The Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) is Germany's leading institution supporting international studies in Germany.

The Esslingen Graduate School has been a premium member of the DAAD since its inception, and we have benefitted greatly from the highly-qualified and motivated students that have come to us from across the world through the DAAD.

In its turn, the DAAD has recognized the excellence of the Esslingen programs, and in 2015, its film "Ingenieurwissenschaften in Deutschland" highlighted its #1 program, Esslingen's M.Eng. in Automotive Systems.

The following students received an award for their outstanding master's thesis

The DAAD Award is given to students with a high academic standing and strong social skills. It is only awarded to students from a foreign country. Our award winners from programme inception are listed below.

2017 Charles Eduardo Correa Rodriguez from Colombia MBA


Fiona van Petegem from New Zealand MBA

Nadejda Midorii from Moldova

2013 Ganesh Swaminathan from India MBA
2011 Basti Anil Shenoy from India ASM
2008 Paulina Gärtner Jaramillo from Columbia MBA
2007 Teddy Trachsler from France IA
2004 Maxime Hetzel from France AE
2003 Ina Willers from the USA MBA
2002 Ernesto Llerena Engesser from Mexiko AE
2000 Solveig Wolf from the USA MBA

The Esslingen master's programs do not include an academic exchange with other universities, but are completed on-site in Esslingen. Our partnerships with international universities enrich our programs with

  • guest professors with international experience
  • highly qualified applicants

The following is a list of the key partners of our faculty. 

Mexico: ITESM Tecnológico de Monterrey
USA: Kettering University, Michigan
China: Yangzhou University
France: Institut Supérieur de Méchanique, Supméca Paris 
France: ESTACA École d'Ingenieurs 


Interested? Apply! for the Wintersemester 2023/24