You have decided to apply for the Internationales Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen - Operations (International Business and Engineering – Operations) degree programme?

Important note: Due to the rapid development of COVID-19, it is difficult to predict whether final school leaving exams will take place. We will inform you as soon as possible about what effects this will have on the application process and consequent cut-off deadlines at ESB Business School.

The following steps are necessary for the application and admissions process.

1.Read the admission requirements for the degree programme carefully.

Admission requirements

  • General or subject-related university entrance qualification, entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences or other, equivalent German or foreign university entrance qualification 
  • Good English language skills (proficiency level at least B2 in accordance with the Council of Europe‘s “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages“  - CEFR), documented by the grade for English or a certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate).  
  • Foreign applicants with a university entrance qualification acquired abroad must submit their certificate in good time before their application to the Studienkolleg Konstanz for approval and conversion. Please note the deadlines of the Studienkolleg Konstanz. Further, with their application they must provide proof of their German language skills (e.g. TestDaF 14 or DSH 2). 

German applicants or applicants treated as such can acquire bonus points using the following options and in this way increase their chances of obtaining a university place:

  • Proof of completed vocational training in a technically relevant occupational field or of a practical activity which provides information on the subject-specific aptitude.

With this bonus system you can improve your final grade and thus increase your chances of a university place.

2.Apply online via the nationwide dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV) from

Step 1: Registering at Reutlingen University

The application process for the bachelor degree programmes at Reutlingen University is divided into several steps. Please follow the steps at Reutlingen University.

Step 2: Applying to Reutlingen University

After registering successfully, you can apply for the offered degree programmes. Please log in at the portal with the access data you received after registering at Reutlingen University. An assistant will guide you through the application process. All mandatory details are marked with an asterisk (*). You will get help for individual input fields by clicking onto the “info“ icon. Should you still have technical or functional questions, contact the places indicated under “help and support”. You can interrupt the university application at any time and continue it later if, for example, you need to look up or check some information. The details you have already entered are retained. In addition to indicating the chosen degree programme, the application also includes details of your university entrance qualification and, if applicable, details of services provided, vocational trainings or other applications, e.g. for exceptional hardship situations. Information about this can be obtained at the local student advisory service. Via the “print checklist” function you can check all the information you have entered.

Step 3: Sending your documents to Reutlingen University

Via “cover letter and documents to be submitted“, print the written version of your application. There you will also find details of any other documents you need to submit in writing. Send the written and signed application to the address indicated in the cover letter.

3.Send your application with all the documents by post and in due time to Reutlingen University

When you have completed the online application form, you will receive a so called application form for admission and a list of the supporting documents you need to enclose with your application.  

The following application documents must be submitted:

  • Online completed, printed and signed application for admission
  • Chronological, gap-free and signed curriculum vitae in German
  • Certificate of university entrance qualification or entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences or university entrance qualification considered to be equivalent
  • Certificates attesting vocational qualifications, type and duration  
  • Certificates of applicant’s English and German language proficiency  

Print your application for admission, sign and send it together with all the required supporting documents in due time by post to:

Hochschule Reutlingen/Reutlingen University
Studium und Studierende
Alteburgstraße 150
72762 Reutlingen

Application deadlines

The application must have arrived at the university by the deadlines stated below (cut-off period), the date of posting does not apply!   

Applications for summer semester (March-August): 15 January
We will inform you about the application deadline for the winter semester as soon as possible.   

You can track the status of your application in the Hochschul-Informations-Portal.

4.If your application is successful, accept the offered university place

University places are allocated according to a ranking list. The rankings are allocated on the basis of the:

  • grade for the university entrance qualification
  • supporting documents for the applicant’s study-related qualifications

Have you received an offer for a university place? Now you only need to accept the university place you have been offered. To do so, return the signed application for enrolment together with the requested documents and transfer the semester fees.

Questions & Answers about enrolment

5.Welcome to ESB Business School!

You will find tips on finding a room or an apartment on Reutlingen University’s website.

For international students: On Reutlingen University’s website you will find information about studying in Germany, our range of preparatory classes, experience reports and a whole lot more.