How can I participate in the "Engineering Start Plus" programme?

The programme starts every summer semester (March).

In order to ensure high quality and success, only a limited number of students can take part in this special programme.

We will provide you with personalized guidance and support from the very beginning.The study places will be allocated on the basis of a ranking list after admission to the study programme.

Who can participate?

The programme is designed for different target groups:

If you have obtained your higher education entrance qualification (HZB) in another country and now want to become an engineer in Germany, then this programme is just right for you.

You can optimally prepare for your studies and professional life - without having to complete a “pre-semester”, and already as an enrolled student!

Please note: Admission is subject to official proof of language proficiency (DSH2 or equivalent).

If you have obtained your “Abitur” or other higher education entrance qualification (HZB) in Germany, your mother tongue is not German and you are interested in the opportunities that this programme has to offer you in terms of orientation and access to industry, then you have come to the right place!

Engineering Start Plus might be perfect for, and you certainly won’t get bored.

Have you attended a German school in your country and now would like to study engineering in Germany? Through our programme you can make the best use of your already acquired knowledge and gain a foothold in the German industry!

We are looking for future female engineers!

We want to strongly encourage young women to pursue an engineering career. Nothing stands in your way!


Refugees are also welcome to apply.

How do I apply?

You must simultaneously apply to

  • the Faculty/Department of Information Technology and
  • the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.

The first step is to directly contact the programme management by email.

  1. Send us your documents (school education, curriculum vitae, language certificate).
  2. But most importantly, tell us about yourself:
  • why you want to study in Germany,
  • what interests you about our programme,
  • what your plans for the future are right now,
  • and everything else that you think is important.

From that moment on, we have established contact and we will communicate regularly.

You must utilize the regular application procedure of the Hochschule Mannheim. The procedure varies depending on the country in which you obtained your university entrance qualification.

The application is always submitted online first and then in paper form.

Important! You are applying as a first-year student for one of the following Bachelor’s programmes:

  • Computer Engineering (TIB)
  • Information Technology/Electronics (IEB)

The decision regarding the selection of your final study programme will be made during the study programme period with the support and guidance from our department.