Application Process

Applying to a university can seem daunting. There is so much to do! Don’t worry- we are here to help you and look forward to welcoming you at the HdM!

The actual application process is self-explanatory and straight-forward:

German, EU, EEA Nationals

Step 1: Prepare your supporting documents

With your application form you will need to submit the following documents:

Please remember that transcripts, certificates and other formal academic credentials not in English or German must also be translated by a certified translator and included with the original document copy. The official translation should carry an official stamp, a seal and/or an authorizing signature.

  • A copy of your national ID
  • Official transcripts for all secondary and post-secondary studies, even if completed several years ago. If you’re currently completing a college or a university course, please send a transcript showing your course enrollment and grades to date. Here you might be able to find more guidance regarding your high school diploma or university degree in terms of it being sufficient for admission to a German University of Applied Sciences.
  • If English is not your first language: Please submit a current official certificate demonstrating your English language skills: B2 level/IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking)/ TOEFL from 72 overall (with 18 in reading, 17 in writing, 17 in listening and 20 in speaking). We might also be able to consider other alternative qualifications.
  • A personal statement: Please write about your skills, experience, and ambitions. You should provide reasons for choosing this course, information about any relevant previous experience, and your career plans.
  • Your CV including any work experience you might have had.

Step 2: Submit your application documents

EU citizens officially apply via the national application platform. Please follow the instructions here.

What do I need to submit?

  • The PDF application form
  • All the supporting documents as listed above (see Step 1)

You will later be asked to submit the above supporting documents (see Step 1) via an online portal for students who do not need to pay international fees.

When is the deadline?

Please apply by 15 July 2020 for the October 2020 admission.

Have any questions or enquiries?

Please email admissions@hdm-stuttgart.de.

Step 3: Apply for Accommodation

We strongly recommend students to consider our University’s dormitories. Please find more information about the different residence options here.

Deadline: Please apply immediately after you have received the official acceptance letter/pre-acceptance document from us!

If you wish to live in the dormitory, applying for our degree program by 15 July 2020 will help you to receive the acceptance letter/pre-acceptance document earlier. This gives you more time for your accommodation application.

How do I submit my application?

After receiving the official acceptance/pre-acceptance document for the study programme from us, please apply online here.

After the room allocations have been made, the accommodation provider Studierendenwerk Stuttgart will email you directly with the tenancy agreement and other important information. Please note, that you then need to take care of the payment for the deposit and for the first month’s rent.

Step 4: Prepare for Your Travel to Stuttgart

We will send you more information on the semester dates, orientation program and other preparations over the coming weeks and months.

International Students

Step 1: Prepare your supporting documents

With your application form you will need to submit the following documents:

Please remember that transcripts, certificates and other formal academic credentials not in English or German must also be translated by a certified translator and included with the original document copy. The official translation should carry an official stamp, a seal and/or an authorizing signature.

  • A copy of your passport
  • Official transcripts for all secondary and post-secondary studies, even if completed several years ago. If you’re currently completing a college or a university course, please send a transcript showing your course enrollment and grades to date. Here you might be able to find more guidance regarding your high school diploma or university degree in terms of it being sufficient for admission to a German University of Applied Sciences.
  • If English is not your first language: Please submit a current official certificate demonstrating your English language skills: B2 level/IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking)/ TOEFL from 72 overall (with 18 in reading, 17 in writing, 17 in listening and 20 in speaking). We might also be able to consider other alternative qualifications.
  • A personal statement: Please write about your skills, experience, and ambitions. You should provide reasons for choosing this course, information about any relevant previous experience, and your career plans.
  • Your CV including any work experience you might have had.

Step 2: Submit your application documents

Download your pdf application form. Just Click: PMT Application Form October 2020-1.

What do I need to submit?

  • The PDF application form
  • All the supporting documents as listed above (see Step 1)

When is the deadline?

Rolling admissions – apply now!

Applications received as early as possible: You will have a better chance of receiving a room offer in our halls of residence. Since applications for our degree program are processed as they come in, available spots can fill up quickly. Please apply early, should you need to arrange for a student visa, as this might take some weeks or in some countries even for over a month to be completed.

We will review applications until 15 July 2020. Applications will be processed case by case. Please note, that applicants sending their documents after the 31 May might not be able to receive a room in our dormitories, but will most likely be on a waiting list. If you need to apply for a visa, the time frame might in some cases be quite tight for these arrangements. It might be challenging to get visa on time, if applying during June and July.

How do I submit my application form?

Please email it together with required documents (in one pdf file) to admissions@hdm-stuttgart.de 

You don’t need to send us any hard copies at this stage.

Step 3: Receiving Your Official Acceptance from Us

After receiving your complete application pack, we will process your documents and liaise with the Academic Dean of the program to discuss your application.

Depending on your residence status/nationality in terms of the visa process, we have two pathways to your acceptance:

Should our Faculty approve your application for admission, we aim to send out your official acceptance letter (via email) over the following six to eight weeks. Should you need a hard copy of the letter sent, please let us know after receiving your acceptance email. You might need a hard copy for example for your visa appointment.

Step 4: Apply for Accommodation

We strongly recommend students to consider our University’s dormitories. Please find more information about the different residence options here.

Deadline: Please apply immediately after you have received the official acceptance letter/pre-acceptance document from us!

If you wish to live in the dormitory, applying for our degree program as earyl as possible will help you to receive the acceptance letter/pre-acceptance document earlier. This gives you more time for your accommodation application.

How do I submit my application?

After receiving the official acceptance/pre-acceptance document for the study programme from us, please apply online here.

After the room allocations have been made, the accommodation provider Studierendenwerk Stuttgart will email you directly with the tenancy agreement and other important information. Please note, that you then need to take care of the payment for the deposit and for the first month’s rent.

Step 5: Visa Application

Please contact the German embassy in your country to book an appointment. For more information on the embassy contact details, required documents, costs, and the further process, please visit the website of the German visa authorities here.

Deadline: Please apply and schedule your appointment immediately after you have submitted your application to us.  As getting an appointment might take some time, we recommend you to book your appointment before you have received an acceptance letter from us.

Step 6: Submit Documents to Accept Your Place at the HdM

With the official acceptance letter, we will send you forms you will need to complete and submit back to us in order to accept your study place. You will find more information about the required forms and the submission deadline in your acceptance email. This means paying your fees and tuition.

Step 7: Prepare for Your Travel to Stuttgart

We will send you more information on the semester dates, orientation program and other preparations over the coming weeks and months.

You will be met with a very warm welcome when you arrive here at the HdM!

Studying at a university will be different from anything you have ever done before. We will make sure that you get all the support you need to make the most of the excellent student experience we offer and enjoy your time with us!

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