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TAKEoff@RWU: Your preparatory semester

Your Benefits



You're currently finishing school and are interested in studying in an english-speaking Bachelor's degree in a STEM field? But you don't feel well enough prepared for it yet or even have a semester to bridge before you start your studies? Then TAKEoff@RWU is just the fit for you!

  • You can study in English for one semester at RWU without having to decide on a specific Bachelor's degree program and without having to pay tuition fees.
  • Your chances of academic success will improve significantly! TAKEoff@RWU teaches you not only academic and subject-specific skills, but also language and cultural skills. This way, you will be perfectly prepared for living, studying and working in Germany.






Application Deadline

one semester 30 places 193€ 1. Feb. - 15. April



Your Benefits at a glance


  • You start with German at your level in our CLIC language center.
  • In an intercultural course, you will learn everything about Scientific Writing, Studying and Living in Germany.
  • Math, Physics and Programming courses refresh your knowledge for a Bachelor's degree at RWU.
  • In various industry networking formats, you will get to know local companies and prove yourself in practical projects.
  • With prior arrangement, you can take part in specially selected courses in our English Bachelor's degree programs worth up to 10 ECTS and sit an exam. If you fail the exam, this will not affect your future studies.
  • And you do not pay tuition fees*1.

... and if you apply for and enrol in an English Bachelor's degree program at RWU after TAKEoff@RWU...

  • ... you can apply to have these 10 ECTS recognized upon successful examination*2 This will reduce your workload during your studies.
  • ... you will receive a bonus of 0.5 on your overall grade in our selection system if you apply for one of our English Bachelor's degree programs after successfully completing TAKEoff@RWU *3


*1 Only the usual administrative fees apply.
*2 Find out independently about the recognition of your ECTS.
*3 Please note the minimum grade for an application to RWU! If this is not sufficient despite the improvement of 0.5 grade points, you will not be able to study with us. You will find information on the average grade after registering in the application portal
Your Application
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Start of studies: Winter Semester
Duration of study: one semester
Application deadline postal & digital: February 1 - April 15
Documents required:
  • Certified copy or original of the university entrance qualification (HZB)*
  • Notarized copy or original of an English language certificate (TOEFL 70, IELTS overall 6.0) or comparable
  • Online application form
  • CV
  • copy of passport
  • for Indian/Chinese/Vietnamese applicants: copy of APS certificate
  • Further information and start your application here!

*Is your university entrance qualification recognized in Germany? Check here and in the Anabin Guide.


If you have specific questions about the application portal, application process and admission, please contact our Student Services.

Admission regulations for the preparatory semester

Satzung für TAKEoff@RWU - Fassung vom 18. Januar 2024
pdf (949 kB)
Options after TAKEoff@RWU


Apply for one of our English-speaking Bachelor's Degree program by 15 November...

...and have the ECTS points you have already earned in TAKEoff@RWU recognised!


E-Mobility and Green Energy (EN)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Studentin mit Tablet.

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EN)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Studentinnen am PC.

Mechanical Engineering / International Project Engineering (international variant)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

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Studierende mit Roboter.

Mechatronics (EN)

Faculty of Technology and Management

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After your Bachelor's degree, you can easily continue your studies with us. You might be interested in these Master's programmes:

Student mit Industrielabor.

Mechatronics (EN)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Studierende im Elektrotechnik-Labor.

Electrical Engineering and Embedded Systems (EN)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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After successfully completing your Master's degree, you can also pursue a doctorate at RWU. Informations are available here.


Our advice for you:

  1. If you would like to start a Bachelor's degree program at RWU, you must submit a complete application by the deadline. Participation in TAKEoff@RWU does not guarantee a place at RWU and you have not automatically applied for a degree program.
  2. Nevertheless, you will receive a bonus of 0.5 grade points on your overall grade in our selection system if you successfully complete TAKEoff@RWU and if you apply for an english speaking Bachelor's degree programm at RWU. Please note the ranking process for an application to RWU! If this is not sufficient despite the improvement of 0.5 grade points, you will unfortunately not be able to study with us. See also § 8 "Aktuelle Zulassungs- und Auswahlsatzung der RWU für Bachelorstudiengänge".
  3. TAKEoff@RWU at RWU is not a preparatory college (Studienkolleg). After successfully completing TAKEoff@RWU, you do not acquire a university entrance qualification for RWU or any other university.
  4. You can find all regulations in the following document: Satzung.
  5. Courses and information listed for TAKEoff@RWU are subject to change.


 TAKEoff@RWU is a preparatory semester at RWU in the STEM field that precedes the Bachelor's programme and lasts one semester. It is specially designed for international students. If you are a German-speaking* prospective student and are also interested in the TAKEoff semester, please contact us in advance:

TAKEoff@RWU is primarily designed for prospective international students. If German students or German-speaking students are also interested in applying, they are welcome contact for more information.

  • German language course
  • Interculturally oriented course Scientific Writing, Studying and Living in Germany
  • Basic courses: Math, Physics, Programming
  • Industry and business networking formats: company visits, practical projects
  • After prior consultation, participation in specially selected courses from our English Bachelor's degree programs worth up to 10 ECTS

By joining TAKEoff@RWU, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Networking with regional companies
  • Networking in the culture
  • A head start in German
  • Hone basic knowledge of Math, Physics, Programming

Your benefits if you decide to study at RWU after TAKEoff@RWU:

  • 0.5 grade bonus on your GPA
  • Recognition of up to 10 ECTS points for individual modules passed during TAKEoff@RWU

The application deadline is April 15th of each year. The documents must be submitted to the applicant portal and to RWU by this date.

You can find information on the documents and the procedure here.

After TAKEoff@RWU, you can begin a Bachelor's degree program at RWU. You must apply for a study place for this.

English Bachelor's degree programs: E-Mobility and Green Energy (German/English), Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (German/English), International Project Engineering (German/English) and from summer semester 2025 Mechatronics (English).

There are no tuition fees, as would be with a regular Bachelor's degree course. You only pay the administrative fees. Further information will follow soon [as of 25.1.2024].

Contact & People

General contact details

Online advice Find out more on request in a one-to-one meeting:
Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
P.O. Box 30 22
88216 Weingarten

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