Admission Requirements

Our admission requirements 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.

Please find the admission requirements for our B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (International) below:

We accept School Leaving certificates such as: US High School Diploma, Abitur, International Baccalaureate, GCE A-Level etc.


Two years of High School Physics by the conclusion of the certificate of secondary education or one of the following tests:

  • ACT International Subject Test Physics (at least 24 points, offered only in very few countries)
  • TestAS Fachmodul Ingenieurwissenschaften with percentile rank of 75 (offered only in German language)



SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
School Code: 3592

  • Composed of Reading Test, Writing and Language Test and Math test
  • Minimum score of 1.200 points

ACT (American College Test) 
School Code: 8179

  • Composed of English Test, Mathematics Test, Reading Test & Science Test
  • Composite Score of 24 points


  • Percentile rank of 75


Proof of English language proficiency is not required for applicants who:

  • have had English as the language of instruction within the last two years of their schooling. The Declaration of English Proficiency form can be submitted in order to receive a waiver from any English language testing obligations.
  • demonstrate that they have obtained a General Certificate of Education (GCE) at A-level or AS-level with a minimum grade of "B" in English.
  • obtained an "International Baccalaureate (IB)" as a university entrance qualification and can prove at least a grade 5 in the subject English.
  • Otherwise applicants are required to provide one of the following standardized English Language Examination:
(University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English)
(University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
570 pb // 250 cb // 90 iBT

Band score of 6.5

(and no section lower than 5.5)

    Level II or better



Your motivation letter should be written in English and not exceed two pages. It should contain the following topics:

  • Introduction and personal background
  • Interest and skill related to science and engineering
  • Motivations for choosing to study Mechanical Engineering
  • Personal goals during your studies
  • Future career goals


Additional certificates applicants may include in their application:

  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience (internships, vocational, or professional training)
  • Significant awards and distinctions
  • Recommendation letters

Please prepare all your documents as electronic PDFs to be uploaded online via the KIT Application Portal. All applications must be submitted by the April 30th deadline.

The KIT Online Application Portal for the B.Sc. program in Mechanical Engineering (International) at the Carl Benz School of Engineering opens in December 2023Get your applications ready for the 2024/2025 winter semester!



Frequently asked questions

What happens after I have submitted my application?

You will receive a notification via the KIT Application Portal if any documents should be missing. Missing documents can be submitted within the application period through the Application Portal where you can also view your application status. The final admission decisions will be notified 2-3 weeks after the application deadline has passed on April 30th each year. Please check your email inbox at a regular basis.

What happens 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 is not recognized, you are then given an indirect admission. This means that you are obliged to pass the Assessment of Eligibility in order to gain enrolment in the B.Sc. program in Mechanical Engineering (International). The Assement of Eligibility is part of the Pre-Semester, an eight-week preparatory course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English. It starts in August each year.


More information

  • For more information, please take a look at our application and admission flyer or take a look at our general FAQ.
  • For the official document on study and examination regulations of the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International), click here.
  • For the official document on admission regulations of the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International), click here.


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Get your applications documents ready: You can now apply to our English-taught Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering (International) at the Carl Benz School of Engineering for a start in the winter semester 2024/2025! Our Online Application Portal is now active and stays open until April 30th, 2024. We look forward towards your applications!


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