Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

4.6 out of 5 (14 ratings / 13 reviews) Esslingen, Germany
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is the first choice for economic, scientific and social institutions as employers, project partner and source of new ideas.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)



1868 - Founding of the "School of Mechanical Engineering" at the Royal School of Construction in Stuttgart. The School of Construction was originally located in part of the former royal stables, whence the name "Stall" (stable) for part of the University today. 


Teaching is at the heart of everything we do at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Teaching excellence demands innovation and an exchange of ideas. At the same time, suitable framework conditions have to be created to ensure the teaching offered is of the highest quality.

To satisfy these demands and adopt a systematic approach in our response to the changing requirements affecting studying and teaching, the office of the Vice President for Education and Advanced Training is in a continuous interchange of ideas with the teaching staff to put in place needs-oriented and customised study elements. 


  • Esslingen University of Applied Sciences carries out numerous research projects with renowned partners into forward-looking topics for the economy and society. The University has prioritised four focuses of special interest – often with interdisciplinary teams from different faculties and institutes. 
  • Why? Because, alongside teaching, research is one of the primary responsibilities of any university. You can see the range of fields covered by members of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in the research brochure which shows selected examples.

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Student services

Are you looking for a suitable university in Germany? The Faculty of Management and Technology at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences offers a wide variety of courses for international students. You can choose from a broad range of lectures in English in our faculty and throughout the university. 

Housing services

  • The AStA can help you find a room. Information about available rooms can be obtained from the AStA office at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.
  • The Stuttgart Students Union administers the student flats in Esslingen and Goeppingen.  Application forms for and information on the individual student flats can be found on the Stuttgart Students Union website. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • On the Esslingen city centre campus, students study and carry out research in the faculties of Science, Energy and Building Services, Mechanical and Systems Engineering and Mobility and Technology.
  • On the Esslingen hilltop campus, Flandernstrasse, students study and carry out research in the faculties of Computer Science and Engineering, Management and Technology as well as Social Work, Education and Nursing Science.
  • On the Goeppingen campus of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, students study and do research in the faculty of Management and Technology. Courses offered by the faculties of Mechanical and Systems Engineering and Mobility and Technology are also located on the Göppingen campus.

Student clubs

  • The Student Services Organisation Stuttgart (Studierendenwerk) is responsible for 15 universities in Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Esslingen, Göppingen and Horb, making it an important point of contact for more than 61,000 students for all study-related issues.
  • The services provided include:  reasonably priced accommodation, good-value food in refectories and cafeterias, and day nurseries close to the universities. The Student Services Organisation is also responsible for processing your BAföG applications and provides free social and psychotherapeutic  counselling and legal advice.

Student Reviews

Why Hochschule Esslingen?
Attis Abbas rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Esslingen University of Applied Sciences with a focus on people, technology and the environment offers a unique opportunity to solve the great challenges of the time in an entrepreneurial manner. It to empower more entrepreneurially thinking and acting personalities and to promote more technical start-ups with added value for society and the environment. The University...

Hochschule Esslingen
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hochschule Esslingen is one of the best universities in Germany. To be very specific, my course contents gave me a detailed knowledge of what the industry needs today along with the concepts important for future technology. Being an international student, it was really helpful for me to have supporting professors and the staff at International office.

Maintaining Education Quality in Pandemic Times
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The way the institution managed to continue with the Master’s programs via Webex was exceptional. We were able to attend all Laboratories (face-to-face) and absolutely all the content reviewed in the lectures was available on a platform (Moodle).

Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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