University of Passau

Computer Science

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  15 Jun/15 Jul
Summer semester:  15 Dec/15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Both semesters
Application:
Uni-Assist
Study mode:
On campus

Course description


If you intend to study the whole program exclusively in English, only "Information and communication systems" (InfComm), "Intelligent technical systems" (ITS), and "IT security and reliability" (ITSecRel) currently have a sufficient number of English-taught modules to serve as a specialization. If you chose the specializations "Algorithms and mathematical modeling" (AlgMath) or "Programming and software systems", you have to are required to have German language knowledge at level B2 CEFR.

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a related discipline with a computer science component of at least 110 ECTS credits.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.

If you completed a four-year non-ECTS degree, the 110 ECTS credit requirement is deemed to be met if approximately two-thirds of your credit points were earned in computer science-related modules/courses.

If you cannot provide your final bachelor's (or equivalent) certificate and transcript but are in the final semester of your degree program at the time of application, you may include the transcripts thus far available reflecting the courses previously taken as well as all results and current marks/grades.

You will then be considered for a conditional offer, in which case you would have to present your degree certificate and final transcript at enrolment or within 10 weeks after the first day of lectures.

This will be approved only if you have already completed all coursework and assessments for your first degree at the beginning of the degree program at the University of Passau and have submitted a (preliminary) transcript showing an average (preliminary) grade of 2.7 or the equivalent foreign grade.

GPA Rate 2.70
GPA Comment

The final grade for your first degree must be 2.7 or better under the German marking system, or the relevant equivalent final grade in a foreign marking system. If your final grade is not 2.7 (or the equivalent foreign grade) or better, you may still apply if you can prove that you ranked among the best 70% of graduates within your particular degree program in the academic year in which your final certificate was issued (i.e. your cohort). In that case, you should provide an official certificate from your university registrar specifying the total number of graduates of your cohort as well as, importantly, the rank number/percentile you attained on the basis of your final grade.

Language Requirements


The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
IELTS
min 5.5
TOEFL iBT
min 87
TOEFL pBT
min 567
Cambridge
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
languageGerman
CERF German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
If you intend to study the whole program exclusively in English, only "Information and communication systems" (InfComm), "Intelligent technical systems" (ITS), and "IT security and reliability" (ITSecRel) currently have a sufficient number of English-taught modules to serve as a specialization. If you chose to study one of the 3 specializations mentioned before, you have to submit an English language certificate at level B2 and German language certificate at level A1. A first degree or secondary education completed exclusively in English also counts as proof of English-language proficiency. If you cannot provide a German language certificate but meet all other requirements, you will still be admitted to the program; however, you will complete a compulsory beginner's German course during the first year of study in addition to your regular modules. If you chose the specializations "Algorithms and mathematical modelling" (AlgMath) or "Programming and software systems", you have to are required to have German language knowledge at level B2 CEFR.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 01 (German)May 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:November 15 (German)November 15 (EU)November 15 (Non EU)
In 44 hours free webinar
How to apply via Uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection


Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
Uni-Assist
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents


Your application documents should comprise:

  1. A chronological curriculum vitae.
  2. A copy of the identity page of your passport; EU citizens may send a copy of their national identity card instead. Please blackout any sensitive information, such as the card numbers, etc., but make sure your name, nationality, and date of birth are clearly legible.
  3. A certified copy of your first (undergraduate) degree certificate and transcripts showing marks/grades/results; if this is written in a language other than German or English you will additionally need to enclose certified English or German translations of these documents.
    1. Please ensure that your degree matches the academic requirements detailed in the program description.
    2. Candidates who are currently in their final year of study but have not yet completed their degree program may submit all their academic transcripts thus far available instead of the degree certificate.
  4. An English -or German- language abstract/summary of your undergraduate dissertation/bachelor's thesis/final year project. If you did not write a dissertation/thesis as a formal part of your prior degree program, you may instead submit an academic research paper or publication that demonstrates your ability to solve a scientific research problem independently.
    1. It is highly recommended that you provide a hyperlink permitting access to an electronic version of your entire original-language undergraduate dissertation/bachelor's thesis/final year project report in the relevant online application form field in the uni-assist applicant portal.
  5. A certified copy of your university entrance qualification, together with a certified English or German translation, if needed.
    1. Generally, this will be your secondary school-leaving certificate. Examples of university entrance qualifications are Abitur, (advanced) highers, Baccalauréat, European Baccalaureate, GCE A-Levels, high school diploma, international Baccalaureate, leaving certificate, Matura, Maturità, Maturitńa Skúška, Senior certificate, Senior secondary certificate of education (please note that this list is not exhaustive).
  6. A certified copy of a language certificate in the language in which you intend to (predominantly) study the program, either an English or German language certificate (see language requirements).

Further Information


For more information please check the

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