Who we are
What are 4 outstanding reasons to study at HECTOR School?
- Know-How & Technology Transfer
from one of the best engineering universities worldwide, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
- Competitiveness & Innovation
are fostered by our holistic lifelong learning approach, combining technology & management know-how.
- Power of Networks
is supported professionally between academia and industry as well as across industries worldwide.
- Part-Time Programs
guarantee perfect planning for participants as well as for their companies and enable simultaneous study and work
What Masters Programs are offered at HECTOR School?
Ms. Katrin Olböter
Junior Manager Recruitment & Admissions
info∂ hectorschool com
+49 721 608 47019
What degree do I need?
What languages do I need to know?
If English is not your mother tongue, we need an English language proficiency test certificate. Possible certificates are:
- Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Minimum of 570 points in paper-based TOEFL Test
- Minimum of 230 points in computer-based TOEFL Test
- Minimum of 90 points in internet-based TOEFL Test
- IELTs with a minimum of 6,5 points
Do I need to know German?
What job experience do I need to have?
What level of knowledge is needed to be accepted?
Where can I apply at HECTOR School?
Are there deadlines until when I have to apply?
What documents are needed for the application?
- Curriculum vitae (file format: .pdf)
- Certificates (e.g. Bachelor certificate, transcript of records, diploma supplement) (file format: .pdf)
- Passport photograph (file format: .jpg)
- Letter of recommendation regarding your skills (e.g. by your employer, former employer, or former professor) (file format: .pdf)
- English language proficiency test certificate
(if English is not your mother tongue nor has it been the language of instruction for the last five years), if already available (file format: .pdf)
- Optionally, other documents proving your qualification
- Declaration of financial support
Can I get help with my application?
How much does the Master of Science cost?
The KIT will increase the tuition fees as of the winter term 2024/25 (i.e. 1st October 2024). The total amount of tuition fees will then be 36,000.00 € (thirty-six thousand Euro) for the entire Master´s program (excl. enrollment fees at each enrolled semester).
Differing length of studies does not increase the total tuition fee. Please note that this fee is tax-deductible.
For detailed information please check out our information about costs and fees.
Find here KIT's statute of 2013 on the fees of the M. Sc. programs of the HECTOR School and update of the program names.
Find here the KIT's official announcement of 2023 on the adjusted fees of the M. Sc. programs of the HECTOR School to 36,000 € (thirty-six thousand Euro).
The official documents are only available in German. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: info∂hectorschool.com
How do the fees have to be paid?
Is it possible to get a scholarship from HECTOR School?
Do I have to attend at HECTOR School to study or can I study online?
What if I am unable to attend?
How often do I have to be at HECTOR School?
The Master Program is split in 5 Engineering and 5 Management Modules of 2 weeks, each over a period of 15 months. The modules are followed by a master thesis written in the company (EEM: 9 months) and often used as an innovation project for the company. The overall duration is approx. 20 months.
Please have a look at the time tables in the information download section.
I have already attended a very similar lecture from the curriculum in a previous study program/extramural course. Is it possible to have this achievement recognized?
Achievements from previous study programs/extramural courses may be recognized if the competences you have acquired are equivalent to those that shall be replaced. If you want to have a previous achievement recognized, please follow the instructions from the figure and hand in the application form together with a course description and a transcript of records to the Examination Office of the HECTOR School. Be aware that your application must be sent within the first semester of enrollment.
For more information, please contact Ms. Franziska Reetz.
Can I pursue a PhD program after completing my Master's degree from HECTOR School?
Each university and department has individual regulations with respect to requirements for a PhD. Therefore, we recommend checking the individual promotion regulation of your preferred university.
A Master’s degree from HECTOR School generally allows you to start a PhD at the three departments of the KIT that are involved in our programs: Department of Economics and Management, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Please check their program regulation with respect to the required Master grade and further specifications.
When do exams take place?
What type of exams will there be?
What are the exam regulations for my studies at HECTOR School?
The course of studies, examinations, and graduation is described in the official Study and Examination Regulations.
How do I have to enroll for examination?
What happens if I fail an exam?
If you fail a written exam, you have the possibility to repeat the exam once more. A repetition is possible a couple of weeks after the first attempt and will take place in the same mode as the first exam.
If you fail a written exam twice, an oral exam will take place.
An oral exam can only be repeated once.
The dates will be organized in cooperation with the Examination Office.
Can I study abroad during my Master's degree?
You have the possibility to study abroad at one of KIT’s partner universities. It is advisable to choose a university offering a similar course of study to your own.
We recommend you to inform yourself before your stay abroad which of the chosen courses can be recognized by HECTOR School.
For studying abroad you also have the possibilty of a leave of absence.
For further information please contact Franziska Reetz franziska.reetz∂kit.edu
How to apply for a job in Germany?
Find some information and tipps in our newsroom on how to apply for a job in Germany:
Curriculum Vitae (CV): Get here the most important information and useful tips at a glance and make an excellent first impression on your future employer.
Job Interview: Make sure to be well-prepared for this appointment in order to convince the person in the interview of your skills. In the following article you will get insights on what you can expect in a job interview and how you can prepare yourself for this event.
No-Nos Within the Job Application: There is no second chance for the first impression. There are a lot of no-nos regarding the job application process. See most common ones and try to avoid them.
Working between modules with a student job
Information on the conditions such as the maximum number of hours allowed for a temporary student job in addition to your studies can be found here (does not apply to full-time employment during your second further education).
Do you have links where I can search for a job or internship?
Are there also other ways for me to find a job?
Yes, in Germany there are lots of career fairs. For example:
Einstieg Beruf ist die größte Messe für berufliche Ausbildung in der Region
Learntec: Lernen mit IT, Internationale Fachmesse und Kongress
Karrieremesse KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Einstieg Karlsruhe, Studien- und Ausbildungsmesse
Career Contacts ist eine Firmenkontaktmesse der Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft