Application & Admission Requirements

Application Deadline

    • For International students applying from abroad: April 30th
    • For candidates already holding a visa and for candidates from the EU: July 15th
    • For holders of a German degree: August 31st

    Applications can be sent any time and are valid for the next deadline. PLEASE USE ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY !!

    Please Note: We have winter intake only.

    Important: New Regulation for applicants from India

    For applicants from India an APS-certificate is now mandatory. Check for more information. You need to upload your APS-certificate in the section “personal data” in our application platform. If you have applied for the APS certificate but are still waiting to receive it, please upload a proof (screenshot from APS portal or email) instead of the certificate.

    Application for international students

    The interdisciplinary Master Program Commercial Vehicle Technology is open to qualified graduates with a Master or Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in engineering, computer science or related fields.

    For an application please fill in the online application and add the following documents (pdf file):

    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Scaned copy of master degree, diploma (or equivalent) or bachelor degree (original language)
    • Transcript of records (ToR)
    • Scaned copies of certified translation (in German or English) of your degree certificate and transcript of records (only if your certificates are not in English or German)
    • Description of subjects covered during your previous studies
    • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL 213 computer-based, 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based; IELTS 6,0 or equivalent). In the case of a previous completely English-speaking Bachelor study, we may not need a language certificate. However, this must be indicated in the application process and noted on the certificate.
    • Proof of German Proficiency (Level A 2 (basic knowledge) at Goethe-Institut or ÖSD-Center, in the European Frame of Reference for Languages), Examination centers: Goethe-InstitutÖSD-Center
    • Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
    • One letter of Recommendation from faculty staff
    • APS- Certificate (for Applicants from India, the People’s Republic of China and Vietnam)

    Detailed Selection Regulations for the CVT-Master program

    The CVT-program is designed for a course number of 60 - 80 students per year. Thus, unfortunately, not every candidate can be admitted. In order to make sure that we select the right candidates, that do have the best qualifications to follow the study contents and to pass the exams, a thoroughly elaborated selection practice has been established:


    1. Subjects covered in former studies

    The following subjects in the 3 participating engineering disciplines should be covered in the previous studies (however there is the possibility of making up for some gaps in the first semester of the studies).

    Field of Mechanical & Process Engineering

    • Principles of Mechanics
    • Principles of Design
    • Principles in Materials Science
    • Principles of Production Engineering

    Field of Electrical & Computer Engineering

    • General and Electrical Measurement
    • Principles of Electrical Power Engineering
    • Principles of Automation Technology
    • Principles of Electronics

    Field of Computer Science

    • General Design of Computer Systems
    • Principles of Integrated Systems and Robotics
    • Formal Principles of Programming
    • Principles of Software Engineering and Program Development


    2. Grade

    All grades are translated into the German grade system (1.0 best grade; 5.0 worst grade; 4.0 is needed to pass). If you apply with a Bachelor degree, final grades from 1.0 to 3.0 are credited, if you apply with a Diploma or Master, final grades from 1.0 to 2.3 are credited.


    3. Recommendation Letter, Motivation Letter, Vita, Language Proficiency

    These are assessed as "bonus point" or "no bonus point".

    For Recommendation Letter, Motivation Letter and Vita: 1 point
    German language level B1: 1 point
    German language level B2 or higher: 1 point

    The weight of these aspects is 9:9:3 and will be the basis for the decision on admission.