If you are interested in studying at Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences, the following pages will provide you with information on our programs.

Application period (deadline) for the summer term 2020

15th of November 2019 - 15th of January 2020

The application progress allows you to check the current state of your application. Please inform yourself regulary about the progress of your application.   


General Constitutions, RaPO, APO, study and examination regulations

Online-application and application progress

Here you can apply and check the progress of your application.

Master application from abroad

Here you can find additional information which is relevant if you apply from abroad.

Overview application process

Here you can find a short overview of the application process and all the necessary information for applicants from abroad.

Information on the master courses we offer can be found on our page Master Study Courses.

Important facts for the master application

The application periods at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt are as follows:

  • 2nd of May to 15th of July of a year for the winter term
  • 15th of November to 15th of January of a year for the summer term

1. Register here on the homepage of the THI in the online application portal

2. fill questions

3. add study course(s)

4. upload demanded documents

5. send application online (submitting hardcopies is not necessary anymore for applying)


Applicants who were educated abroad may have to upload specific documents, information on that can be found at application from abroad.

The minimum grade for admission is not fixed before the admission process took part. You can have a look on the grades which where necessary for admission in the last years admission and enrollment.

Please apply online within the application period, upload the demanded documents online (you will only be asked for a current transcript in case you answered all questions truthfully), and send application online.

The final degree can be submitted later.

For your application you do not have to submit certified copies of your documents.

It is absolutely sufficient to scan your documents (for example with a scan-app, we recommend specific apps which work well in the application portal) and upload them in the application portal.

In case of admission you have to send certified hardcopies of all the documents named in the letter of admission to the THI to process enrollment. All necessary information will be available on your letter of admission and in the application portal.

Information on the process of enrollment, and rules for the certification of documents can be found at admission and enrollment.

In the application progress and in the upload-area of your application portal.

Letters of admission and rejection can be expected within the following periods:

  • beginning to mid of February, when you applied for the summer term (starting 15th of March)
  • beginning to mid of August, when your applied for the winter term (starting 1st of October)

Letters of admission will be made available in the area "application progress" of your application portal.

Further information can be found at admission and enrollment.

You can. But you have to prove further 30 ECTS for compensation until the end of the application period.

Further 30 ECTS can either be proven with an internship or working experience which is equivalent both in terms of time and content to a practical semester of a bachelor degree at the THI which meets the requirements of the respective master course. (regarding the content: for Automotive Production Engineering it has to be in the field of mechanical engineering, for International Automotive Engineering it has to be in the field of electrical engineering; regarding time: practical semesters at the THI last at least 20 weeks in full-time work)

Or additional subjects (which were not part of the bachelor course) passed at a university, the subjects have to meet the requirements of the master course in terms of content as mentioned above.

It is absolutely essential, that the practical experience or the additional subjects have not been part of the Bachelor degree (for example in ways of transfer of credits). This has to be obvious for us with the documents you submit. Working experience gained after finishing the bachelor degree can for example be taken into consideration.

We offer six master courses where there is an aptitude test.

Three of them Automatisiertes Fahren und Fahrzeugsicherheit (page does not exist yet), Applied Research in Engineering Sciences and Marketing, Sales and Media are completely taught in German (which means German level B2 is mandaroty for enrollment) have aptitude tests. For detailed information on the aptitude tests please switch the language to German.

The rest is Automotive Prodution Engineering, International Automotive Engineering, Renewable Energy Systems and Retail and Consumer Management which are completely taught in English. Information on the required English level can be found at application from abroad (see: which English skills do I have to prove?).

The aptitude test for these courses is not a test, where you have to appear in person.

Automotive Production Engineering: Your documented considerable experience in the field of automotive production is being assessed. We expect applicants to have written one or more papers on the subject or having been part of a project and/or having been internships in a company. Proof of it will have to be uploaded in the upload area.

International Automotive Engineering: You experience in the field of automotive is being assessed. Applicants can upload scientific (project-) reports, proof of working experience / internships, proof of the topic of their final thesis. Also general knowledge in the automotive area is being assessed (but through transcript, there won't be an additional upload slot).

Renewable Energy Systems: Your experience in the field of renewable energy systems is being assessed. In case you already wrote scientific (project-) reports or have working experience / internships in the area of energy science or energy economics, please upload proof of it in the upload area.

Retail and Consumer Management:  your experience in the field Retail and Consumer is being assessed. In detail: the grade of your Bachelor Degree, courses in the area of Retail and Consumer, your final thesis in the area of Retail and Consumer, working experience / internships in the area Retail and Consumer. The detailed description will be provided on the page of the study course shortly.


The examination comission of each study course will check the uploaded experience and perform the aptitude test. Having the above named experience will enhance the chances to get a letter of admission, but it is not mandatory. Applicants with good grades and without experience do also have a chance to get a letter of admission.

Contact information and adresses can be found on our page for residence halls.

For the following courses proof of English knowledge is necessary:

For these courses proof of Englisch level B2 is necessary. A comparison table with the recognised tests can be found here.

What is going to happen after the end of the application process?

Information on what is going to happen after the end of the application process can be found on our page Admission and Enrollment.