During the application period, the application attachments can be downloaded from the programme sites, under "How to Apply".
Q - Which application forms should I use?
A - We need our applicants to fill out the Esslingen Graduate School application attachment forms that they find on our website, as well as our online application. Any other application forms (from the DAAD or any agencies in your home country) have different, less particular questions on them and are not acceptable.
Attachment 1A&B: Recommendation Form
Q - Does the Letter of Recommendation have to be on the Esslingen form?
A - Yes, the Letter or Recommendation has to be on the Esslingen form.
Q - Is it ok if both of my references are from professors?
A - Yes, this is acceptable if you have no other choice.
Q - What does "recommended without reservation" mean?
A - It means recommended wholeheartedly, absolutely. The recommender is completely sure that you are very well suited.
Q - What does "recommended with reservation" mean?
A - It means generally recommended but the recommender is not sure that you are very well suited.
Q - My professor does not have a business card and stamp. Is it mandatory to submit the card or is there any other option?
A - If your professor does not have a business card and stamp, then you must send the recommendation form without. However, please provide us in this case with a university web address showing the position of this professor, as well as an email address and a phone number, as your recommendation will then need to be verified.
Q - Can I send a photocopy of the Letter of Recommendation?
A - No, we require an original in a sealed envelope, with the referee's signature on the seal.
Attachment 2: Transcript Evaluation Form
Q - What is the Transcript Evaluation Form?
A - The Transcript Evaluation Form is a part of our application attachments. You need to have it filled out by the registrar of the university from which you graduated. This enables us to compare your transcript more easily with those of other applicants to our programs.
Q - The registrar of our university refused to sign the Transcript Evaluation Form. What should I do?
A - If you do not have this form filled out, it is far more difficult for us to evaluate your standing. However, if it is unavoidable, please note this on page 1 of the data report that you print out at the end of your online application.
Attachment 3: Essays / Letter of Motivation
Q - Is it mandatory for the Letter of Motivation to be typed on the form provided? Can it be more than one page? Is there any restriction as to length?
A - Yes, it is mandatory for the Letter of Motivation to be typed on the form provided in the Application Attachments. It cannot be longer than the allowed length, which is restricted to 2000 hits. Please note that originality is the most important factor of the letter of motivation.
Attachment 4: Curriculum Vitae
Q - Does my curriculum vitae have to be on the Esslingen Application Attachments form?
A - Yes, your Curriculum Vitae has to be on the Application Attachment form.