> Frequently Asked Questions

You all have loads of questions  and asking questions is good. But finding answers to some of your questions on your own is even better and can be very satisfying… Below we have collected some of your most frequently asked questions and written our answers.

Have a look  and many of your questions will be solved though we still look forward to receiving your questions, be it by telephone, by email or by messenger. Or come and see us in Mannheim, we would be happy to meet you in person.


Online via our Campusportal https://campus.hs-mannheim.de

Application procedure:

  1. Go to https://campus.hs-mannheim.de/
  2. Switch to English language with country icon in right bottom corner on front page of the Campusportal.
  3. Register your personal details in the portal to generate your application account.
  4. Prepare your documents: produce pdf scans of max. 5 MB per document.
  5. Create an application for Bachelor Electrical Engineering (EEB).
  6. Upload all necessary application documents.
  7. Submit your complete online application before the end of our application deadline.

Detailed application information find on https://www.ete.hs-mannheim.de/bachelor/apply.html

School leaving certificates with grades and university transcripts of your current course of studies (if you are studying already) -- Upload one combined pdf scan max. size 5 MB.

English language proof (IELTS minimum 6.0, TOEFL minimum 80 or proof of English as medium of instruction)

CV (written in English and up-to-date)

Reference letter (written in English) from one of your teachers or professors, preferably in Maths or Physics

Motivational letter (written in English, maximum one A4 page):

  • Why do you want to study electrical engineering?
  • What are your specific talents or interests?
  • What is your motivation for studying in Germany?
  • Why Mannheim?
  • Which skills and what knowledge do you want to gain by studying with us?

Auskunftsformular on tuition fees, signed and uploaded in the German version

All documents need to be written or translated into English.


Every admission year is different  Admission depends on quantity and quality of all applications. Our admissions committee focuses on your grades in maths and physics. The better your scores, the higher your chances for admission.

We need either  TOEFL with a minimum of 80 or IELTS  minimum 6.0. Alternatively we accept proof that English has been your language of instruction for at least one year. This can be indicated within the reference letter of your teacher or has to be written on your transcript.

You need a higher education entrance qualification  to study at a German university. This needs to be equivalent to the level of the German secondary school-leaving certificate. The entrance qualifications of some countries aren´t equivalent to our German level, so applicants of some countries need to have additional academic experience. That means a certain number of successful semesters at a recognized university at Bachelor level in a relevant subject (for us engineering). Or alternatively one successfully finished year in a Studienkolleg type T.

If you are unsure whether this applies to you, best let us check if you are eligible to apply with us directly.

Please note  that international students need to be at least 18 years old when starting our programme beginning of September. We can´t enrol underage international students, sorry.

No, but if you need to show  a higher academic level than school-leaving, then you could provide your SAT or ACT score report, or you could use one to support your application. Also if you won`t receive your final school leaving certificate or required university transcript within our application deadline. Please submit your score report together with your complete application. We recommend subject tests in Maths and Physics.

Our campus portal is open for applications from 02 April. The earlier you register and upload your documents, the earlier they can be checked by our admissions committee. We will contact you if we need additional documents or information from you. So don´t wait until last minute.The final application deadline is 31 July. We recommend an application timeline of 15 May latest for international students (for visa reasons) and 15 July latest for EU applicants and those not living in the Mannheim area yet (for student housing reasons). EU citizen with EU passports may apply with their last mid-term report or certificate of their grade 12 winter semester. They will then have to submit their final university-entrance qualification by 15 July.

Sorry, no. We need your final grades. Alternatively submit a SAT/ACT test and apply based on your score report in one of those tests.

There is no need.  You choose your focus after the second semester.

Our international BSc Engineering Sciences programme  offers 30 places for every winter semester.

Once you have submitted your online application via our Campusportal  you will get an application number for future reference and can check your application status in our portal.

Our admissions committee  will check all applications continuously. You will hear from us if your application has been successful 1-2 weeks after your application has been submitted in the application portal.

 If we were unable  to give you a study place, then you will also hear from us by e-mail.

If you are admitted,  you will receive an e-mail with confirmation of a study place and your admission letter. You will then have to accept your place within 21 days with a request of enrolment in our Campusportal.

With our admission papers  you will have to apply for a study visa with the German Embassy in your home country. Our admission papers are valid for Hochschule Mannheim, your study visa will have to be issued for Hochschule Mannheim. When you receive the official admission document, contact the German Embassy as soon as you can. To start on the programme you need to be at the University on the first day of the language and culture programme, normally the first Monday in September.

We start in English for the first year,  and that is why we have sufficient English skills as one admission prerequisite. But we recommend you study to at least German level B1 for a good start in Germany. The more German you have when you arrive, the easier your first year will be when we combine our technical classes with intensive German language courses. From 3rd semester onwards all lectures will be given in German only! Some embassies require a certain German level for granting a visa, so check well in advance.

Our German courses  are part of our international BSc Engineering Sciences programme and therefore included for our students.

Sorry, not for first year students  From 3rd semester onwards there are different possibilities, also for tuition jobs within our department.

In general yes, if permitted  by the employment office. But you need to consider that the workload in your first semesters is immense due to the combination of technical lectures and intensive German language courses. Also laboratory classes are obligatory at our University and as preparation for examinations.

You need to apply  within our application deadline. In our international programme you can only start in the first semester.

Transfer of credits can only be discussed  with the professors responsible after enrolment. They will then compare your module descriptions with what has to be studied here. If you are from one of those countries which need university experience as an admission prerequisite, then this is your entrance qualification and therefore can´t be taken into account.

No, as only our first year  is taught in English.  Our international programme only starts in winter semesters and not all classes will be offered in summer semesters. For studying in our German programme you will need a higher German level (DSH2 or TestDaf 4x4) as well as to go through a different application process.

If you are admitted  and after you having accepted our study place, our international office will contact you concerning accommodation in a students´ residence. We´ve blocked accommodation for our international students and will help you with the process.

Mannheim students need to calculate  a monthly average amount of €700-800 (that´s including rent for student accommodation, national health insurance, semester ticket and food). Per semester you need to add administration fees and tuition fees for non-EU students.

Any more questions ? Contact us

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