Carl Benz School of Engineering

Admission Requirements

You are interested in becoming part of Carl Benz School? Here you find all relevant information on the admission requirements and the admission process.

The application portal of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is now open! You can apply until April 30th, 2021 for a start in the winter semester 2021. After your admission to the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) from the KIT, you are able register for the CBS College Program. The College Program Registration Portal opens on May 15th, 2021.

Even if COVID-19 persists, all programs will run as planned on site, online, or in hybrid format in accordance with local and national regulations.


What are the admission requirements? 

Our admission requirements and documents are aimed at identifying those areas of your academic and personal profile that make you unique, and to make sure that you are the right fit for Carl Benz School of Engineering.

  • High School Degree (e.g. IB, GCE A-level, US High School Diploma, German Abitur or others!)
  • Excellent Grades in Mathematics & Physics - if students did not take Physics in grade 11 or 12, the SAT Physics Subject Test is required.
  • SAT* (Math & Evidence-Based Reading & Writing; at least 1.200 points)
  • English Proficiency Test (TOEFL** or IELTS)
  • Motivation Letter

* Please note: Because of the exceptional circumstances, both due to COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of SAT testing, applicants can apply for the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) and the CBS College Program also without SAT scores.

** Applicants to the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) program for the Fall 2021 semester may apply with their TOEFL Take Home Edition scores. All applications must be submitted by the April 30th application deadline.

Please also have a look at our FAQs.

You can download our information flyer here.

  • For the official document on study and examination regulations of the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) click here External Link.
  • For the official document on admissions regulations of the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) click here External Link.

How can I apply for Carl Benz School?

Please check if you meet the above mentioned admission requirements and have all your supporting documents ready for upload here:
KIT application portal

When you visit the homepage of the KIT Application portal, you find at the upper righthand corner a globe icon where you can switch the language from German to English. When you start your application process you can save and log back into the different pages at any time. Once your application is ready, please submit it before the application deadline.

The application deadline is April 30 each year!

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After receiving admission to B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) from the KIT, you can register for the CBS College Program by following the steps on the College Program Registration Portal. The College Program Registration Portal opens on May 15th, 2021.

View this video for the application steps on the KIT Portal:

What if my High School Degree is not recognized?

Depending on your secondary school leaving certificate you will either get a direct or an indirect university admission. If your degree certificate is not recognized, you are then given an indirect admission. This means that you will need to participate in our Pre-Semester. The Pre-Semester (Start: August) is an eight-week preparatory course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry as well as English.

If you want to find out if your transcript meets the admission requirements for Germany, please visit the DAAD database External Link for further information. Additionally, please see our admission FAQs.


Important information for German citizens with a foreign school-leaving qualification!

Did you attend a school abroad and obtain a school-leaving qualification there? Or did you study at an International School in Germany?

In this case, you need to get your transcript evaluated as equivalent to a school-leaving certificate in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The approved document is required for the winter semester enrollment at the Carl Benz School of Engineering/KIT. Please contact the Regional Council, the so-called „Regierungspräsidium“, in Stuttgart for further information here.

Do you have any more questions about the process? 

Our CBS team is happy to get in touch with you. You can contact them at admissions∂ or call at +49 (0)721 608-47901 to schedule a telephone appointment.

>> Download our Application and Admissions Flyer here.


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Online Application Portal is now active!

You can now apply to our English-taught B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) program at the Carl Benz School for a start in the winter semester 2021! Our Online Application Portal is active from December 1st, 2020 – April 30th, 2021.

Apply today!
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The B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) offered in cooperation with Carl Benz School has successfully passed this internal quality assurance procedure in February 2017 and is accredited by the KIT since then.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ section refers to possible questions of interested applicants who are planning to apply and also addresses applicants who already have received a letter of admission from Carl Benz School of Engineering.

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