All courses are taught in German, with the following exceptions:
- At the beginning of the course in the summer semester, the Bachelor's programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is taught in English for the first two years.
- at the beginning of the course in the summer semester, the bachelor's programme in electro mobility and renewable energies is also taught in English during the first two years of study
- At the beginning of the course in the summer semester, the first three semesters (1.5 years) of the Bachelor's programme in Physical Engineering are taught in English.
- the Master's programme in Electrical Engineering is taught entirely in English
- The Mechatronics Master's program is also taught entirely in English.
International applicants for these five courses only have to prove their knowledge of English. Applicants for Physical Engineering must also prove at least a German level of A1. International applicants for all other courses must prove German language skills.
Applicants from non-EU countries for German-language Bachelor's programmes
Applicants from non-EU countries for German-language Bachelor's programmes must contact the Studienkolleg in Konstanz. The main task of this institution is the examination of foreign certificates and thus the decision as to whether they qualify for study at a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) in Baden-Württemberg.
If this is the case (recognition), the Studienkolleg transforms the final grade into the German grading system (conversion) and issues a certificate entitling the holder to admission to higher education (admission qualification). This document must be submitted together with the other application documents to the university at which the applicant wishes to study.
If your examination of the foreign certificate leads to the result that you cannot yet be admitted to study, you will be invited to an examination (admission test) and, if the result is positive, you will be admitted to the Studienkolleg, where you can prepare for studying in Germany in two semesters. At the end of the Studienkolleg there is another examination (Feststellungsprüfung), the result of which then decides on a possible admission to higher education. The Studienkolleg is free of charge.
The Studienkolleg includes a German course and the Feststellungsprüfung includes the DSH test. Foreign applicants who do not participate in the Studienkolleg but have to prove their German language skills can also take the DSH test at the Studienkolleg.
At our university, 8% of the study places in each programme are reserved for students from non-EU countries.
All the other applicants:
- Applicants from EU countries for German-language Bachelor's programmes
- all international applicants for Master's programmes
- all international applicants for the international Bachelor's program "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
apply directly to our university. Please follow the instructions on the websites to apply for the individual degree programmes.
Applicants for Master's programmes must submit certified copies of their first degree certificate. If these documents are not in German or English, certified translations (German or English) must also be submitted.
Proof of German language skills
For admission to the German-language Bachelor's and Master's programmes, the same requirements are placed on German language proficiency. These are required by the
- DSH Test: at least DSH 2
- TestDaF: Average of at least TDN 4, no individual grade below 3.
- German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany: second level
Other language certificates for German may also be accepted in individual cases. Please refer to the Studienkolleg website for this and other detailed questions and, if necessary, contact the Studienkolleg.
Proof of English language skills
The English language requirements are as follows
- for the international Bachelor's program Electrical Engineering and Information Technology: TOEFL internet-based: 70, IELTS: volume 6.0
- for the English-language Master's programmes in Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering: TOEFL internet-based: 70, IELTS: volume 6.0
Other certificates will also be accepted in individual cases.
Contact: Lucia Mengis, Student Service