Software Engineering and Management (MSEM)

Application Procedure and Forms

The Master’s Programme Software Engineering and Management starts in winter semester of each academic year, so at the beginning of October.
Application deadline for all applicants is on July 15th.
(Regrettably, we are not allowed to decide which applicants get admission or rather to send an admission letter before the application deadline due to legal requirements.)

Application material

Please attach certified copies of the following documents:

  • General certificate of education or other school leaving certificate(s) including a German or English translation.
  • Certificate of the first degree awarded relevant to this application or Transcript of Academic Record including a German or English translation.
  • For German applicants, if you apply before the award of your Bachelor´s degree you have to hand in a "Vorläufige Bachelor-Bescheinigung zur Bewerbung um einen Studienplatz in einem Masterstudiengang"
  • TOEFL results or IELTS results or Cambridge Certificate CAE (not older than two years at date of enrollment; except native speaker).
  • Transcript of records including a German or English translation.
  • Chronological curriculum vitae (with signature) in German or English.

(Please send us the "original" certified copies and not only a copy of the certifications.)

Additional documents, if necessary:

  • If you were awarded your first degree by a non-German institution, its eligibility must be confirmed byuni-assist. Please enclose such confirmation. Uni-assistwill assess your Bachelor`s degree and decide if it meets the requirements for entering a Master`s degree programm in Germanyand issues a certificate of a successfully completed university degree (at least 12+3 or 11+4 years of school/university education), which we require for application to the Master’s programme. Regarding the uni-assist application please see also the information of their official website about their application documents. Please note that all copies for the uni-assistare authenticated by a German authority!
  • ATTENTION: Please be aware that the application procedure takes ca. 4 weeks. For applicants coming from China this procedure may take more than 4 weeks.
  • If you were awarded your first degree by a Chinese, Vietnamese or Mongolian institution, its eligibility must be also confirmed by the APS (Akademische Prüfstelle), German Embassy, Peking or Hanoi or Ulan-Bator. Please enclose such confirmation.
  • ECTS-Credits achieved in your first degree (if not specified in the certificate).
  • Testimonial confirming your relevant other educational and/or vocational experience (for at least three years).
  • If available, certificate(s) confirming your international experience abroad.
  • If available, certifcate(s), transcripts etc. of other school/university up till the present.

The mentioned application documents comply with the statues of the Master's Programme Software Engineering and Management which can be downloaded here. Please see also admission requirements for further details.
Regrettably, we are unable to judge if you can get an university place or not, not before the end of the application deadline and especially not before we receive missing application documents. The application deadline for winter semester is on July 15th.

For more general information about the application for a Master's programme at Heilbronn University please click here.

Further instructions for application

Please send your application documents to the Registration Office (Studierendensekretariat) of Heilbronn University not only as certified copies, but also by post.

Heilbronn University
Registraton Office
Max-Planck-Straße 39
74081 Heilbronn

Phone: +49 7131 504 6726
Fax: +49 7131 252 470


For general information about tuition fee,
living expenses, student visa etc. please click here.