Entry requirements
Applying for a master’s degree programme

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You can study for a master’s degree at Kempten University of Applied Sciences if you can demonstrate that:

  • You are a university graduate 
  • If you haven’t yet completed your degree, you must already have earned at least either 180 ECTS Credit Points on a 7-semester bachelor’s degree programme (also applies to applicants from the DHBW) or 150 ECTS Credit Points on a 6-semester bachelor’s degree programme. Applicants for the degree programmes in Energy Technology, Advanced Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Production Engineering and Materials Science, Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering, and Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering only need to provide evidence of at least either 170 ECTS Credit Points on a 7-semester bachelor’s degree programme (also applies to applicants from DHBW) or 140 ECTS Credit Points on a 6-semester bachelor’s degree programme. If you are already a student at our university, you don’t need to submit this evidence. ​​​​​​

Exceptions for master’s degrees: Certain master’s degree programmes might be subject to exceptional regulations, which you can consult on the page about the admissions procedure

Did you gain your university degree abroad?
Degrees awarded by foreign universities require special validation. Please send your foreign certificate – either the original or an officially certified copy – by post to:

uni-assist e. V., Geneststr. 5, 10829 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 30 666 44 345
Fax +49 (0) 30 666 44 390

Please enclose a certified copy of the certificate or a transcript of records (only if you haven’t yet completed your university degree) from your university. You don’t need to apply to uni-assist. Once your document has been processed, you will receive your “preliminary review documentation” (“Vorprüfungsdokumentation – VPD”). Please send this to Academic Registry at Kempten University of Applied Sciences by 31 July for applications for degree programmes starting in a winter semester. The deadline is 15 January for applications for a degree programme starting in a summer semester.

 

Important! Applicants from China, Vietnam or Mongolia, please note:

In addition to your university certificates, please also submit the original “APS” validation. Uni-assist charges a feefor its validation service.

Applicants for the master’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering should not send their documents  to uni-assist.  Instead, the appropriate Examination / Programme Board will check skills acquired abroad during the admissions procedure.

 

Continuing master’s studies

If you have already started studying for a master’s degree and wish to transfer to Kempten University of Applied Sciences, please apply online (further information is included in the overview). We cannot accept freehand applications. Once you have completed your application, please print the application for the coming semester and then submit it to us together with the relevant documents by 15 January, at the latest, to start in a summer semester / 31 July to start in a winter semester (date of receipt, not date of posting).  We cannot consider any applications that miss these deadlines.

Entry requirements for master’s degree programmes

Automation and Robotics

Automation and Robotics

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Automation and Robotics are explained on the page about the degree programme.
International applicants with a degree awarded by a foreign institution also need to please provide evidence of sufficient proficiency in German (e.g. DSH-2, TestDaF level 3 or better, ZOP, etc.) for

Electrical Engineering.

Electrical Engineering.

For the degree programme inElectrical Engineering, the following requirements must be met for admission:

  • University graduate in electrical engineering or information technology with at least 180 ECTS Credit Points (average final grade of at least 2.5 / “good”)
  • Sufficient proficiency for being taught and examined in English (e.g. written TOEFL test score of at least 525 points or grade 2.5 or better in a compulsory undergraduate degree module completed in English); graduates from a degree programme taught in English will be considered proficient without needing to provide additional proof.
Energy Technology

Energy Technology

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Energy Technology are explained in the page about the degree programme.
International applicants with a degree awarded by a foreign institution also need to please provide evidence of sufficient proficiency in German (e.g. DSH-2, TestDaF level 3 or better, ZOP, etc.).

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are explained in the page about the degree programme.
International applicants with a degree awarded by a foreign institution also need to please provide evidence of sufficient proficiency in German (e.g. DSH-2, TestDaF level 3 or better, ZOP, etc.).

Production Engineering and Materials Science

Production Engineering and Materials Science

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Production Engineering and Materials Science are explained in the page about the degree programme.

Social and Health Services Management

Social and Health Services Management

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Social and Health Services Management are explained in the page about the degree programme.
International applicants with a degree awarded by a foreign institution also need to please provide evidence of sufficient proficiency in German (e.g. DSH-2, TestDaF level 3 or better, ZOP, etc.).

Game Engineering and Visual Computing

Game Engineering and Visual Computing

For the degree programme inGame Engineering and Visual Computing, the following minimum requirements apply:

  • University graduate with an overall grade of at least “good” (at least 180 ECTS Credit Points) in computer science, business information systems or an equivalent degree.
  • International applicants with a degree awarded by a foreign institution also need to please provide evidence of sufficient proficiency in German (e.g. DSH-2, TestDaF level 3 or better, ZOP, etc.).
Computer Science

Computer Science

For the degree programme inComputer Science, the following minimum requirements apply:

  • University graduate with an overall grade of at least “good” (at least 180 ECTS Credit Points) in computer science, business information systems or an equivalent degree.
  • International applicants with a degree awarded by a foreign institution also need to please provide evidence of sufficient proficiency in German (e.g. DSH-2, TestDaF level 3 or better, ZOP, etc.).
Global Business Development

Global Business Development

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Global Business Development are explained in the page about the degree programme.

Innovation, Entrepreneurialism and Leadership

Innovation, Entrepreneurialism and Leadership

For the degree programme in Innovation, Entrepreneurialism and Leadership, the following requirements must be met for admission:

  • University graduate in tourism management or an equivalent degree programme with at least 210 Credit Points (average final grade of at least 2.5 / “good”).
  • External applicants: Please attach – if you don’t yet have your degree certificate – confirmation from your university of your average grade (based on at least 180 ECTS points).
  • Graduates with a 6-semester bachelor’s degree (without a practical semester) will be required to submit evidence of a continuous period of no less than 20 weeks’ professional activity in a field related to their bachelor’s degree completed after the second semester of their degree programme.
  • The result for your bachelor’s or “Diplom” thesis and evidence of passing your bachelor’s / “Diplom” examination must be presented by the end of the first semester.
  • Personal statement (approx. 2,500 character).
  • Evidence of proficiency in English at level B2 (e.g. by Unicert, TelC, BEC Vantage, etc.)
  • International applicants with a degree awarded by a foreign institution also need to please provide evidence of sufficient proficiency in German (e.g. DSH-2, TestDaF level 3 or better, ZOP, etc.).
Logistics

Logistics

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Logistics are explained in the page about the degree programme.

Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering

Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering are explained in the page about the degree programme.

Technical Innovation and Product Management

Technical Innovation and Product Management

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Technical Innovation and Product Management are explained in the page about the degree programme.

Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering

Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering

The entry requirements for the degree programme in Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering are explained in the page about the degree programme.

Applying for a master’s degree programme

Are you interested in studying for a master’s degree at Kempten University of Applied Sciences? If so, we look forward to your application! Please check our entry requirements and admissions procedure before you start. Please note that applications must be submitted both online and on paper. Admissions are managed locally. 

You can find all the key information on our page about the applications period

Get in touch

studienamt(at)hs-kempten.de
Fax +49 (0) 831 2523-126

We can be contacted by telephone:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Please arrange an appointment for a personal consultation.

Building D, 1st floor

Contacts in Academic Registry

Tel. +49 (0) 831 2523 + extension no.

Academic Registry (technical)
All engineering and computer science degree programmes

  • Sarah Puttner: +352 (Room D 205)
  • Ramona Bilgri: +120 (Room D 206)
  • Susanne Breitfeld: +359 (Room D 206)
  • Tanja Hansbauer: +354 (Room D 207)
  • Stefani Konc: +351 (Room D 204)
  • Dunja Mühleisen: +359 (Room D 206)

Go to Academic Registry.

Academic Registry (Business/Economics)
all business-related degree programmes

  • Antje Bauerfeind: +355 (Room D 209)
  • Cornelia Buchwald: +350 (Room D 208)
  • Andrea Riescher-Socher: +361 / +355 (Room D 209)
  • Djamila Schittenhelm: +122 (Room D 212)
  • Alexander Städele: + 124 (Zimmer D 209)

Deputy Director

Sarah Puttner
Bachelor of Arts

Director

Dirk Gerke
Public Administrator