Eligibility requirements for the consideration of an application and application information


At University of Stuttgart, a regular graduate student is one who is registered for a program of advanced study and research leading to a post-graduate degree.

To be admitted as a regular graduate student, an applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of acceptable standing. Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor’s degrees are awarded before they enroll at COMMAS. General admission requirement: A school certificate authorizing the holder to enter a university or an authorization regarded as equivalent by the board of examination of COMMAS.

  1. G.C.E (O+A-Level), Baccalaureate, Lise Diplomasi, Apolyterion, Maturitaet, High School, Diploma, or other
  2. A Bachelor degree in Engineering or Natural Science or a related field, or a "Diplom" degree (U, FH, BA), or, a "Vordiplom" and examinations in additional core courses
  3. Test of English proficiency with reference to the following paragraph Language Requirements
  4. Applicants from China, Iran, Mongolia, and Vietnam please see the paragrpah Country Specific Requirements for further specific requirements

Applicants are evaluated by the COMMAS admission committee on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise. While high academic achievement does not guarantee admission, COMMAS expects such achievement or other persuasive evidence of professional promise. 

English is the language of instruction in all subjects within the COMMAS, and all papers and thesis work must be written in English. All applicants must present evidence of their ability to carry on their studies in English by submitting either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score reports.

Only official TOEFL or IELTS score reports are accepted. The scores have to be uploaded through C@mpus management portal along with your application.

1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
A minimum score of 79 (out of 120, IBT) is required. The COMMAS reporting code for TOEFL is 4573. All the information regarding the test can be seen on the TOEFL homepage. International students applying for graduate admission are encouraged to take the TOEFL no later than December 31st. Students wishing to take the test after that date might not being able to submit the scores prior to the application due date for COMMAS.
2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
A minimum score of 6.0 is required. IELTS exam measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills — listening, reading, writing, and speaking — for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication. To register for a test, visit


There are further specific requirements for applicants coming from the People's Republic of China (not including Hong Kong and Macao), Iran, Mongolian People's Republic, and Vietnam.

Applicants from China (not Hong Kong and Macao)
  • Authenticated certificate of the Central University Entrance Examination "gaokao" and
  • APS - Certificate of the Academic Test Service of the German Embassy in Beijing certifying that the application documents are genuine. For more details please contact the Academic Test Service (Akademische Prüfstelle) of the German Embassy in Beijing:

    Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) des Kulturreferates der Deutschen Botschaft, Peking
    Landmark Tower 2
    Büro 0311
    Chaoyang District
    8 Dongsanhuan Beilu
    100004 Beijing
Applicants from Iran

Additional documents to be submitted:

  • Authenticated certificate of University Entrance Examination (Konkur). Without this certificate, no admission letter may be issued.
Applicants from the Mongolian People's Republic

Additional documents to be submitted:

  • Authenticity confirmation of a completed study. It will be provided by the German embassy in the Mongolian People's Republic. However, the confirmation does not necessarily mean that your prior studies are recognized in Germany. For more details please contact the Academic Test Service (Akademische Prüfstelle) of the German Embassy.

    Deutsche Botschaft Ulan Bator
    Strasse der Vereinten Nationen
    PF: 708
Applicants from Vietnam

Additional documents to be submitted:

  • APS - Certificate of the Academic Test Service of the German Embassy certifying that the application documents are genuine. For more details please contact the Academic Test Service (Akademische Prüfstelle) of the German Embassy in Hanoi:

    Deutsche Botschaft in Hanoi
    29 Tran Phu
    Q. Ba Dinh

Online application

To ensure that your online application receives full consideration, all materials must be correctly uploaded in C@mpus portal . Please note that COMMAS program does not grant admission for summer semester. Applications for winter semester are accepted from November 15 to February 15. Regardless of the specific due date in February, we urge you to submit your online application as early as possible to avoid the any risk. 

We urge student to take the required tests couple of months prior to applying for the COMMAS. All the supporting documents including test scores must be uploaded by the official deadline in February. After evaluating all the applications, we will inform you about admission/refusal of your application at latest in the first week of May.

The following list of documents is asked to upload to the C@mpus for each applicants:

  • Official transcripts (1 for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended)
  • Certified university degree certificate (if studies are completed)
  • Personal statement
  • Official or certified university entrance examination (if applicable)
  • Official or certified high-school certificate
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two recommendation letters (either from university or industry)
  • Country specific requirements
  • Official score reports of english proficiency tests


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