DUE TO COVID-RELATED CHANGES TO OUR ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS, THE APPLICATION PERIOD WILL COMMENCE ON 2 NOVEMBER.
If you have questions about the application process, please see our application FAQs
I. PRE-APPLICATION: AS OF 2 NOVEMBER 2020
Step 1: Completely Fill Out the Online Application
Click ‘APPLY NOW’ at the bottom of the page to commence the online application.
Each page of the online application form MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT. When the online application is complete, please lock your data report and save it as a pdf.
Step 2: Create one pdf document out of your
- Application Attachment 3A and 3B: 2 essays, and
- The data report from the online application (see Step 1).
Step 3: Email that pdf file to
The subject of your email should be ONLY your programme ID number (GS…….), (see online application).
Your email must contain the line "In sending this email, I personally confirm that all the information in the attached files is correct. I understand that if I have included any false information in my application, I render myself ineligible for the Graduate School programmes."
Your email must be received in time for the pre-application process to be completed and to give you time, if applicable, to send in all further application documentation in Level 2 of the application process before 31 May 2021.
Please be aware that we cannot accept applications mailed to a different email address.
Step 4: Request that your recommenders email us the recommendation forms (Application Attachments 1A and 1B)
These should be emailed, with your programme ID in the subject line (GS……._Rec), to
- The subject of your email is ONLY your programme ID (GS…….).
- The pdf attachment is not larger than 1 MB.
- You have emailed your pre-application in time and included the sentence "In sending this email, I personally confirm that all the information in the attached files is correct. I understand that if I have included any false information in my application, I render myself ineligible for the Graduate School programmes."
- You have informed your recommenders to write the correct programme ID (GS……._Rec) in the email subject line when they send your recommendations.
If the above points are not fulfilled, we can not consider your application for admission.
When they have been received, your documents will undergo a primary review by the Admissions Committee. You will then be informed if you will take part in the next level of admissions, and how to proceed with your application.
II. LEVEL 2 APPLICATION: FURTHER DOCUMENTS, RECEIVED BY 31 MAY 2021
If you are asked to take part in Level 2 of the application process, you will need to send A DIGITAL COPY of following documents:
NOTE: All of these documents must be physically presented to the Esslingen Graduate School IN PERSON upon your arrival at the University. If ANY OF THESE DOCUMENTS are not accounted for and presented IN PERSON upon arrival, you will risk not being enrolled and will not be able to participate in any studies.
Official transcripts from each college or university attended (certified copies)Transcripts must show all courses taken in each semester of your undergraduate (bachelor or equivalent) degree. We also require your graduation diploma or certificate. The transcript evaluation form has to be filled out by your university or college registrar and must be included in your application.
We prefer applicants with an undergraduate degree in the field of engineering, mathematics or natural sciences.
Graduation diploma from each college or university attended (certified copies)
Proof of at least 2 years' work experienceOur applicants must certify to a minimum of two years' work experience after their undergraduate degree.
- www.mba.com for GMAT test sites: our GMAT code is TJ2-P4-65. Please see www.ets.org for GRE test sites: our GRE code is 7004. Test results are sent to us by the test site approximately three weeks after the test has been taken. Please make sure that the test results arrive before the application deadline, 31 May.
UPDATE DURING THE CORONA CRISIS: Please see GRE AT HOME and GMAT AT HOME to see if you can take these tests on line.
Proof of English language proficiency (not necessary for Indian applicants)We require one of the following tests:
-International TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based, 215 computer-based, 80 internet-based (our code: 1680).
UPDATE DURING THE CORONA CRISIS: Please see TOEFL AT HOME to see if you can take this test on line.
-An academic IELTS score of at least 6.5.
UPDATE DURING THE CORONA CRISIS: Please see IELTS INDICATOR TEST AT HOME to see if you can take this test on line.
-Cambridge Certificate (CAE or CPE)
We do not accept the institutional TOEFL.
Native English speakers and applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree in English (certification from university) are exempt from the English language test.
Original APS for all applicants whose first degree is from PR China, Vietnam or Mongolia (www.aps.org.cn)All applicants whose first degree was completed in the PR China, Vietnam or Mongolia must include the original APS certificate (Academic Examination Service). As it can take up to three months to receive the APS certificate, applicants are encouraged to apply in good time to allow both their application and their APS certificate to reach the Graduate School.
Applications from the PR China, Vietnam and Mongolia that have not submitted the APS certificate before the application deadline of 31 May cannot be considered for our programmes.
Applicants must also include the remaining forms from the Application Attachments with their Level 2 application:
- Transcript Evaluation Form
This form assists us in evaluating applicants from different countries and academic systems. Applicants should have this form filled out by the registrar of their university or college.
- Curriculum Vitae
The curriculum vitae, or résumée, must be filled out on our form. It must include all necessary personal data, including computer knowledge, language and soft skills.
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Please fill out your programme ID, as well as all attachments except the Recommendation Forms and the Transcript Evaluation Form on line.
When you have typed in your data, please pdf the form and have the Recommendation Forms and the Transcript Evaluation Forms filled in as instructed.
Add Supporting Documents
Documents proving basic knowledge of the German language, at Level A1 (CEFR) or higher
Any other documents that would allow us to evaluate you more fully