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You may apply without the GRE. We however strongly recommend submitting the GRE score as additional information to support your profile. There is no minimum score, but the score will be taken into account.

No, all applicants have to submit proof of their English language skills in form of an official test like TOEFL or IELTS, or Cambridge First Certificate. A test is not necessary if you are a native English speaker, e.g. from the USA, CAN, GBR, IRL, AUS, NZL, and have conducted your most recent studies in the English language. Conducting your studies in the English language is not sufficient.

The test score must be valid until the end of the application period (15th March).

  • TOEFL (min. scores: PB: 550; CB: 213; IB: 80) or
  • Academic IELTS (min. score: 6.5) or
  • Cambridge First Certificate (CEFR-level B2)

The codes are 7567 for GRE and B083 for TOEFL (TU Dortmund MMT).


If you fulfill our requirements and have all documents available for the application you can apply. We are only able to check your eligibility during the review of the applications.

We advise you to check very thoroughly whether the MMT program really suits your expectations because other degree programs (e.g. industrial engineering) and the MMT program have different focuses. As stated in the application requirements we require a degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent. 

A certified translation is only required in case your documents are not in German or English and therefore have to be translated and certified. The certification of the translation does not have to be done by the embassy, since other official institutions are also entitled to certify the translation. If you already have German or English documents, you only need a certification that does not have to be done by a notary.

You can apply with your transcript until the current semester. Please make sure to send your final transcript to us as soon as you have it by e-mail.

You can apply without this document if you wish to. Please mind that this can affect your chances of getting admission.

Application Documents

The ranking certificate must be signed and include the stamp of your university administration or the dean of your faculty/college. The ranking needs to be about all your finished semesters in total.

If your University/College does not provide proof of ranking you may hand in a letter of recommendation which states your rank. Please mind that the letter of recommendation cannot be considered as an equal replacement.

If you are not among the top 10% of your graduating class, your chances to be admitted may be not as good.

We do mean the best 10% in your graduation year in your degree program, e.g. Mechanical Engineering, in your college. We do not mean your rank in the whole faculty or in the University if your University does have several colleges.

The letters of recommendation have to be on the official letter paper of the faculty/department or the company and signed by the person in charge. There is no limit to the length of the letter of recommendation.

This document should state which the highest passing grade is in the grading system used by your university/college and the lowest possible passing grade. If this is explained on your transcript, this is also sufficient.

No, we only take the required documents for application into consideration. Please state your experience and further details in your CV/resume.


After you have sent your documents to Uniassist and paid the processing fees, Uniassist will process your application. This can take 4 to 6 weeks.

You can see the current status of your application directly in your "My assist account" - via the application overview in the menu.The status will not change until your application has been fully reviewed.

You may expect the admission results in mid-June.

Further questions

You do not need to prove any German language skills when you apply for the MMT as it is an international program and all lectures are held in English. To master daily life, however, we strongly recommend that you acquire at least a basic knowledge of German before you arrive or at least during your stay here in Germany. You will find it a lot easier e.g. to find accommodation if you are able to communicate in German. We offer German language courses for learners of different levels and a special basic course, particularly for MMT students.

The monthly expenses are approximately 630-830 EUR per month. A social contribution fee must also be paid each semester. This amounts to approximately 300 EUR per semester.


No, there are no tuition fees. You only have to pay about 300 EUR per semester as a social fee on enrollment and re-registration. This fee goes to the student association (AStA) and the Studierendenwerk and also covers the costs for the semester ticket, with which you can use public transportation to travel through the region of Nordrhein-Westfalen for free. All students of TU Dortmund University regardless of the program they have enrolled for have to pay this fee.

People from the three countries mentioned above have to present their original certificate issued by the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) of the German Embassy in their respective country (i.e. Beijing (China), Ulan Bator (Mongolia), or Hanoi (Vietnam)). This document must be sumitted by the application deadline on March 15.

1 ECTS or Credit point is corresponding to 30 hours of workload.