Welcome to the application portal of the Carl Benz School of Engineering

To begin the application process it is necessary to REGISTER and create a personal profile. After confirming the registration by email you can log in to your profile and start completing the online application form.

You may save your data, log out and log back in to continue at any time. For this purpose, please go to the LOGIN page. Once the application form has been fully completed and sent, changes are no longer possible.

Before starting the application process, we recommend you to have the following documents at hand:

Curriculum Vitae

Your curriculum vitae should be 1-3 pages long and list the details of your education, extracurricular activities or, if applicable, work experience (including internships).

Transcripts of records

A transcript is an official summary of your academic performance. Please submit copies of your transcripts for High School.

SAT Scores

Please attach your General SAT scores. You are able to upload them later, but within the end of the application deadline.


Please attach a passport-sized photograph.

Personal statement

Please provide a well-prepared and structured text of no more than one page on why you want to become part of Carl Benz School.

Two Letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation by your High School teachers or other faculty members, who are well acquainted with your academic work, are required. When applying, please provide the names, affiliations, and contact data of all your referees.

English language proficiency test certificate (If English has not been the language of instruction for the last five years), if already available

Please attach your English language proficiency test certificate, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC.

Declaration of financial support

Please provide information on who will pay your expenses or if you have applied or will apply for a scholarship.
Here you can download the file Financial Support.pdf. Please have a filled out and signed version ready for upload.

Optionally, other documents proving your qualification

If you have taken part in Summer Schools or other projects, you can attach your certificates here.

To allow a trouble-free application process, please make sure that cookies are activated. Should you not have all documents at hand, you may submit them at a later time (within the application deadline).

We are looking forward to your application.


German Citizens please note

If you hold a German passport but prefer to study Mechanical Engineering taught in English, you are welcome to direct your application to the Carl Benz School of Engineering. But please note that for German citizens special admissions regulations apply.

  1. You must submit your application documents inbetween 1 June – 15 July of each year through the German Application Portal of KIT

  2. You are not eligible to participate in the Early Admissions Exams offered by CBS

  3. If you do not hold or will hold a German Abitur you must get a proof of equivalency of your secondary education diploma by the Regierungspräsidium in Stuttgart

  4. You must submit your complete application documents including the proof of equivalency by 15 July at the latest

  5. If you plan to send your application to KIT by mail please use registered letter

We understand that this might sound confusing but represents the current legal status. We are happy to assist you and explain to you the procedure. If you are eligible to get admissions to KIT you are also eligible to join the degree program offered by CBS. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.


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