At a glance: applications for a Master’s degree course

The following shows you how to apply for a Master’s degree course. Student places are limited so there is a selection procedure. Here, you can find out what you need for your application.


1. Check the requirements

The requirements and conditions for Master’s degree courses vary according to the subject. The overview shows you which Master’s degree courses are available; further information can be obtained from the faculties:


Master’s degree courses: overview and information

Applied Informatics WS/SS 15.07./15.01. Ess-Flandernstrasse
Applied Surface und Material Sciences WS/SS 15.07./15.01. Ess-City Centre (etc.)
Applied Socio-Educational Research  SS 30.11. Ess-Flandernstrasse
Automotive Systems
WS 31.03. Ess-Flandernstrasse
Biotechnology (part-time)WS/SS15.07./15.01.external
Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering WS 31.03. Ess-Flandernstrasse
Energy Systems and Energy Management  WS/SS 15.07./15.01. Ess-City Centre
Automotive Engineering 
SS 15.01. Ess-City Centre
Innovation Management WS/SS 15.07./15.01. Ess-Flandernstrasse
International Industrial Management WS 31.05. Ess-Flandernstrasse
Mechatronics/Systems Engineering  WS/SS 15.07./15.01. Goeppingen (etc.)
Nursing Science  WS 15.07. Ess-Flandernstrasse
Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineerin  SS 15.01. Ess-City Centre
Social Work SS 30.11. Ess-Flandernstrasse
Smart Factory
Environmental Protection  WS/SS 15.02./15.08. Ess-City Centre (etc.)

2. Applications

Depending on the Master’s degree course, there are different online platforms and requirements for your application. You can find an overview here:


Online portal for applications to a Master’s degree course

3. Sending your application portfolio by post

Check that you have all the necessary documentation.


Checklist for Master’s degree courses

Send your application portfolio by post by the relevant deadline (the date of arrival at the University counts, not the date of the postmark) to:

Hochschule Esslingen – Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
-Zulassungsamt- Admissions Office -
Kanalstraße 33
73728 Esslingen am Neckar

4. Finished! Now wait for your admission

After you have submitted your complete application portfolio, your application will be processed and you will be informed of the result as soon as possible.
Tip: The earlier you send us your portfolio, the sooner we can process it and ask you to send any missing documents in time.


At second glance: further info about your Master’s application

FAQs and further information for Master’s applicants:

I obtained my first degree abroad. Can I apply for a Master’s degree course to Esslingen University of Applied Sciences with my Bachelor’s degree/Diploma?

Yes, but you have to get your foreign qualification accredited. Please apply for accreditation in time, as the accreditation certificate has to be included in your application portfolio to Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

German applicants with a foreign Bachelor’s degree certificate/Diploma should inquire at the  Admissions Office nach.

Foreign applicants with a foreign Bachelor’s degree certificate/Diploma have to get their certificates accredited by the  University of Constance (Studienkolleg Konstanz). The University checks to see whether your qualifications are comparable to German university entrance qualifications and calculates a grade according to the German grading system. 

To the Studienkolleg Konstanz (foreign applicants)

What documentation should I submit?

In the Checklist you will find a list of all the documents that you need for your application.

Moreover, you can find information about the certificates and documentary evidence that you have to submit on the webpages of the relevant course (see above).

Can I apply for the winter and summer semester?

Not all Master’s degree courses start in both semesters. The table above shows you the application deadlines and staring times of all the Master’s degree courses.

I will complete my first degree after the deadline. Can I still apply?

You can apply with certification of your current grades on your Bachelor’s degree course/Diploma course.

When you register, you have to provide certification of the final grade achieved.

Administration fees and Student Union contributions

The following fees / contributions are generally compulsory for degree courses at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and must be paid on time every semester:

  • Student Union contribution: 100.60 euros
  • Student body contribution: 5.00 euros
  • Administration fees: 70.00 euros

You will receive further details with your registration papers.

Exemption from payment of Student Union contributions

Students with severe disabilities can be partially exempted from paying Student Union contributions.

If, due to your severe disability, you are entitled to free use of public transport, you can apply for reimbursement of the amount that is paid for the StudiTicket (currently 45.60 euros). When you register, please pay the full Student Union contribution for the time being and apply for reimbursement to the Student Union (Studierendenwerk) Stuttgart, Rosenbergstr. 18, 70174 Stuttgart with a copy of your disabled person’s pass (no form required).

Student Fees

In Baden-Wuerttemberg, there are generally no student fees for Bachelor’s degree courses nor for consecutive Master’s degree courses.

Applicants for a Second Degree

Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or a consecutive Master’s degree, have to pay student fees of 650 euros per semester.

Student fees for advanced Master’s degree courses in collaboration with external institutions

The following fees apply to certain Master’s degree courses:

  • International Industrial Management: 1,200 euros per semester

Information about fees for Master’s degree courses that are offered in collaboration with an external institution should be obtained from the relevant institution.

Student fees for foreign students

Foreign students have to pay student fees. The fees for international students are 1.500 euros per semester. A few exceptions that exempt international students from paying student fees are recognised by law. If you fulfil the relevant requirements and provide documentary evidence in time before you register, then you will not have to pay the fees for international students.

Checklist: Do you have to pay student fees?

Application form for exemption from payment of student fees

Form for exemption from payment of student fees (German)
Form for exemption from payment of student fees (English)

Please submit the German form and relevant documentation together with your application portfolio. These must arrive before the application deadline. 

Note on student fees

It may be possible to be exempted from the payment of student fees during a sabbatical semester, a compulsory practical semester or if you have disabilities. Further exemptions may be made in certain exceptional circumstances for international students. Further information can be found under the Ministry for Science, Research and Art (Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst).

Apply for Summer term 2019!

Apply Online until January 15th 2019

Apply now