Please find the admission requirements for our B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (International) below:
Certificate of secondary education
We accept School Leaving certificates such as: US High School Diploma, Abitur, International Baccalaureate, GCE A-Level etc.
- Transcript of Records may be submitted should the final school leaving certificates not be available.
- To find out if your High School Diploma is authorized to study in Germany, please consult the DAAD database.
- Fill out the Confirmation of the Anticipated School Leaving Certificate.
Two years of High School Physics
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)
One of the following three Standardized Tests
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
English Language Proficiency
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
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 2023. Get 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.
- 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.
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!