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Automotive Engineering

We are delighted that you are interested in the degree programme Automotive Engineering (FZ).We hope the following information will help you find your feet quickly and allow you to secure a place at our University of Applied Sciences successfully.The Students' Service Centre (SSC) is happy to answer your questions and will support you on your way to studying at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences.Good luck, we look forward to seeing you!

​To your desired degree programme in three steps:

  1. Please register yourself on can find important information about DoSV, the new Germany-wide admissions process, here.
  2. Select the degree programme “Automotive Engineering”
  3. Fill out the Application for Admission, print it, sign it and send it to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences (SSC) with the required accompanying documentation.

Note: From the winter semester 2017/18 foreign students and those taking a second degree may also be charged a fee.In addition, foreign students please note the deadlines of the Studienkolleg Konstanz. You must take these into account to acquire proof of required language proficiency and recognition of officially-certified certificates.

Admission prerequisites

The prerequisite for admission to the degree programme FZ is a successful general qualification for university entrance (school-leaving certificate), an entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences, or a subject-specific higher-education entrance qualification.Furthermore, people in employment who have successfully completed a master craftsman's diploma or vocational training equivalent to a master craftsman's diploma may also apply.In this case, an interview for the chosen degree programme is required.Evidence of this interview must be submitted by the close of applications.Those with vocational qualifications also have the chance to study at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences via an aptitude test and an application interview.

In addition, evidence that a pre-study internship of 12 weeks' duration has been completed must be submitted.If you have not completed a pre-study internship before making your application, you may still apply.In this case, you must have completed at least four weeks of the pre-study internship by the start of lecturesin the first semester.You can complete the remaining eight weeks before the start of the main study period (start of lectures in the thirdsemester).Applicants who have completed an apprenticeship or practical training at school in the field of metalworking may be completely or partially exempted from having to do the pre-study internship.You can find further details in the flyer Recognition of school and vocational training.

Application deadline

You can start the degree programme Automotive Engineering in either the winter or the summer semester.Applications for the winter semester can be made until July 15, applications for the summer semester can be made until January 15.These are cut-off dates. That means applications which are received later will not be considered, even if missing the deadline was not your fault. Here it is the date which the application reaches the University of Applied Sciences which is important, and not the postmark.Since your application can only be processed if all the documentation is complete and submitted by the deadline, we recommend that you apply early so that any questions arising can be clarified in time before the close of applications.

Admissions process

After you have submitted your application, you will receive written confirmation of receipt.Study places are issued according to the average grades on the higher education entrance qualification certificate.Completed subject-specific vocational training and employment will also be taken into account.

​After admission, you have 10 days in which to enrol, either in writing or in person.You can find the precise dates and requirements in the Notification of Admission letter.Subsequently, free study places are issued in a Clearing process.The remaining free places can be viewed on the Study Place Exchange, one month before the start of the semester.


If you are accepted to study at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences, you will receive a written Notification of Admission giving you all the information you need about enrolment.Please read the information carefully and adhere to the specified registration period.

To enrol at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences you must present the documents specified in the Notification of Admission to the SSC, along with evidence that you have paid the administration fee and the fee for the Students' Union.As confirmation of enrolment, you will be issued with a semester ID card (chip card) and enrolment certificates for the current semester.

If you are not able to register yourself, then we need your written authorisation stating who can register on your behalf.

Dual study program

If you would like to gather solid work experience while you are still at university, you can also take this course with the Ulm Model dual study programme or with in-depth practical experience.You can find information on admission prerequisites and the application process at Dual study program.

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