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Orientation programme

At a glance - programme for prospective students at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

Are you thinking of going to university but are not sure which degree to take  and what is best for you?
Or maybe you already know which subject you want to study and would like some more detailed information on the application and admission process?

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences has put together a varied orientation programme to help and support prospective students. Whether the best option is a one-to-one discussion at the Student Advice Centre, an initial contact at a job fair or a taster lecture, our programme has something for everyone.

Events & trade Fairs

Open Day on 13 May 2023
The Open Day at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences provides visitors with an interesting insight into research and teaching

University Information Day on Wednesday, 22 November 2023
At our University Information Day,  you can find out about all the degree programmes offered by Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and get answers to any questions you may have.

Trade fairs
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences has representatives at trade fairs in and around Stuttgart and Göppingen several times a year..

Girls' Day
On Girls' Day at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, female professors and female students present the field of Information Technology and talk about their own experiences.

Orientation opportunities

Twice a semester, the newsletter for prospective students publishes details of the courses currently being offered at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

startES! - The orientation semester at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
The one-semester orientation programme provides prospective students with the opportunity to acquaint themselves with a whole range of degree programmes and prepare for life at university.

Taster lecture and guest students
Prospective students can visit a regular lecture by agreement and thus get to know the campus and the university environment.

Ready for tomorrow?
Our “Ready for tomorrow” online service only takes a few minutes and can help you find out which degree programme might be best for you.

Virtual campus tour
360° tours and interviews provide detailed insights into the laboratories and the Hilltop Campus in Esslingen.

Student Advice Centre

Student Advice Centre at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
The Student Advice Centre provides information and advice on programme-related and personal matters and helps students make the right decisions.

Admissions Office at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
The Admissions Office is available to answer your questions about the application process and admission requirements.

Student Advisory Service at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
The faculty coordinator responsible can provide information and advice on the programme content and requirements for that particular subject. The contact details are listed in the contact box at the bottom right of the pages for that particular subject.

Study Guide of the Federal Employment Agency
The Federal Employment Agency has a detailed website which provides step-by-step information and advice on which study programme is best for you. You can also arrange an appointment with the Agency to obtain guidance and advice on the higher education opportunities available.

Projects during term-time

Kids’ Uni in Göppingen
The Kids’ Uni in Göppingen gives talks on exciting topics which are aimed at girls and boys aged eight to twelve.

Girls' Digital Camps
In this project, female pupils in classes 6 to 10 discover computer science and use play as a means of learning to program.

IT Project Centre
The IT Project Centre offers programming courses in cooperation with all types of regular secondary school (classes 6 to 10).

School Students – Engineers Academy
The School Students  – Engineers Academy is a regular visitor to many local schools and brings along exciting topics from engineering and the natural sciences.

Engineering needs Diversity
Familiarisation days, engineering workshops, informal chats with female students and pupil mentoring programmes are intended to help increase the proportion of women on engineering and natural science degree programmes.

Follow us on all channels

There’s lots going on at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences so why not follow us on our social media channels and keep up with the latest posts.


Link to our Instagram account

Link to our YouTube channel

Link to our LinkedIn account

Link to our Facebook account

Apply for winter semester 2023/24!

Start of studies in the summer semester 2023: Direct enrolment in our open-admission programmes is still possible until 1 March 2023.
The application phase for the winter semester 2023/24 begins on 15 April 2023.
(Please note the different application times for our international Master's programmes).

More information
Student Advice Centre

Office hour for students - no appointment needed

City Centre
Mon, Wed
1 pm - 2 pm
Top Hill
1 pm - 2 pm
1 pm - 2 pm

for prospective students

City Centre
4 pm - 5pm