Our application-portal is designed for the application process of our applicants and the communication with them. An application via Uni-Assist or Email is not possible. Applicants will be selected by the department application board, based on academic and professional records. The application process consists of the following steps:

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

Enter your personal data and upload your application documents through   the online portal (check the Europass page for information about the application in Europe).



Electronic Documents

will be checked by the application board of the department.

Once your records have been accepted by the application board, you will have to submit

your paper documents

as certified copy and to pay the application fee.

After the verification of your paper documents and your payment of the administration fee, you will receive an official invitation via courier service to allow you immediately to apply for

Visa and bank loan.

Requirements and Deadlines:

You are a student from h_da and have finished your bachelor degree and are interested in our master program? Then you may apply for the three semester program.

Application is possible for both winter and summer semester.


 In order to apply for the master program, you need a bachelor degree in one of the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

In addition, applicants are required to qualify in one of the following tests of English as a foreign language:


Application for

summer semester


Application for

winter semester




15.12. until 01.02.

Online application through Kopla


15.12. until 31.03. and

01.06. until 15.07.

Online application through Kopla



Until 15.02.

Your application will be checked by the faculty


Until 01.08.

Your application will be checked by the faculty



Until 01.03.

Provide immatriculation request to SSC - details see Kopla


Until 01.09.

Provide immatriculation request to SSC - details see Kopla



  • In WS2019, a new module handbock will be valid and the old modules will not be offered any longer. In order to ensure a smooth transition, the following learning agreement has been decided by the faculty board, which must be signed and added to your application (simply add it as an additional document to the section transcripts of records)

Submission of documents for h_da students:

h_da students have the following special regulations concerning the submission of documents:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Passport - Copy of your CampusCard
  • Letter of recommendation - applications with a grade point of 2,2 or less, please add a letter of recommendation from your supervising Professor of your thesis.
  • Degree Certificate
    Important: In case the degree certicate is not yet issued, please fill in and upload the following PDF document.
  • Language Certificate
    Transcript of records with language certificate B2 Technical Englisch or IELTS / TOEFL.
  • Secondary School Certificate - not necessary, please upload an empty PDF sheet.
  • Statement of intent
  • Transcripts - current and completed  grade report from HIS „PDF-Übersicht dem Studiengang zugeordnet: Leistungen“. Important: Please generate a report indicating your average score.
  • The report „PDF-Übersicht dem Studiengang zugeordnet: Leistungen (Bestanden)“ does not include the average score and will not be accepted.

Additional information:

International Students

You are an international student from abroad? Then you may apply  for the 4 semester program. It offers an additional industrial placement during the 3rd semester to pave your way for a working contract in Germany. And it offers additional German classes.

Application is only possible for the winter semester.



In order to apply for the master program, you have to fulfil the following prerequisites:

Please note: English as medium of instruction is not accepted, you need one of the above mentioned certificates.

Professional working experience as well as German language skills are recommeded and valued, but not mandatory.

For a detailed description of the documents needed please check the section documents.



The application is only possible for the winter semester

  • Electronic Application 15.12. until 31.03.
  • Check of electronic documents until 15.04.
  • Please check the further mandatory deadlines (submission of paper documents, fee's etc. in KOPLA, section Further Information)
  • Posting of Admission Letter until 15.5. (by courier)
  • Start of mandatory presemester courses and German class 01.09.

VERY important: In the last years, the at the visa interview date embassy has been a huge bottleneck. Please make sure to start your visa process AND bank credits as soon as you have been electronically accepted. Do not wait for the admission letter to arrive!

Additional information:

Students from other German universities

You are a student holding aGerman Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or comparable studies? Then you may apply for the 4 semester program. In case you have attended a 7 semester program, the internship in the third semester may be waived upon request.

Application is possible both for the winter semester and the summer semester.



In order to apply for the master programme, you have to fulfil the following prerequisites:

Please note: English as medium of instruction is not accepted, you need one of the above mentioned certificates.



The application

  • Electronic Application for the summer semester 15.12. - 15.02.
  • Electronic Application for the winter semester 15.12. - 31.03.
  • Check of electronic documents for the summer semester until 15.02.
  • Check of electronic documents for the winter semester until 15.04.
  • Please check the further mandatory deadlines (submission of paper documents, fees etc. in KOPLA, section Further Information)
  • Posting of Admission Letter for the winter semester until 15.5. (by courier)
  • Start of mandatory presemester courses and German class for the winter semester 01.09.

For a detailed description of the documents needed please check the section documents.

Additional information:


Admission Prerequisites
Admission Process
Health Insurance
Private Study and Bridging Classes
Visa and other Formalities

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  • What can I do to facilitate communication with H-DA staff?

    As we have very many applicants to support and only very few ressources on our side, please use the following simple rules:

    • Before sending an email, check the Usermanual, FAQ pages and other webpages.
    • Avoid unecessary mail. Please note, there a re only a few of us busy checking your application AND answering your mails. If we spent too much timer answering mails we will need more time on checking your application. Please note: If every applicant sends us only one email per week, we have to check 200 mails a day!
    • When sending us a mail, please always provide your application number. This will help us to find your records faster.
    • Please use the KOPLA communication system or the email adress only, because these will be checked by several staff members.
  • How fast can I expect an answer from your side?

    Usually we will answer within 1 or 2 days. In times of many requests coming in, this may take up to 1 week. Please be patient and don't send us your request again. Our email system has an efficient spam filter ....

  • Are there any senior students we can adress for questions?

    In the period May until August, senior students will be available to answer your questions. They can be adressed using the following email:

  • How can I track the delivery of my admission letter?

    You will receive an email from the courier service once your letter hasbeen picked up.

  • The address on the admission is slightly different on the letter compared to the data I provided in KOPLA.

    The address is slightly different on the letter compared to the data I provided in KOPLA.
    Due to technical limitations of the university system which is creating the letters, not all adress fields can be exported. This of course has no effect on your acceptence. To make sure, that your letter is delivered by the courier service, we provide them your phone number (at least if you stored that in KOPLA).

  • How do I know if H-DA received my documents / my payment?

    We understand that you are eager to get a return receipt once we receive your documents. Due to the high number of applicants please understand that we cannot provide this service. In KOPLA, you may check the following informtion: If the Paper Document status in your workflow is set to "Accepted", you know that your documents have been received. The reception of the payment is also visible in KOPLA in the section "Further information". Once we recive your payment we will print the official admission letter and send it to you by Courier (TNT). The tracking number can be checked in KOPLA.

  • Not all required documents are yet available. What can I do?

    Usually this problem is related to the final Bachelor certificate. It is ok to send us a preliminary certificate for the paper document check. You will be accepted under restriction, which means, that you have to send us these documents as soon as you have them. The absolutely latest possibility is to show the documents in original to the student service center during the matriculation (this is mandatory anyway). If you don't have the documents at that time, you will not be matriculated at the H-DA.

  • When shall I send paper documents?

    Certified copies of your documents have to be sent to Darmstadt once your electronic documents have been accepted. Please check the section "Further Information" on details.

  • Electronic Documents not accepted. What does that mean?

    We are sorry, but your bachelor's qualification does not fit to our Master programme, therefore we had to reject your application.

  • Electronic Documents accepted with restriction. What does this mean?

    This means that your qualification is ok, but some documents are missing and have to be provided later. Please check the feedback remark in KOPLA for more information.

  • The system tells me: Electronic Documents accepted. What's next?

    Please send us a certified copy of your documents and pay the administrative fee. Informtion on this step is provided on the page "Further Information" in KOPLA.

  • Which health insurance shall I pick?

    Basically you may pick any German health insurance. The Student Service Center will send you an application form for the Techniker Krankenkasse, which is a good and comparable cheap insurance especially for engineers. This form will be provided end of june.

  • Do I need a health insurance?

    A German health insurance is mandatory for all international students (some special rules may exist for European Union Students).

  • How can I register for the exams?

    Please register online for all examinations.

  • What will happen during the first month of my stay in Germany?


    • Attend the Welcome Meeting
    • First week of September - You will be busy with administration.
    • Second week of September - German Tests and start of German Intensive Courses (3 courses depending on your German knowledge).
    • An Intercultural Forum Living in Germany – and liking it will take place.
    • You have to attend technical pre-semester courses.
  • How expensive is it to study in Germany?

    The cost of living in Germany will be approximately 850€ per month.

    In addition to the cost of living you have to pay a semester fee that is due in advance of each semester and amounts to approx. 250 -300 Euros (up to date information about the semester fee). The semester fee is a social contribution that entitles you to a large number of discounts and includes a semester ticket for public transportation within the Rhein-Main area.

  • Do I need to apply for a visa if I want to study in Germany?

    EU citizens do not need a visa. Everybody else must apply for a visa for study purposes via the German diplomatic representation in their home country. You must not under any circumstances travel to Germany on a tourist visa. Further information is available at the Foreign Office of Germany.

  • What is the deadline for applications and can I apply at any time?

    Please check the application website for up to date information of application deadlines. Please note: Due to the high number of students we are very strict on the deadlines. Late applicants will not be accepted.

  • How can I prepare my study in Germany?

    In addition to all the formal things you have to do like getting the visa etc we have a few recommendations for preparing a successful study period:

    • Software development will be an important subject in your curriculum. Our Master program is designed expecting very good C and C++ skills. As this has been a major obstacle for many students in the past, we recommend to study C and C++ programming before coming to Germany. A pretty good tutorial can be found here:
    • Although German skills are not formally required before starting with the study, having at least basic skills will facilitate and enrich your stay very much. It will be easier to find a job, to communicate with Germans etc. Therefore we recommend to study the language (especially talking and understanding) before you come.

    In addition you may want to check the special section on German classes as well as the private study section in KOPLA for additional information