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 Center 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 theorientation 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

  • Course descriptions can be found in the INTAP brochure or KEEP brochure. Students select 3 to 5 engineering courses out of the given list.
  • You also take part in a German language class which is offered at different levels and in the course "Germany at a glance - history, politics and culture".

Double Degree Programs

The following double degree programs are offered at Hochschule Esslingen:

country/university degree program 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  


  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Regular courses together with German students
  • Bachelor's degree level
  • Participation in the orientation program is mandatory, so please make sure to arrive on time. Due to Covid-19 information about orientation will be sent separately to all participants.
  • study guide for exchange students

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.


Apply for winter semester 2021/22!

Applications will be accepted from 15 April 2021 to 15 July 2021.
Please note the different application times for our international Master's programmes.

More information
International Office Incoming

Until further notice, the open office hours will take place via Webex.