Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

Engineering, economics and management, social and nursing sciences make up the pillars of teaching at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Around 5,600 students are enrolled in 11 faculties, offering a total of 35 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.



Around 5,600 students are enrolled in 11 faculties, offering a total of 25 Bachelors and 11 Masters degree programs. Close networking of the university with the economy, industrial and commercial organisations ensures a high degree of practical orientation within a distinct curriculum. Students have access to over 50 highly modern laboratories on three campuses carrying out development projects commissioned by industry - interdisciplinary research on leading-edge topics in Social Work and Health is conducted with an extensive institutional network. The University achieves consistently front positions in university rankings.


They give their research activities high priority. They are practical, future-oriented, independent and enrich the teaching. They are continually extending their research competences and involve the students in doing the same.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)


Student services

Throughout their stay, students are supported in everyday issues and in administrative, housing or personal matters by the Graduate School Office and the Student Union.They are given assistance in obtaining their visa, residence permit, health insurance and housing. In addition, students are given the opportunity to take part in many social and cultural events throughout their time in Esslingen.

Library services

Göppingen has its own library, which holds a variety of books.For example books, CD-ROMs, DVDs, videos and various Diploma/Bachelor/Master theses. Also, current journals can be found in the library – in general these could only be read on site and cannot be borrowed. However, there are different e-books available in the library.

Medical services

ChildcareThey can only give you a rough and incomplete guide to the facilities and contact persons available. It is therefore advisable to obtain individually tailored advice which applies to your particular situation.

Student Life

Campus life

Esslingen lies only 20 km from Stuttgart, the capital city of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The city, with its 90,000 inhabitants, is situated in the Neckar Valley and can look back on more than 1,200 years of history. Here, tradition goes hand-in-hand with progress. Since industrialisation, Esslingen has been an attractive centre for industry and the economy. Many international companies such as Daimler, Eberspächer und Festo are located here. The historical old city with its many half-timbered houses, numerous cafés and restaurants and a varied cultural scene make an ideal environment for successful years of study.

Sports facilities

Sports facilities are situated on the Hilltop Campus Flandernstraße 101. The car park is open from 6.30 a.m. - 22.00 p.m. In addition to our course programme, you can also participate in sports competitions. We are always looking for new talents to join our teams (volleyball, basketball and football). Since summer semester 1992, the Hochschule Esslingen is member of the German University Sports Federation. Students can participate in German University Championships. Since summer semester 2000, the university is member of the Esslingen Tennis Club.


The MBA in International Industrial Management was accredited in 2012 (next reaccreditation 30.09.2019) by the Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaft und der Mathematik e.V. (ASIIN).