons Summer and Winter
    Work Experience Required for Graduate Programs
    Financial Aid Loans, Scholarships, and awards available

    Esslingen University Admission Deadlines

    The table below mentions the deadlines for Undergraduates. For Graduate admissions, the deadlines vary according to the course.

    Deadlines Summer semester Winter semester
    Application Start Mid-October Mid-April
    Final Deadline January 15 July 15
    Lectures Begin Mid-March September/October

    Master‘s degree courses may have different dates. Some of them are as follows.

    Course Start date Application deadline
    MBA 15 October 31 May
    M.Engg. 15 October 31 March

    Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Admission

    Esslingen University of Applied Sciences welcomes international applications for enrolling in bachelors and master's programs. Fresh applications are accepted during summer and winter sessions. Applicants must apply online through the official website of the university. Candidates are recommended to apply within the deadline to avoid delays in admissions. Besides, all applicants must fulfill the additional requirements as posed by the university which are as mentioned below:

    Application Portal: Candidates must apply online through University website

    Application Fee: There are no Application Fees

    Admission Requirements: International applicants are required to fulfill the mentioned requirements to be eligible for seeking admission to Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. These are as follows:

    • Original or certified copies of official academic transcripts of high school/ diploma/ secondary certificates. Documents that are in any other language than English must be translated into German or English.
    • The photocopies must be certified by an official institution by your German Consulate or a notary public.
    • Transcript Evaluation Form
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Essays or Letters of Motivation
    • Updated Curriculum Vitae
    • English Language Proficiency Scores
    • German Language Proficiency Scores

    Print out the application form that you obtain from the platform and send it to Esslingen University of Applied Sciences by post with the other required documentation.
    Applicants must send the entire document in one package. However, if the recommender insists on sending the letter of recommendation separately, it must be mailed in a separate sealed envelope.

    English and German Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International applicants are required to present TOEFL and IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. However, students whose mother tongue is English or have completed their bachelor's in English do not need to take the TOEFL test. Besides, applicants must submit their German language scores for seeking admission to varied programs. The minimum scores required as mentioned by the university are as follows:

    Test Scores
    DSH-Prüfung Level 2 or 3
    TestDaf Examination Level 4 in at least all four subjects

    Visa Process for International Students

    International candidates must obtain a student visa in Germany. Applicants must meet the following parameters as per the visa guidelines posed by the German government. They submit the following documents to complete the process. These include:

    • Filled-in copies of VISA application forms.
    • Copy of Passport
    • Two current passport size photos
    • Proof of health insurance
    • Proof of bank account statements as evidence of funding
    • Proof of admission to the university as a confirmation of the purpose of your stay
    • Proof of German and English language proficiency.
    • Proof of having paid the VISA application fee of 75 Euros.

    Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Undergraduate Admissions

    Esslingen University of Applied Sciences welcomes applications for undergraduate admissions in the field of Technical, Economics, and Social with varied specializations. Applicants must have qualified secondary schooling and high school from a recognized institution with minimum aggregate.

    Where to Apply: online

    Application Fee: There are no Application Fees

    Admissions Requirements: Applicants must also submit the following mentioned documents to complete their admission process:

    • Official high school transcripts. The transcript which is not in English must accompany a German and English translation.
    • Personal Essay
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Enrollment Application Form
    • German Language and English Language proficiency scores

    Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Graduate Admissions

    The Esslingen University of Applied Science welcomes applications for graduate programs in the field of Engineering, Business Administration, Social Work, and Applied Sciences. Eligible candidates must apply for admission online. Work experience is a necessary criterion for admissions to post-graduate programs. The admission requirement for individual courses tends to differ from program to program. Candidates must register online at the application portal and mail the documents in a single package.

    Application Portal: Masters Application Portal

    Application Fee: There are no Application Fees

    Admission Requirements:

    Applicants must foremost create their user account to begin the application process. Hereon, they must choose their degree, program of interest, citizenship status, and term. After completing the entire filling of form they must apply by submitting along with the necessary documents.

    Below listed are the necessary documents which must be submitted along with the application form:

    • Official diploma/ bachelor degree transcripts with current preliminary overall grade translated into German or English
    • Diploma supplement
    • Certificate of university entrance qualification
    • Updated Resume in tabular form
    • Internet address of the module manual
    • Proof of German language skills

    Additional document requirements vary from course to course. These include

    • Evidence of work experience (for Applied Surface and Material Sciences, Energy Systems and Energy Management, Smart Factory)
    • Essay (for innovation management)
    • Proof of a practical semester of 6 months (For Social Work Degree programs, Nursing Science or Applied Social Education Educational Research)
    • Letter of Motivation (For a course in Smart Factory)
    • GMAT for MBA

    The table below gives the deadlines and overview of masters Courses:

    Course Intake season Deadline Campus
    Applied Informatics WiSe/SoSe 15 July/15 January Esslingen Hill Top
    Applied Surface und Material Sciences WiSe/SoSe 15 July./15 January Esslingen City Centre
    Applied Socio-Educational Research SoSe 30 November Esslingen Hill Top
    Automotive Systems WiSe 31 March Esslingen Hill Top
    Biotechnology (part-time) WiSe/SoSe 15 July/15 January External
    Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering WiSe 31 March Esslingen Hill Top
    Energy Systems and Energy Management WiSe/SoSe 15 July/15 January Esslingen City Centre
    Automotive Engineering SoSe 15 January Esslingen City Centre
    Innovation Management WiSe/SoSe 15 July/15 January Esslingen Hill Top
    International Industrial Management (MBA) WiSe 31 May Esslingen Hill Top
    Mechatronics/Systems Engineering WiSe/SoSe 15 July/15 January Göppingen (etc.)
    Nursing Science WiSe 15 July Esslingen Hill Top
    Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering SoSe 15 January Esslingen City Centre
    Social Work SoSe 30 November Esslingen Hill Top
    Smart Factory WiSe/SoSe 15 July./15 January Göppingen
    Environmental Protection WiSe/SoSe 15 January./15 July. Esslingen City Centre

    Send your application portfolio by post by the relevant deadline (the date of arrival at the University counts, not the date of the postmark) to:

    Hochschule Esslingen – Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
    -Zulassungsamt- Admissions Office –
    Kanalstraße 33
    73728 Esslingen am Neckar

    Esslingen University of Applied Sciences carries out its admission process in a transparent manner with all the necessary criteria listed on the website. Candidates must apply online for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs within the deadline to avoid cancellation of the application. The university doesn’t allow candidates to defer their application for next year. Students must reapply with a new application. The university provides on-campus residence facilities. Interested students must contact AStA to find a room on the campus. The university also offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, awards, and job offer to assist students.


    Q1. I will be completing my first degree after the application deadline. Can I still apply for admission?

    Ans. Not all Masters programs start in summer or winter. The application deadline tends to differ for each course. You can check the individual deadline for the courses in the table provided in the following link - Course page

    Q2. I completed my bachelors/ diploma degree in abroad. Can I still apply for a master’s program in Esslingen?

    Ans. Yes, you can apply for a Master’s program at Esslingen University. For this, you will have to get your foreign qualifications accredited and provide proof of German Language knowledge.

    You can get your foreign language recognized in Germany by applying for accreditation in time. Applicants can get the certificates accredited by the University of Constance (Studienkolleg Konstanz).

    Q3. I hold a bachelor's degree from abroad. What proof of German language knowledge should I provide?

    Ans. Applicants holding foreign certificates must proof of having passed the German language test. Esslingen University accepts the following certificates:

    • DSH-Prüfung at level 2 or 3
    • TestDaf Examination (applicants must hold least level 4 in all four subtests)
    • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz
    • Language test telc C1 Hochschule

    Q4. Can applicants apply for more than one graduate program? Should I send a complete application for each program separately?

    Ans. Yes, candidates can apply for more than one graduate program. Candidates need not send applications for each program separately. You must fill only one application and mention your choice to apply for more than one application. You must prioritize clearly on the entrance page of the online application. However, it must be noted that the “Priority 1” application will be given a clear preference.

    Q5. I applied for a graduate program this year. However, I would not be able to fulfill it this year. Will the application be deferred to another year?

    Ans. No, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences doesn’t allow student’s acceptance to defer to another year. Students wanting to reapply must submit a new application.

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