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Application and Preparation

Online Application

To start your application process, please access our online portal via the following link:

You have to create an account (right side of the screen) in order to use the portal. As soon as this is done, you can log in to the portal via your newly created account (left side of the screen).


  • Make sure you spell all parts of your name (all names as given in your passport) correctly and list them in the correct order: give your last name/family name/surname separately from your given name(s) /first name(s).
    The way you spell your name and the order in which you list the parts of your name will be shown on your student ID card and also used for your university email address.  If you make a mistake that has to be corrected later, you will be asked to pay a correction charge.
  • Correct and active email address.
  • Select your school at Reutlingen University (=School of Engineering).
  • Confirm that yes, you are coming from a partner university.
  • Please Prepare and Upload:
  • Current academic transcript of records (pdf).
  • Master’s students only: certificate confirming that you have passed your Bachelor’s degree (pdf).
  • Proof of English language proficiency: Non-native speakers need to provide a language certificate to document English language proficiency on CEFR B2 level. We accept confirmations issued by the student’s home institution or one of the following internationally recognized language tests: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or the Cambridge ESOL test.
  • CV (pdf).
  • Certificate of enrolment issued by your home university (pdf).
  • Scan of your passport / EU-citizens: scan of your ID-Card (pdf/Jpg).
  • Passport-style photo for student ID card (preferably 300x400 pixels; your head should be completely visible) (jpg).

It is extremely important to send applications for a room in a student residence immediately after completing your exchange student application! 
Make sure to send applications to both housing associations, GWG and Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim by 31 November (for summer semester stay) /  31 May (for winter semester stay). For detailed information on the halls of residence, types of accommodation, prices and application procedures, click here.

Q+A session

Online Q&A session for prospective exchange students from partner universities. Topics include online-application, housing, health insurance, course selection etc.

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Letter of Acceptance and Visa application

Upon receiving all  required application documents, your official Letter of Acceptance will be issued and send to you by e-mail. The acceptance letter allows students to apply for a study visa for Germany at the responsible German embassy or consulate. For more information on the visa application process, please visit the website of the German embassy in your home country.

Pre-semester intensive course "German Language and Culture":

This course is offered especially for international students of the university. The course focus is on learning German, but it is also a great possibility to settle down and acclimate yourself in Reutlingen, to learn more about German culture and language, and to get to know other international and Reutlingen students. There are also lots of additional activities (e.g. excursions, city tours of Reutlingen and Tuebingen, an evening programme, help with registration formalities etc.).

For more information click here

Health Insurance

Students in Germany are required by law to have health insurance. You will not be allowed to register at the university until you have provided proof that you are properly insured. 

IMPORTANT: Please read the instructions concerning health insurance and complete the necessary steps by the given deadline.

Course Selection and participation

All exchange students need to submit an online course selection form. As a general rule, it is possible to select lectures, laboratories and projects across different engineering study programs and study levels. I.e. a Bachelor level student may participate in Master level courses provided previous knowledge in the relevant fields.

You may also include courses taught in a different School (ESB Business School, Informatics etc.). We will work to enroll you in the requested courses considering required previous knowledge and capacities. 

The registration for language courses takes place seperately after arrival. Click here for further information

1.  Read the course selection guidelines. When selecting your courses, it is important to check lecture hours in the online timetable!

2. Submit your course selection by the given due date mentioned in the course seelction guidelines. Please consider the timetable to avoid overlapping lecture hours. Please submit your course selection via email to or

3. Your course selection will be evaluated. Once your internatonal coordination has approved your course selection, please sign up for all your courses on the moodle platform RELAX. Click here for further instructions.
Please attend the courses you have selected. See the WebUnits online timetable for lecture hours and rooms. 

 Further instructions concerning course registration and participation will be provided during the orientation meeting before the start of the semester.

Tutor/Student Buddy

As part of the "Students4Students" buddy programme, every exchange student will be assigend a Reutlingen University student as tutor. Please contact your student buddy ahead of your arrival. He or she can help you with arrangements for your arrival and other organizational steps during the first days of your stay.

Information about Students4Students can be found here.