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Systems Engineering and Management (International Program)

We are delighted that you are interested in the Master's degree program Systems Engineering and Management - International Program (SI). We hope the following information will help you find your feet quickly and allow you to secure a place at our University of Applied Sciences successfully. Student Services (SSC) – Master's Programs are happy to answer your questions and will support you on your way to studying at Ulm University of Applied Sciences. Good luck, we look forward to meeting you!

To your desired degree program in three steps

  1. Click on our application portal
  2. Select "Systems Engineering and Management (International Program)"
  3. Fill out the Application for Admission, print it, sign it and send it with the required documentation by post to: Technische Hochschule Ulm, Masterprogramm, Prittwitzstrasse 10, 89075 Ulm.

Admission prerequisites

A prerequisite for admission to the degree program SI is an above-average qualification in a technically-oriented degree: with a standard study period of at least three years and course content corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credit points – at a German university of applied sciences or a comparable foreign university. Furthermore, you should have sound knowledge and expertise: equivalent to that obtainable at Ulm University of Applied Sciences in the Bachelor's degree programs Communications Engineering, Industrial Electronics or Automotive Electronics. Other prerequisites are an excellent knowledge of German and above-average proficiency in English, as well as successful participation in a selection interview, where you must achieve a grade of at least 4.0.

If you are not able to provide complete evidence of the knowledge and expertise listed above before starting your studies on the Master's degree program, but (due to the quality of your first degree and the result of the selection interview) it is to be expected that you will be able to complete the degree program successfully, you may be admitted: on the condition that you acquire the missing knowledge within one semester at the latest.

Application deadline

The Master's degree program SI starts in the summer semester. You must have submitted your application by December 1. This is a cut-off date. That means applications which are received later will not be considered, even if missing the deadline was not your fault. Here it is the date which the application reaches the University of Applied Sciences which is important, and not the postmark. Since your application can only be processed if all the documentation is complete and submitted by the deadline, you should apply early so that any questions arising can be clarified in time before the close of applications.

Required documentation

  • First degree certificate (simple copy)
  • If you do not yet have a certificate when you make your application, then submit a certificate for application for a Master's degree program and an up-to-date overview of your grades
  • Curriculum Vitae with no gaps, in tabular form with date and your signature
  • Letter of motivation, between one and two A4 pages
  • Residence permit (certified copy) for applicants from abroad
  • Foreign students: official recognition of your certificates from the Studienkolleg Konstanz/Center for International Students and a certificate of language proficiency
  • A self-addressed DIN A4 envelope with sufficient prepaid postage, if you wish us to return your documents.

Please do not submit any original documents with your application.

Admissions process

Based on the documentation submitted, the applicant will be invited to a face-to-face selection interview. The interview will take place in English, in the period between October 15 and November 1, at Ulm University of Applied Sciences. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a written invitation informing you in advance of the exact date and time, as well as the location of the interview.

After the interview, you will be evaluated for the Master's degree program on a grade scale from 1.0 (best) to 5.0 (worst), according to your ability and attitude. To be admitted to study, you must achieve a grade of at least 4.0.

The number of available study places will be defined before the selection process takes place, by Ulm University of Applied Sciences in agreement with the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. If study places remain unfilled, applicants who took part in the selection interviews but were unsuccessful may subsequently be considered.


If you are accepted to study at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, you will receive a written Notification of Admission giving you all the information you need about enrollment. Please read the information carefully and adhere to the specified registration period.

To enroll at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, you must send us the documents specified in the Notification of Admission, along with evidence that you have paid the administration fee and the fee for the Students' Union. Your enrollment will then be confirmed with a letter.


Do you still have questions about applying? You can find all the answers in the FAQs for online applications.

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