Admission Requirements

1. University entrance qualification

Your school-leaving certificate will be recognised as a university entrance qualification if you come from an EU country, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland and your certificate is recognised as a university entrance qualification in your home country. If your certificate is not from these countries, then its recognition depends on the country of origin. In order to check the validity of your certificates you may go to the following webpages:

For further information please check THWS International page of our university.

2. TestAS / SAT

Special feature of the English-language Bachelor's degree programme Mechatronics:

Applicants with non-EU higher education entrance qualification (exceptions: Graduates of the "Studienkollegs bei den Bayerischen Fachhochschulen" and graduates of German Schools outside of Europe offering the "Abitur") need to take the test for academic studies TestAS or the scholastic assessment test SAT.

TestAS involves completing the Core Test as well as the subject-specific Engineering Module. In both parts, a standard value/TestAS score of 100 is assumed in order to enrol. The value 100 in both test parts applies to both the paper-based and the digital TestAS.

For more information about registering and completing TestAS, please refer to the TestAS-website.

Alternatively, a minimum of 1050 points must have been scored in the scholastic assessment test SAT. For further informations, please refer to the SAT suite | College board.

Proof of successful participation at a preparatory course replaces the requirement to take the scholastic assessment test if the applicant has successfully completed a preparatory course at one of our partner universities or a "Studienkolleg", which according to a valid cooperation agreement between the two higher education institutions prepare candidates for studies at our university.

Applicants applying for a higher semester of the degree programme Mechatronics do not need to submit proof either.

3. Language requirements

A. English language proficiency

For enrolment in an English-speaking degree programme, English language skills at least at level B2 must be proven as a rule.

At the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, proof of English language proficiency at level B2 is accepted, in particular, through the following language examinations and levels:

  • Valid TOEFL IBT® test result of at least 83 points (internet-based)
  • Valid IELTS test with at least 6.0 points
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) or Cambridge B2 First, minimum grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced, minimum level B2
  • UNIcert® Certificate, minimum level II (UniCert® II)
  • English language certificates at the minimum level B2 obtained at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

Please also see the current requirements on the THWS website.

B. German language

Non-native speakers must demonstrate knowledge of the German language at level A2 of CEFR. This proficiency level with corresponding certificate can also be achieved within the first two semesters of your studies at THWS. The University will organise special German classes for international students.