Documents for an application

Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. And it is possible to apply for one international Master's degree course at TUHH only! Please submit the following documents by using the uploading portal as a part of our online application facility. It is only possible to upload PDF files with a maximum of 7 MB per file. Please upload the original documents and also a translation, if necessary. If your original documents are issued in German or English a translation of a sworn translator is not required.

Curriculum vitae / résumé   
TUHH does not require or provide any standard format for the CV. The CV must not consist of more than 2 pages.

Bachelor's degree certificate   
Bachelor's degree certificate or equivalent, including your aggregate mark or grade average. If your final degree certificate is not yet available, you need to submit an official provisional degree certificate or an official letter of your registrar, dean or academic supervisor, listing the remaining subjects and, if possible, the prospective grades as well as the prospective final grade average. We strongly recommend using this sample (page 2).

Complete university transcript of record   
Complete university transcript of record (semester mark sheets), listing your subjects and grades. If your final year transcripts are not yet available, you need to submit an official provisional transcript or an official letter of your registrar, dean or academic supervisor, listing the remaining subjects and, if possible, the prospective grades as well as the prospective final grade average.

Official explanation of the university grading system 
Official explanation of your university grading system issued by your registrar, dean, or academic supervisor, indicating at least the maximum passing grade, the minimum passing grade and the minimum passing grade for graduation.

Proof of English (TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CPE or telc) 
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a valid proof of proficiency in English up to the application deadline. Valid means that any certificate may not be older than two years (example: application for the winter semester 2018/2019 - the test date may not be older than March 1, 2016). The following tests will be accepted:

  • a valid TOEFL score report. The minimum TOEFL score for admission to TUHH is 90 internet-based / 577 paper-based. The TUHH institution code is 8165, a department code is not required. TUHH does only accept the internet-based and paper-based tests!
  • a valid IELTS-Academic score report. The minimum overall IELTS score for admission to TUHH is 6.5.
  • a valid Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
  • a valid Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • a valid “telc English C1”-result


If you apply for the double degree program in Engineering and Technology Management offered by NIT and TUHH please submit the following documents, too:

The statement of purpose (max. two pages) should include your reasons for undertaking graduate work in the chosen field of engineering at the TUHH, your motivation to pursue the additional Technology Management program offered by the NIT and your future career plans. If you want to apply for one of the industrial scholarships, please specify in your statement of purpose which scholarship you want to be considered for (do not pick more than one company) and give reasons why you are interested in the specific sponsoring company. Please visit the NIT website to learn which companies are awarding scholarships for the current intake.

The letters of recommendation (find NIT’s standardized form here) should be issued by faculty members acquainted with the applicant’s work in the major area of undergraduate study. If that work occurred some time ago, recommendations from those supervisors familiar with the applicant’s professional performance are acceptable as well. Please upload the letters of recommendation in one pdf. Referees may also send the letters of recommendation directly to the NIT (admissions@nithh.de). In that case, please instruct the referees to indicate your name and your TUHH application number in the subject heading of the email. Please leave this field empty, if you do not have your letters of recommendation yet or if your referee wants to submit the document directly to the NIT.

This is a complete list of application documents! Any other documents (GRE e. g.) will neither be read nor considered. And please do not submit any documents by post mail.