Graduate School Commercial Vehicle Technology

Application & Admission Requirements

Application Deadline

  • For International students applying from abroad:  April 30.
  • For holders of a German degree:  August 31.

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.

Admission Requirements & Selection Procedure

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.

Application for international students

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

  • Scaned copies of Master degree, diploma (or equivalent) or Bachelor degree
  • Scaned copies of translation (German, English or French) of your Bachelor (or equivalent) Certificate and Transcript
  • Grade Notification (if existing)
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Short letter of Motivation
  • One letter of Recommendation from faculty staff
  • 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 or equivalent), Examination centers: Goethe-InstitutÖSD-Center
  • APS- Certificate (for Applicants of the People’s Republic of ChinaVietnam & Mongolia only)

Detailed Selection Regulations for the CVT-Master program

The CVT-program is designed for a course number of 40 - 60 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:

Candidates are assessed on the basis of a relatively complex system involving their final grade, range of subjects covered in former studies and recommendation letters:

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.

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