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Kiel University

Computer Science

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science, Machine Learning
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul/01 Aug
Summer semester: 15 Jan/01 Feb
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
students from all countries except for Germany: uni-assist | students from Germany: directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or in a related discipline. Admission can only be granted if:

  • the learning objectives are the same as the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Kiel University, or
  • aptitude has been determined according to the rules to determine sufficient aptitude for the 1-subject Master's degree program in Computer Science.

From the transcript of records (and additional documents, which you may supply), it must be obvious that you have earned:

  1. 80 credits (equivalent to credits in the ECTS) on basic programming, object-oriented, functional and logic programming, operating systems, computer networks, database systems, theory of computing, logic, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, analysis, probability theory/statistics, and
  2. 30 credits (equivalent to credits in the ECTS) on topics from the field of computer science other than the ones mentioned under point 1).

In addition, 20 credits of the ones mentioned in point 1 need to be in mathematics and six of those need to be in discrete math.

For the exact wording, see the rules for the online exam.

GPA Comment

No minimum GPA is required for this program.

Language Requirements

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

GRE Subject Tests
min Verbal Reasoning: 145; Quantitative Reasoning: 157; Analytical Writing: 3.0
CEFR English
min B1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
No further information was found on the university course page.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:June 01 (German)
Summer semester:December 01 (German)
In 3 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
students from all countries except for Germany: uni-assist | students from Germany: directly at the University
Application Fee:

For the application via uni-assist: € 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

The documents you need to provide are:

  1. A bachelor‘s degree in computer science or a related field such as computer engineering (see previous degree).
  2. An academic transcript of records (list of courses taken, exams passed, credits earned).
  3. A qualified GRE result (see language requirements).

The admittance rules are such that in a very rare case, a full GRE is not required and applicants are exempt from taking the online exam.

The very rare case is when your bachelor‘s degree has precisely the same learning outcomes (collection of all learning outcomes of all the modules) as the bachelor‘s degree in Computer Science from Kiel University. In this case, you do not need to submit a full GRE and are exempt from the online exam, provided you can prove your proficiency in English. To this end, you need to add:

  • proof of language proficiency at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or
  • a GRE result with a score of at least 145 in Verbal Reasoning,

Important Please, be aware that it is your responsibility to prove (provide suitable documents) that your bachelor‘s degree satisfies the above-mentioned condition. If you fail to do so and have not provided a GRE you cannot be admitted (nor take the online exam).


Kiel University

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website