Application & Admission

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (7 semesters or 210 ECTS) with an overall grade/mark well above average (depending on your country of origin e.g. "with distinction", "first class") in

  • mechanical engineering
  • mechatronics
  • industrial engineering with a specialisation in mechanical engineering

or an equivalent qualification. Applicants with a degree in electrical/electronical/ IT-engineering or similar are NOT eligible for admission to this programme.

ALL applicants, whose mother tongue is not German, must give proof of German proficiency at level B1 or higher (i.e. Goethe certificate or equivalent). This applies also if only English-taught-modules are chosen.

Applicants with a degree of only 180 ECTS (6 semesters or nominally three years) will require additional courses/credits of in total 30 ECTS before the start of their Master's thesis. These credits can be obtained by recognition of additional Bachelor-modules, additional study-abroad modules, work experience after completion of their Bachelor's degree or by succesfull completion of additional modules at HS Kaiserslautern - University of Applied Sciences. The Examination Board will decide on the contents individually.

If German courses are selected and German is not the native language, applicants should have linguistic proficiency according to level B2, Test-DaF-3, DSH-1 or equivalent. A proof thereof, not older than 24 month, is required,

If English courses are selected and English is not the native language, applicants should have linguistic proficiency according to at least B2, TOEIC Listening and Reading 785, TOEIC Speaking and Writing 310, TOEFL iBT 87, TOEFL ITP 543, IELTS 6,0 or equivalent. A proof thereof, not older than 24 months, is required.

Applicants holding a Bachelor's degree from a university in India must additionally proof at least three years of working experience and a final grade "first class with distinction".Students holding a degree from a university in India have been registered to our programme since it started. In fact they make up the largest group of our international students and give a valuable contribution to our campus and academic life. However, the large amount of applications we receive from India and the academic experiences we made has resulted in a further refinement of the admission requirements. With this, we intend to match applications and admissions closer together and hope to avoid that so many motivated and enthusiastic applicants must be disappointed if not accepted. Studying in an international context requires a sound mix of people by nation, gender etc. If in the future similar amounts of applications will come from other countries than India, we will certainly expand the admission rules to specifically those countries as well. The measure is not in any sense meant to discredit the quality of applicants from India. Like others, they are highly valued and most welcome to study with us. We ask for your understanding.

For the selection procedure we do NOT require any other general tests like GRE (Graduate Record Examination). You may send test scores if available, but they play a minimal role if not outstanding. Finally, please REFRAIN from sending Letters of Recommendation. They do not have any value in the selection procedure, as we regard them as "friendly support".

Admission restriction

Admission will take place in the mid of December for the summer semester and in the first half of July for the winter semester. Due to the comparison of all applications earlier admission is not possible. The assessement of the applications covers

  • professional qualification (certificates, grades/marks)
  • personal qualification (curriculum vitae)
  • personal qualification (statement of motivation)
  • linguistic proficiency (test certificates)

Application

The application procedure for this programme features an online-registration and subsequent sending of paper documents. Details are explained in the procedure.

ONLINE-REGISTRATION

The form to be filled in at the end gives further details on the relevant documents to be attached. Deadline: November 30th, for the following summer semester and June 30th for the following winter semester.

All information and documents to be submitted MUST be machine-written. Hand-written applications and or forms are NOT accepted. Complete applications should be submitted in ONE delivery before the deadline. Single documents, which are submitted later, are not considered.

After the selection procedure application documents are NOT returned to the applicants. Please send certified copies, no originals.

Before registring we ask you to read the Guideline for Applicants. In this document important information on the choice of modules is given as well as the consequences of certain statements to the admission procedure.

Registration office (Zentrales Studierendensekretariat); Phone: +49 (0)631 / 3724 -2270| Fax: -2137 Monday to Friday 9-12 hrs, Thursday 13:30-15 hrs.

Part-time studies

Apart from legal restrictions, applicants are welcome to choose 10 or 20 ECTS per semester. The application form provides a pop-down menu to specify the desired work load for every semester. We strongly advise you to describe the reasons for doing part-time studies in your application (Letter of Motivation). Organisational reasons permit to fix the choice of available modules more than three semesters ahead. Hence it is possible, that the module catalogue will change during your studies.

Study Fees

The programme is usualy free of charge. Only if you have already obtained a so called Diplom-degree in Germany or another Master's degree, participants will have to pay 650 € per Semester in addition to the usual registration fee.

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