All you need to know about our M.Sc. programme in Computer and Information Science
You have questions about our master programme? No problem! We will gladly provide you with further information.
How to contact us and how we deal with e-mail inquiries
You may have come to this page because you sent us an e-mail inquiry and were redirected to this page. At first, we are pleased about your interest in our master programme. But please mind your 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 inquiries:
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.
(!) Please apply for the two-year master's programme. The one-year master's programme is a discontinued study programme and applications will not be considered.
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.
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.
In case of technical problems during the application process, please contact the technical support.
For questions regarding admission and enrollment, please contact the Application and Admissions Division.
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: April - 15. May (Visa required) / 15. June (no Visa required)
- Summer semester: December - 15. December (Visa required) / 15. January (no Visa required)
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 April 2019:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, the Holy See (Vatican State), Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Tajikistan, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, United Kingdom (Great Britain), United States of America (USA), Cyprus.
List of states of the European Economic Area, status April 2019:
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, United Kingdom.
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.
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.