All you need to know about our MSc in Computer and Information Science

You have questions about our master programme? No problem! We will gladly provide you with further information.

How to get in contact with us and how we handle your e-mail requests

Welcome to this information page about the Master's Programme in Computer and Information Science. Please mind, if applicable, your e-mail inquiry will currently not be further processed by us. Instead, we would like to refer to the following procedure.

Thank you for your understanding.

How we process your requests:

We receive many inquiries about our master programme every day. Answering promptly becomes a great challenge. We have noticed that many prospective students ask similar and often general questions. For this reason, we have provided a great deal of information for you here on this website. Please take your time to read through the information in detail.

We kindly ask you to contact us by using our contact form (see below) only if you have specific questions left that require an individual assessment or if you have not found the information you are looking for on our websites. Sometimes this unfortunately means that you have to resend your request again.

Please understand that we still reserve the right not to further process questions that can be answered by reading the information provided on the website.

General programme information

You can get a very good overview of the formal framework by reading our master's information sheet. We have summarized the most important information about the application and admission procedure.

We also offer you our self-test. This test has no influence on the application and selection decision. It serves as a self-assessment and as a basis for deciding whether this study programme matches your previous knowledge and also gives you a first impression of what to expect in our master programme. 

Application process

The application for our master programme is done electronically. No application documents have to be sent by post. Instead, the required proofs and certificates are loaded into the portal. This also means that application documents do not have to be notarized at this point in time. The proof is provided at the time of enrollment.

When will I receive notification of a study place decision?
The selection process takes several weeks, as several parties are involved. Normally we try to give you a response within a maximum of four to five weeks after the application deadline. However, there may also be delays due to public holidays (Christmas holidays and summer break etc.).  We would therefore ask you to refrain from any queries during the application process. You will be informed in good time if you are accepted. Via your personal ZEuS application account you can regularly check your application status.

Application periods
The application portal is only open during the application period. It is not possible to submit an application outside of the application period.

  • Winter semester: March - 15. April (Visa required) / 15. June (no Visa required)
  • Summer semester*: November - 15. January (no Visa required)
    *Application for the summer semester is only possible if there are no visa requirement for Germany!

Admission procedure

The admission process is based on an allocation of points according to admission criteria. Applicants must obtain a certain minimum number of points in order to be admitted to the master programme. In addition, there are direct rejection criteria such as invalid or missing proof of English.

Please also note that the awarding of points is an internal procedure of the selection committee. The awarding of points is not made public. Only the Master Selection Committee decides on admission. Therefore, we are unfortunately not able to offer a preliminary assessment of application documents.

List of signatory states of the Lisbon Convention, status Nov. 2023:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Sweden, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Tajikistan, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Vatican City State, United Kingdom, United States of America (USA), Cyprus

(Quelle: Europarat,

List of states of the European Economic Area, status Nov 2023:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

(Quelle: Auswärtiges Amt,

Study-related questions

Our master programme is quite flexible, which means that there is no fixed curriculum and you are relatively free to choose from the range of modules offered for master students by the Department of Computer and Information Science. Additionally, you can also to a certain extent attend courses offered by other departments or courses addressing key competencies and language skills.

To help you devise your individual study plan, we have established a range of pre-defined specializations and a mentoring programme.

Financial issues

Higher education in Germany is strongly state subsidised. The educational costs are therefore comparatively very low. However, it is also true that international degree-seeking stundents have to pay tuition fees in the state of Baden Württemberg. Still, international degree-seeking students especially in global and European comparison pay very little for a very profound education. Due to these moderate fees and the principle of subsidiarily there is no established scholarship infrastructure in Germany. Nevertheless, there are various ways to finance a study programme in Germany.

Get in touch with us

Contact form for prospective students

Contact form for prospective students
Legal basis and data protection declaration

The personal data will be used exclusively for processing your inquiry. For this purpose, the data will be forwarded electronically to the departmental student advisory service. The electronic data will be deleted after successful processing of the inquiry.