Description of the program

  • Regular courses together with German students
  • Bachelor's degree level
  • Offered in every department (except Graduate School) and on all three campuses
  • Language of instruction is German or English
  • Winter semester: 1 September - mid-February and/or
    Summer semester: 1 March - mid-July
  • You will be registered with the department from which you choose most of your courses


  • English proficiency: Level B1 (TOEFL 530/197, CET 6, IELTS 6 oder CPE grade C) and/or
    German proficiency: Level B1


  • Special course offer in Automotive Engineering
  • Small group of international students of Mechanical or Automotive Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree level
  • Language of instruction is English
  • Offered at campus City Centre Esslingen
  • INTAP during winter semester: September - Christmas (for international students)
  • KEEP during summer semester: Kettering Spring Term (only for students from Kettering University/USA)
  • Optional: full-year program including internship in the second semester
  • Participation in the orientation program is mandatory, so please make sure to arrive on time.
  • Excursions and events (INTAP/KEEP)
  • Study guide for exchange students


  • Please ask your coordinator at your home university if your university participates in the INTAP program.
  • You need an English proficiency of at least B1 (e.g. TOEFL 530/197 or CET 6 or IELTS 6 or CPE grade C). Basic knowledge of German is recommended but not mandatory. 

Choice of courses

The following double degree programs are offered at Hochschule Esslingen: 

Country/University Degree Programmes Semester Language of Instruction
China/CDHAW Automotive Engineering/Service
Building Services
Engineering Management
winter semester German
Mexico/ITESM (International) Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics/Precision Engineering (Mechanical and Production Engineering)
winter semester German or English
Finland/JAMK Mechatronics & Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Management
winter- or summer semester



USA/Gannon Univ.

Information Technology

winter semester  


Choice of courses

  • In the double degree agreement, it is outlined which courses are mandatory and which are optional for you and if you have to take courses taught in English or in German. For further details kindly contact the respective academic coordinator.

Interested? Find out more! about our degree programmes