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Welcome to Esslingen University!

Esslingen University would like to welcome its Incoming Students!

Traditionally in Esslingen, a welcome ceremony is held for all incoming students on their first day of classes at the University. During this ceremony, the new students receive important information and learn about the curriculum and extra-curricular activities in Esslingen. As this event is not possible this year, due to the Corona pandemic, this website is here to help you orient yourself in your first weeks of study.

Current note

The lectures in the summer semester 2021 will start on 15 March 2021.
In the summer semester 2021, there will be no central introductory event in attendance due to hygiene regulations to contain the Corona virus. However, the faculties will welcome the new students in decentralised introductory events.

Updates from the Hochschule Esslingen on the Corona Situation

The Faculties welcome their Incoming Students

Faculty of Science, Energy and Building Services

The faculty welcomes the first-semester students of all degree programmes of the new Faculty of Science, Energy and Building Services (NG) on Monday, 15 March 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in an online Webex conference.

On Monday, 15 March at 11:30 a.m., another Webex event will be held for each of the degree programmes, in which the programme directors will go into more detail about the programme and the events in the first week.

For these two Webex meetings, the first-semester students will receive an invitation by e-mail in advance.

Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering

The dates of the introductory events of the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering will be announced shortly.

Faculty of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

The Faculty of Mechanical and Systems Engineering welcomes its new students digitally in a WebEx meeting.

  • Mechanical Engineering (MBB): Monday, 15 March, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., online meeting via WebEx
  • Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering (RMM): Monday, 15 March, 2021, 09:30 - 11:00 a.m., online event via WebEx

Faculty of Mobility and Technology

On Monday, 15 March 2021, there will be an online information event via Webex for new students of the Faculty of Mobility and Technology from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Faculty of Social Work, Education and Nursing Sciences

Online induction days via Webex are planned for first-semester students of the Faculty of Social Work, Education and Nursing Sciences on the following days:

  • on Thursday 11 March 2021 and on
  • on Friday, 12 March 2021

The exact times will follow shortly.

Faculty of Management and Technology

In the Faculty of Management and Technology, the first-year students of the Bachelor's degree programmes International Industrial Management (TBB) and Industrial Management/Automobile Industry (TAB) are welcomed by the programme director and the deputy dean in the personal Webex rooms:

  • TAB degree programme: 09:45 to 10:30 a.m. with Prof. Dr. Dorothee Brauner

Link to the Webex room

  • Course of studies TBB: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. with Prof. Dr. Oliver Dürr

Link to the Webex room

  • 11 a.m. to approx. 1 p.m.: BW Faculty and Consulting Group Esslingen
  • The link to the room will be provided by the programme coordinator during the welcome.

The programme coordinators welcome the students of the study programmes Engineering Management, Smart Factory - Industry 4.0 and Mechatronics on Monday, 15 March at 1.30 p.m.:

  • Study programme Smart Factory - Industry 4.0 / Ulrich Nepustil

Link to the Webex room

  • Course of studies Mechatronics / Markus Ledermann

Link to the Webex room

  • Engineering Management / Dörte Laing-Nepustil

Link to the Webex room

There is a welcome week (3 days via Webex) for students of the Engineering Management programme, which is organised by the Association of German Industrial Engineers in coordination with the faculty.

Further information on the welcome week in the Engineering Management degree programme can be found here: Schedule of the welcome week (DE)

Virtual Market of Opportunities

The Academic Director of your programme and the Faculty Secretary are your contacts for all questions regarding your studies. For all personal matters, please contact the Student Advice Centre.

There are many other institutions at the University that can give you information and ideas for your studies and free time. As a personal maeeting and exchange on our annual "Market of Opportunities" is not possible this year, we are hosting a "Virtual Market of Opportunities." Please do not hesistate to get into contact with these institutions for any questions you may have.

Here to help you - Support at all levels

Studies rely on organization, orientation, and research. The following central institutions support Esslingen students in all areas of study organization. Please do not hesitate to make use of these free offers, to get into contact with them, get information and support in organizing your studies.


Campus life at Esslingen University

Students are able to get to know each other and take part in many extra-curricular activities, projects and groups.

In this semester, there are restrictions to our usual activities due to the Corona pandemic. Please nevertheless have a look to see whether there are any activities or events that might appeal to you:

Intranet Portal at Esslingen University

A lot of infomation is only posted on the Esslingen University intranet, and is not visible for external users. For this reason, you should always log in to the intranet portal.

All information regarding the lesson timetables (LSF), the Moodle platform, the University administration, and the Student Union can be found on the intranet.

LogIn University Intranet Portal

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Timetables are on line shortly before the beginning of classes.
When the timetables are on line, you can see them at the following link:


To use the timetables, please see the directions (in German) at Anleitung "Stundenplanerstellung".

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Studies during the Corona Pandemic

Esslingen University would like to enable all its students to pursue a full semester of studies in spite of the Corona pandemic. All measures and regulations that apply to this situation can be found on the Corona page of Esslingen University.

The FAQs on this site give an overview of the course of studies, opening hours of Universiy institutions, the particular aspects applying to first-semester students and further information on your studies.

Corona page

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Arriving at university and meeting people

Welcome to university! The Student Advice Centre invites you to an online event which includes information about the degree programmes and gives you the opportunity to meet and get to know each other.

It is certainly not easy being a new student in these times of online teaching and learning, and facing the challenges of starting out at university, finding your way around and getting to know the other students. The event will provide you with lots of advice and information to help you start out on your degree programme. You will also have the opportunity to get to know other students in an informal atmosphere and to make some initial contacts at the university. The team in the Student Advice Centre is looking forward to meeting you!

Online events for first semester students in all faculties:

  • Monday, 22 March 2021 from 17:30 to 19:30
  • Tuesday, 30 March 2021 from 17:30 to 19:30

Link to Webex-Event

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News channels

As personal communication is only possible virtually in this semester, the University's news channels are of great importance. Stay abreast of all the news on the following channels:

Please check your emails daily, as lecturers, faculties, insitutions and even the University President uses this channel to send important news

University News
There are many interesting articles published regularly on the University News page in the internet and in the Intranet portal.

Events and organisational dates are all listed in the University calendar.

Social Media
The University's social media informs you about all current events, developments, topics relating to your studies and background stories.
We're looking forward to your comments and likes!

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Apply for winter semester 2021/22!

The application period for our bachelor's degree programmes runs to 31 July 2021.

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Admission Office

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 - 11:30 h
Tue: 9 - 15 h
Thu: Closed
Esslingen City Centre Campus
Room: S01.129