Students who are EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany, while international students from other countries generally have to procure a visa to enter Germany. We recommend applying for a visa as soon as possible. Students from most non-EU countries must prove that they have sufficient funds for the first year of study, e.g. with a blocked account (minimum of 11.208€ ). More detailed information on visa requirements at Visa Requirements.
The application period for the IBE runs from 15 October 2023 - 15 January 2024. The start of studies will be in summer semester 2024. Further information on the application process at TH Rosenheim can be found at Application.
You have to have a higher education entrance qualification that is recognised in Germany. Check whether you are eligible to apply on the admission database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Moreover, you have to provide proof of a German language level of A2 and an English language level of B2 according to CEFR. You can find more information on the prerequisites of the IBE at www.th-rosenheim.de/ibe.
The qualification required to be able to study at a German university. Applicants have to check whether their secondary school-leaving certificate is recognised as qualification for general university admission or for subject-restricted university admission (i.e. for study in a limited subject area) or in combination with one or two years of successful university study in their home country. In some cases applicants may additionally be required to pass an admission test or will have to attend a foundation course (“Studienkolleg”). You can find further information at Application.
If you want to apply to TH Rosenheim, you need a valid VPD (preliminary review documentation) from uni-assist. You will need to upload your higher education entrance qualifications/school or university leaving certificates to their application portal. Uni-assist is ithen going to review your documents if they match the admission requirements for German universities. You will have to pay 75.00 EUR for the assessment of your certificate by uni-assist for your first desired study programme in an application semester. Each additional desired course of study in the same application semester costs 30.00 EUR
Please make sure to apply for either a Bachelor VPD (for a bachelor's degree programme) or a Master VPD (for a master's degree programme)! You will be able to apply to uni-assist from 1 September (summer semester) and 1 March (winter semester).
Upload your higher education entrance qualifications/school or university leaving certificates.
Apply to TH Rosenheim with your valid VPD.
Your VPD does not expire. TH Rosenheim will accept VPDs made out for other German universities or universities of applied sciences in the relevant field of studies.
TH Rosenheim does not issue any conditional admissions or pre-approvals for visas, Studienkollegs, or for learning German, neither for prospective Bachelor nor for prospective Master students.
You can use the online application portal to track the status of your application and to upload any missing documents in order to complete your application.
FAQs: International Bachelor of Engineering
This study model is unique in Germany: During the first three semesters, you will study in English, while simultaneously acquiring German language skills, starting with level A2 of CEFR. This will enable you to seamlessly change into the German-taught main study course after the third semester, in which you will be studying alongside German students.
At Campus Rosenheim, you can choose from Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Energy and Building Technology, Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Medical Technology, or Plastics Engineering/Sustainable Polymer Engineering.
Campus Burghausen offers Chemical Engineering, Process Automation Technology, or Environmental Technology.
You can start your studies in any of the 10 specialisation offered at Rosenheim or Burghausen, get to know the topics on-site and then decide. You can still change within specialisations offered at Campus Rosenheim in the first semester – and within specialisations offered at Campus Burghausen even during the first year. At the beginning of the third semester at the latest, you will have to have chosen one specialisation, which you are going to pursue until the end of your studies.
Yes, dual studies are possible with studying the International Bachelor of Engineering at TH Rosenheim.
Dual programmes combine regular studies at the university with practical placements at companies. Knowledge gained through academic studies can be applied regularly during periods of in-company work experience.
In combined degree programmes, you combine a bachelor’s degree with a professional apprenticeship which includes a vocational qualification over 4.5 years. When you choose this model, you will spend the entire first year as a trainee in a company and go to vocational school alongside this. Then, you start the degree, where, in the practical semester, you also sit the exam for the vocational qualification.
Degree programmes with advanced work experience offer students the opportunity to acquire extensive vocational experience during set periods of work experience. During lecture-free periods and the practical semester students are paid to work at a selected partner company. In this way, they complete at least 50 per cent more periods of practical experience than they would in a regular degree programme, but without lengthening the normal course duration of 3.5 years. At the end of the degree programme the students will – if possible – produce their bachelor’s thesis together with the partner company and so add their theoretical knowledge to their practical experience.
After completing this degree you can work in various engineering fields, depending on your specialisation, for example in automation technology; in the aerospace, electrical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, or in material or production development. Visit Career Opportunities for more information.
FAQs: General Information
At Campuses Rosenheim and Burghausen, there is some housing available for students. We would recommend applying for an accommodation from very early on, as accommodations in Rosenheim and Burghausen are very high in demand. You can find more information on accommodations on the four campus locations at Housing.
As health insurance is mandatory in Germany, you need to provide proof of health insurance recognised in Germany. You can find more information (in our Welcome Guide or) at Health Insurance.
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst - DAAD) offers scholarships to prospective foreign students looking at options for financing a study-related or research-related stay in Germany. Further information can be found at Scholarships and Financing.
Within the first week of arriving in Germany, all international students must register their place of residence at the residents' registration office ("Bürgeramt"). Additionally, international students who are non-EU citizens have to register for a residence permit at the local municipal immigration office ("Ausländerbehörde"). You can find more information on residence permits at Visa Requirements.
International students of TH Rosenheim can obtain legally binding information regarding residence permits from the local municipal immigration office ("Ausländerbehörde"). Please see the contact for your city below. Please bear in mind that any change to your student status may affect your residence permit. The student residence permit is issued for a specific university and course of study. You can find more information on residence permits at Visa Requirements.
All foreign students from non-EU countries are required to meet their own living costs when studying in Germany. In order to enter Germany, non-EU students also need a valid visa. This can only be issued once the student has deposited a specified amount of money (minimum: 11,208 Euro for one year, with 934 Euro for one month) in a German bank account (e.g. with Deutsche Bank) and blocked this sum with the Federal Republic of Germany as beneficiary. Further information about a blocked account is available here. Additional information about opening a blocked account, e.g. with Fintiba, is available here.